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Support for the spooked or restless horse
Horses have a very strong ‘fight or flight’ instinct and it does not take much for a horse to become spooked and unsettled, lose confidence or become panicked. This can happen for a variety of reasons – new stables (or a new addition to the stables), a traumatic experience, past abuse or a horse may be naturally prone to nerves and jitters. This can become problematic when riding both in and out of competitions, and especially traumatic for the horse in question. Horses may also dislike being transported and may suffer with elevated heart rate, shaking or rapid breathing. Common signs of distress and panic include excessive sweating, tail-swishing, and resistance.
The natural way
There is a lot that can be done naturally to soothe and comfort an anxious and spooky horse. Use slow fluid movements around a jittery horse, and speak in low tones in a calming manner until he is relaxed. Spend ring time just walking with your horse - your consistency will build that needed trust. Next, increase your horse’s turn out time, allowing your horse to expend extra energy in its natural setting. Talk to your feed supplier about low energy feeds which can help to lessen hyperactivity. Specific toys can also serve to relax your horse, as does a gentle rub down or massage. Also, use blinders or blinkers on your horse while leading him or her out of the stall.
What is EQuine Horse Calms?
EQuine Horse Calm is a 100% safe and natural FDA registered homeopathic remedy that uses ingredients known for their ability to support calm mood and soothed temperament in horses. Taken internally, the ingredients in EQuine Horse Calm are homeopathic, addressing acute symptoms such as rapid breathing, increased heart rate and resistance - helping your horse to adjust in a natural manner without causing drowsiness or lethargy.
PetAlive EQuine Horse Calm