Spring means warmer days, blooming flowers… and high horses!
Why does my horse have mood swings? The ever-changing hormones surging throughout the female body can cause a plethora of changes in the way she feels physically, mentally and emotionally. This is the same for humans as for our horses. Do you dread when it’s ‘that time’ for you or for your mare?
Do mood swings from unbalanced hormones ever create havoc with your attitude or performance?
While we (human) females have hormonal cycles that average 28 days (in our reproductive years), a mare’s cycle is on average 21 days. Women have menstrual cycles that are about 5-7 days long and horses have their Estrus cycle for about 5 days, but usually only from about April through September.
Here’s an important comparison: Women experience pre-menstrual symptoms (irritability, mood changes, tender breasts, menstrual cramps, etc…) for about 1-3 days prior to a menstrual cycle, and then symptoms usually subside once menses begins. Mares experience Estrus for 5-7 days, which is the time when she may become problematic with her attitude and performance.
Humans have only 3 types of estrogens, whereas horses have over 20 types.
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Hello! I’m excited you’ve dropped by!
I have so much to share with you. Oh before I forget, my name is Millie and I am a Taffechan bred mare and my registered name is Taffechan Rhea Dargon. And I have the prestigious honor of being the official Mascot for Serene by Nature cream!
About me, where do I start… Well, between my third and fourth year of life I had 4 different sales to new ‘owners’.
While moving so many times, I met many other horses and started hearing stories of horrible neglect and abuse, and of constantly being ‘sold’ to the next unhappy human.
I was terrified. I didn’t want to be ‘un-liked’ by my human, and I didn’t want to have to keep moving over and over.
I felt very out of control and unsure of the future, and of humans.
** Be sure you check out my videos down below! I love being a video star and I appreciate folks taking the time to enjoy my YouTube Stardom. Thank you! **
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Fun Testimonials ~ with Videos ~ Shared by Happy and Serene Horse Lovers…
Our latest testimonial is actually about a life saved by Serene by Nature!!
Before using Serene by Nature my mare was an absolute terror. She attacked her grooms, flipped over on her riders, kicked, bit, and charged people (Once she even grabbed a jockey and yanked him off of another horse!). Every time she was handled she had to have an extra set of eyes on her for the safety of the handler.
Dream was a racehorse and eventually had to be retired because of her behavior, she was just too dangerous and was not worth trying to race. At the track they gave her 60 cc’s of UGUARD a day hoping that would help her, but it didn’t help.
A year after she was retired, as she still hadn’t changed. We took her in, when the track was done trying to deal with her, and we had her tested and treated for ulcers. Then we turned her out in a large grassy field for a year, and left her alone in hopes she would settle. She never did.
We then started her on raspberry leaves, UGUARD pellets, Redmond Stress Relief, ViaCalm, Aloe Vera juice, and 4 cc’s a week of Medroxyprogesterone via IV. She was kept on that regimen for about 6 months without much change.
We had started looking at the option of putting her down because she was too dangerous to handle.
Then we found Shelly, and Serene by Nature, and just 2 days after using it she was starting to change for the better!
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