Confidence EQ Equine Appeasing Pheromonal Gel
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Confidence EQ® is an Equine Appeasing Pheromone Gel that uses pheromone technology to reduce stress in horses. Confidence EQ® duplicates the pheromone that is naturally produced by mares to provide reassurance to their foals while nursing. The presence of this pheromone signals that the environment is safe and secure to the adult horse.
Helps horses manage new or unexpected stimuli
Helps build confidence in horses undergoing stressful situations such as trailering, training, environmental changes, loud noises, etc.
Assists with environmental changes, such as moving to a new stable, going indoors/outdoors, new owner/caretaker, and more
Aids in social situations, such as foal weaning, meeting new stable mates, or pasture mates
Great for farrier visits, veterinary visits, dental visits
Aids in dealing with loud noises, large crowds, thunderstorms, fireworks, gunshots, motor vehicles
Item Specifications:Each box comes with 10 5mL gel packets
Directions For Use: Divide one packet of gel in half, applying equal portions to the bottom edge of each nostril. Apply approximately 30 minutes before the stressful situation is to occur. Repeat application every 2 - 2.5 hours, if necessary. Appropriate for horses of all ages.
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My mare can't relax while trail riding. Would it be appropriate to use once a week when we are going to go away from home?
Best Answer: Hello Laurie. I have used Confidence EQ in many ways with our horses. It has helped our mare with her confidence while being worked and focuses our stallion when breeding. I would certainly try the product 45 minutes to 1 hour before you go out on your trail ride...although no product works 100% on 100% of horses, this product may just do the trick!
What are the active ingredients in this preparation? I don't see them listed in the ad. Thank you.
Best Answer: I don't have the box anymore. However, I originally researched thiis product online. They have a very innformative website that details the components of the product. For the record, this was a game changer for me. My horse called constantly and worked himself up to a frenzy whenever I took him off the property. the behavvior is now extinguished, mainly because of this product. It also helps with his sensitivity to being clipped and helps him manage high stress situations when he is away from his barn mates.
Does the product "Confidence EQ Equine Appeasing Pheromonal Gel" have a scent or fragrance of any kind that the horse can smell?
Best Answer: It has a very, very slight scent that I can smell if I put the packet very close to my nose. So, I'm sure that the horse can smell it. But I wouldn't consider it a fragrance at all. The results for me using this product, is that while it seems to calm my Arab mare somewhat (none of the other calming meds I've tried do, or they even make her worse), my Quarter Horse mare doesn't seem to be affected much. Haven't tried it on my Arab gelding yet. He's a rescue, has little confidence and is afraid of trying new things. I'm going to use it tomorrow when I work him though and see what happens. My Vet recommended it which is why I tried it. I definitely think it is worth a try.
Does this work better than everything else out there? My horse has been mishandled by a farrier in th past so she is nervous around farriers and not exactly the best patient. She doesn't rear or bolt or anything but won't give her leg and pulls away and dances and is very nervous. She acts like she is going to flight but never has yet and i don't think she will. We are working with her through positive training that farriers are a good thing and no one is going to hurt her but i am trying to find something that takes the edge off and makes it less stressful on her and for her to be a little easier to handle. I have tried magic mare, viticalm, quietexII and nothing worked, and i hate to have to keep sedating her as that isn't allowing us to train her and teach her ... So has anyone tried Viticalm or Quietex and had it NOT work and then used this and it DID work? I am willing to try anything for this sweet girl but i hate wasting $50 especially since I already have tried so many other things and they didn't work.
Best Answer: I would consult with your local Vet. Unfortunately bec we do not know the horse we cannot make that judgement call.