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

A natural horse calming supplement with 5-HTP, chamomile and a soothing blend of herbs

A blend of herbs, 5-hydroxytryptophan, vitamin B1 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 version of Calm Mix is only available outside of the UK and Ireland. See the UK formulation here.

A natural horse calming supplement - Calm Mix with chamomile

 Calm Mix contains:

  • Brewer’s Yeast
    Brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a yeast and is the source of various vitamins and minerals.
  • Chamomile
    Chamomile is a herb which soothes and helps to maintain a calm and focused attitude.
  • Passion Flower
    Passion Flower is approved by Germany’s Commission E for ‘nervous unrest’.
  • Hops
    A bitter herb, renowned for its calming properties.
  • Vitamin B1
    Vitamin B1 or Thiamine, when deficient, can cause nervous behaviour in horses.
  • 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)
    A shortage of 5-HTP in the diet can result in anxiety.
  • Magnesium
    Horses deficient in Magnesium can show signs of nervousness, excitability and muscle tremors.
  • Calcium
    Calcium is a mineral which, if deficient, can cause problems such as weak bones and menstrual problems.

Analytical constituents:

  • Crude Protein (45%)
  • Crude Ash (8%)

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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53 Comments

  1. Renice
    28th July 2017 at 3:56 pm · Reply

    I used this on my OTTB mare when i got her off the track as a 3yr old. it has helped her to mature and come into herself without loosing the edge that I saw in her

    Now as a 6yr old and off the Calm Mix for about 6 months I’m glad I took the time to let her mature without “drugging” her will chemical calming suppliments. She is as energetic as she was at 3 but with the smarts of a more matured horse

    Thank you for developing such a healthy and cost effective way to help our horses for their long carreers as a partner and friend

  2. Alison
    14th March 2017 at 2:09 pm · Reply

    I managed to find Rejuve mix at Midfeeds after they didn’t have stock for a while. My 26 year old horse is on it permanently and I swear by it. He’s very sound and his joints are fantastic. Long may it last.

  3. Anvie Rowe
    8th August 2014 at 10:18 pm · Reply

    WOW hi every one. I am reading so many good reports. I am in New Zealand I have a rising 10 yr old OTTSB who bas on going gastric ulcers due to stress from his past life. He stresses over almost every thing. Is a quiet wee man when its just us but other horses & people just freak him out. I am moving him today to a quieter grazing place which has no other horses so will be just him & his liddle mini pony buddy. I just wish I had found this site earlier. Can I get this natural calmer in NZ as there is heaps of farm land to ride over just need to keep him calm about it…

  4. Anneri
    7th May 2014 at 11:13 pm · Reply

    I see a difference in Alvito, he doesn’t have those bewildered eyes that are BIG and WHITE anymore !

  5. Debbie
    15th March 2014 at 10:49 pm · Reply

    Your Calm mix product was used on my daughters horse for this months SANESA show. He is a young boy and was VERY VERY excited about going to a show. He got the product in his food for 3 days and was an absolute delight on the two show days. It is a product that our stable yard owner suggested. WOW. Its brilliant.
    (Albert was a naughty brat at our first show. He backed up onto a car, cracked a light and ran off looking for his stable mate. At show 2 after Calm mix, he was so much calmer and came home with two rosettes. A much better day for all involved.)

  6. Tammy
    29th November 2013 at 12:09 pm · Reply

    Charming Charlee has shown a lot of improvement on being calmer for my daughter to ride and his training has taken a turn for the better. Thank you again

  7. Jess
    31st July 2013 at 7:07 pm · Reply

    I’d had my boy on the Calm Mix since the beginning of the year. He is an off the track TB that I have to reback, (bucking and all) and I have noticed a huge change in him, he is level headed and at ease. Schooling has definitely progressed faster since he has been on the Calm Mix! He is still his happy, cudddly, boyish self, but without all the fizz!! I am one very chuffed client!! Thank you for such a great product! 😀

  8. Debra McCreery
    30th July 2013 at 5:03 pm · Reply

    Beryl, I hope I’ve found the answer to my 14 year old Peruvian Paso gelding’s extreme fight/flight response to absolutely everything. He even bolts when his hay is tossed over the fence. I have had him for ten years. He has has always been mortally terrified of everyday life, but was so sensible under saddle that I couldn’t think of parting with him. For the last four years, though, he has become so hair-triggered and dangerous that I’ve stopped riding. I have tried l-tryptohan supplements, but the result has been overall rock-hard tension, so severe that I couldn’t even vaccinate him last night. So, I started reading about 5-htp, since I take a small amount morning and night. Hoping your product is sold locally. I want my horse back. There is a canyon a mile from the house, which we need to explore.

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      30th July 2013 at 5:47 pm · Reply

      Debra, I’ve replied to you on email. I would love, love, love to help you get your horse back. 🙂

  9. Monica Montag
    26th July 2013 at 12:54 pm · Reply

    My friend Beth had ordered the Calm mix for me and I just reordered it. Both were fr my Quarter horse-Arab cross, Jasper. He has been “pissy” ever since I’ve had him, eight years now. There is never a time I am with him that he doesn’t try something, pinning his ears,trying to bite with girthing, etc. since the Calm ex all that has stopped! He is much nicer and more affectionate. Hurray!! I am thrilled of course. Thank you for making such a fine product! I had factually stopped riding but am feeling the urge to get back in the saddle once it gets cooler around here. Awesome.

  10. Beth A Bollinger, MD
    25th July 2013 at 1:43 pm · Reply

    Hi Beryl. Just got an email this morning from Monica lauding your product and the transformation in her horse. He normally was very grumpy and pinned his ears so much that he couldn’t be used for visiting camp kids. This summer he can be used by the kids and Monica is enjoying loving on him without the disagreeable behaviors!! She said she reordered the Calm mix and i asked her to email you her experience.
    Thank you so much and chalk this one up to a real success!! Well done!

  11. peggy
    31st May 2013 at 3:04 am · Reply

    will this help a herd bound mare? do most horses take it easily? thanks so much for the hope 🙂

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      31st May 2016 at 5:50 pm · Reply

      Peggy, if her problem is anxiety related, I think it will help, together with training of course.It should help reduce the panic a bit, which would hopefully make her easier to teach….

  12. Rene
    30th January 2013 at 9:35 am · Reply

    Hi Beryl

    I am typing this comment both as a proud mommy and very pleased customer!

    A year ago I bought a OTTB mare nicknamed Diva – and what a Diva she turned out to be! From dashing off after jumps,to spooking at rocks and poles on the ground,to bucking and throwing tantrums – my mare did it ALL.

    She has been in work for 2 months after returning from the farm where she was let down.Although she was a lot better under saddle,she was still extremely spooky and flighty,and extremely nervous and anxious when exposed to other horses and environments.

    About 3 weeks ago I made a spur of the moment decision to take her to a showjumping show this past weekend as a lovely yard nearby was hosting one and I was itching to compete again after 3 years out of the game. We entered and I immediately emailed you with my very first order of The Calm Mix. Within a week I received my parcel – THANK YOU for the friendly and promt service!

    On Tuesday I started adding 1 scoop to her morning feed,BUT we were also blessed with a rainy week and we only got a chance to ride on Thursday and Friday,with the show being on Saturday.If that wasn’t bad enough luck,we also noticed that she was coming into season! My nerves were shot! The day before the show I added another 3 scoops to her evening meal and another 3 to her morning meal the day of the show. We boxed her and off we went…

    Now keep in mind – I am riding a OTTB mare who is in season,going to her first show ever with 2 months of proper schooling behind her name,and who has a very nasting bucking,spooking and tantrum-throwing habit. We arrived and she announced her arrival with a very loud neigh. Although I did notice some excitement,she was a lot calmer,and with that alone I was pleased. She started grazing around the horsebox while i walked the course. When I returned I saddled and we started off towards the warm-up arena. I could walk her around on a loose rein and when I asked for a trot I got a trot,not a out-of-my-mind-buck-gallop-fart-and-spook around the arena.

    Anyway,I am proud to announce that we received our 3rd place rosette at her first show.

    I always knew I had a talented horse,but she was focused on the wrong things. I’m looking forward to our next show,and believe that with time and hard work,and the help of the herbal horse,we will definitely be going places!

    I can absolutely recommend this to anybody who has a nervous,excitable,hot or stressed out horse,who needs something to calm them down without taking off the edge.

    Keep up the great work!

    Rene

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      30th January 2013 at 7:58 am · Reply

      Thank you, Rene. I hope you and your mare go on to do great things. 🙂

  13. Petri
    20th August 2012 at 1:30 pm · Reply

    Hi Beryl! Just want to give you an update on my mare. We had our very first show on Saturday… and I don’t know what you put in the Calm Mix… but WOW!!!!!!! Calm, collected, not flinching at anything. This from a mare who usually walks around on two hind legs in between bucking and spooking when she is in hectic environments and faced with strange things. With flags flying, speakers blaring, strange horses, lots of people, judges under a scary kazebo and the worst weather ever she was an absolute superstar! I am so proud of her and now have the fullest confidence to start our career in the dressage arena! Thank you so much for such an AMAZING product!! Petri

  14. Annie
    26th July 2012 at 11:39 am · Reply

    Just another star for you. My boy Southcross Addition has been on your Calm Mix for 2 days now and yes he already shows GREAT improvement in his calmness especially when he is in his stable.

    Addition has been at only one home his entire life and came to me recently.

    I look forward to seeing even MORE improvement in my boy.

    THANK YOU FROM US FOR A PRODUCT THAT WORKS!!!

  15. missmoffet
    12th March 2012 at 8:53 am · Reply

    Hi Beryl,

    My TB gelding is such a honey at home, at shows he is fine in the warm up but as soon as we go into the arena he gets extremely tense, spooky and strong!I have tried other calming products but nothing seems to work. How would i feed your herbs, would it need to be fed everyday or would a day or two before an event be sufficient?
    thanks

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      12th March 2012 at 9:50 am · Reply

      Missmoffet, give Calm mix a try. What I would do, if I were you, is to start feeding one scoop per day for a week before the show. Then, the evening before and the morning of the show, give 4 scoops each. It should help. (Let me know.)

  16. Leana
    28th December 2011 at 6:32 pm · Reply

    I have an 8 year old gelding which is very nervous and jumpy. He is very dominant. I am doing endurance riding with him but there is just no way that I can practice with him alone. He is on his hind feet all the time and get spooked for every little thing. He is a little bit better when with other horses. Will Herbal Horse Calm Mix make any difference? PLEASE HELP!!!

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      11th January 2012 at 8:53 am · Reply

      So sorry about the late reply!!!
      Please do give Calm mix a try. It does help in situations like this. In fact, I’d say give this horse a triple dose the night before and the next morning that you ride. Then slowly cut back, until you get a good respose at the lowest possible dosage.
      Good luck!

  17. Kerry
    27th September 2011 at 2:01 pm · Reply

    Is the calm mix, similar to the Equifox, pharmacalm, in that you give it 2 hours before you ride, I want to switch to your calm mix as am using the Rejuven Mix and am very happy with it. My daughter rides in the week everyday at 2.00pm, so we have been putting the pharmacalm in the horses lunch feed at 12.00pm. Please can you advise, when to feed the calm mix.
    Kind Regards
    Kerry

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      27th September 2016 at 4:54 pm · Reply

      Hi Kerry
      No, it isn’t like Pharmacalm. With Calm mix, it is a daily supplement – you add it to the feed, at any time. If there is some specific problem eg. boxing or shows, give 4 times the dose the night before and morning of the event. Good luck, thank you for trying it and please also keep in touch and let me know how it works.

  18. Philippa
    18th April 2011 at 12:41 pm · Reply

    Hi Beryl
    My Gelding is an absolute pleasure to ride at home, but at shows gets very spooky, tense and calls to his friends during the dressage.
    How much would you recommend giving him and how soon before a show should I start him on your mix?
    Thanks

  19. Coffee James
    24th March 2011 at 11:31 am · Reply

    I have a 13yr old TB gelding who was severely traumatised during the recent strike by my staff at the resort. He would not go near his box and spooked at anything in site. Since putting him onto calmmix he has become a totally different horse. even I cannot believe the change in him.

  20. Katja
    15th March 2011 at 7:15 pm · Reply

    Hello! I have a 9 year old Quarter Horse Stallion, and when he goes to different yard to practise, just to get away from home and use different venue,he gets naughty, and round and I have to work him really hard, so that he listen to me. After a while is getting better and then he has his 5 min moment and then he fine again, specially when he has to passes mares by the paddock, otherwise he is a lovely horse to ride and I was wondering if this calm mix will help him at all. I know stallions are stallions. Would be nice if you will answer me. Thank you!

  21. Sonnette
    28th December 2010 at 10:43 am · Reply

    Hi Beryl
    I have a Boerperd gelding that can get very strong and naughty on outrides (Bucking, pulling,bolting ect.) I have given him Calmix for only 3 days before and went on a pleasure ride with about 17 riders and he was so sweet no problems at all! Horses came cantering pass and there was no tantrums! Great product!

  22. Dena
    12th November 2010 at 9:05 pm · Reply

    WOW all of you have had such great results i think i have been sold on this product. My mare has become so hormonal that she is irritating my fellow stable mates. She has become tense on rides and has even started trying to kick other horses. She seems to be in season 24/7. She gets very jumpy when one of the geldings is taken out the paddock and tries to even stop other riders taking this gelding out of his paddock…its ridiculous!!! I do hope this works as i’m tired of being tongue lashed for my mares horrible behaviour on the ground and in the saddle. She has also become very nappy and doesnt want to leave the property, when i do get her out i have to deal with a horse that wants to keep turning round and going home.
    I do hope this works….how long should i give the product before seeing a difference and how much should i give my poor girl to help her out. Thanks

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      30th November 2010 at 9:09 am · Reply

      Dena and Tracey T, it should help your girls. Give her a double scoop until you see an improvement, then cut back the dose to the minimum that works. Good luck.

  23. Tracey T
    12th November 2010 at 5:33 pm · Reply

    Hi i have a 8 year old 14 hand mare she can be very silly when i bring her through a field of geldings she squeals and kicks out and gets very bolchey. does scare me. will your calm mix help her? would be glad of advive. Thank you.

  24. Belinda
    31st October 2010 at 9:46 am · Reply

    Hi, my 7 year old TB gelding is a very nervous and tense horse, he works himself up so badly that he sweats, trembles and gets diaree. I put him on calm mix a week ago for his first training show. He boxed like an angel, no jumping around when putting on boots, at the show he did spook but I could actually handle him, settled down after a while and we had three clear rounds! I am very impressed!

    Now going to try it on my Boerperd who is jekyll & hyde – a honey at home, but the devil himself at show – he becomes very aggresive, takes everyone out! Will let you know how it went ; )

  25. Laura
    29th August 2010 at 7:52 pm · Reply

    Hey!
    I have a 13 y.o. TB gelding who is an amazing horse and I love him to bits! but recently when I take him out to shows he gets ‘nervous’ and will sometimes freeze and just bounce around on the spot and not listen at all. This also sometimes happens when I take him on outrides and he gets over exited or sees other horses galloping around. Though he is completely fine at home but constantly paces his paddock and weaves in his stable. Will this product help? and if so would you recomend having him on it everyday?

    Thanks

  26. Elmarie
    19th August 2010 at 7:52 pm · Reply

    Hi Berryl

    I have a Arab gelding that is very nervous to box I have put him on your calm mix daily dosage. We are going to a show end of August so I hope this will help him to settle for the ride in the box as well as at the show. Will let you know how it went.

    Regards,
    Elmarie

  27. Chris
    6th August 2010 at 4:01 pm · Reply

    I have a mare that used to pull a carriage till one day she got spooked and ran off with it.We are still doing carriage work with her but she is now very nervous and hooking on takes very long. Will this mix make her calmer and how long must she be on the mix?
    Would apreciate any help.

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      7th August 2010 at 3:11 pm · Reply

      Chris, please do give it a try. Its not like a tranquiliser, but it does help spooky horses. Usually, you can see a difference in about a week or two.

  28. Tristan
    29th May 2010 at 5:45 pm · Reply

    I have a Chestnut TB mare – she is extremely hot and I have put her on this now 🙂 She has been on it now just over a month and it’s starting to take affect now. Her mood seems better and some days I can see she is calmer. Should I perhaps increase the dosage for a month or two and then down to the normal dose or does it take a while to take full affect on the normal dosage?

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      30th May 2010 at 6:14 pm · Reply

      Tristan, double the dose for a while, until you see a definite difference. Then slowly cut down to the minimum dose you can give and still get the desired effect.

  29. Maritsa
    2nd February 2010 at 3:52 pm · Reply

    I have a TB gelding that is extremely spooky and jumps out of his skin for the slightest unusual sound or sight. He is a big horse so its quite scary to ride him when he is like that ( which is all the time ). He is quite impossible to box too, and difficult at shows, but he is my baby and I am not prepared to sell him. Will Calm mix help, and how much should I give him.

  30. Suzanne
    23rd December 2009 at 2:12 pm · Reply

    I have to tell you that I have tried many, many different calming supplements on my Thoroughbred and nothing has helped until yours. I will be sending you photos and a story about him because I believe that he is a GREAT testimonial for your product. Tropic Express (now almost 9yo) is a very highly strung thb and I’ve owned him for just over 4 years now. I’ve tried everything (and I mean it) because he has a very explosive personality at shows and I have to sit his bucks and fly leaps. I love him and so have persevered through it all – and started your supplement about 3 months ago.

    Well, last week I did a little fun local show and people commented about his lack of ooompf!!!!! My passion is Show jumping and it is really important that he can focus on the job and not be silly.

  31. Mike
    7th December 2009 at 10:29 pm · Reply

    Hi,

    I have a 5 year old Boer perd, who has had quite a traumatic gelding experience. He is now quite scared of people, and jumps out to bite if we approach suddenly.
    If I used calm mix, would it make initially approaching him easier?

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      8th December 2009 at 9:20 am · Reply

      Mike. Yes definitely. But start off with a large dose – double or triple the recommended dose. Fear is a VERY powerful thing to try to overcome. Good luck.

  32. Anine
    7th December 2009 at 7:17 am · Reply

    I started feeding my mare one scoop calm mix a week before the show and 4 scoops the morning of the show and the difference was absolutely amazing. We had a little tenseness and calling at the beginning of our warmup but she settled down after a little while and worked like an absolute trooper. Usually we have ok warmups and then things fall apart in the test but she stayed consistent and calm throughout even though we had to wait around for half an hour due to classes running late. We didnt place but our scores were great (62.8% for the first test and 56.8% for the 2nd test).
    In 2 week’s time we’re going to riverleigh and I’m actually looking forward rather than dreading it!

  33. Emma
    11th November 2009 at 10:19 am · Reply

    My horse has been on one scoop daily of Calm Mix for a couple of weeks now and I have noticed a real difference. A new gelding arrived at the stables and there was no mare-ish behaviour from her at all. She has been better at concentrating on her work at home and when we went to a show this weekend (our second ever AE dressage), she was a star in spite of the pouring rain, coming 1st and 2nd. So I am very chuffed and will happily recommend your product to everyone – give me a shout if you ever want a spokesperson!

  34. Linda Rabie
    31st October 2009 at 3:46 pm · Reply

    I have recently started using Herbal Horse Calm Mix on 4 of my horses and I have seen an incredible difference in all 4 of them. I used to lunge them to death before getting on and now my 4 lunatics have become really nice, easy, relaxed horses and are very focused on their work. I have become a firm believer in Herbal Horse Calm Mix as I no longer have to lunge them for 20 minutes before I could get on and even think about working them.

  35. Sandy
    22nd October 2009 at 7:12 pm · Reply

    My Clydesdale stallion is doing so well on it when he travels, that I have now put my mare on it, when she travels. She is the worst traveller, but when I have her on the Calm mix, she is much calmer, and actually stops sweating and falling over.

  36. Steffi
    2nd October 2009 at 6:52 am · Reply

    Can one feed Calm Mix continuously or is it advisable to take breaks ?

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      2nd October 2009 at 9:22 am · Reply

      Steffi, I recommend a break of about one week every three months. Not mandatory, but always advisable with herbs.

  37. Cally Smit
    13th August 2009 at 11:25 pm · Reply

    When should one give the daily dose, in the morning feed or evening feed. (Non-event use) , for daily riding use, my horse is spooky and tense all the time. Thank you.

    • Beryl Shuttleworth
      14th August 2009 at 9:23 am · Reply

      Hi Cally,
      If you can, its best to feed the Calm mix in the morning feed. Then you get the maximum effect during the day when you are riding.

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