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post #1 of 2 Old 08-29-2010, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Over excitable horse, ever heard of 5-HTP?

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.
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post #2 of 2 Old 08-29-2010, 03:35 PM
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Give the lack of grain time to work. He will settle down. The only thing that truely helps a hyperactice horse is work. Lots and lots of consistant, every day work.
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