Today’s horses are experiencing more stress than ever!
Whether they are show horses, or endurance horses and even horses used for camping, all are subject to added stressors.
With the show season in full swing it’s a good time to stop and take a look at how stressors may affect competitive horses.
Horses are very emotional creatures who are adversely affected by stress.
Understanding this is imperative to having a healthy and happy competitive equine. How individual horses respond to potentially stressful situations differs, but many health ailments are originated from stress of one kind or another.
Stress can be defined as a general term which describes the combination of psychological and biological responses of an animal during real or perceived threatening circumstances. While the physiological response to stress is a highly complex subject, and certainly is not completely understood, scientists agree that there are two types of stressors.
Physical stressors are things such as injury, over-exertion or a change in the environment. Psychological stressors typically include situations that make the animal anxious or fearful. Uncertainty and fear of the unknown can be categorized as two of the major psychological stressors. Competing horses, and even horses who travel for seemingly leisurely activities such as camping, are exposed to both physical and psychological stressors.
The primary concerns with stress are the effects on the endocrine system.
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Are You Having Difficulty Getting Your Mare Pregnant?
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A healthy cycle is essential to a successful conception and gestation.
Here is a heart warming (and relatable) testimonial from Vanessa regarding her beloved mare Ruby, who is now (Happily!!) nearly 90 days pregnant…
(Be sure to check out her video below!)
We have been on the road traveling with my mare Ruby for several years since she was five. She had always seemed to have a regular cycle, but would have a very reactive day with erratic behavior.
She was having times where she had very painful cycles and her erratic behavior was getting much worse.
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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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