Calmers for horses

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With many calmers for horses available on the market, it’s hard to know which one to choose. The ingredients all differ, as do the price and effectiveness of each. Let’s look at some of the best horse calming supplements on the market today and how these might help you manage your horse’s temperament.

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COOL IT! from Equine Products UK Ltd

Equine Products UK Cool It
Equine Products UK Cool It

Equine Products UK Cool It is available on Amazon.

Equine Products UK Cool It is one of the best and fastest-acting horse calming supplements available over the counter. No official dosage amount is recommended, it can be given at a rate of up to one heaped scoop per day, which is provided with the product. Many racehorse owners and trainers choose to use Cool It, which is widely accepted as an effective calmer. It is also available in syringe form.

It is recommended to keep the horse on a maintenance dose and use more or less depending on requirements or expected events i.e travel, and competition. Effects can be seen after only a few days of use. Read our review here.

Ingredients of Equine Products UK Cool It 900g

  • Magnesium Oxide in chelated form
  • Calcium Carbonate, Maize Starch, Dextrose, Mannan-oligosaccharides
  • L-Trytophan 2,000mg
  • Vitamin B1 60mg

No More Nerves from Equinutritive

Equinutritive No More Nerves Calmers for Horses
Equinutritive No More Nerves

EquiNutritive – Suitable for horses and ponies with or prone to ulcers, laminitis, cushings and EMS

The power of plants underpins everything that the Equinutritive brand stands for. All products are formulated using 100% natural, plant ingredients. Equinutritive uses premium, human-grade ingredients to assist with a particular issue and consider how they work in conjunction together so that all products are the very best in terms of efficacy and your horse receives the maximum benefits. ‘No More Nerves’ expertly combines 7 calming herbs for horses, to keep horses calm, focused and easier to ride. No More Nerves is non-sedating, so your horse won’t lose their sparkle. The product even comes with a cardboard scoop, fitting perfectly in line with the brand’s sustainability promise.

Ingredients in No More Nerves

  • Vervain
  • Lemon Balm
  • Chamomile
  • Raspberry Leaf
  • Passionflower
  • Marshmallow Root
  • Peppermint

Why use No More Nerves from Equinutritive product?

  • Non sedating so your horse doesn’t lose their sparkle 
  • It’s completely Magnesium free. Magnesium deficiency is actually very rare in the UK, so feeding magnesium based calmers can have the opposite effect on your horse. 
  • No added nasties or fillers, just 100% pure plant goodness. 
  • Keeps horses focused and calm, making riding easier and more enjoyable
  • Suitable for horses and ponies with or prone to ulcers, laminitis, cushings and EMS
  • Settles anxious, stressy horses by regulating the nervous system, minimising the stress response.
  • All packaging is sustainable, with no use of hard plastic tubs.  The herbs go into biodegradable plastic wrapping which breaks down within 6 months. This is then placed into a cardboard box, which doubles up as a shipping box, thus reduces the need for excess packaging
  • One time order available or subscribe and save discount available

TopSpec Calmer

TopSpec Calmer

TopSpec Calmer is available on VioVet.

Top Spec is a brand that has been around for many years and one that is trusted by the equestrian community. The Top Spec Calmer is ideal for horses that are particularly anxious or suffer in stressful situations. It covers a great mixture of ingredients that combined are known for their calming properties for different reasons. This calmer for horses is also known to take effect pretty quickly (usually within a few hours) and conforms to BETA UFAS NOPS code for HRA/competition use.

Ingredients in Top Spec Calmer

  • MOS
  • Magnesium
  • Tryptophan
  • Niacin
  • Thiamine
  • B Vitamins

Horse First Relax Me Calmer

Horse First Relax Me Calmer

Horse First Relax Me is available on VioVet.

The Horse First Relax Me Calmer has a huge following and many owners love using this product to help calm their horse and relieve stress and anxiety. Many choose to use this product when their horse is in particularly stressful situations such as going out to a show or new surroundings. It is a fast-acting formula which can also be bought in syringe form. This is particularly helpful for horses that tend to chuck their feed around the stable and will ensure they get the full dose orally.

It is noted that this supplement works on both gut function and the nervous system.

Ingredients in Horse First Relax Me Calmer

  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium Sulphate
  • Thiamine Hydrochloride
  • Riboflavin
  • Folic Acid

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