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Bobandben

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Bobandben says:

Calmers

 Hi guys 

 

Just a question how many of you do or have used calmers for your horses!!!  Which did you use and what results did you get?? Or if you not agree with them why not?  I'm seriously considering trying something with my boy after some really nasty falls..... Opinions would be great thanks 

 

 

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Oxanaaa

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Oxanaaa says:

Re: Calmers

 I use So-Kalm plus by Equine America, Han has been on it for years and is unmanagable without it, to the point she freaks out over nothing and makes herself incredibly ill and injures herself and everything in sight haha! They also do a squirty paste for shows and things which is handy. It just helps to take the edge off her slightly and make her more open to thinking rather than freaking out. They also do a pure magnesium supplement called Magnitude which i sometimes use in conjuction with the So kalm, which works well for a limited time. Have to be careful as han is on double the dose of so kalm and with the added magnesium can have an adverse reaction! (doses agreed by my vet by the way so its all safe!) 

i have tried every calmer under the sun and this is the only one i have had any luck with other than full on sedating her hahahaha! 

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Calmers

I use the 'heavy' magnesium oxide which is probably cheaper than buying a branded calmer, but only for use as a hoof supplement, not as a calmer, so can't really comment on if it works or not - both horses I use it for are pretty laid back anyway !! 

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cindars

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cindars says:

Re: Calmers

Have used Special calmer on an arab (Hilton Herbs) and also Global Herbs do one as well.  Both worked on my mares.  If you compete under rules you have to use the one without valerian.

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Bobandben

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Bobandben says:

Re: Calmers

Hi, thanks for that.... well i've started him Feedmarks steady up, as recommended by a friend.  I'm hoping this will help and stop him getting so stressed about things.  He's really not a nasty boy, but he was at the point of being dangerous so i have to do something.  So any tips would be greatly appreciated.  thanks

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Oxanaaa

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Oxanaaa says:

Re: Calmers

 You could always try a homeopathic route with things, give him essential oils to lick and sniff from your hands and things. I'd get a proper person out to give their opinion on that though haha, i know a few people that have good results from it.  :)

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toochi

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toochi says:

calmers

hi temperment by hilton herbs is fab stuff , there is also a calmer that is supposed to have fantastic results its called prokalm by science supplements , it is expensive nearly £60 a tub but you can order a 4-5 day sample pack for around £9 .there is a video on youtube . apparently it contains no magnesium etc which is what traditional calmers contain and works in 15-30 mins .

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Calmers

Aconite 200c to calm and also for mares problem feedmark hormomese which works, besides sedolin. The Aconite 200c taken 2 x night before 2x morning then 2x 1/2 hr before required.

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jenappaloosapony

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Re: Calmers

 I am putting my horse on some but not yet :D

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cindars

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cindars says:

Re: Calmers

Have just started giving little mare Bach Flower remedies, she can spook for England  and Rock Rose and Minimulus seem to have helped.

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