I recently adopted an OTTB. He has a gorgeous, healthy, slick coat…but…
He is extremely sensitive when being brushed. He swishes his tail constantly while simultaneously pinning his ears and trying to bite (obviously I’m working on the attitude problem here). He enjoys his food and is a good eater. I understand that horses at the track are not always groomed–often just bathed, so this could be new for him. He is on a very healthy diet with plenty of quality forage and is turned out from 7am-6pm. He is new (I’ve had him less than a month) and has been under very light work since moving (due to bad weather).
If you were me, what would yo do? Consider ulcers? See how it goes?