Calming Herbs for Horses

Horse calmers, whether herbal, aromatherapy, mineral, or homeopathic, are one of the biggest sectors in the supplement industry

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Dominant gelding

i just got a horse that was a stallion until 3-4 months ago, he has never spent time with other horses and always been shielded with the last owner. He has spent a lot of time inside and never been much socialised. I just got him to try if this is the horse for me. I have a lot of experience with stallions, but this behaviour is very dominant. He is calm and a lovely horse in the stables, but the minute another horse is nearby he shrieks, kick, stomp and so on. He marks his territory a lot outside and can not find peace. He is running along side the fence a lot. i know that i can not take the "stallion" out of him. but some herbs might help. any suggestions? if he doesn't calm down a little bit and gets used to other horses around him i can not keep him sadly!

Helena-Justine Nilsberg 132 days ago

Hyperactive gelding

I have a 15 yr old thoroughbred gelding who was badly mistreated in the past he has come along way and is doing very well. But there is still one problem when he spooks or he seems something that makes him excited he is nearly impossible to calm down, sometimes I will just have to put him back out and try again next day. He also gets himself right into panic and will injure himself. For example one time he freaked out so badly in the crossties he ended up breaking his nose. Had leather halter on which did not break. He fell to ground leaped up in air about 10 times before he finally stayed down and I could run over and get him out. Has also completely panicked when tied numerous times needles to say I tack him up lose in stall or holding on to him outside.
I have also recently got another off the track thoroughbred who is a total stress bag... can not get weight out him almost positive he has ulcers and most likely going to begin treatment just wondering if there is anything I can give him to help him to relax and just enjoy life.

Bethany 325 days ago

Calming aids

Best to talk to a holistic veterinarian such Dr. Joyce Harman:
Or Dr. Madalyn Ward:

Karen ( 324 days ago

Article on Calming Herbs

Karen ( 324 days ago

Really tense 8yr gelding

I have a very tense gelding that every time I get on him he tenses up and is stiff. Is there any way to get him to relax and enjoy the ride a little more?

Stephany Faber more than 1 year ago

Tense gelding

If your gelding is only tense when you get on him and is stif I would suggest having the saddle checked and make sure there is nothing wrong in the back or legs. Sounds like he is in pain. Please check with a good perhaps Alternativly chiropractor. Also, I would look at how good is your relationship with him from the ground? Is he trusting when you lead from the ground? Will he follow you no matter how scared or spooked he may be from the ground? If not that could be a place to start. A horse in my experience needs to see you as a trustwothy and good and fair leader. That will then translate to the saddle.

Kira more than 1 year ago

Spooky filly who chews wood vigourously

Hi My 6 year old mare has become very spooky and at times hormonal. I have tried many herbs and minerals to address her needs but although she is not as bad as she was she still wants to chew vigorously into the timber railings in her paddock. She is never stabled and is prone to becoming over weight. I am about to do a hair analysis on her. She gets Seaweed meal everyday along with a good quality organic mineral.

Ashley Jankowski more than 1 year ago


The seaweed meal may be causing the problems. If horses get too much iodine, they can develop hypothyroidism. In horses this is just the opposite in what happens to people, horses get nervous symptoms, almost like a person with hyperthyroidism. Happened to my horse years ago. The vet that treated her, and he told me about a stable where all eight horses were given kelp, all eight horses developed hypothyroidism.

Therese Grysbeck more than 1 year ago


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Tracy more than 1 year ago

Compulsive biting yearling Hackney stallion.

Help! Please!

Jo more than 1 year ago

Mare Horomones

My nine year old mare is extremely hyper and moody while in season. Is there any herb available to calm her down. She is quite difficult and dangerous to ride during this time.

Colleen Brown more than 1 year ago

mare in season

Raspberry leaves are helpful with this - you can buy them packaged in a product called mare magic or go to any herb company and buy them for one quarter of the cost. they are helping 2 mares of mine.

Judith Ogus more than 1 year ago

Mare in Season

Mellow Mare by Chava Naturals works well for mares in season.

Susan Moore 280 days ago

Mare Horomones

My nine year old mare is extremely hyper and moody while in season. Is there any herb available to calm her down. She is quite difficult and dangerous to ride during this time.

Colleen Brown more than 1 year ago

Calming Herbs for Mares

Mellow Mare by Chava Naturals works well for in season mares.

Susan Moore 280 days ago

Mare Horomones

My nine year old mare is extremely hyper and moody while in season. Is there any herb available to calm her down. She is quite difficult and dangerous to ride during this time.

Colleen Brown more than 1 year ago


horse has been extremely abused in past. we have a pretty good relationship now but still fearful of giving me back hoofs. terrified of saddle, anyone or anything touching her from mid-side to rump. You can see scars from being beaten even after a year. Help please. If something could just take the edge off ...

April more than 1 year ago

Horses fear

try massaging your horses muzzle with essential lavender oil(undiluted),try putting hops in its feed,you can put a table spoon of honey in the feed as well,also try t-touch and join up.i hope this helps . If you have any problems just email me

kate more than 1 year ago


Chava Naturals has an herbal blend called Harmonious Horse to help horses with anxiety.

Susan Moore 280 days ago


Where can Harmonious Horse be purchased?

Kathy Tyre 251 days ago


where could I purchase these herbs in larger amounts or do I have to buy as though I was taking them?

denise vaughan more than 1 year ago

Buying Herbs

What quantities are you looking for?

Sue 280 days ago

Do you have any recipes?

Do you have any recipes containing one, more or all of these herbs

Barbara Teston more than 2 years ago

Recipes for Herbs

Here is a link to some videos:
We are starting to add more on our Herb Blurbs published in our magazine and our App, but you will have to subscribe or pick up an issue at your favorite Tack or feed store!

Karen ( more than 1 year ago


Moody mare

ann eallonardo more than 1 year ago

Do you have any recipes?

Are you looking for a recipe? Or are you looking for a company that will work with you on specific needs?

Sue 280 days ago

herbal recipes

i am working with heaves in my horse. have researched which herbs to try, do i feed them raw or make a tea? am going to add to feed. is there a source for ready made herbal remedies? desperate to get this under control.. have been using steroid injections

Chanda Benjamin 202 days ago

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