Howdy! In this article we will focus on different areas of equine anxiety and how CBD assists in managing stress.
Horses experience several types of anxiety stemming from their need to be part of a herd as well as the innate stress of being a prey animal in their natural environment. The most common areas of anxiety include:
Our experiences show horses having strong memories when experiencing negative situations. This may include trailering issues, stress induced during training, or pain associated with certain activities. Each of these memories may trigger anxiety causing your horse to act out behaviorally, creating a dangerous environment for both of you.
Many horse owners experience the dreaded weaving or stall walking. In some cases these actions may be due to boredom. Natural habitat for horses is open land and grazing. Stall confinement may induce anxiety in some horses, who would prefer to be out with pasture mates.
Shifting schedules, new environments or starting heavy training schedules may all produce a change in anxiety levels for horses.
Performance Anxiety can be due to several factors. A change of environment, a nervous rider that your horse can sense, or just the bright lights and loud music associated with some events. All of these factors contribute to anxiety and are certainly going to make a difference in your horse.
As natural herd members are removed from the herd, or the loss of a buddy, may certainly bring about significant signs of anxiety.
External Stimuli Anxiety
This anxiety is often brought about by your horse experiencing things beyond their control. These new experiences may impact their environment, such as holiday fireworks, construction projects that have moved closer to the area, exposing your horse to large equipment visuals and unfamiliar noises. Any of these external changes in a daily environment create a response which often leads to anxiety.
Thankfully, CBD products provide a natural solution to manage the anxiety level of your horse, enabling them to adjust to new surroundings, environments, changes and separation.
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