Bloating

   Expanding their lungs as much as possible while the saddle is being put on, then you mount up and they exhale. The strap that was tight is now loose, the saddle slides sideways and you find yourself on the ground. To overcome this, you must either wait until the horse exhales completely, which can take several minutes, or punch the horse in the ribs to make him exhale (I can hear the SPCA knocking on my door already).

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  • Bloating — is any abnormal general swelling, or increase in diameter of the abdominal area. As a symptom, the patient feels a full and tight abdomen, which may cause abdominal pain sometimes accompanied by borborygmus. CausesBloating may have several causes …   Wikipedia

  • bloating — [[t]blo͟ʊtɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Bloating is the swelling of a body or part of a body, usually because it has a lot of gas or liquid in it. ...abdominal bloating and pain. Syn: swelling …   English dictionary

  • bloating — A swelling or feeling of fullness in the abdomen. Bloating is usually the result of gas in the intestines and can be caused by many things, including overeating, lactose intolerance, and constipation. Bloating can also be a side effect of cancer… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Bloating — Bloat Bloat (bl[=o]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bloated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bloating}.] [Cf. Icel. blotna to become soft, blautr soft, wet, Sw. bl[ o]t soft, bl[ o]ta to soak; akin to G. bloss bare, and AS. ble[ a]t wretched; or perh. fr. root of Eng …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloating — bloat·ing (blōtґing) distention of the abdomen caused by swallowed air or by intestinal gas …   Medical dictionary

  • bloating — bləʊt v. inflate, puff up, balloon, distend …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bloating — n. Swelling, dilatation, tumefaction, expanding, expansion. See dilation …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bloating — …   Useful english dictionary

  • bloat, bloating — 1. Abdominal distention from swallowed air or intestinal gas from fermentation. 2. Distention of the rumen of cattle, caused by the accumulation of gases of fermentation, particularly likely to occur when the animals are pastured on rich legume… …   Medical dictionary

  • functional bloating — a recurrent sensation of abdominal distention, with or without measurable distention, that is not part of another functional bowel or gastroduodenal disorder …   Medical dictionary

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