I have an 11 y/o Pony of America gelding, I recently found out I'm giving him too much grain. He's since than been excessively animated and impossible to catch. I read that it was safe to give horses the substance 5-HTP, which can relax and subdue the horse.
Has anyone here tried this? Would like to know results.
Also He gets very upset when I show him a mouth bit, I recently discovered that this is because his upper right tusk is broken in half. I have switched to a bitless bridal,
Though I think his behavior shift is mostly due to the last time I tried to put the bit in his mouth.
Would appreciate any opinions, thanks.