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  • Exercises to calm thoroughbred
  • Things to with a thoroughbred to calm them down

 
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    06-03-2011, 07:24 AM
  #1
Foal
'Hot Head' Thoroughbred. (:

Joe is a very strong horse in new enviroments, and I want to start competing at a bigger level at more sponsored events.
My question is;

What sort of feeding supplements can I use to calm down Joe's nerves and anxiety when he is out of his comfort zone? I've heard of some natural rememedies, but I don't think they would work as well.

ALSO;

What sort of exercises can I incorporate into my warm up at a show to make him calm down?

Thanks! (:
     
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    06-03-2011, 10:32 AM
  #2
Foal
Magnesium is a good calmer, as wel as Naf calmer you need to keep your horse busy circles bending, my horse is very hot headed and competes at a high level and she is on naf calmer I always give her a syringe of naf calmer plus when we are at the show aswell what bit are you riding in and what are you feeding him?
     
    06-03-2011, 10:47 AM
  #3
Trained
When I first got my unbroke mare I did a lot of ground work with her. Taking her leadrope and throwing it over her neck and back until she was calm [like the friendly game] you want to stop doing this as soon as they are calm and relaxed [head down, ears relaxed, etc] now when I do this exercise, she relaxes immediately. This is good for if she gets nervous in new places, because I can stop and stand her and throw the rope over her back and she will become calm and relaed. You can also do this kind of thing while you are on their back [although I personally don't, my friend does]
     
    06-03-2011, 11:00 AM
  #4
Foal
I have heard alot about magnesium, so I might research into it!

Thank you!

And I do try circles on the day, but he doesn't work in the bit, and does tend to throw his head when he is excited which causes him to canter on the wrong leg and not flex properly to the right side, like he wants to gallop.

* What do you think of going for a big gallop before the event, like the day before? Or would that just excited him..


* If I gave off the wrong impression to anyone, I'm sorry. I DON'T want to use drugs on him, I know that concerned one person, but they misread! HAHA. BUT IM NOT LOOKING FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS OR ANYTHING HAHAHA
     
    06-03-2011, 11:07 AM
  #5
Weanling
Sometimes when my TB is acting like a race horse I let him have that gallop. Afterwards he has it out of his system. Try it at home first and see if after a short gallop you can get him to pay attention to you. All horses are different so, what calms my horse down might rev your horse up.
     
    06-03-2011, 08:11 PM
  #6
Foal
I am on the same page as Sophie. My TB is not a hot one, but he can be, I often find that a few gallops a week keep him happier and more willing to work for me. He just LOVES to run, it's what he is bred for, so, I let him. However, he does have to be well minded during our rides, I don't tolerate bucking or kicking out during the ride, if he gets excited when we gallop generally you can feel it building in his back, at which point I ask for the next gear...He loves it, I enjoy it...but as much as everyone will be chagrined to know, I do use a fairly decent bit, I need to know that should an emergency arrive, that I can stop him. You need to watch though, a TB will run its heart out for you, but then again, that's why I love them.

Sorry I didn't mean for this to be so long :-/
     
    06-07-2011, 05:35 PM
  #7
Foal
TBs can have two different attitudes towards 'running out the energy' either you have the horse who gets more relaxed after running, or you have a horse who gets hyper, high strung, strong, and spooky after running. You wil definitely want to find out which your horse is well in advance of the show. If your horse tends to calm down after exercise, you could try giving him a good ruun the day before the show, and, if there are facilities at the show, giving him a quick lunge before you get on to warm-up. If your horse builds on energy, you will want to work on transitions, cirlces, etc at the show to keep his mind engaged and keep him from getting to strong. I use equine botanicals brand calmers on my mare. They are given every day, and help to calm them down in stressful situations.
     

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