Aggression

in Health Conditions

Aggression

Symptoms:

  • Biting
  • Kicking
  • Charging
  • Ears pinned
  • Bucking
  • Rearing
  • Uncooperative

Causes:

  • History of abuse
  • Current abuse
  • Confinement or no interaction with herd members
  • Physical or digestive pain
  • Hoof pain
  • Dislikes current training program
  • Poor saddle fit
  • Mares – hormone imbalances resulting in changes to brain chemistry
  • Geldings and Stallions – sensitivity to testosterone levels resulting in changes to brain chemistry
  • Insulin Resistance – Refer to Insulin Resistance page
  • Hunger

Recommended Remedies:

  • Calm-Aid – Fast acting, safe for all animals, use as needed for all stress and anxiety
  • Calm & Cool – Restores nerve function, relaxant, adrenal support
  • Herbal Blend for Mares – aggressive and uncooperative mares
  • Vitamin B-6 – hormonal mares and aggressive geldings/stallions
  • Riva’s Primrose Oil – hormonal mares and aggressive geldings/stallions
  • Homeopathic Testes – aggressive geldings/stallions – combine with Vitamin B6

 (single homeopathic remedies – call to order)

Diet & Nutrition

  • No high sugar or carbohydrate feeds
  • Beware of feed intolerances to grain, grain alternatives or alfalfa

Special Notes:

  1. Ensure that an aggressive horse is listened to and that all possible causes are identified and eliminated
  2. Competitive horses need time off!
  3. Permanently stalled horses can be expected to become aggressive! Horses need play time with their mates
  4. Some horses use aggression to express themselves when neglected, abandoned and/or abused
  5. Aggressive human families will often create aggressive animals
  6. Horses are not commodities – they are highly emotional and spiritual beings