Hey there. So a bit of back story is that I recently moved Max to a barn with the option of pasture board, but for the wintertime it's been a bit difficult monitoring how much hay he's getting and he started to loose a bit of weight. As a result I asked if he could have a stall for the pm so I could give him as much hay as necessary. Unfortunately the only stall available is on the opposite side of the barn from all the other horses. Max can hear them, but can't see any.
Max is big on seeing others so he has been getting extremely stressed and I'm worried about colic or ulcers. He's mildly coliced from stress once before. Very mild- I barely knew it was happening before it was over- but still. It's a concern of mine. I'm getting him on a gastro supp through smartpak to hopefully help prevent upset stomach, he's already on thiamine to help take the edge off, but does anyone know of some calming supps they recommend? I know all about smart calm and total calm and focus but those seem to really knock him out almost too much- it's an odd thing to watch and he does not perform as well in our training on them.
I'm wondering if anyone has had success with more natural or cheaper alternatives? Any stories or suggestions I'll take, thanks for the help!
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