View Full Version : Anyone elses horse feeling 'fresh' this winter
16th December 2009, 02:19 PM
Is it just me or is anyone else's horse turned a little crazy since the cold weather kicked in!!!! Blaze seems to be full of energy, wanting to ride at full speed a head everywhere! She even kicked another horse while out hacking the other day ( not hard more - of a warning fortunately) which is not like her at all??? I cant decide whether its because its winter or whether its because i clipped her for the first time this year, or whether she is just being hormonal!!!
So is anyone elses horse behaving like a two year old?????
GR & Me
16th December 2009, 02:45 PM
Gem seemed rather fresh on Monday when bringing her in to ride her. Put it down to her being keen and not ridden in a week and a half!! :shocked:
Decided to lunge her for 10 mins to get rid of at least a little bit of her excess energy but she was very perky to ride and was ready to go go go!!!
16th December 2009, 03:26 PM
Mine have been running around a fair bit - Scottie  has been cantering around the field, which is unusual for him as in winter he tends to slow down a little due to the cold weather. He's having steroid injections though so who knows lol
16th December 2009, 03:57 PM
yep I took Bella out today and she was a bit mental! So full of beans!
On Monday we went out with my friend and her cob, naughty cob decided he would try to overtake when we were cantering, Bella was having none of it it it turned into a mad bolt, neither of us could stop but I managed to circle Bella and stop eventually!
there must be something in the air..
16th December 2009, 05:55 PM
A lot of it is to do with a shortage of magnesium in their diet at this time of year. Magnesium acts as a calmer amongst other things, and with the constant wet weather, its washed out of the soil so the grass is lacking in it. Try ading some to their feeds and you should get your normally calm steed back!
16th December 2009, 06:05 PM
Thats really interesting because my friend on my yard suggested Magnesium, she feeds it to her horse and she said it acts as a natural calmer. Are grazing isn't brilliant so i may try that. I have been putting some brewers yeast in her feed for the last week and for the first time in two weeks ive managed to trot her in the school without her cantering off!!! Has seemed to take the edge off!!
16th December 2009, 09:14 PM
ooh that is interesting - I might look into that. What type do you use fairyfeet?
16th December 2009, 10:21 PM
Considering we're only managing to ride once or twice a week, both Chip and Baby are really calm so far. HOWEVER, they started getting haylage last night so time will tell if their good behaviour will last !
27th December 2009, 03:20 PM
Yup, Tilly has taken to breakdancing
27th December 2009, 04:41 PM
The magnesium thing is interesting. Hacked out yesterday and Charlie was snorting like he was on a hunt. Did a little jumping today and again he was excited but I thought that it was coz he doesn't do much jumping.
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