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post #1 of 6 Old 11-19-2013, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Runny Poop and excitement??

I have a 5 year old Spotted Saddle mare who seems to enjoy trail riding.
She has normal poop in the pasture and stall, but when we load her in the trailer she has cow patties. On the trail she has lots of BM's and they are always very very loose!

She is a VERY easy keeper, she has been wormed regularly, she is fat and slick and has a shiny coat. She does not seems nervous or excited when we load or ride her.

I have given her a round of probiotics and that didn't make any difference.

She Loves to be lead horse and always seems to enjoy looking around the next curve in the trail. She does not act antsy or nervous in any way..

My question... do I need to worry about the loose poop??? She only seems to do this during trailering and trail riding. Oh... she DRINKS very good at every water crossing we come to, I never worry about dehydration on her!!


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I have a gelding that does the same thing. I call it nervous poop, he is fine at home but as soon as he gets in the trailer it starts getting loose, and is loose the entire ride. He is 18 and I have had him his entire life. I have never had any colic episodes, so I just tend to not worry about it. If we are on a long ride I will let him stop and graze for a while just so has something in his gut to help buffer the acid.
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My filly also has, as the above poster said, "nervous poop." It doesn't become actual dairreah but very loose and greener than usual when we go somewhere new. Within a few hours its back to normal though, so I don't worry about it. Just make sure she has access to water afterwards.

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It's very common for horses to have "nervous poop" on trailers or in new situations. My current mare no longer has runny poop in the trailer, but she did for a couple of years. I guess she's over it :)

I wouldn't worry. With the lots of drinking, you've got it covered.
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I think the most poops Mac ever did in one 2 hour ride was like 8? nervous poops. not unusual.
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-20-2013, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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I am so glad others have the runny poops!!

My hubby told me not to worry about it since she drinks really, really well. in fact she treats every mud hole, stream, creek, river and pond as a fine glass of wine.. she has to have at least a sip.... she is such a connoisseur of water!!


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