I have a horse who I have owned for a couple months now. She is a chestnut welsh pony/tb mare and I very crabby and grouchy. She is a nervous horse and always seems to be in distress. I attributed this to bad training & marish behavior. I put her on Mare Magic and noticed a tiny difference, but after time and me training her she seemed to get better. She would definitely have on & off days but recently it has just gotten so much worse!
I am wondering if she is ill or something. She has just snapped and gotten really nasty. She always would seem uncomfortable when she was brushed but now she is kicking out a bit and biting and the walls. She doesn't seem sick or colic-y. Temperature and gums are normal.
She has been on vitamins ever since I owned her and Mare Magic & DAC joint supplements shortly there after. I just bought SmartDigest Ultra & SmartGut to see if maybe that will help. She does seem to get a bit gassy, but I don't think it is excessive. She is stalled with no turnout, but I make sure she gets out everyday. I have her on alfalfa hay 3x a day. I've thought about changing the hay (to either orchard grass, bermuda or timothy - the only options at the barn I am at) which costs more. I thought it might be ulcers, but alfalfa is also the best hay choice for ulcers right?
Any idea what is going on?