Magnesium as a calming agent

Magnesium is one of the most common ingredients in calming supplements for horses. It’s used for two reasons. First, magnesium supports muscle relaxation. Second, magnesium is involved in nervous system function and can help reduce hypersensitivity. The question is, does magnesium work? Horses that are deficient in magnesium may have muscles spasms, tight muscles or […]

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USEF Bans “Carolina Gold” – What will they think of next?

Sometimes it seems like competitive equestrian sports are right up there with professional cycling when it comes to doping. Of course cyclists want to go faster and farther; equestrians want their horses to seem calmer and more consistent. What they share is the goal of staying one step ahead of the testers. Every time a […]

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