Why does my horse wee everytime I muck out!?

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Very strange question....

Everytime I'm mucking out my horse's stable, he takes a wee. I'm beginning to think its a sign of something! He is in good health and on a shavings bed.

I thought I would throw it out to the panel to see if anybody has some inspiration for me!

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Do you whistle or sing while you are mucking out as in times gone by you could make a horse wee by doing that or that he's reclaiming his territory when you've put a clean bed in.
 

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To annoy you!
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Mine isn't that keen on peeing in the stable and usually pees as soon as I turn him out in the morning. With this spell of minus temps, and lots of ice he has been in for over a week with no turnout. He now pees when I have just finished cleaning him out
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Its as if he realises he isn't going out and therefore can't hold on any longer and has to go in the stable.

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One of mine waits until I put a load of clean shavings in, then he pees into the clean woodchips with a blissful look on his face! Think he just likes peeing into a deep pile of woodchips so he doesn't splash his legs. He even waits to go in his bed despite being in the field all day.
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Was he gelded late?

I seem to remember from college that Stallions often did this to reclaim their territory so to speak, and it is a fact that is often used by studs prior to collecting/covering, to make sure that no urine contaminates (sp) the ejaculate. Maybe this is just a boy thing in general?

Someone please correct me if i'm wrong
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Very strange question....

Everytime I'm mucking out my horse's stable, he takes a wee. I'm beginning to think its a sign of something! He is in good health and on a shavings bed.

I thought I would throw it out to the panel to see if anybody has some inspiration for me!

Thanks

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Yep I think its a sign...a sign of appreciation...and since your there he can keep a eye on you so he can make sure you clear the offensive P quickly and efficiently LOL cheecky ponio
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My mare does it too - so now I catch it in a bucket and I never have a wet stable!!! Infact I just say 'wee wee' to her and she will do it to order!!!
 

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My mare does it too - so now I catch it in a bucket and I never have a wet stable!!! Infact I just say 'wee wee' to her and she will do it to order!!!

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Sammi my bay does it straight away on a clean bed! I was telling my yard mates the other day about a post I read on here about teaching horses to peeee in buckets - initially they thought I was making it up lmaoooooo!!! I told them that when I get on my feet, I aim to teach mine to do it - they looked at me as if I was crazy ALOL!! xx
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My mare does it too - so now I catch it in a bucket and I never have a wet stable!!! Infact I just say 'wee wee' to her and she will do it to order!!!

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LUCKY! Mine was diagnosed with cystitis a couple of weeks ago and the vet wanted a urine sample - I hung around for 2 hours waiting and only managed to get a pathetic amount. Think he got wee shy!
 

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Mine watches me arrive at the yard gate of a morning, I see his head over the door and by the time I've parked up and walked to his stable he's having a wee at the back....does that nearly every day. I hate to think he's been hanging on til I've arrived to go!
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my two go every time I give them a haynet. I leave them out to roam around the yard this time of year in the day time and in at night and give them a haynet morning and afternoon they both go on the concrete while I am hanging up the haynets ?
 

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mine goes if i ridden him in the evening then mucked out, he'll wee into a bucket as soon as i put him in and he is another that will go when he hears my car arrive first thing at the weekend, i think with him its more to do with routine than a territory thing, although as far as th OP's ned goes, i think thats an appreciation of lovely clean bed
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