Have any of you ever tried any type of calming supplements on your horses? Rookie is the perfect horse unless he's in a group. I took him on a benefit ride this past weekend. On Saturday, it was just him and Rosie, and he was fine. Barely broke a sweat on a 25 mile ride, and most of it was by himself (Tom took Rosie back early). Yesterday though, he was in a dead sweat before we had even gotten out on the trail a full mile. He gets so excited when there're other horses right around him, almost to the point of him being uncontrollable.
Someone down there told me that I may want to talk to my vet to get some Ace. But after reading up on it, I don't even want to think about going that route. I had tried the Calm and Cool paste on him once before a moonlight ride. Gave it to him about 2 hours before the ride, and being in the 30+ group of horses, it seemed to have the total opposite effect.
I know that riding him more will help. I was just informed though that riding him in the ring by himself just won't cut it. I need to take him out on some trails by myself, with no other horses around.
I'm very open to suggestions.