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    03-22-2012, 09:00 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Mare magic?

Yup me again

So now, for certain I know Flopsy is in heat and isn't just being a buddy sour biotch. Lol.

I just got her almost 2/3 weeks ago. She just started to settle in and be calm and quiet and BAM...she's in heat.

Two things.

1. She is a royal you-know-what in heat. Like totally not the horse she was two days prior. Can't lead her, she reared on me yesterday, etc. She totally never did ANYTHING like that before. Then again she is new to me, but still she didn't do any of this at her old home either.

2. I was thinking of putting her on Mare Magic but wanted to ask a few questions first:
Do you think I should wait and see how she is on her next heat cycle and determine weather or not she is truelly a moody mare? Since she's only been here 2/3 weeks maybe her first cycle in a new place is the worst? I don't know...lol

And has anyone had any expierences with MM? Please share them if you can.
Thanks!
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    03-22-2012, 09:40 PM
  #2
Foal
Subbing! I would like to know more about this too! :)
     
    03-22-2012, 10:28 PM
  #3
Foal
Me too!

My filly reared on me today for the first time. I purchased her March 8th so I havent had her a long time but I wanted to know more about this product as well simply to get more knowledge just in case I decide to use it.
I do believe my fillys rear was out of spunkiness though simply because I have her in a inside stall due to her thrush and she was anxious to get out to stretch her legs..
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    03-22-2012, 10:54 PM
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Weanling
I used to use it. It isn't a miracle product, but it can help take the edge off, so to speak. It's just raspberry leaf, which is quite inexpensive and thoroughly harmless, so it doesn't really hurt to try it for a few months and see what happens.

I have since stopped using it because I have her on a metabolic supplement that provides magnesium, and that takes care of the issue.
     
    03-22-2012, 10:56 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I want to buy a bag but at $56.00 for a 32 oz bag I'd rather get opinions first before taking the plunge lol
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    03-22-2012, 10:59 PM
  #6
Weanling
Well, that would be a 240-day supply. You can buy it in significantly smaller quantities.
     
    03-22-2012, 11:02 PM
  #7
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Do a forum search for "raspberry leaves" or "Mare Magic" and you'll get TONS of hits.

Personally, my experience with Mare Magic has been pretty great. Lacey can be a very high strung mare and that quality certainly does not disappear when she's in heat.
I find that it doesn't so much change her behavior as it changes her reaction to things...if that makes sense.
Like, one of her favorite tricks, when in heat, used to be spooking violently at "something" (read: nothing) behind her and bolting forwards with no thought to what was in front of her (she tends to be much spookier when in heat). Once I got her on MM, I found that she'd still spook violently at nothing but it seemed like she'd would take a split second to determine if she could bolt forward. If I was in the way, she'd simmer her jets where she used to run me over on a semi-regular basis because she'd just blindly bolt.

It seems to me like being on MM consistently for about a year has basically taught her new, better behavior patterns for dealing with her feelings/urges. Like the spooking thing, or the rearing thing, or the just generally being a brat thing, she considers those things when it's her time of the month but she seems to use more sense in deciding whether those behaviors are appropriate.
Now, I could take her off it for a week or so without any ill-effects where a week off used to be an invitation for craziness. However, if I leave her off of it for a while, the bad behaviors do start creeping back. Really though, the MM has made her so much easier to work with that I have no issue paying for MM.

Of course it doesn't work as well for all horses, but this was my experience.

Also, protip:
Buy crushed raspberry leaves on Amazon. It's exactly the same as MM (MM is just crushed raspberry leaves) but MUCH cheaper. Feed about 1/4 a cup for the first week, then 1/8C is probably all you need. Personally, I have one of those 2oz scoops that come with supplements that I use with my raspberry leaves (I bought legit MM once and kept the scoop to use with the leaves).

1lb will last you about 5-6 months, for the about same price as 1 month of MM.
I'm linking you to one on Amazon that's $12 (free shipping if you have Prime) for a pound:

Http://www.amazon.com/Frontier-Raspberry-Certified-Organic-Ounce/dp/B001VNGO9G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1332471680&sr=8-2
     
    03-22-2012, 11:10 PM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
Do a forum search for "raspberry leaves" or "Mare Magic" and you'll get TONS of hits.

Personally, my experience with Mare Magic has been pretty great. Lacey can be a very high strung mare and that quality certainly does not disappear when she's in heat.
I find that it doesn't so much change her behavior as it changes her reaction to things...if that makes sense.
Like, one of her favorite tricks, when in heat, used to be spooking violently at "something" (read: nothing) behind her and bolting forwards with no thought to what was in front of her (she tends to be much spookier when in heat). Once I got her on MM, I found that she'd still spook violently at nothing but it seemed like she'd would take a split second to determine if she could bolt forward. If I was in the way, she'd simmer her jets where she used to run me over on a semi-regular basis because she'd just blindly bolt.

It seems to me like being on MM consistently for about a year has basically taught her new, better behavior patterns for dealing with her feelings/urges. Like the spooking thing, or the rearing thing, or the just generally being a brat thing, she considers those things when it's her time of the month but she seems to use more sense in deciding whether those behaviors are appropriate.
Now, I could take her off it for a week or so without any ill-effects where a week off used to be an invitation for craziness. However, if I leave her off of it for a while, the bad behaviors do start creeping back. Really though, the MM has made her so much easier to work with that I have no issue paying for MM.

Of course it doesn't work as well for all horses, but this was my experience.

Also, protip:
Buy crushed raspberry leaves on Amazon. It's exactly the same as MM (MM is just crushed raspberry leaves) but MUCH cheaper. Feed about 1/4 a cup for the first week, then 1/8C is probably all you need. Personally, I have one of those 2oz scoops that come with supplements that I use with my raspberry leaves (I bought legit MM once and kept the scoop to use with the leaves).

1lb will last you about 5-6 months, for the about same price as 1 month of MM.
I'm linking you to one on Amazon that's $12 (free shipping if you have Prime) for a pound:

Http://www.amazon.com/Frontier-Raspberry-Certified-Organic-Ounce/dp/B001VNGO9G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1332471680&sr=8-2

So basically I can buy crushed raspberry leaves on amazon and it's the same exact thing that's in mare magic?!? And I don't have to pay a rediculous price for it??? Wahoo!
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    03-22-2012, 11:16 PM
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Yep! It's the best! Buying crushed raspberry leaves is often even better than MM because the crushed leaves are generally fresher.
     
    03-22-2012, 11:21 PM
  #10
Green Broke
...totally going to order some tomorrow....now that it's only like $12 something lmao. Thank you!

And also, any kind of crushed raspberry leaf will work? (...stupid question...) haha
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