Spooking, spinning, highly strung, stable aggression, competition nerves – all symptoms we’ve probably seen and experienced over the years.
Principal Body System: Nervous
Definition: Brain, spinal cord, nerves and sense organs, i.e. the eyes and ears.
Function: Regulates body activities through nerve impulses.
The equine calmer industry is huge. You just have to look at all the shelves of calming product at your local merchants, to see a myriad of products claiming to be the best cure-all to manage every terror our horses experience, and even to calm them in advance of a situation we think they won’t cope with.
It’s hardly surprising – with half a ton of stressed horse in reactive mode, leaping in every direction with four potential weapons of mass destruction in one kick, it’s no wonder we turn to something – anything – to quell our horses’ fears.