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Whether you are training for a competition, teaching your horse how to load or training your horse to cope with the farrier  it’s important to remember to take the necessary  time and patience each individual horse needs. ConfidenceEQ can help in this process alongside appropriate behavioural or training methods. 

Learning new things can be stressful. Although an extreme analogy, if a hungry lion wandered into a room where you were sitting and trying to learn something new, your ability to pay attention and absorb that information would rapidly diminish!

In the same way minimising stress will help a horse be in the right frame of mind to learn.

ConfidenceEQ has been shown to decrease stress levels and focuses the attention of the horse on the task, helping horses learn quickly and effectively.

Changes to a horse’s environment or routine such as moving to a new yard, turning out or stabling, new owner/groom, meeting new horses or being weaned can be stressful.  Horses are sociable animals that like routine and these changes may trigger a change in their behaviour if not carefully done.

Applying Confidence EQ 30 minutes before a change of environment will help your horse to more quickly, ConfidenceEQ can be reapplied as necessary.

NEW ENVIRONMENTS

MEETING NEW HORSES

Although horses are sociable animals it can be a stressful time for both owner and horse introducing a new arrival. ConfidenceEQ has been clinically shown to help in managing horses’ emotional state during the introduction of an unfamiliar individual, Apply ConfidenceEQ to the horses nostrils 30 minutes before introducing the new horse. 

ConfidenceEQ has been shown to help significantly during fearful events.

Horses can often show fearful reactions when confronted with new or troubling situations such as, the competition environment, meeting new horses, moving to a new yard, dealing with loud noises etc.

THE COMPETITION ENVIRONMENT

Taking a horse to a competition can be a stressful experience, travelling, a new environment, crowds, loud noises all can

cause your horse not to perform as he does in his home environment!

ConfidenceEQ has been used by many competition  riders in a huge variety of disciplines with great results, simply apply ConfidenceEQ to the horses nostrils 30 minutes before loading and apply again at least 30 minutes before the competition.

ConfidenceEQ can help whilst training your horse how to accept appropriate handling alongside potential scary sounds such as those associated with farriery.

As prey animals the reduced ability to get away can cause horses to feel very vulnerable. This maybe a due to everyday occurrences such as a leg is being held by the farrier, being stabled at the veterinary surgery or being restrained to be examined by the vet.

It is important to ensure your safety and that of the veterinary surgeon and farrier so training your horse to accept handling can prevent injury.

ConfidenceEQ can help whilst training your horse how to accept appropriate handling alongside potential scary sounds such as those associated with farriery. 

Please note, if your horse is usually sedated ConfidenceEQ should be used alongside re-training not instead of sedation.

ConfidenceEQ can be a great help whether you have a horse that will travel but becomes stressed or if you are trying re-train or introduce a horse to a trailer  for the first time. Using ConfidenceEQ 30 minutes prior to travel has been shown to decrease stress levels and focuses the attention of the horse on the task, helping it learn quickly and effectively.

Both loading into confined space and the act of transportation itself can be challenging for our equine companions. As prey animals it goes against their instincts of maintaining a good view and clear escape route so they can run if they need to.

The fact that our horses can load and travel demonstrates their ability to adapt and trust. It is important to note that even horses that are good travellers can show signs associated with stress including an increase in heart rate and water loss.

Horses learn very quickly and have great memories  which is why it’s so important to createpositive learning experiences initially when loading and travelling to set them up to be  travel happy, however this can also mean a bad experience may cause problems in the future.

Whether you are re-training a horse that has had a bad experience or introducing a horse to the trailer for the first time - it takes time and patience and if your horse is becomes particularly stressed or you are not making progress you should always seek the advice of a suitably qualified equine behaviourist. The horse’s first experience is vital and they should be exposed gradually, allowing the horse to approach the vehicle slowly and letting them sniff and examine the new object.  The task of loading should be broken down into small segments which are easy for the horse to achieve gradually building up the expectation after ensuring they are happy and confident at the previous stage.Training sessions should be kept short (20 minutes), the horse should be rewarded after each new experience and training sessions should always finish on a good experience and positive note.

 

ConfidenceEQ can be a great help whether you have a horse that will travel but becomes stressed or if you are trying re-train or introduce a horse to a trailer  for the first time.

ConfidenceEQ has been shown to decrease stress levels and focuses the attention of the horse on the task, helping it learn quickly and effectively.

ConfidenceEQ has also been shown in clinical data to significantly lower heart and water rate during travel.

WHEN TO USE CONFIDENCE EQ?

ConfidenceEQ provides an effective option to reduce or prevent equine stress. Our equine appeasing pheromone gel is easy to apply and can start working in as little as 30 minutes.

TRAVELLING

VET / FARRIER VISITS

FEARFUL SITUATIONS

 
 
 
 

TRAINING