As anyone who has ridden an extremely anxious horse will tell you, it can be nerve-wracking and even a bit scary. For horses that exhibit nervous energy, it can take a lot more than a quick spin around the ring to get them show ring ready. Help your horse manage anxiety with a calming supplement from The Cheshire Horse. Learn more about calming supplements for horses on our blog post, Keep Your Cool: FAQs About Equine Calming Supplements.
Many of the supplements that we carry contain the essential mineral magnesium. Magnesium has a number of uses in the body. Still, in regard to anxious horses, it is essential to note that magnesium is necessary for the production of hormones that regulate the adrenaline responses that assist in keeping horses calm. Supplements such as Grand Calm, Animed Via-Calm Calming Vitamin & Mineral Supplement, Perfect Prep Training Day, and Uckele Seroquine Powder all contain high levels of magnesium.
Thiamine, also referred to as Vitamin B1, is another ingredient that is frequently seen in calming supplements. This vitamin helps to determine how the body releases energy that has been stored, and it has a role in the activity of the nervous system. Fed in high quantities, thiamin can give nervous horses a calmer demeanor. Finish Line Thia-Cal, Formula 707, and Divine Equine Daily Pellet all contain ample amounts of this water-soluble vitamin.
For horses that do not need continuous supplementation, we have calming supplements that can be given on an “as-needed” basis. Calming pastes, such as CalmBalance EQ Gel, Cavalor Take It Easy, and Perfect Prep EQ Extreme, are popular at competitions or before stressful situations such as transportation or veterinarian visits.
We invite you to connect with our experienced sales staff for a complimentary consultation regarding your horse’s diet and supplementation needs.
Please note: most of the calming supplements we sell are legal to compete with; however, we recommend you speak with your veterinarian and consult your association’s rulebook before competing with any calming supplement.