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post #1 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Being lazy or having trouble urinating??

Hi everyone. I was wondering, whenever I walk my horse to either work him, ride him, or even put him in the trailer, almost as soon as his hooves touch the grass he goes into his "pee stance" in which he puts his front legs far out in front of him and his back legs back as if he is about to pee. I'll stand there and wait figuring he does have to pee but they're are times where I have stood there for a few minutes and he never pees. After waiting for a while and he still hasn't peed I'll ask him to move and he does but then a few steps later he goes into his "pee stance" again. Is this just him being lazy and not wanting to work or is he having troubles urinating? Its been like this for a while and he never shows signs of discomfort when urinating nor does his urine look bad. Thanks for all your help!
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 01:56 PM
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There's something wrong. Horses don't just stand like that for no reason. He has pain somewhere. When was the last time you cleaned his sheath?

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post #3 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 02:03 PM
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I agree something is bothering him. Does his winky drop at all when he does this?
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I had his sheath cleaned a couple of months ago and found nothing wrong. When he does pee his does drop afterwards. I'm just wondering if he is just trying to pee before doing anything and trying to get it out or if its just his nerves acting up?
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post #5 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 02:33 PM
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Again, he has PAIN somewhere. He wouldn't be parking out like that 'just because', and nervousness wouldn't make him do it. Horses simply don't react that way when they're nervous.

He could have a kidney infection, something wrong with his back or legs, or even something wrong with his spine. If you continue to ignore it, he'll just get worse. Time to call a vet.

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Also, have you checked for a bean or is his sheath due for a cleaning?
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post #7 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for all your help! I will have a vet check him out immediately. As for the bean we did not find one when cleaning his sheath.
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He doesn't have ulcers does he?
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post #9 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 02:43 PM
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Is he urinating normally in his stall and paddock?
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post #10 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 02:48 PM
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You said he is doing it as soon as his feet touch grass? Do you let him eat? I have a gelding who pretents to pee or really pees as soon as we get on a grass area and puts his head right down to eat... First he got away with it but now I am prepared :)) But I agree, if you do not let him eat or he does not even try to eat something must be bothering him or he is in pain. Keep us posted!!!!
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