Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Alberta
I understand why others are saying you cannot learn from a dvd and should work with a trainer if you can. That said, I think in certain instances it can be done. After a bad fall and some health issues with my gelding last year, I researched the 7 games online, and took them to the barn with me. I was able to learn the 7 ground games on my own, with my horse. But, will that calm your horse down? I don't know.
My three year old mare used to be just as you described your horse in the cross-ties, but with consistency in her handling, and some time spent tied to the wall, she learned it is much easier and quicker, if she stands still.
I don't know much about Ace, but I have used Chill, by Alpha Omega. It is not a sedative, nor does it replace training, but it can help a high strung horse to focus on the task at hand. UFA, Greenhawk, they all carry it, not sure where you are located, I didn't look.