I have a really fantastic 6 year old mare I got straight off the track as a 4 year old. She’s evented through novice very successfully and will move up to training this summer. I love her to death and she’s extremely talented, but she’s very very hot in all aspects of her life. She’s crazy in turnout and very nutty on the ground. I have to ride her for very extended periods of time in order to get her brain in gear, but once she’s quiet she’s so fantastic. (Wearing her down doesn’t work because her body gets tired before her brain does.) Showing isn’t a huge issue, because I’ve learned how to prep her. I’m more concerned about her mental state when she’s not being ridden. I honestly feel bad for her. I feel like she’s a bit tormented.
I don’t feel like the issue is her environment. She lives at a very very peaceful farm with only one other horse and she’s turned out 24/7. Everyone that interacts with her has a great deal of horse experience.
I’m looking for any recommendations. I’m thinking along the lines of supplements, but anything would be helpful.