Dodson & Horrell Placid for Horses

Dodson & Horrell Placid for Horses
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  • 1kg Tub £14.99
  • 2.5kg Bag £28.99
  • 5kg £56.49
  • Refill 1kg £11.99

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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)

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Reviews (47)

Summary of Reviews for Dodson & Horrell Placid for Horses

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
46 out of 47 (98%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (37 reviews)
4 stars (7 reviews)
3 stars (1 reviews)
2 stars (2 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Quick delivery well packaged
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By on 3 December 2021

Good product seems to help with calming

Customer recommends this product

55 Dodson & Horrell placid
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By on 18 June 2021

Really good product that seems to be helping.

Customer recommends this product

25 No really change in behaviour
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By on 27 May 2021

Maybe a bit early to review but my mare has been on Placid for 3 weeks and I do not think she has shown any improvement in her behaviour. It maybe that its her hormones that need controlling more than her behaviour but I wont be buying another pack it things remain as they are.

Customer does not recommend this product

55 DODSON & HORRELL Placid - definitely recommend
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By on 23 May 2021

The reviews looked good for this product and so I thought I’d give it a try for my stressy ex racehorse thoroughbred gelding, it has worked so well for him that I have kept him on it for about a year and a half now as it does seem to have a mild calming effect on him, I think his ground manners have improved and he is much happier, loving and more chilled out. It is very palatable, good value for money and made of all natural ingredients which are some of the reasons why I liked the sound of this product and now after trying it I have found out that it does actually work as well for my boy. I was a bit sceptical about trying this product and wondered if it would actually work? but after reading the other reviews I thought it was worth a go and I am glad that I did. So I have decided to write a review too, to help others make their choices.

Customer recommends this product

55 Great product
Verified Purchase

By on 6 February 2021

I bought this with the hope it would take the edge off my boy and I was amazed how fast and effective it worked without dulling his sparkle, highly recommend

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

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

14 May 2021 at 9:55pm

Stressy Mare


Can this be given at the same time as Oestress. I have a VERY stressy mare who never seems to relax and is constantly pawing and stamping the ground.
Any help/advise would be appreciated.

  • VioVet Staff

Placid and Oestress both contain similar ingredients, you would be doubling up on the magnesium calmer if giving both. I recommend choosing one or the other to use. You can use spray/diffuser calmers such as Pet Remedy alongside oral calmers if your mare is particularly stressy.

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?

  • VioVet Staff

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

  • VioVet Staff

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.

  • VioVet Staff

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

  • VioVet Staff

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

  • VioVet Staff

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

  • VioVet Staff

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.

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