Howdy! It is very common that we hear about horses experiencing anxiety or are just acting crazy. After all, as a CBD company many people think about our products for anxiety first. Yet, in many cases the horse is really experiencing pain and the only way they can communicate is behaviorally. Often, that behavior is seen as being stubborn, hardheaded or uncontrollable, leading the owner to find the horse unpleasant and no longer enjoyable to ride. So, let’s take some time to talk about how your horse may be trying to tell you it’s in pain and some signs to look for.
Change in Head Carriage:
Sore horses will often carry the heads higher than usual. Unfortunately, this creates greater stiffness in the poll, causing tightness and tension through the neck muscles.
Muscles around the eye become more tense when the horse is experiencing pain. Look for the upper eyelid to be raised and less relaxed.
Muscle Deterioration and Tightness:
Changes in your horse’s top line or the way your horse holds himself is often a result of pain your horse is trying to relieve. You may also see one shoulder underdeveloped compared to the other or changes in the development on the backend with one side larger than the other.
Changes in the angle of your horse’s pelvis may indicate compensation for pain on the front end. When these changes are apparent either in the flattening or steepening of the pelvis angle, it may be an indication your horse is making to gain a degree of comfort.
Related to the pelvis angle, if you are not able to lift your horses tail easily this can be associated with a change in the pelvis angle and a sign of soreness in your horse.
Thankfully, naturally occurring cannabinoids provide a natural way to provide relief for your horse.
If you are experiencing any of the above signs with your horse, and have questions about how or when to use cannabinoid products to manage pain, contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website, www.tomlusa.com for more information and to also learn more about the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Foundation of America.