Hormonal supplement for mares?

EllieBeast

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Hiya, i have recently had some trouble with uncharacteristic run-outs whilst xc with my mare. we had a stop at the water fence today (water is usually the highlight of her course) and she was backing off a few of the early jumps - VERY unlike her!
when i arrived home and turned her out, she went straight to the geldings and showed that she was clearly fully in season! A few weeks ago, she was also not quite right in herself whilst competing - easily distracted (by a dog
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) incurring a run-out then too. when checking the diary, that date would co-incide with her previous season, so i am wondering wether this could have some bearing.
The problem is, the next time she is due in season, is the weekend of a big competition - one that i have been working towards all year
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, so wondered if there were any supplements/ herbal remedies that i could start feeding her now that could make her seasons more comfortable, therefore making her easier and more willing to ride. Any recommendations?
Thanks (sorry for the ramble
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Sarah xXx
 

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Dodson & horell to a good supplment called stroppy mare, you can find it using that link above I gave. There are loads of others, but thats the one that worked for me
 

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I've been feeding 'Hormonal Mare' by Feel Good 30 this summer and it has made a noticeable difference to my Stoppy Madam. Last year she napped really badly and was horrible when in season, but its hardly noticeable this year, and have competed with no problems when in season.
 

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i tried hormonease, and that helped a lot bringing her into the start of the season
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where is ur bg competition?
 

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Thanks Guys. Big comp is milton keynes 3DE. Was really looking forward to it. although this and a few other unrelated problems have really put a downer on things. oh well, it is only a comp.
Sarah xXx
 

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Thankyou, once i get started on this project enthusiasm should come back
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however she has now thrown a shoe (first in 4.5 years!) right when we are at the peak of our fitness plan
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Sarah xXx
 

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I feed Springy NAF Oestress which helps a lot with her stroppiness, although we never have ridden problems when she is in season - only handling issues!
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How long have you got before the comp? Most herbal things take a while to get into their system.
 

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This might be slightly overreacting but its only becasue of personal experience!
If this is totally out of character,
I would get her scanned my mares behaviour had progressively got worse over a couple of years the first year I faffed about with every supplement under the sun including regumate. the second year more scans and implants and this summer she got her ovaries out as it was found she had tumours in them.
Well the difference is just unbelievable and now I realise just how much pain my girl had obviously been in!
She is a different person now and soooo chilled out, NOT that I would recommend the op if not necessary but in her case so far so good!
Nat
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thanks for the warning! Ellie isnt usually the type to be like this. she has always had 'silent seasons' until this summer. however, before this summer she has never been turned out with geldings whilst i have had her. i believe that this has been the cause for the change in her. however, i will be very cautious - will chat to the vet when i go to grab the supplements.
i have 3 weeks until the comp, but want to get her onto something anyways.
Sarah xXx
 
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