Valiosa had only trailered a grand total of 3 times with me.
Heading home on Friday, with a little help from Chip, whom I’ve never met before but turned out to be an awesome, nice guy, with a huge trailer, would be her 4th.
To help her, I decided to try the sample of Zylkene from my friend. It’s a supplement with calming properties from Vetoquinol.
It’s a powder, she ate it quickly on top of a small serving of grain, and while I’m not sure, it seemed to work within 20 minutes. It’s derived from Casein, milk protein.
No drowsiness, just calmly walked on, backed out nicely a little less than 2 hrs later, and settled in very quickly at home, eating and drinking.
Drying in the sun after a bath outside our new barn doors. They let in a lot of light through plexiglass!
She will have enough training and won’t need it just to trailer later, but it was a great anxiety reducer for this trip and moving barns.
Not entirely sure if this will be available for purchase in the U.S for equine use. Anyone? Have you used it for anything else?
Off to treat and get rid of the swelling from the oak mites. Other than these insect bites, she’s had a great experience this month! It’s already looking way better – this won’t be a long lasting issue! Just really wish I’d have Alexis with me when riding her today at home haha!