Has anyone used quitex??

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Has anyone used quitex??

This is a discussion on Has anyone used quitex?? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Can u use quitex on horses
  • How long does it take quitex to work

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-28-2012, 10:45 AM
Green Broke
Has anyone used quitex??

So right now my mare is on Calm/Cool supplement as well as neigh-lox.. due to having stress induced ulcers... Im thinking about taking her to a centered riding clinic.. I was debating on putting some quitex into her 2-4 hours before the trailer ride.. she's not hot or hard to handle.. its just to help her relax.. half the time you can't even tell she's worried.. which is why I was so suprised she was diagnosed with it..but the main reason I made this post was to get opinions on quitex.

Have you use it? How did it work??
Sponsored Links
    04-28-2012, 10:50 AM
Quietex? I think its called.....

We used it on my friends mare a couple times, does the job, but give her time to get it out of her system before really working her. If she's all doped up on calm-vibes, she might not be the most intent on working (just from personal experience!).

If you're going to calm her before hauling, test out how she responds to the product a couple weeks beforehand, some horses will just become relaxed, some will become unstable and therefore unsafe to haul.

Hope I helped somewhat. :s
Posted via Mobile Device
    04-28-2012, 04:28 PM
I tried and it didn't work for my mare. Neither Calm & Cool. The effect of any calmer very much depends on horse. If you really want to know try it once before your trip to see if it helps at all.
    04-28-2012, 05:04 PM
Pretty silly to use stuff like that. Just a costly gimmick that substitutes real training. If you want what's best for your horse, get em broke and get em over things that cause them stress. They'll be a happier, more relaxed horse all the time.

The thing is, it's not hard to get a horse broke. Doesn't even take any formal training. Just expose them to things that might bother them. Don't shelter them from scary things. They are very adaptive animals and they're much safer and more comfortable when you just let them get over their fears.

Sorry if it sounds rude. I just don't agree with tranquilizing or sedating a horse for everyday things that they should accept
    04-28-2012, 05:08 PM
Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
Pretty silly to use stuff like that. Just a costly gimmick that substitutes real training. If you want what's best for your horse, get em broke and get em over things that cause them stress. They'll be a happier, more relaxed horse all the time.
True for some horses. Untrue for others. Some horses (even with all the training and work) put selves in constant stress that may cause ulcers etc. Supplements just take the edge off for such animals.

P.S. I'm not talking about my own mares because they don't need a calmer. But I know some (mostly higher level show horses) that need it.
    05-02-2012, 08:33 PM
Green Broke
It has nothing to do with training... she internalizes her stress which is what caused her ulcers.. ... regardless I didnt end up using it.. and she did great! Never a worried look in her face. :)

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0