I have an 8yr old mare that I just bought. I was unaware until I talked to a different previous owner of the horse that she needs to be aced at shows because she "can't handle the commotion going on around her!" YIKES! I wasn't ready for that.
I am wondering if anyone has any ideas about anything I could use for calming her that isn't an actual sedative? Or training tips on how to get her exposed to that without getting hurt. She runs awesome and doesn't buck or rear, just won't go near the gate.
Any help and input would be appreciated here :) thank you!