Great advice in
's last post.
Wow, that is some piece of history on your mare. It sounds like you have done everything right, including diet:).
Her inner workings still sound very much like one of my TWH's so it's likely that "she is who she is" and has thankfully landed in a great home:). Horses like this are often very much misunderstood by the general population and can easily find themselves thrown away or abused. It's part of why I have hung onto Rusty all these years -- he's a terrific horse but wouldn't be for the majority as they would not have the patience to deal with his ornery self:)
Please give some thought to adding Mag Restore to her diet. At least feed her one bag to see if it helps her. I saw a huge difference in my TWH in only a few days. https://performanceequinenutrition.com
Be sure to click on the "magnesium 101" tab at the top and read up on why extra magnesium malate can benefit some horses.
Also, this is mag malate
, not mag oxide like Remission. Mag malate is much more absorbable in the system, therefore the benefits are seen faster:)
While they have pointed the product toward performance horses, on their new web page, it is for any horse that is anxious and cannot focus, be that intermittently or all the time.
It is expensive but worth every penny if it works:). The company is in Petaluma, CA and great to do business with.
I have always bought from PEN, because they are the only company I know of who sells magnesium malate.
It has just occurred to me that I have about 1/3rd of a 4-1/2# bag of MagRestore left. I opened the bag one year ago, so it's still good -- I keep all my horse supplements in the house because they cost too much money to get ruined by our heat/humidity in the barn.
Rusty had been on MagRestore for about three years. As I mentioned, it is expensive. My other other Is IR with serious trauma injuries and costs me a bloody fortune to maintain his quality of life.
I took Rusty off the Mag Restore to see how he would do, knowing I would still spend the money, if he reverted back to his very anxious/spooky self. The Mag Restore seems to have "righted the ship", as he has been fine this entire year. Meaning, lollol
. I will mail what's left of the MagRestore, so you can at least try it, to see if it helps your mare's anxiousness. You will know one way or the other by the time you use up this last 1/3rd of the bag.
That way you don't have to spend the money on a full bag, and be out the money if it does not work. It is pellet form and very palatable -- at least I think it is -- Rusty is like Mikey on that 70's TV commercial, he eats anything, lol If interested, PM me your shipping address and I will have DH take it to work with him Monday
. I would much rather give this to someone, such as yourself, than to see it sit here, in its bag, inside a plastic container, then end up getting tossed sometime down the road. This would also open up a spot on the dresser in the spare bedroom for something else, lollol