Horse Ulcers Case Study #2

Lorraine Beaumont gently closed the patent law book. She would have liked to slam the book shut. Unfortunately, every other attorney would hear her do that, and that is not “professional.”

After years at this firm, Lorraine wanted to quit. She enjoyed working with inventors to get their ideas patented. But the boss had just told her she would never be a partner in the firm. Oh, not in so many words. “Why would an attorney ever use direct words?” Lorraine thought snarkily. “I don’t even think they can.”

Her dream of working hard and eventually being promoted to partner was gone. And it was just too late in her life to move to another firm. She could start her own practice, but that would never pay as well as being in a big league firm. Lorraine felt it was best to stay. She would keep her high income to pay for her horse. At least she had earned a 40-hour work week, unlike many of her friends from law school.

Besides, she had a better dream…reaching Grand Prix.

Lorraine’s dream goal

Lorraine’s horse, Tarzana, had just started schooling Fourth Level Dressage. Lorraine was so excited! Her new trainer, Geoff, was doing great. Tarzana had been having difficulty with flying changes. Luckily, one visit from a good chiropractor fixed that.

Lorraine loved being at the barn. She loved her horse. She loved showing. Tarzana loved showing too. You could tell. She just puffed up, saying, “Look at me. I have arrived. You may all bow down to me.”

Lorraine thought this was hilarious. Her horse became so filled with joy at the shows, that Lorraine felt joy too. That joy translated to charisma, and the judges rewarded that. Lorraine and Tarzana often won their classes, 67 being their lowest score. With the new trainer, Lorraine was certain they would start scoring in the 70’s.

The phone rang, jerking Lorraine from her musings. She saw the number was from her trainer. “Hello there Geoff! I thought Tarzana’s ride wasn’t until this afternoon.”

What’s wrong with her horse?

“No, no.” said Geoff. “You have to come now. Tarzana is colicking. Bad.”

“Did you call the vet?” Lorraine asked.

“Of course we called the vet. Even before you! Just get down here.” Geoff ‘s voice quavered. And with that, Lorraine started to feel panic.

The entire drive to the barn, Lorraine’s mind raced over colic details. Was Tarzana pawing, rolling, kicking at her belly? Lorraine’s closest friend had lost a horse to colic. It was horrific. Well, at least Lorraine had money for surgery. She would do anything for Tarzana.

When Lorraine arrived at the barn, everyone was hovering near Tarzana’s stall. She saw the vet.

“Dr. Johnson! I’m Lorraine Beaumont, Tarzana’s owner. Is she all right?” she blurted out in one quick breath.

Dr. Johnson replied, “Tarzana is going to be fine. It’s just a gas colic, and the Banamine seems to have taken care of it. Keep a close eye on her the next few days, and call me if anything seems off.”

But was Tarzana really ok?

“Oh thank God! And thank you Doctor, so much.” Lorraine felt like she could take a deep breath again. Her horse would be fine. Lorraine felt like she had dodged a bullet. If she didn’t have Tarzana, not only would she lose her best horse ever, but several years of training. Of course her horse was more important, but so were her goals of showing in the upper levels.

But Tarzana would be ok. They would keep going and together they would be successful and —dare she say it — even reach Grand Prix.

Over the next few days, Tarzana seemed fine. They even went to a show the next week. Tarzana performed well. Although Lorraine thought she wasn’t as bright and thrilled to be there as usual.

“Of course,” thought Lorraine, “I’m sure I’m just imagining it. It’s far more likely that Tarzana knows it’s only a local show. Haha!”

But then there was another gas colic. Not bad at all, but still worry-some.

“Why would she start colicking?” Lorraine asked the trainer.

“We did get a new batch of hay in,” Geoff suggested. “Maybe Tarzana has a sensitive stomach.”

Hmmm, thought Lorraine. She never had a sensitive stomach before. But maybe that’s it.

What was really going on?

Lorraine’s theory about local shows was wrong. Horribly wrong. The next A show they went to was a disaster. Tarzana seemed to hate everyone and everything. She would pull through any half-halts. Then she refused to perform a halt in the ring! She stopped for a millisecond and then kept inching forward. What the heck was going on?

And as soon as she stepped off the trailer back at home, Tarzana started rolling on the ground. “She’s colicking!” Lorraine cried out. “Someone please call the vet!”

Lorraine tried to walk her, but Tarzana kept throwing herself to the ground. It seemed like hours passed before the vet got there, although it was only 30 minutes.

Dr. Johnson managed to get the Banamine injected with Tarzana moving and pawing. But it didn’t work! He then tried more pain meds, and even tranquilizer and nothing worked.

“What can we do?” Should I take her to surgery?” Lorraine desperately asked.

Dr. Johnson replied, “Hold on. I have an idea, since you mentioned how unhappy she’s been and is worse at shows.” Dr. Johnson injected her with something else.

Within minutes, Tarzana stopped pawing and looking agonized. After ten minutes, she actually took a deep breath and yawned.

“What did you give her?” Lorraine asked.

“That, Ms. Beaumont, was ulcer medication.” Dr. Johnson answered.

How can Tarzana be really fixed?

And that was the beginning, Lorraine reflected. Now, months later, Lorraine felt lost. Ulcer medications definitely helped. But Tarzana had lost her joy for showing even with the meds. Lorraine tried other medications. She tried many herbal products. Still Tarzana was unhappy.

Tarzana would do decent training work. She managed to progress through most of Fourth Level, but not fluid and with ease. Tarzana forced it. “Only because she’s a talented, strong horse,” thought Lorraine.

And forget showing. Sure, she did the required moves. But with her tail swishing the whole time?!? That was just not going to work.

Lorraine toyed with the idea of getting another horse. But she couldn’t abandon Tarzana. Tarzana had that special “something” that made her a great show horse. And who knew —if she got another horse, it might get ulcers too.

Lorraine’s training as an attorney finally came to the surface. “Enough relying on everyone else’s opinions and ideas,” she thought. “Time to do some investigative research and find the real answer. I don’t care how long it takes, someone has to know the real cause of ulcers. I will find that person.”

Lorraine (her name has been changed) did find me. Actually, she found my Ulcer Report. Although she and I haven’t met in person, Lorraine has sent me many pictures of her and Tarzana. They are enjoying riding and winning horse shows again.

If your horse is struggling with ulcers, I know my Ulcer Report can help you too.


Yes, this report costs money. And I could tell you how much you’re already paying to treat ulcers, but you already know. If you’d like two really great FREE tips to help ulcers, just scroll down towards the end. Thanks for reading the story and I hope you enjoyed it.

If you are looking for a solution to your horse’s ulcers, I have one for you. The solution to help your horse get off ulcer medications and back to his or her happy self, so you can finally relax.

Read this report and you will…

  • Get your horse out of pain immediately *
  • Enjoy your horse again
  • Get your riding and training to the next level
  • Be more competitive at shows, competitions and races

Here’s What You’ll Find Inside

  • Simply your life by having all ulcer information (even the hard-to-find) in one place:

    • Signs of Ulcers
    • How to check your horse for ulcers
    • What are ulcers and where can they hide?
    • Should you have your horse scoped?
    • What does your endoscopy report mean?
    • Why do ulcers occur? – Most important!
    • What are the solutions?
    • Which solution is best for your horse?
  • You’ll discover mistakes to avoid

    • Why many of today’s drug treatments don’t work
    • The truth about Gastrogard…and how it should be used
    • How innocent horse owners who don’t know the correct “sequence” of treating ulcers can cause colic!
    • Why you shouldn’t have any bodywork done on your horse with ulcers
    • The destructive “rebound effect” of ulcer medication…the pain it will cause your horse and how you can avoid it
    • Drugs that can secretly cause ulcers
  • You’ll get a path designed for you and your horse

    • Three reasons why so many horse owners have NO IDEA their horse has ulcers
    • How to find out for sure if your horse has ulcers (Hint: there are four crucial steps to take)
    • The story of the horse who took two steps back and two steps forward
    • Four “Alarm Points” on your horse you need to check immediately if you think they have ulcers
    • The complete answer to the question:  “Should I have endoscopy?”  (I’ll tell you everything you need to know and consider with this procedure.)
    • What to do when your horse mysteriously acts like he has ulcers, but he really doesn’t
  • Crucial Care Plans, product spreadsheets, and mindmaps

    • Care Plans, for every situation an “ulcer horse” can be in…from the “emergency” situation, to “on medications already”, to “not sure my horse has ulcers”, to “want to prevent ulcers”
    • My personal big checklist of 55 symptoms that could mean your horse has ulcers.  (Developed directly from my past 20 years of research and personal treatment of horses.)  I know of no other list this all-encompassing.
    • List of herbs, drugs, and homeopathy treatments for your horse.  I explain the pros and cons of each so you’ll know which is best for your situation
    • Checklist of environmental contributing causes…and my strategy for removing them for busy horse owners
    • List of foods you need to avoid feeding your ulcer-prone horse, with a detailed explanation for each

Choose the Report that Works Best for You

To give you an idea of the kind of unique advice that’s available in the Ulcer Report, let me give you two free tips…

These tips alone may easily save you the money for the report – not to mention months and months of ulcer medication.

If you’re not sure if your horse has ulcers, try a Peppermint leaf trial.

The Peppermint trial is very simple. Simply give peppermint leaf to your horse for two weeks and see what happens. Get regular peppermint tea (herbal, no caffeine) either loose leaf or in a teabag (cut open teabag to get leaf out.) A good (and inexpensive) brand is Mountain Rose Herbs.

Give two tablespoons loose leaf peppermint per serving. Give once per day for two weeks in your horse’s feed or by hand.

This is a very low amount and completely non-harmful.

If your horse does not want to eat it, do not force feed . Horses know what they need, and if your horse says, “No, thank you” to the peppermint tea, then respect the decision.

Many people see changes in their horse while taking the peppermint tea. You may see changes such as calmness, a more peaceful eye, a decrease in stress lines, and eating better. You may see this within three days or toward the end of the two-week trial. Whenever you see positive changes, consider that a positive test for ulcers.

If you see these kinds of improvements, however minimal, this is the clue that your horse is indeed having trouble with ulcers. Peppermint tea will not cure your horse, but it will help most horses with ulcers. You can leave your horse on the peppermint tea indefinitely.

Please note: Peppermint will “test” at horse shows and the horse should be off peppermint for five days prior to showing.

There are lots of simple – yet life-changing – ideas and tips in the full Ulcer Report. Take advantage of it now.

I wish you the best of luck with your horse.


Renee Tucker, DVM

* Typical results, however results may vary from horse to horse

Hi Renee,

Thank you so much for the PDF file, it is full of some much wonderful information. I am an equine massage therapist in New Zealand and have been finding a lot of horses with stomach and ulcers issues. We have a 7yr old racehorse that we have taken over the lease, all was good then this ulcers appeared, he became more angry and stopped eating but trying to urinate by stretching out, then working off. We had bloods and urine tests came back all good. We then realised he had ulcers. he did 4 weeks on the vet medication but symptoms where still there. We only have around 2 gut products in NZ to chose from so doing research have managed to come up with a formulation that is working, also working on other horses.

I was excited to read about one of the causes of ulcers being heavy metals and vaccinations as we have been giving a product derived from the ground that is like clay but does not pull all the good nutrients out but helps the absorption of other nutrients. It also helps eliminate heavy metals, pesticides and toxins – safe to give all year. We have added others things but it makes me happy to know we are on track. 

Keep up the good work.

~ Rachel H, NZ

Hi Dr Renee!

I love all the information in the PDF you created.  Unfortunately I think I have a couple of horses with ulcers, I also suspect a couple of client horses may have them as well.

I want to say thank you as I have been puzzling over a three year old we have in training that seems to like his job and is suited to being a cowhorse, is making progress, but just don’t look right and has little energy or stamina.  Everything is matching up that he’s had a long-standing issue.  He’s always been touchy/sensitive/caused me to worry/uptight/mouthy/bitey – and there have always been other possible answers.  He eats a lot, but doesn’t put on weight, even with good (I think) supplements.  After following your recommendations, he is doing so much better!

Keep up the fantastic work!

~ Liz B, LMT, EBW

I did not purchase your report because I suspected ulcers, but to arm myself more thoroughly for determining various ‘behavioral issue’ solutions when working with other people’s horses.

I had no specific questions when I ordered the report, but I did find it quite informative, well organized, and understandable. I always appreciate works that go beyond the mainstream of what’s readily available and perpetuated by pharmaceutical industry marketing momentum.

What else? I appreciated the photo of the stress lines in eye and nostril areas.

~ David R

I was definitely requiring information about the treatment for stomach ulcers.   I have a  regular chiropractor for my horses and I could not work out why she was always needing to work the poll and left hind-leg on each horse …always the same issues, especially when I am really careful to keep them as comfortable as possible.(And I am always checked also) … I could not work out why the treatments never seemed to hold.  I had done  more than one treatment with Ranitidine but the ulcers immediately re-flared up the moment I stopped  …and I felt it was soothing rather than healing.

Everything seemed to be stressful…cold weather, travelling, hot weather, stabling, and the worst of all was earthquakes ( one of my horses colicked with stress and then died…was probably already an ulcer horse but we were so into saving ourselves and fixing things around us I missed the symptoms).  They all had regular massages every week to relax them and herbal help, but still ongoing issues …especially girthiness and very tight in the TMJ and neck.  Their toplines had fallen away.

I googled and  googled  and only got the same answers and so your information was a God-send…all I wanted was something new and concrete to try….so desperate for help —-and I am gratefully doing it all.

So far he is definitely more comfortable and offering similar work to before his ulcers became obvious. His neck and especially his jaw are no longer LOCKED…yay!!

Thank you so much for following up your instincts and giving us your information…I am really grateful and would love any more information that may come  up.

~ Mandy

Dear Dr. Tucker,

I have received your Fix Your Horse’s Ulcers Forever and have started Frodo (one of our dressage horses that we have suspected for a while may have ulcers) on the peppermint tea regime. We have been searching for alternatives to scoping and drugs and had almost given up when I found you online last week. Needless to say, we are excited and relieved. 

~ Cathy S

This is an excellent report and you should be proud of it!

I am a  Human and Animal Chiropractor in Australia and you have just saved me many hours of my own research – so thank you for making it available.

~ Lara R

Labor day I could not ride my horse Apache even a mile without triggering a painful colic-like episode, in fact could not even get him to let me hand walk him 1/2 a mile, he would just stop.  Now, about 4 weeks into your program, I can pony him for 2 hours with a good gallop in there (he was competing with my saddle horse for first place) and I can ride him bareback, and he feels energetic, forward, and enthusiastic under me.  I think I got my horse back!!!

Thanks, you may have saved his life, I was so close to giving up. 

~ Jeanne S

Thanks so much Renee,

I cant tell you how helpful your Ulcer Report has been.

So many people told me the crow hopping was excitement, the lack of roundness with his body was adrenalin or emotional, and that bit may be true but I am sure something is not right, he is uncomfortable and the ulcers is why. The info you’ve given me saved my horse!

If ever you are in the UK, id love you to come n see Smugs and maybe give him a butt scratch! lol

~ Sharon O

Thanks again Renee, I appreciate your help as I have not found one Aussie vet willing to assist with anything other than long term use of omaprazole & I have long been saying to them it is not a solution.  My horse has had this ongoing problem since November 2007 & was scoped January 2008 with severe ulcers found to be present.  Preddy granules & an extensive shopping list of medication has been recommended & tried but so far my best result has been with omaprazole & slippery elm but it doesn’t stop them from coming back.  So, thank you again for what you are trying to do to help the worlds ulcer suffering horses & their suffering owners!

~ Susan Y

I put my 13 yr old Arab/Warmblood cross on your Ulcer protocol earlier in the month.

I started him on the peppermint immediately—-I was silently stopped by the shift I saw—-almost immediately.  And then when I got the dirt!- the clay.  I make it when I feed @ 7-7:30am and then feed when I go back down to my barn @ around 10:30/11pm- to finish cleaning stalls and tack up to “play”.

This boy has not spooked from the wind around the trees since he has been on the dirt!  Winter is always hard for us!  I could go on- but he is truly Arab sometimes.  He now yells at my truck coming down to the hill at mid morning- knowing he is going to get his”dirt”!

I do so thank you for all this research…such really good information.

~ Karen A

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