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[RC] my mare will only urinate in her pen at rides... Help. kinda long - j marshall

I have just started my 12 year old mare in endurance.
She has done 60miles LD and just finished her second
50. My trouble is she will not urinate anywhere other
than her electric pen. This means on ride day to get
her to go I have to put her in the pen at vet checks
so she can go and she does with or without tack on.
One occasion this affected her CRI. We went into the
vet check with a full bladder had a 12/14 CRI
(everything else A) was told to come back after the
hold to recheck if she was ok I could get my vet card
back and continue the ride. I took all her tack off
then put her in the pen. She immediately urinated then
after the hold went back to the Vet CRI was 12/12
finished the ride fine. So after that  I just made
sure every check I put her in the pen.  This last 50
had no checks in Camp... I thought she would have to
go so bad she would give in. Nope she held it the
entire ride until the second she was back in her pen.
(she had all A's on vet card all day) I can tell when
she really needs to go but she just will not. I get
off... find places other horse have gone... ect. No
luck.  I want to sign us up for another 50 with no in
camp checks but I don't want her to be so
uncomfortable.  any Ideas?

Jen and the potty shy mare. 

Jen Marshall


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