May 16, 2021 2 min read

Horse calming supplements and magnesium supplements for horses are widely available throughout Australia. Equidae Botanical Horse Care decided to take this one step further by using some of nature's most effective and natural ingredients including a probiotic for horses to support your horse during stressful experiences.

Plant-based ingredients include the synergistic herbal properties of Slippery Elm Bark, wildcrafted Rose Hips and Peppermint Leaf combined with a scientifically balanced ratio of Organic Magnesium (Mg), Thiamine (B1), L-Tryptophan (amino acid) a natural Antioxidant and a broad-spectrum Probiotic to ensure the best possible combination of ingredients to support your horse during stressful times.

Does your horse jump before the jump-off or compete before it even goes into the ring, but acts quiet at home?

This type of nervousness can lead to poor performance at shows and the problem will only get worse over time if not managed effectively. It is important to ensure that your horse is calm and collected while travelling to and from shows as well as before, after, and during shows or competitions.

This nervous behaviour can be associated with a magnesium deficiency as hard work and heavy sweating (that can occur when the horse is scared or nervous) leads to a drop in magnesium levels. Low magnesium levels will not only cause the horse to be nervous but can also bring-about stiffness in action and muscle related problems that will negatively affect your horse’s performance at events.

Other symptoms that will tell you your horse has a nervous condition and requires supplements include heavy sweating, unpredictable behaviour, an upset stomach (cow pat scours) during transport, shying at things he/she does not usually shy at, and nervous or insecure actions.

The best way to manage such behaviour and nerves is with a natural calming horse feed supplement. Most calmative supplements can be used for both race and show horses and are even allowed to be used on the day of the competition.

Some horse calmatives which contain Tryptophane, stimulate the release of serotonin which is a sedative that modulates pain perception, improves feelings of depression and anxiety, and hinders aggression. Other calmatives, provide horses with essential nutrients such as vitamin B-complex and magnesium which helps to relax the muscles and use energy more efficiently.