I've made just about every excuse in the book as to why my mare has been uppity, jittery and spooky. She used to be just as happy to walk on trail as to work. Last week she nearly bucked me off because I wouldn't let he canter!
First I thought it was moving barns. Then I chalked it up to having less turn out space. Then less work because of family issues and weather. After that it was the seasons changing. More recently it's been because she's fit now and has a lot of energy.
This whole time I've been under the impression that she's been getting 1lb of the Purine Stratagy Healthy Edge and 1lb of ration balancer. When I asked the BO it turns out she has been getting 3lbs of the PSHE!
She looks awesome, but riding her becoming more of a chore then fun. Over the past two days I rode her for 4 hours. She felt like she could have easily done 4 more! She 21, with navicular, I don't what her pushing herself like that!
I was thinking of swapping her to the Triple crown equine senior which is 11.7% NSC comparied to PSHE 19%. I also like that we will eat her meds with it since it's a textured feed. No blending peppermints into the pills.
Any other good options out there?
This was what she looked like a few weeks after bringing her back to work on only hay and ration balancer last year.
This was her last week on the Healthy Edge, and a years worth of work later! Excuse the dirtiness!