Use this if your horse:

  • is “hot”, spooky or tense
  • has trouble concentrating on work
  • is agitated or nervous at events
  • is edgy in the paddock or stable

Calm Mix – UK version

A Magnesium supplement for horses with Tryptophan and a calming blend of herbs

A blend of herbs, Tryptophan, vitamins and Magnesium formulated to have a calming effect on horses without causing drowsiness. Use this product daily or at events only, depending on the needs of your horse. This formulation is only available in the UK and Ireland. See the international formulation here.

A calming magnesium supplement for horses - Calm Mix UK - with Ginko Biloba

 Calm Mix UK contains:

  • Magnesium
    Horses deficient in Magnesium can show signs of nervousness, excitability and muscle tremors.
    • Brewer’s Yeast
      Brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a yeast and is the source of various vitamins and minerals.
    • L-Tryptophan
      L-Tryptophan is an amino acid, which, if lacking in the diet, can cause anxiety.
    • Vitamin D3
      Vitamin D3 controls the Calcium balance in the blood.
    • Ginkgo Biloba
      Ginkgo Biloba has been researched for its anti-anxiety effect.
    • Passion flower
      Passion Flower is approved by Germany’s Commission E for ‘nervous unrest’.
    • Hops
      A bitter herb, renowned for its calming properties.
    • Gotu Kola
      Gotu kola, or Centella asiatica, is thought to have an effect on GABA, a calming neurotransmitter.
    • Vitamin B1
      Vitamin B1 or Thiamine, when deficient, can cause nervous behaviour in horses.
    • Niacin
      Niacin is a cofactor in the conversion of Tryptophan to 5-HTP.
    • Vitamin B6
      Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is a coenzyme in the conversion of 5-HTP to Serotonin. Serotonin is believed to act as a mood stabiliser.

    Analytical constituents:

    • Crude Protein (21.8%)
    • Crude Fibre (1.6%)
    • Crude Ash (26.72%)
    • Crude Oils and Fats (0.4%)
    • Moisture content (1.5%)
    • DL-Tryptophan (133 000 mg/kg)
    • Magnesium (134 000 mg/kg)

    Directions:

    One scoop per day (daily use) to four scoops per day (event use).  One 500g bag, if used continuously, will last one horse four weeks.

    Use this product daily or at events only, whatever the needs of the individual horse.

    Please take care:

    • Do not use in conjunction with anti-depressant drugs
    • This is a nutritional product and is not intended as a substitute for veterinary products or advice.
    • Discontinue immediately at any sign of an adverse reaction

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    2 Comments

    1. Susan
      12th June 2016 at 2:53 pm · Reply

      Mega Jet is a 8yr old TB by Jet Master out of a West Man mare (Jollijo) who stands at 16.3hh. I got him off the track in Sept 2 years ago as a 6 year old. He is a very athletic horse who has challenged me from the day he has arrived.

      Although he is not a hot and fizzy horse he can be quite a handful. Last year I had problems hacking him out, even in company. He was unbelievably spooky and his flight instinct is VERY strong. He would spook and spin and then try to take off and run straight through the bit. He would shut down completely in these instances and become a danger to both himself and his rider. He has taken me backwards through a barbed wire fence, into a ditch, into the orchards (very dense trees with lots of sharp edges which cut and hurt). He was unaware of what he was going into or through as he was “running away from scary object”. I did a lot of confidence work with him, and re-schooled him so that he no longer shut down but he was still unbelievably spooky. When he spooked he would slam on anchors and drop a shoulder, then levitate into the most amazing pig root and then leap forward bucking for a stride or two and then come back to you or he would spin and leap off in the opposite direction for a stride or two and then stop. None of this was with the intent of removing the rider, that was just how he spooked. He was also terrible to canter in company, he would try to bomb off, and if you held him back he would raise his head, hollow completely and get very upright stiff movement and then try to just fly leap.

      When he was in light work following an injury earlier this he started to pig root on the lunge, and in hand when being led both to and from his paddock due to excitement. As he was coming back into work he realised that he could pig root under saddle on the way out on a hack because it was fun and he was excited. It was at this time that we had a nightmare experience that made me consider selling Jet as I was not sure I would be confident enough to hack him out. This was due to an encounter we had while out in company. We met a miniature which caused Jet’s companion to spin and head for home at high speed while Jet chose the option of a high speed reverse up a brick pave driveway while pig rooting and pronking all the way. I must confess that it left me very shaken as one mis-step could have cause serious injury for both Jet and I.

      It was shortly after this that some-one mentioned the calm mix. It was also recommended that I put him on the digestive mix as well (which I have done).

      The change in Jet was immediately noticeable. He is much calmer while eating and being handled in the stable. And he hacks out beautifully in company. He is still spooky but not he will see something and give it the hairy eyeball while snorting and trying to give it a wide berth. He is calm and alert and responsive when hacking which allows me to really work him correctly forward with confidence. We canter and even have small sprints and little races while out with others. We love every moment of these rides.

      And to add the little cherry on the top we went for our first ride out by ourselves last week and I was so impressed with him. Although he was tense and he did call and buck once on the way out he was super when I got him working. Once I got him working he stopped the calling, he was very aware of his surrounds and he was tense but I never felt once that he would “explode” or become dangerous. On the way home, after he had worked, he finally relaxed and I walked him on a loose rein. Something that I had thought we would not ever achieve out by ourselves.

      So while he remains a feisty, expressive, opinionated boy who is still very athletic he is now an absolute pleasure to hack out in company. I am sure he will become a pleasure to hack out alone as he gets more confident.

      I am more than happy to recommend this for people who have spooky horses. It did not stop Jet from noticing his surrounds, but it has made his reaction to an item he finds scary controllable.

      I am so impressed with the calm mix. I am sure that is what has made such a difference to my horse. He is a pleasure without being a pushover. He has kept his spark but lost the scary edge to it.

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