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post #11 of 13 Old 05-01-2016, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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My thoughts were two things: he might just be a nervous pee-er or he may be leaving a scent trail for himself should he need it to get home.
That's a logical thought! Thanks!
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Along with the already good thoughts:

The two horses I was familiar with peeing frequently on trail both had metabolic issues. Try to monitor both his salt and water intake. If his salt eating is excessive, it makes him drink then Lee more and is another sign of metabolic issues.

TWH's are predisposed to metabolic issues and he is at the right age to start seeing subtle indicators.

Since you your vet seems to be a circuit vet, have him draw two viles of blood.

Get a CBC done.
Get his insulin level checked.
Get his cortisol level checked --- that is for Cushings.

Also ---- if he starts out with a lot of go and all of sudden seems to tire out, that is a other sign of insulin resistance.

If you are feeding him any type of grain, I would switch him to a low calorie ration balancer, if he is an easy keeper; which most Walking Horses are easy keepers:)
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Along with the already good thoughts:

The two horses I was familiar with peeing frequently on trail both had metabolic issues. Try to monitor both his salt and water intake. If his salt eating is excessive, it makes him drink then Lee more and is another sign of metabolic issues.

TWH's are predisposed to metabolic issues and he is at the right age to start seeing subtle indicators.

Since you your vet seems to be a circuit vet, have him draw two viles of blood.

Get a CBC done.
Get his insulin level checked.
Get his cortisol level checked --- that is for Cushings.

Also ---- if he starts out with a lot of go and all of sudden seems to tire out, that is a other sign of insulin resistance.

If you are feeding him any type of grain, I would switch him to a low calorie ration balancer, if he is an easy keeper; which most Walking Horses are easy keepers:)
THANK YOU, Walkinthewalk! That's the answers I was looking for. Very informative.. Will do all you suggested. I appreciate your time and omments on this!
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