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Dodson & Horrell Placid for Horses

Dodson & Horrell Placid for Horses
Dried » 1kg Tub

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  • Special Offer Dried » 1kg Tub £12.14
  • Special Offer Dried » 2.5kg Bag £23.39
  • Special Offer Dried » 5kg Tub £43.19
  • Special Offer Dried » Refill 1kg £9.89

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Dodson & Horrell Placid is developed as a high quality supplement, made from a combination of Chamomile, Vervain, Magnesium, Lime Flowers and Lemon Balm, which are all scientifically chosen for their beneficial effect on horses with behavioural issues. Chamomile and Magnesium are renowned throughout the horse industry as effective ingredients with genuine calming characteristics as well as a positive influence on nervous system function. Whilst undesirable behaviour in horses can stem from a range of factors, with Placid you can be sure that its no longer nutrient deficiencies and poor diet that is the root


  • A calming blend of herbs
  • Ideal for horses with behavioural issues
  • Available as a dried or liquid blend


  • Chamomile
  • Lemon Balm
  • Vervain
  • Magnesium
  • Lime Flowers

Feeding Guidelines

Ponies & smaller horses:

  • 1.5 scoops per day (dried)
  • 15ml per day (liquid)

Larger horses:

  • 2 scoops per day (dried)
  • 30ml per day (liquid)

Need help or advice? Contact us:

  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm (Collections only)
  • Email: [email protected]

All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. To find the exact cost of shipping your item, and to see all options available, follow these steps:

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  3. Delivery information including price will automatically update to what is available to you

Delivery of aerosols

Due to restrictions aerosols can't be sent by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (37)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Dodson & Horrell Placid for Horses, including answers from our team.

14 November 2018 at 3:59pm

How much feed is 1.5 “scoops”?

Greta Giannoccaro

Please could someone advise me what weight in grams a “scoop” is for this? E.g for a small horse the feeding guidelines state 1.5 scoops, but how much exactly is this in weight of the product?

  • Veterinary Advisor

1 scoop (100ml) = 15g.

10 February 2017 at 7:31pm

Grumpy gelding


Hi can you please tell me if this is something that may work on my gelding? He Is dream pony to ride and will always put in 100% when under Sadle but when in the stable or just around the yard in general he is so moody ! He is better with us but we handle him all the time but anyone els that dared walk past he pulls faces and will even try to bite than! So I'm looking for something that mite just help him chill out around people

  • Veterinary Advisor

There are a few different calmers available for horses. They all seem to work very well for some horses and not for others. Dodson and Horrell Placid is as good to try as any for your gelding. I would give it a go and see if it has the desired effect. Otherwise you could try something like Equiliser.

20 April 2015 at 7:57pm


Alison Wright

My mare suffers from separation anxiety wether in the stable alone (only two stables) or out of the field on her own.

  • Non-Executive Director

This herbal supplementary food can help horses such as yours, so it is a good thing to try. If your horse is fine when with other horses in the field, but is unhappy if stabled or ridden then she might well improve in time anyway, especially if she is handled in a consistent and reassuring manner. A calming supplement like this could certainly help too.

16 March 2015 at 7:12pm

Spooky/stressy gelding

emily Waterworth

I have a spooky gelding who get stressed out a lot just want something to calm him down

  • Non-Executive Director

There are lots of different products which are produced to help calm down nervous or excitable horses. It appears that all of them work for some horses but none are reliable to work in every situation. You have to try a product and combine it with considerate handling, then see how it goes. Some horses seem to respond well, others do not.

20 June 2014 at 1:20pm


steff gibbs

Hi there

Im looking to buy a calmer, im not sure which one to go for?
We have a 4 year old Welsh A, he’s usually brilliant for his age but recently he’s behaving strangely. He has been bullying the geldings and acting very Riggy around the mares, (we did have to have him tested but it came back clear) we are wanting a supplement that takes the edge of so he doesn’t hurt himself or the other horses, but I don’t want it to affect his ridden work. Usually under saddle he’s very laid back and needs pushing on quite a lot, so I don’t want the calmer to make him even more backwards.

could you recommend a product that wopuld be goo to put into his feed.

I look forward to your reply

Kind regards

  • Non-Executive Director

Dodson & Horrell Placid is as good a product as any to try. There are lots of different supplements for this and probably some horses will respond better to one than another. You can only find out by trying them. This is a good quality product which has as good a chance as any of being effective. It should not affect his going forward when under saddle.

9 March 2014 at 11:41pm

I have a very wired mare


My mare is lovely when she is in season but very busy in her head when she isn't and she gets pushy and rude to handle which seems to be the wrong way round to be a hormonal season thing

  • Non-Executive Director

This does sound unusual. If she is genuinely different in her behaviour when in season, then there is going to be a hormonal component to it, even though she does not follow the typical pattern. There would be no harm in trying any of the calming herbal mixes for horses, such as the one you mention. You could also consider the product Zylkene Equine. I think you will have to experiment a bit with different things to see what works best with her. Possibly your vet could investigate this further to find out if her ovaries are abnormal, so you should talk to him/her about it of course too.