Magnesium and essential oils for horses are steadily gaining popularity as more and more people learn about their usefulness. While they are by no means a replacement for veterinary care, they can be helpful as a supplement to your horse’s health care, just like adding beet pulp or oil to their feed. Stress in the horse, caused by training, travelling and equestrian competition, can also cause a magnesium deficit and an excess of calcium – this can result in excitability, tension and muscle cramps.
Many horse owners use equine calming supplements containing magnesium to calm their nervous, excitable, stressed, or spooky horses – especially before competitions or during periods of box rest.
Some of the most popular of these equine feed supplements contain magnesium which is known to calm the nervous and cardiovascular system and relax the muscles helping to manage frightened or unpredictable behavior or nervous habits.
We don’t give a 2nd thought to applying sprays to our horses for fly control and skin or hair-conditioning, but we can use this concept effectively with magnesium too! If you have never used a magnesium topical supplement, you may wonder how and why to use it?
Magnesium4Muscles – Equine Line uses this concept and removes the need to add it to feed. Simply spray down your favorite 4-legged friend before and after training and competitions allowing your horse to experience soothed muscle strain and calmness.