Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
I have an OTTB, and he can't stay in a small stable area at all. Much like yours, he paces and stresses something terrible. A little over a year ago, he suffered a fairly minor susensory ligament injury and we had tostable him for 4 weeks. After the first 2 weeks we had to add a calming agent to his feed so that he wouldn't pace himself into oblivion and allow his leg to rest. But when he was stressing so hard his stool got soft, no diarrhea, but much softer than normal. As long as he's turned out and with his buddies he's perfectly okay. It's possible it's stress related to some degree. I remember a while ago when we went to transport a rescue horse, she was so stressed out from the move she got diarrhea. Did I mention yet how much fun that was to clean out of the trailer? Wow. Anyway, it's something to think about. Do you have a pasture there that your horse can be turned out to?