I need help identifying if anyone has had this symptom with their horse before. I’ve spoken to my vet but she’s just as puzzled as I am and between her, my trainer, and me we are all not sure what this is.
Sometimes when my mare poops she flips and bolts like she’s been stabbed in the rear by satans pitchfork. Almost like her brain is on autopilot. Today she did it, pooped, then bolted and ran into the rail and nearly went down. I somehow stayed on and got her calm, and once it was over she was relaxed as could be. In the past when she’s done this we’ve worked her for another 30 minutes to make sure she doesn’t develop a habit, but my trainer thinks there’s something wrong internally. Anyone seen this before?
My vet is gonna come out for a rectal this week, but I wanted to see if anyone had this experience before. My mare has been a superstar all summer, I was at the point where we were bareback riding and I trusted her completely but this new thing is definitely strange and not like her and my trainer agrees.