So my trainer and I suspect my 7 yr old OTTB has stomach ulcer(s). I have had him since he was 4 and from the time we got him he has been hard to keep weight on--and he gets beat up( his coat takes FOREVER to heal the scabs and bites) and his coat is a bit dull and after 6 weeks of training in aiken, getting ridden everyday and showing alot, his muscles seem like they havent proved what so ever.
He also is constantly worrying about things, the cows at our barn, while in aiken, he would get stressed when his neighboring pasture buddy went to get ridden and would pace at the gate until he came back, and always just very tense
If any of you have had experience with horses with Ulcers, is there a cheaper alternative to the normal treatment? Money is a bit tight since I flew down an extra week so I could do my first training event, so Im planning on (im 16) getting a job so I can help pay for any expenses regarding scoping him to see if he has them, and any other treatments.
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