Am a non-horsey Mum with three daughters (aged 7-12) who are extremely passionate about horses. As we don’t have horses ourselves, they get their vicarious horse x through NZ Horse & Pony, and PONIES! magazines. We used to borrow NZ Horse & Pony from our
Amanda Mason wrote in asking for help with her horse pawing and kicking out while travelling, in your January issue (Ask the Experts). I’d like to help and tell her how we stopped our horse doing the same. I travelled with him to watch more closely what was going on, and could see he was like a back seat driver. His eyes were glued to the window watching everything that passed us by, so I covered the window with tinted lm that let light through but blurred the view. I gave him sedazine to help relax him and took him on a short trip around the block. I repeated this over many weeks and he no longer paws and tries to eat the oat. I also have made a soft muzzle (two sun-protecting aps sown together and attached to the halter); this also helps calm the horse and prevents him chewing the inside of the oat.