Some owners find their mares become difficult to manage when they come into season in spring or summer.
They behave badly, perhaps aggressively, and can be difficult to train, ride and handle.
It is estimated that as many as 10% of mature mares will get symptoms that affect their performance.
Vets are sometimes asked to prescribe a hormone drugs – but there are more natural alternatives that are worth trying to deal with moody mares.
Pegasus Health FriskyMare is a naturally soothing horse calmer that helps to maintain balance in the reproductive system.
For particularly moody mares FriskyMare can be taken along with Magcalm for horses – a magnesium-based anti-stress horse calmer – for optimum results.
Pegasus Health FriskyMare contains 100% Embelia ribes. It MAY have a contraceptive effect and so should NOT be used on pregnant mares or those due to conceive.
Other options include Agnus-Castus for horses (also known as Chaste Berry) which has been used for centuries to relieve symptoms associated with human female hormonal imbalances and is believed to work in a similar way to relieve seasonal moodiness in mares. It works on the pituitary gland which balances the body’s natural ratio of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone.