This weekend Cin is going to his first schooling show since his Ulcer diagnosis a month and a half ago. He has finished the 21 day Ulcer treatment prescribed by my vet and is doing very well on his maintenance of SmartGut. He still has a few "off days" now and then but I have noticed those are days when someone decides to be nice and turns him out.... with the barn bully and before his breakfast is finished.
Anyway, I am worried about the show (on Friday). I plan to start giving him Ulcer Guard on Wednesday and take him through to Sunday with it as well as continue the Smart Gut. I usually give him 2 cups of Alfalfa Cubes with about 20 tums before I ride him (suggested by a friend and it seems to help). Is there anything else I should do?
My ride times are:
8:30am Training Level 1
11:30am Training Level 2
3:30pm Training Level 3
I'm not sure how to space everything out. I normally give him a warm up of about 30 minutes before each test when they are spaced apart, but now I'm not sure if he needs more or less. And I'm not sure how to work in getting his stomach full before warming up and the test.
For those of you with horses on Ulcer Management, how would you schedule your show day? Any other tips to make him more comfortable and at his best would also be a big help. Thanks so much!