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SunShineMeadows 03-02-2011 12:33 AM

Supplements for Hot/Nervous Horses
 
I have a very hot rodeo horse, he's just got such a huge work ethic that he is constantly wanting something to do. Was an old pro rodeo pick up horse, so he's very side sensitive and ready to go all the time. He never really relaxs unless you're riding bareback.

Thinking of trying him on a supplement to help him relax, wondering if anyone has any experience with these? Was thinking of using Solace or Chill.

Thanks in advance!!

Poseidon 03-02-2011 11:54 AM

I just ordered SmartCalm for Abby and should get it in the mail this week. SmartPak has a bunch of reviews for it and it sounds good. If you email them and ask for samples to see if he'll eat it, they'll send you 3 days' worth. The powder smells like blueberry muffins, so he'll probably think it's a treat. The pellets apparently taste good too. Abby likes them a lot. I got her pellets. She's not exactly hot, but she's anxious and uptight. She had ulcers in December too, so I'm hoping it'll calm her down, hence more ulcer prevention (she's being started on an ulcer supplement too).

I've heard good things about MareMagic too. If the SmartCalm doesn't work on Abby, I'm going to try MareMagic. You can use it on geldings too.

I've never heard of Solace or Chill, so I have no advice on those.

kitten_Val 03-02-2011 02:10 PM

I used to add this one: RelaxBlend - Horse Calming Supplements from SmartPak Equine just Valerian Free one (they don't sell anymore). I just switched to Confidence Plus VF - Horse Calming Supplements from SmartPak Equine instead.

Supermane 03-03-2011 01:25 AM

My TB is on SmartCalm Ultra and I highly recommend it. I also would look at TractGard or another ulcer prevention supplement. Nervous, high performance horses are very prone to ulcers.

mustbemonroe 03-07-2011 02:10 AM

I have used Quiessence with my TB and have had luck

selfam 03-18-2011 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Poseidon (Post 947441)
I just ordered SmartCalm for Abby and should get it in the mail this week. SmartPak has a bunch of reviews for it and it sounds good. If you email them and ask for samples to see if he'll eat it, they'll send you 3 days' worth. The powder smells like blueberry muffins, so he'll probably think it's a treat. The pellets apparently taste good too. Abby likes them a lot. I got her pellets. She's not exactly hot, but she's anxious and uptight. She had ulcers in December too, so I'm hoping it'll calm her down, hence more ulcer prevention (she's being started on an ulcer supplement too).

I've heard good things about MareMagic too. If the SmartCalm doesn't work on Abby, I'm going to try MareMagic. You can use it on geldings too.

I've never heard of Solace or Chill, so I have no advice on those.

You may want to try the U-Guard for your horses ulcer, but the great news about it, was when I was recommended by my friend to try the product (which he is a throughbred trainer for the last 40 years) he told me that it not only will take care of the ulcer, but will also calm the horse and prevent future ulcers as well. My friend is a great fan of the product. And sure enough, it really worked.

barrelracer892 03-18-2011 01:05 PM

I've been using SmartPak's SmartB1 and have noticed a slight difference in the way my horse channels his energy. He doesn't spook as much and is more focused on me.

SunShineMeadows 04-02-2011 07:28 PM

Thanks everyone for the tips! Given me a lot to research and try - hopefully helps him out! Not hard to ride, but he always feels like he needs to be working/have a job to do. Would be nice if I can help him relax a bit under saddle.

bubba13 04-02-2011 09:59 PM

SmartCalm Ultra is great. I would highly recommend it.

2horses 04-02-2011 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by bubba13 (Post 984255)
SmartCalm Ultra is great. I would highly recommend it.

I agree. It is extremely effective. I never give my nervous gelding more than half a dose because it works so well.


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