Calmatives May Help?
A stereotypy (STERR-ee-oh-ty-pee) is any repetitive, consistently identical behavior performed for no obvious reason.
The frustration of confinement and loneliness is often the root cause of a horse’s stereotypic behavior. Certain horses may have temperaments especially prone to frustration; for some of these, a calming supplement may provide additional benefit— after you’ve done all you can to improve your horse’s living conditions, including turnout, companionship, and proper diet. Ask your vet about the potential advantage of a calming supplement for your horse. If you compete, review your discipline’s prohibited substance rules.