Cushings? What is it and could my horse have it?
I have a 11 year old friesian gelding. I bought him in December and in the spring his summer coat came it. It was a little thicker and longer then the QH's at the barn. I asked my barn manager and she said it was a friesian thing adn his dad is from Holland. But the other friesian at the barn doesnt have a longer coat (hes 2). I thought it might be from Black as Knight because it is making his feathers, mane, and tail super long and thick. Today someone mentioned to me it could be pre-cushings. I looked on HorseChannel.com and it said symptoms can be excess drinking (and he drinks 4 buckets of water a night even in winter), laziness (he is and always has been lazy), sweat easily (and he does when it is heat index of 100+), and tend to run high temperatures (he doesnt have.). I am not sure if he has it of what to do. Thanks!