To turn down the “heat”
In “Too Hot to Trot” (Consultants, EQUUS 444), Tim Hayes was right on about all the reasons a horse could act hot and fizzy---but I would add one more possibility to his list.
We bought a 7-year-old Morgan mare many years ago who had been punished for being “hot” and always wanting to run. We thought she was just scared, but it turned out that she was being fed too much grain. Some horses are such easy keepers that they don’t need all that sugar. When the low-carb feeds first came out, we tried one, and what a difference it made. She ended up calmer and more level-headed because she wasn’t hyped up out of her mind on sugar. Ann Fritz Summerfield, Florida