Frequent urination, runny poo
I just got a new horse a few weeks ago, and I always spend at least a month freaking out about every little thing when I get a new horse. I have noticed recently that he seems to pee a lot. Yesterday, I took him out for a trail ride and he peed in his stall before I got him out, at the hitching post while I was tacking up, during the trail ride, and again as I was untacking. This seems really excessive. He also poops a lot on the trail, but it is little poops. Toward the end of the ride it starts to get really runny. I think the pooping might be something to do with nervousness (he's only 3 and has only been on trails for a week or so) but if he's nervous I find it odd that he would stop to pee with me on his back. He has been regularly de-wormed, his diet is good. I have noticed his lympth nodes slightly swollen for a few days, but otherwise he seems fine. He is bright and has energy, he eats and drinks just fine. Any thoughts? Is this enough to call out the vet? I don't like to call the vet unless I have a really good reason, obviously. Advice?
The basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.
He's of the color of the nutmeg and of the heart of the ginger.
His neigh is like the bidding of a monarch,
And his countenance enforces homage.
- William Shakespeare