Roxy very rarely uses the restroom while tied. Remember, this is mare that I will often leave tied for 2+ hours, and stands to dry after every hosing off or bath. So she is tied a lot.
Recently, like the last 2-3 weeks, almost every time I begin riding Roxy feels sluggish and uncomfortable. She stops after the first half lap (and in almost the exact same spot) she pees. I find this so weird. I find it weird that she does this in the same spot, and almost every time I ride. This is a mare that usually uses her pee to mark her territory (as in peeing in front of her feeder of so bad that we had to stop feeding her there and change the spot). Is she marking the arena as hers? That sounds like an odd answer to me.
Is this some sort of medical issue? I imagine not, I mean she's just using the restroom. It seems like if she wasn't going it would be a bigger issue.
Does anyone have an opinion on why she would do this?
My sweet little mare, with Dolly in the background.