Weaving in horses is generally a habit of moving back and forth on it’s forelegs causing it to sway and moving their head back and forth. In some cases it’s caused by a lack of exercise, foraging or socialization, but in other cases it may be a sign of discomfort. We received the following note from Mary regarding a mare named, Scarlett who she said was always a nervous mare and a weaver.
I want to thank you for this amazing product! I have been using on my nervous mare who has ulcers and is a weaver. I have to say after just a week, she has almost quit doing it completely! She is much more calm and happy. My yearling was colicky a couple weeks ago, so I gave this to him as well and it helped a lot. I will continue to keep my horses on it.
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Animals who have been subjected to cruel conditions whether mental or physical tend to develop anxiety and other emotional traits that can also manifest as physical illness. For horses it’s often digestive issues such as ulcers or colic. Here is an email we recently received from one such case.
I started using the GastroElm Plus because of a rescue horse that had, in his past life, been badly abused. He was very fearful and tended to colic with the slightest changes in diet or weather. I suspected ulcers were a result of the past abuse as well as mental unbalance. He is a 13 year old TN Walking Horse gelding named Pride’s Viper.
He has been on GastroElm Plus consistently for over two years and is calmer and seldom shows any signs of colic. I took him off for about 6 months and the colic episodes increased so he will just stay on the product for the rest of his life now.
I will say, that with 5 other horses to look after, I do not mix the powder with water but simply top dress his small grain ration with the tablespoon of powder. This seems to work well for him. I am so very pleased to find a natural product that works well for my horses. I also use GastroElm + if I am transporting any of my horses to competition or trail rides. Cannot hurt and should help if they stress at all. Thank you for putting this out here for us to use.
Thank you for sharing your story Valarie! If you have a story you would like to share please send it along with a picture of your horse to firstname.lastname@example.org