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        05-08-2013, 01:13 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by poppy1356    
    Please read about magnesium deficiency in horses. But you will have to put forth the effort to make sure he gets the supplement twice a day.
    I read up on it quickly on a couple different sites and it seems like it might help us. Im going to see what my feed store has and talk to them about it.
    Also going to talk to the barn owner and see if she would be able to get him from the pasture some how twice a day to do it, even if I gotta pay extra. I really can't make it out more than a couple times a week. My son is only 8 months and I can't take him with me during the day, no ones home with us till later at night. Also with a pretty fixed income with me not back at work I can't be driving that much there everyday. My horses will both be back home within a month or two though so Ill be able to feed them and give them whatever they need and whenever they need it.
         
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        05-08-2013, 01:20 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    If you can get out at night maybe another boarder who is there in the morning would trade? So you feed their horse at night if they feed yours in morning? If there is someone that needs that. Personally because of how different types of magnesium are absorbed I just ordered from that site. I couldn't find if they shipped to Canada but I'm sure you could call. I paid $57 with shipping and I"m going to get over two months worth even with the loading dose.
         
        05-08-2013, 01:27 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by poppy1356    
    If you can get out at night maybe another boarder who is there in the morning would trade? So you feed their horse at night if they feed yours in morning? If there is someone that needs that. Personally because of how different types of magnesium are absorbed I just ordered from that site. I couldn't find if they shipped to Canada but I'm sure you could call. I paid $57 with shipping and I"m going to get over two months worth even with the loading dose.
    its a very small boarding barn with very relaxed boarders, most who are new to horses. Everyone just goes out on weekends, never during the week. Big down side to keeping them there. I only moved them because we got snowed in to the point they escaped over the fence (yes, the snow got that high in just a couple days) We had no way to dig out the whole pasture. Had a very hard time finding them a place and this was the only one that could take them. Everywhere else either had snowed in free paddocks or not enough hay as its been a terrible year for hay.. we even got cut off, got 4 bales large bales before they moved and then they said no more =(
    Im going to check my feed store and if they don't have a supplement with the focus on magnesium then Ill look into ordering it offline.
         
        05-08-2013, 01:38 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Poppy, what are your thoughts on this one? I can get it and its instock, just about an hour and half away from me though.
    Basic Equine- Calminex - Canvasback Pets

    http://www.basic-nutrition.com/pdfs/...logue_2012.pdf
    Its listed on here to and has a better breakdown of everything.

    The company doesnt have a full site up yet, just the catalogue.
         
        05-08-2013, 01:50 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Helping him feel secure would be the best and natural calming remedy. He needs to feel safe with you. I would work on my horsemanship and my relationship with my horse and the other issues will go away.
         
        05-08-2013, 02:01 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    Helping him feel secure would be the best and natural calming remedy. He needs to feel safe with you. I would work on my horsemanship and my relationship with my horse and the other issues will go away.
    Op says they have owned this horse for years and this is completely new. Magnesium is quite often dismissed. I have experienced this issue in person along with many others on this forum.

    Op- that product is not pure magnesium but it contains other stuff you do not need/want in it. Look for a product that is just magnesium.
         
        05-08-2013, 02:06 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by poppy1356    
    Op says they have owned this horse for years and this is completely new. Magnesium is quite often dismissed. I have experienced this issue in person along with many others on this forum.

    Op- that product is not pure magnesium but it contains other stuff you do not need/want in it. Look for a product that is just magnesium.
    Just stating my opinion.
         
        05-08-2013, 02:34 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Magnesium for Horses | Natural Health for Equines
    Interesting reading. Then add what Walkinthewalk and Poppy said.
    As has been said, make the effort. Bring him a handful of something with the magnesium. He will learn, within a couple of days, that you'll be coming with goodies.

    You will, of course, have to learn how to properly deal with any possible antics. But filling up his magnesium storage will make life much easier for you.
         
        05-08-2013, 04:32 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Okay, talked to my friend at the feed store, she actually had some one come in after me yesterday talking about magnesium who had racehorses. Highly recommends it. They found one they can for sure bring in for me, would take a couple weeks to get.
    Hypona Horse Care Products Inc. - Mag Vet - The All Natural Magnesium supplement for Nervous or Hyper Horses

    They have something in stock called "cool as ice"
    Pureform - Setting Higher Standards in Equine Supplementation
    What are your thought on using it to take the edge off for a farrier visit. I spoke with her today and she's willing to come out in about a week to try again but would like me to try to give him something to settle him down.
         
        05-08-2013, 05:16 PM
      #20
    Trained
    I agree w sedation, I wouldn't really hesitate if the other homeopathy calming treatments don't have any noticeable results. However, I would also consider "him". I don't mean let him kick, btw. I mean consider establishing a routine to make him feel "safe". I had a gelding that had a very bad hauling experience during a move to a totally different environment. He was as solid and stoic as they come - but directly after that "event" his actions were near unrecognizable, he was high strung, nervous, and herd bound. I knew him like the back of my hand, so I just tried to understand and made sure everything last thing was done by strict routine in an attempt to make him feel "secure" and relax. I did not baby him to the nth degree, but I didn't deviate from the routine - which included leaving the other horses. It took a good 2-3 weeks or so, and he finally got back to his normal self.
         

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