Recently, I did some light work on my horse. Just trot-walk-canter work.
After, I put her away and noticed that both of her water buckets were empty.
It wasn’t hot (about 32-40 degrees that day), and I remember filling them both up the night before, but they were emptied. I filled one up and brought it to her, and she drank up the entire thing with only a quarter of the bucket left to spare.
She was satisfied after that, but it seemed extremely odd to me. The owner of the barn said she refilled them in the morning as well and she had finished all the water I gave her the day before overnight.
A close adult friend of mine said that my mare might have Cushing’s disease, a tumor on the brain stem as I know it.
I am going to have my Vet check it, we have a horse in our barn that has Cushing’s disease so my barn peeps know what to do, even though I don’t.
Is there anything else this could possibly be other than Cushing’s disease? Is the extreme water-drinking normal?