Calmer / hormone regulator - ideas?

Marnie

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I posted about Muppet being on box rest / handwalking for a fractured pedal bone yesterday. She is generally very good but the day before yesterday she got very wound up and was rearing, landing quite heavily - next day she was lame and am assuming that she has re-damaged her foot (vets tomorrow for reassessment).

One thing that I have noticed is that she seems to be very 'hormonal' even when not apparently in season - if you lead her past other horses she will hang towards them, squeal and either kick out or strike out in front - this is the same whether mares or geldings and they don't have to touch her, just be within around 5 feet of her! Sometimes she will just plant in front of another stable and it is very difficult to get her moving again.

Anyone any ideas on calmers / hormone regulators? Is this something that may need something a bit 'stronger' such as regumate? I am worried about her hurting herself / getting hurt if she starts a fight or strikes something with her fractured foot.

Thanks for any help!
 

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Never had a mare so don't know about hormonal regulators but I've tried so many calmers and Nupafeed is definitely the most effective - half my yard are on it after seeing the effect it had on my boy!
 

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Two things that worked for us: changed her feed to Mollichaff Calmer (supposed to be a complete feed - unless you do very strenuous competition and need a feed balancer, it's great). It has magnesium, camomile, etc. - anything to keep her calm.

Also, Global Herbs Frisky Mare for when she's in season (which must be about now as she has been moody for the last 2 days!).

As you can see, her entire feed is there to calm her down.
 
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