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Gastric ulcers are very common in horses,
especially in horses that tend to be more on the "hot" or high-strung side of the range of personalities,
it's also a risk in horses that are stall-kept rather than on pasture.\
It's a treatable condition, but can recur at any time.
I don't think I'd rule out a particular horse just on the basis of a history of ulcers.
it's very common, and probably under-diagnosed overall.
what kind of maintenance should i expect? Should i be able to ride and compete to a low level without putting the horse at further risk?