Brandi ReichenekerAugust 10, 2020 at 11:57 am 5 out of 5 Gear down has been absolute life changing. I’ll try to make a long story short lol. My gelding, Gizmo, was beat as a 2 yr old. Most horses can move past this after a few years, however, he never has. I’ve owned him for almost 8 years and he still is super skittish at 17 years old. As in you walk into the barn and his head shoots up and he goes stiff ready to bolt. I was the first person to enter him at 15 yrs old and battled it out for over a year with him being horribly nervous at every barrel race and scared of even the barrels. The first barrel race on gear down he ran past the barrels! Since being on it he meets me at the gate, he’s no longer as jumpy, he enjoys going more, his runs have improved tremendously. He’s just over all happier on it. I can’t imagine going without gear down now. He gets the daily pellet and the paste 2-3 hours before our runs.