Causes and Symptoms - suffering in silence
Sadly most horses don’t show any symptoms, and some are so hard to spot - for instance, many of us wouldn’t know if our horse was only feeling or performing at 90/95%
The ‘problem’ with horses is that they are amazing at carrying on, no matter what, so are totally reliant on us humans to constantly observe their physiology, mood and general well-being and making it our responsibility to be proactive when we notice any possible signs of discomfort - physiological and/or psychological or simply that our intuition as a horse-person is telling us that something isn’t right.
Causes: stress, diet, regime
Our horses are flight animals and as such are prone to stress, which induces ulcers. However, the unnatural regime we keep them in also causes ulcers.
Symptoms depend on the severity and duration: