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Buyers Guide to Our Vets’ top 9 Calming Supplements


  1. Good As Gold

Good as gold is a natural feed supplement which can benefit nervous, hot or highly strung horses. It is a magnesium based supplement designed to help calm tense, highly strung horses. Good as gold can be fed on a daily basis as part of a balanced diet; it contains bio-available magnesium and calming herbs such as Passion Flower and Hops.

  1. Magic NAF

Magic is a calming formula based on bio-available magnesium, important for the maintenance of healthy, relaxed muscle tissue, combined with herbs known to help stress and tension. Magic is designed to be given on a daily basis to tense, highly-strung horses. Feed to help guard against Azoturia (tying-up) in horses.

  1. Steady-Up

Steady-up helps to maintain calmness in horses and ponies without reducing performance. It provides Magnesium, B complex vitamins, calming herbs, yeast, trytophan (an essential amino acid) and chromium. Steady Up provides nutrients important for a healthy nervous system and normal carbohydrate metabolism.

  1. Tempralax

Tempralax is a unique dietetic for the reduction of stress reactions, designed to be used as and when needed. Give approximately 1 to 3 hours before the time it needs to take effect. Ideal for use in stressful situations such as travelling and competition, Tempralax can also be fed as a daily feed supplement.

  1. Nice and Easy Calmer

Nice and Easy does not contain any banned substance that contravenes Jockey Club or FEI rules. It is a long term supplement that contains an advanced liquid magnesium compound to balance magnesium levels in the diet. Feeding Nice and Easy regularly will reduce tension without compromising performance and alertness and improves behavior and concentration for a relaxed performance.

  1. Nupafeed Liquid Horse Calmer

Nupafeed Liquid Calmer uses water soluble, complex, pure, amino magnesium which is able to enter the horses’ system very efficiently and absorb into tissue. The liquid maintains the healthy balance of calcium and magnesium to keep the horse on an even keel, without compromising performance.         

The Nupafeed Liquid Calmer can be introduced to the horses’ diet by directly adding to the normal feeding regime. As the compound is safe, it allows the level to be adjusted, enabling owners to find a level that suits each individual animal. This product has been screened using a UKAS ISO17025 accredited test for nutritional supplements for banned substances.

  1. Equistro Betamag Forte

Equistro Betamag forte, liquid is a combination of magnesium and zinc. The special liquid formula specially developed for horses of magnesium bound to amino acids (organic magnesium, and zinc ensures optimum rapid bio-availability in periods of increased demand). The trace elements are taken up by the organism quickly, completely and unchanged, and transported to specific tissues, where they penetrate the membranes of cells with depleted supplies by a natural process and are thus made available for cellular metabolism. The carrier substance enhances or supplements the effect in an ideal manner.

Equistro Betamag forte:

  • supports desirable training effects
  • increases the fertility of breeding mares by reducing transport stress and anxiety reactions in strange surroundings
  • prevents the negative influences of stress on the behaviour of the horse and its immune system
  • maintains appetite and stabilizes gastrointestinal function.

  1. So-Kalm Paste

So-Kalm relaxes the horse without removing the edge required for competition, using natural amino acids and vitamin B1 which have long been recognised as effective relaxants.

  1. So-Kalm Powder

So-Kalm Plus contains a premium grade Magnesium with L-Tryptophan, an essential amino acid associated with the production of serotonin, to calm and focus the horse, fed daily can aid concentration and willingness to work, but without removing the edge required for competition.

Young horses also have a tendency to be highly strung and distracted, leading to training problems in the future. Feed young horses or horses in their first season So-Kalm Plus to enable them to relax and ensure that their new experiences are good experiences.