Q: Whenever my Welsh mare is in season she becomes very strong,
overexciteable and tricky to handle. Are there any herbal supplements,
which will help to improve her behaviour?
It is common for mares to become difficult while in season. Sometimes
such problems are very mild, but occasionally they can cause real
problems for horse and rider.
There are a
number of ways of approaching such problems but all are based on
changing the balance of hormones that are present during the season.
The key hormone is oestrogen, which is, present in increasing amounts
the nearer to the time or oestrus the mare gets.
A number of
hormonal products can be useful most are based on a herb called
chasteberry, which monks used to use to help them control their
passions. The plant is also very useful in females to help normalise
hormone levels and can be used for many types of imbalance.
which we have found useful, is ambelia officinalis. In combination with
other herbs and natural substances, this can be even more useful
than chasteberry in your type of situation. Look out in your local
feed merchants for products containing these plants.
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