Okay, my mare is 11 years old. She's been running since she was around 7. Over the last year or so, she's developed something while we run. Whenever we run, she pee's. ALL THE TIME. It's like when I kick her or spank her, she pee's. And she's not even the type of mare that goes in heat either. It's pretty disgusting, and it gets all over her back boots, and quite frankly, I'm tired of it. I thought maybe it was just kind of something small, but this year, it's gotten worse than ever. I just gave her two months off, thinking maybe she was just possibly getting ran too much (but I honestly, don't even run that much), and brought her back last weekend. When I am just riding around at home, I can practice barrels, and she won't pee. It's like only during competitions. I am going to be calling the vet this week, but I was going to ask you guys if maybe you possibly knew what could be going on?
I have had someone tell me, to get a can of coca cola, and open it up, and let it sit out for a few days so it gets flat, and then give her the whole can (8 oz.) and it'll help flush out her kidney's...because they thought it might be something to do with her kidneys.
It doesn't affect her when she runs, we're pulling faster times this year than we ever have. Someone said that if we got the problem fixed though, she'd run faster.
Another person insisted on getting her "sewed" up...but that's the last thing I want to do because I would love a baby out of her later on in her life. She's a fantastic mare. Willing to do anything, and tries her hardest 110% everytime.
If anybody has any thoughts, or input, let me know.
Edited by Luv2runbarrels, 03 August 2009 - 02:49 PM.