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Weekly Mare Supplements?

So spring is almost here! I'm obviously excited for the longer days, which in turn means more riding time.

What I'm not so excited about is my mare coming back into season. Most of you already know I own a default grumpy mare; to put things nicely, she's got a lot of 'tude. Luckily she's got good training to back her up.

She has been better in the winter in terms of being easier to catch and is less attached to her herd. She isn't buddy sour by any means at all, but she would much rather spend time with them in the summer, especially since her mare field is directly next to a field of geldings which she will flirt with. She will even present and pee in the barn (which she NEVER does except when in heat) if someone brings a gelding in. I spend all my time sopping up her little puddles every 5 minutes.

She is very easily distracted and can get even more grumpy than usual during her heat cycle. I'm an amateur rider who plans on showing this spring and it would be great if I didn't have to deal with so much of her moodiness and distracted behaviour for my first year while I deal with my show nerves.

Now I obviously know about some of your mare supplements to help with moodiness, such as Regumate or Mare Magic. My question is, are there are similar TRUSTED supplements or medications that do NOT need to be given daily? Maybe weekly?

The reason I am asking is because I board, and my horse is boarded outdoors. It's going to be a considerable cost different to have my BO give her supplements every day. They don't mind giving supplements to stalled horses since it's easy, but there is a catch fee for supplementing outdoor horses. It is also impossible for me to make it out daily as I have other prior commitments some days.

Now before you all jump on me for not being a good horse owner because I can't get out to feed my horse daily (just kidding sort of, you know I love you guys), I am going to do what is best for my mare obviously. I am just trying to find if there are other ways of giving this sort of medication/supplement without having to do it daily. If not, oh well, it's not the end of the world.

Thanks for any feedback!
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Regumate isn't exactly a supplement but a prescription only hormone medication. If the problem is hormonal and it is a real problem then the stuff does work.
Mare Magic is made from raspberry leaves - the only thing in them that can have an effect is Magnesium but levels will differ depending on when and where harvested
If you want to try Magnesium - which I find really does help some horses focus and calm down - then buy it as a Magnesium based supplement so you always know how much your horse is getting
Another one worth trying is a B1 Vitamin (Thiamine) supplement
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Regumate isn't exactly a supplement but a prescription only hormone medication. If the problem is hormonal and it is a real problem then the stuff does work.
Mare Magic is made from raspberry leaves - the only thing in them that can have an effect is Magnesium but levels will differ depending on when and where harvested
If you want to try Magnesium - which I find really does help some horses focus and calm down - then buy it as a Magnesium based supplement so you always know how much your horse is getting
Another one worth trying is a B1 Vitamin (Thiamine) supplement
Agree , on the regulmate. It creates a false sense of pregnancy, through hormone manipulation, and therefore the mare does not come into heat
I guess , if you really can't discipline your mare, inspite of her being in heat, you could try depro provara , also hormonal, but i know someone who would just have her mare injected once per season
http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/Docum...prog-apr09.pdf
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I use Regumate on two of my mares that are so flirtatious when in season they're a danger to themselves - basically they annoy each other and the other horses so much they end up getting kicked or kicking each other
Nothing else worked btw
They aren't ever a problem to ride or handle but we just needed some peace!!!
I've read about a monthly injection of it in the UK but I haven't been able to find any info here in the US but will discuss with my vet as its getting to that time of year again
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Agree , on the regulmate. It creates a false sense of pregnancy, through hormone manipulation, and therefore the mare does not come into heat
I guess , if you really can't discipline your mare, inspite of her being in heat, you could try depro provara , also hormonal, but i know someone who would just have her mare injected once per season
http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/Docum...prog-apr09.pdf
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Interesting about the Depo, I didn't even know they made that for horses! I was on Depo myself for several years, and I understand extensively there are bone complications with this medication (osteoporosis). My mare has mild arthritis, so if the side effects are the same for horses as well as people, we will have to pass this one up unfortunately. Too bad since it seems like a decent way to do things.

I will admit I am a little offended at the "disciplining" comment for several reasons, but I really don't want to turn this into a debate. You are entitled to your opinion.

Thanks for the links!
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I will admit I am a little offended at the "disciplining" comment for several reasons, but I really don't want to turn this into a debate. You are entitled to your opinion.

Thanks for the links!
"I guess , if you really can't discipline your wife, inspite of her having her period, you could try depro provera."



I laugh because I allow for the fact that my mare might feel as bitchy as I do at that time of the month. Ironically she's mostly an angel, and I'm still me! So I should let my DH know about the depro...
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You should send a message to Loosie. She seems to know a lot about these types of supplements and magnesium as it is the main ingredient in most of these "moody" supplements.

And I had no idea about the Regumate...that's interesting.
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Regumate

On the average......how long does one bottle of Regumate last?
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You could also consider having the mare marbled. Its non-surgical, no drug alternative. It stimulate pregnancy and can last a few months. The veterinarian just inserts a marble into the mares uterus. Something to think about because it would cost the vet fee but wouldn't additional like supplement and administration of supplements.
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