Ricki - 2021-12-15 6:20 AM
I am going to mention wet saddle blankets but don't whip me because I feel the same way. I had a well respected trainer tell me years and years ago if you think wet saddle blankets are the answer for all things wrong under a saddle then you haven't ridden enough horses to find out differently or you have been lucky. Fitting one up that is like that can back fire on you.
Now to move on. I worked for a vet that would RX ace for Sub Q injections for a gradual slow release. I use to trail ride with a girl that had a horse that was nuts to ride. The vet prescribed this method for her horse and he was the best horse on the trails. We could get in miles of trails before it wore off.
Oh, I love this idea!! I have always just either gave ace IM or Orally as needed. Also IV if one was bad to shoe or something. Haven't heard of the sub Q method, something to look into.
Go ahead & whip me if you think you're fast enough to catch me. I know you said rx but if you haven't tried at least 30 consistent days of a good magnesium supplement you're missing what could be a simple answer. And I know it's not Rx but I had really good luck with phytosana cbd on a mare that was unpredictability schizo (she'd be good one day & a psycho the next) the phytosana really evened her out & the psycho days went away.
Whiteboy - 2021-12-13 11:04 AM
I'm about to do this with my 4yr mare. Problem is, I'm afraid she'll never settle with being so hair trigger anxious.
Fun2Run - 2021-12-13 11:39 AM
You're not going to get a wet saddle blanket answer from me. I've done this for many, many years. Fluoxetine is a daily pill (horsey Prozac) that can make a big difference with a horse. You get it from your vet. People who say you shouldn't use something like this just haven't ridden enough horses. And, it's very possible that after a month or two on the medicine, you can take them off of it.
Wisdom! I have a sometimes psycho mare. She doesn't even have a job to hate. Some days she's good as gold and some days the people at the end of our road can hear me cursing her. Going to ask my vet about this. Good luck CanCan! I feel your pain!
highonsugar - 2021-12-15 8:41 PM
That was a joke. Please dont breed crazy horses.
I also used Ace, like the others mentioned, on a horse that was anxious. I'd give it to him on a cookie. It helped. But he never did grow to tolerate the anxiety of barrel racing. I know you asked about prescription drugs but I also used ViaCalm on a horse that was nervous and that worked for her.
highonsugar - 2021-12-15 9:41 PM
She's only 4. You have lots of time for her to settle down.
willrodeo4food - 2021-12-15 5:23 PM
Oh, I don't have to catch you. I'll hide and ambush you. Yes on the magnesium and yes on the photo whatever CBD. Got a free bottle at a MM clinic. Didn't make a diff. Ace doesn't help. No on Mare Magic. All the little supposed to work expensive pastes.
Whiteboy - 2021-12-16 11:37 AM
LOL....but just think of the fun a crazy youngster can provide
Well I'll probably **** some people off with my comment but oh well, to bad so sad. It makes me sick to read people saying ace your horse. These people are not vets.No one has seen your horse. No one has a clue how your horse is acting, they just go by what you say. Take your horse to your vet. Discuss your horses problem with your vet & do what your vet says not what people on a barrel board say. Ace almost ruined my horse. I didn't give it & never would if I was going to run. It was given to my horse without my knowing. Ace is a seditive & should be used with other problem, not to give to a horse your running. I talked to my vet regarding my mares problems. What she suggests I do, I will do, not what people on a forum say I should do. I wish you the best with your horse.
okhorselover - 2021-12-17 7:45 PM
Doesn't she have to see the vet to GET Ace since it's a prescription drug? In my case, the vet prescribed it for him.
For future reference, how did Ace ruin your horse? May I ask what happened?
okhorselover - 2021-12-17 6:45 PM
Ace is not a sedative, it is a tranquilizer and as SmokinBandits mentioned it is an RX med so a person would have to see a vet to get it. If the person comes by it through other means or gets it from a vet by lying about its intended use then any harm that comes to the horse or user is on them. It sounds like your problem should be with the person that gave Ace to your horse not the drug.
Besides CanCan strikes me to be smart enough to blow off any advice that might harm her horse.
Ricki - 2021-12-17 6:39 PM
I say Ace is not for a horse you would be running. It just wouldn't be safe.
skye - 2021-12-17 10:19 PM
But Chlorpromazine is ? which is almost identical to Ace and you gave it a thumbs up when it was mentioned. Why so?
Ricki - 2021-12-18 6:29 AM
It's in the title Rx for nerves!
Of course I will obtain Rx drugs from a DVM. ??
This post is for reports and recommendations from barrel racers who have personal stories/experiences with calming and focusing prescription drugs for horses.
Every. Single. Drug. Has. Potential. Side. Effects.
Ricki - 2021-12-18 7:29 AM
Chlorpromazine and Ace are not even close to being the same drug.
1DSoon - 2021-12-19 3:40 PM
I pulled the below information below from a paper written by a CVT and her source for information was a board certified DACVB. Also I am looking at a publication on the aaep site and a peertech publication that would support the similarity of the two. But hey what do we, they know. You are the veterinarian on call.
Acepromazine (PromAce ®) and Chlorpromazine are two commonly used phenothiazine tranquilizers in veterinary clinics. Their primary method of action is as a Dopamine antagonist.Chlorpromazine (Thorazine ®) is almost identical to Acepromazine and is just as potent.
CanCan - 2021-12-13 8:51 AM
Notice: I'm whipping the first person that says wet saddle blankets.
This mare has been hauled extensively for two years and is nowhere near seasoned or dependable. Now, with that out-of-the-way, does anyone have experience with a daily prescription drug that would calm the hell out of a horse? I use guanabenz when I take her to a show. All it does is make her less dangerous, but it really doesn't help with performance or focus. She has all the athleticism and speed that she needs, but we can't get it together enough to even consistently make it into the 5D.
I sent you a PM.
The Equine Edge ( Total Heath Enhancement) has a great natural product for Calming. You can do a daily supplement and then give a calming cookie(s) a few hours prior to running. I like it becasue it is all natural.
Ace would make my guy trip and running barrels that freaked me out!!
I would rule out pain and use xrays to make sure your horse's angles in feet are correct and if all that checked out. Since correcting the issues that presented themselves in the bone scan & xrays, he is a completely different horse and I only give him THE Calming Cookies, as they help with focus, too. I ALWAYS keep T.H.E. Calming Cookies with me in case my anxiety decides to rear its ugly head... kinda like a fig newton.
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