I have a 9 year old Registered Quarter Horse, however he looks like an appendix/thoroughbred more then a quarter horse. He is thin but is quite active as he does barrel racing and is rode 5-7 days a week. His coat is shiny, he is in shape, and is very muscled for his slender frame. He is on a round bale all night and gets 1 1/2 scope of grain in the morning. A couple days ago my trainer called to tell me that he has been in his stall for over 2 hours and still has yet to finish his grain (1 1/2 Scopes). She suggested he might have stomach ulcers. I bought him back in November and he was not really rode and I have been riding him consistently and brining him back into shape and he also moved from being stalled at night to outside 24/7 except for grain in the morning. I was looking through the signs of Stomach Ulcers and discovered the diarhea (sp) is quite common and when I am working him he will have diarhea. He is cranky and has mood swings, between the back coupling and the croup he is sore and I heard that in sever cases that will be sore?, takes forever to eat his grain.
Thank you for reading, I have no idea where to start and have questions. Please and thank you for all of you help!