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post #1 of 8 Old 12-26-2015, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hello I am giving my horse be calm for the fireworks. Should I change his eating habits for the day or should I treat as a normal day. Only giving one small tube for the night
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-26-2015, 10:21 PM
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If you're apprehensive about how he may possibly behave, then he will.

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-26-2015, 10:30 PM
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Not familiar with "be calm" but if he is a sensitive horse and you think he might be worried I would cut back his grain, if he gets a lot otherwise don't bother, but see no reason why you should change anything else. His normal routine will help him realize it's not too big a deal.

As far as "expecting" him to act up if the horse is sitting in the stable (or wherever) it's not like he's going to pick up on the absent owners vibes..
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IME overall, they adjust. The first few minutes they may be jumpy, but then they generally figure out that it is just noise, like stall doors slamming or someone pounding in t-posts or nails and get over it.
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-27-2015, 09:22 AM
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Give him some hay to munch on, that may help. Horses seem to be a lot more tolerant of things when they can eat.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-30-2015, 03:23 AM
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Just below us they held a big firework display. I went out to check the horses and they were stood on the ridge of the hill watching the display totally unconcerned.

These were yearlings and two year old horses that had never seen anything like it.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-30-2015, 07:24 AM
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I put two of mine in the stall with the lights on and a radio playing. They really aren't all that concerned with it. But my gelding, I put in the arena where he paces all night.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-03-2016, 02:21 PM
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Hi i wouldn't change a thing! Keep him exactly the same, and don't you worry, imagine your on a nervous horse on a hack! If you panic he bolts or shys! Make sure you keep routine the same and feeding and everything and he should be fine. if your still worried give him extra hay in a double net for the night, keep him busy :) Hope this helped xx
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