Steady Mare (Dried Blend)
What's in Nature's Medicine Chest for Moody Mares?
Not many people know about horses' pre-menstrual tension (PMT). If your mare is showing the typical signs of irritability and mood swings on a cyclic basis, then it is likely she is experiencing the symptoms and suffering from the nagging pains of pre-menstrual tension. Did you know that herbs can help rebalance the hormone levels and regulate the menstrual cycle?
Herbs can also:
- act as a natural remedy for PMT
- re balance hormone levels
- soothe stomach cramps
- help prevent moody and irritable behaviour
- aid the digestive system
- release tension
A handful of herbs to stop your mare being a handful
A unique combination of herbs to aid the symptoms of premenstrual tension (PMT). Recent studies have indicated that the herb Chaste Tree can re-balance the hormone levels and regulate the menstrual cycle. Chamomile and Vervain are relaxing herbs that will ease away stomach cramps that are making your horse oversensitive to the touch. Chaste Tree is also a useful herb for preparing your mares for covering as well as for relieving the tension. Bring tranquility to your mare today.
An emotionally balanced mare for as little as $1 a day
You can supplement your mares feed to help her through PMT for as little as $1 a day. The dried blends can be easily mixed straight into your horses feed.
Recommended daily dosage:
½ cup= approx. 30 gms.
Up to 13.2 HH 20 grams
13.2-15.2 HH 30-50 grams
15.2 HH upwards 50 grams
Introduce gradually to the horses normal feed allowing 3-4 weeks for herbs to be absorbed. Exact measurements are not as critical as with synthetic medicines so quantities can be adjusted to suit the size of horse as well as the sensitivity of the horse.
Feeding Instructions: Feed daily. Can be mixed in with normal feed and split between 2 feeds if preferred.
Due to the strong flavour of some herbs it is recommended that you introduce herbs gradually.
Refill packs are available either from Brookby Herbs or ask your local stockist.
Here are just some of the essential herbs for helping your moody mare. To find out more, click here for your free herb guide.
Contains: Chaste Tree, Chamomile, Vervain.
Chaste Tree (Fruit, Chaste Berry - Agnus castus)
- Natural hormone balancer
Vervain (leaf and flower head - Verbena officinalis)
- Natures tension reliever
- Restores the nervous system.
- Good for horses that are sensitive to the touch.
Chamomile (flower - Matricaria Chamomilla)
- Natures own calmer.
- Soothing pain relief.
- Helps digestive disorders.
- Useful for menstrual cramps
No More "mareishness"! (from Tried & Tested Horse & Pony Magazine)
"When editor Joan Gilchrist asked me to trial Brookby Herbs' Steady Mare Herbal Blend, she did so with a wry smile. My mare is well known among friends as the old **** and can pull the most wicked faces at a 2 horse-lengths distance! Even her kind paddock mate ducks for cover when the MARE is back in the paddock.
I started giving her Steady Mare at a time when spring growth was beginning & spring hormone levels rising -changing nature would be a big prescription! I didn't notice any instant behavioural change, but then I didn't expect it. It wasn't until I looked back on some of the rides that I realised the mare's behaviour was definitely modified for the better.
Later in the month, I was practising in a quadrille when I ran out of the mix. This gave the mare a close-up opportunity for some real ugly face pulls. The difference was too much to believe. In her case, it took a few weeks on Steady Mare before there were any changes, but when she stopped taking it the reversion was pretty rapid. She is now back on the blend and we are all the happier for it."
"My cheeky standardbred gelding thinks he's "the man", especially in spring. He can get a bit too bossy and protective. I tried "Steady Mare" last year after a friend suggested chaste berries as a natural option to help calm things down. I hunted the internet and came across Brookby Herbs. They have an excellent product and deliver promptly.
Combined with magnesium and toxin binder, Steady Mare definitely made a difference to his behaviour, he was still his alert, 'comedian self', with the 'edge' taken off. I'm back for more Steady mare now that spring has come again." - Madeline Campbell
"Just a note to say what a difference I've found in my mare since she had her first bucket of Steady Mare. When I first looked at the herbs I thought "no way will she eat that" because she doesn't like any other calmers I have tried, but she loves it. Her overall outline is softer & she is working a lot better. Normally she hates the clapping, music and loud speakers at shows but I have just got home from the NZ Grand National Champ Show at Rangiora where she went very well." - S.Adams, Glazebrook Station, Blenheim
"When my mare is in season she becomes more explosive to ride, she is also less willing to work 'over her back' which spoils her dressage performance. I have found that "Steady Mare" has kept her more consistent in her temperament, she is also more willing to work when in season. This means I can now compete when she is in season, knowing she will be doing her best for me!" - Carolyn Hansen and Impulsion Covergirl.
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