Reply To: Hot Arabian Mare Problems

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I have a 26 year old Arabian mare. Your horse reminds me of her. She was calm when she wasn’t worked frequently and as she built more muscle she became hotter. You would never guess that she was 26! I think it might run in the breed, but what I began doing was, I worked her for a longer time at a trot since she had more energy than before. I also would ask her to go into a trot in small round pen where she did not have enough space to canter. I found it works to meet her in the middle and allow her to canter sometimes but trot others. Here’s a picture from the other week