Alot of people at my barn think I should give my horse some kind of calming "supplements" for shows. They think it would help him focus so I can win more ribbons. The thing is I don't want to give my horse drugs! When I tell them that, they say "its not a drug, its all natural." I disagree, I think a drug is anything that changes how something acts or feels... and I quote from Dictionary.com... a drug is
"any article, other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals." So technically what they say is "all natural" is still a drug. The reason I don't want to give it to him is because I want to teach him to be calmer and focused, I don't want to take the shortcut, drugs only put it off till later, they wont teach him long term to calm down. These people don't get it! They keep pressuring me, they say he will be so much better and calmer and focus alot more and you should just try it once, there is nothing wrong with that, and you'll win so many blue ribbons... blah blah blah... I don't care if I win ribbons! I just go to have a good time and its not like I'm riding profesionally where it really matters. I wish they would just drop it because it really frazzles me whenever they bring it up. It seems like theyre making descisions for me and I don't really think its their place to tell me what to do... Do any of you agree with me?