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    04-07-2012, 08:58 AM
Head Shaking and Natural Remidies

My horse is an 16 hand Mouse Gray Thoroughbred cross. He is 11 years old, and doesn't get ridden much for he is being retrained from an injury several years ago. He was not ridden that much or trained with at all after his accident until last year when he became mine. He has always had an allergy thing going on during the Spring/Summer which causes his head to shake. I have not tried anything to stop this, but this year I need to ride him, and I really don't want him to be shaking his head. He seams really aggravated with it too, he will throw his head up and down. I looked up stuff last night and found a natural homeopathic Remedy called Spirulina. This has great reviews both for animals and humans, and I looked into it some more to see if it works, but I am not sure if it does. If you have ever used Spirulina or an other allergy remedy for allergy head shaking such as Capstar Equine or lysine Please let me know! I am really wanting to know if any of theses works. I need something that would not sugar him up so much, for he is very hot already. I head that Spirulina also works for helping with anxiety and concentration in horses, is this true? Please help, thanks
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    04-07-2012, 10:53 AM
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I'm not sure how/why it works, but apparently putting a net over the horse's nose helps out with head shaking. You can buy a nose net made specifically for this purpose, but they're spendy: Equilibrium Net Relief® Muzzle Net - Fly Masks/Ear Nets from SmartPak Equine

This video shows how to make one out of a pair of pantyhose, which is much cheaper than buying the one I linked above. It should at least give you an idea of whether or not it would help your horse.

    04-07-2012, 10:57 AM
Thank You so much! I have heard that the Panty Hose thing works! I will try this! If you have any information about the other remedies I mentioned, or someone who has used them, please let me know!
    04-07-2012, 10:59 AM
How do you keep the nose thing on? How do you cut it to make it work?
    04-07-2012, 11:04 AM
That's a very interesting video, thanks for posting it. My horse had an incident in his past before I owned him regarding head shaking, but nothing within the last 6 yrs. This info is good to have on hand in case he resumes his head shaking, it's something simple and easy to try.
    04-07-2012, 11:05 AM
Yes it is!

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