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    03-25-2013, 12:00 PM
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I have a gelding who is the same way. We drive carefully with all pony-cargo & it does not matter if its the dead of winter or mid summer, he gets to his destination soaked. He also loads and un-loads well, does not care if he is alone or hauling with a friend.

I haven't thought to try a calming supplement for him but if you are looking for one pick up some Valerian root from your local health food store. Feed her a small handful of capsules an hour or two before you go, might be worth a try. It smells aweful so be prepared to make a paste and syringe the herb OR make a "soup" out of alfalfa cubes and feed that it will hide well in.
     
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    03-25-2013, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Palomine    
We had show horses that hated trailering backwards in vans. And had some that hated trailering forwards too.

She may have inner ear problem that is coming out with the movement of the trailer too.
Inner ear issues is something I didn't think about but, that's a good thought.

Palomine have you, or someone you know dealt with that in a horse? If so, what was done for trailering?
     



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