link between MSM and Focus Equine making horse extremely spooky
Has anyone noticed a possible link between MSM + Focus Equine = crazy batty horse?
I had an arab mare that was a hot spooky horse, she was on msm off and on which really didn't seem to make much off a difference in her spookiness. Then I read about Magrestore and Focus Equine and put her on it. She was on msm at the time and had been for a while. The first couple of days she seemed ok when I worked with her, not much of a difference really. Then the 4th day hit, I took her to the round pen and she was horrible- spooking at every little thing, very tense and antsy like she was in a ring full of horse eating tigers. The sweat was pouring from her. She could not focus or calm down. I went home very discouraged because I'd read so much good about those 2 supplements. I did a bit of research and came across someone who took her mare off of MSM and had great results with the 2 calming supps. So thats what I did and a few days later my mare was much better, and every day she just got better and better until she was so much calmer than ever before I was singing the praise of Magrestore and Focus Equine.
And then, I got another horse. This QH mare is a naturaly calm horse, she does have training issues, but she's not spooky like the arab mare. She's been on a joint supp with msm since I got her a year ago. This has never seemed to be an influence in her quiet days vs. her more hyper days. She has mental trouble with the canter so I thought I would put her on Focus Equine thinking maybe it would help her to calm down and focus when working on the canter.
The first week it worked beautifully, we were cantering around on a loose rein out in the field.
The second week she was a holy terror running off with me.
The third week I took her to the round pen and she was so tense- spooking and jumping at everything. It took alot of work to get her to calm down and focus, and still she was super antsy about everything. And this made me remember what had happend with my arab mare.
So...anyone have similar experiances?
I'm going to take her off of the Focus Equine (I'm almost out of it anyway) and see if that makes a difference. I think I will purchase some more to give to her but take her off the joint supp to see what the result is.