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Our Product Line
Consists of liquid extracts, tonics, supplements, and natural speciality feeds. Contact us for information on the natural feed program. Sometimes simple changes to your horses diet may correct a condition without having to use herbal preparations. This is often the case with nervous horses and those suffering from degenerative conditions.
If you wish to place an order, just contact us on email@example.com or phone us on 063450737 Postage and packing extra. Check our ‘Contact Us’ page for the list of stockists
These consist of concentrated extracts of herbs that have been specially manufactured using pressure as well as a cold extraction method. We don’t compromise quality for speed of manufacture hence a lengthy lead in time between batches. Only small amounts are to be orally administered. These are rapidly absorbed into the blood stream. May be added to the feed or syringed directly onto the tongue. Doses indicated are a guide only. Contact us for correct doses for your horse. Our extracts will remain stable and effective indefinitely. Products like Devil’s Claw, valerian, yarrow and valerian may be kept in your first aid kit as a standby for the first line treatment while you organise a vet if required.
PLEASE NOTE: Our prices have remained the same for over 5 years and the small increase on this page is due to GST increase only. We are doing everything possible to maintain those prices to provide you with our quality controlled products at a cost effective rate. We also will help you find low cost solutions to horse care which include things like pasture management and getting back to basics using the ‘old tried and true methods of horse care. The current trend to make horse care increasingly scientific therefore dependent on processed premixed feeds and supplements which has a very narrow margin of error and you almost have to have a PhD in animal nutrition and very deep pockets. We aim to bring some common sense into horse care.
While every effort is made to ensure the quality of our product, no statement or information contained on this page construed as a claim that this product is a cure,
mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease or any other medical condition.This information is to be regarded as a product guide only. Hira Laboratories will not be held responsible for the use or misuse of any products listed. We recommend that either a qualified herbalist or your veterinary professional carry out diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
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|Extracts Plant ingredients have been extracted using a range of methods to product a highly concentrated extract that has a shelf life of over 8 years|
|PRODUCT NAME||DESCRIPTION AND DIRECTIONS|
|Hira Chamomile Calm||From organically grown Matricaria recutita flowers Mildly sedating particularly suitable for the digestive system.10-15ml an hour before the event. Ideal for horses that stress when travelling. Suitable for use with Hira Omega Oil Complex for minor skin conditions.
“Hi there Everdien
I have been using your Chamomile Calm in my practice now for some months now and have found that a number of horses with ulcers have been able to go off their veterinary meds and onto chamomile. The results speak for themselves. I am so glad to have found an alternative to this condition. Cheer A….”
|Hira Passion Flower
||A concentrated blend of Passiflora incarnata. This herb is reputed to have sedative effects in horses where Valerian may not be tolerated. It can be used for general anxiety and is particularly suitable for the digestive system. Some horses that don’t travel well have found this to be of help.
|Harpogophytum procumbens. This highly concentrated herbal extract may be used to manage a range of conditions. Helps address blood pressure.Bitter principles act to stimulate liver, gall bladder and lower blood sugar. Devil’s Claw stimulates uterine muscles and should not be given to mares in foal. An ideal herb to improve mobility. For mild conditions between 3-5ml daily. Acute conditions up to 20ml.
Anyway 24hrs after the first 10ml dose of Devils Claw he was much freer in his action so I cut it back to 5ml (as he was a bit suspicious of his first feed and wouldn’t eat it-cunning old git) Easter Sunday I went on a quiet trek for a couple of hours on gentle rolling terrain and he was so much better again! This was only 2 days after his first dose…..I can’t tell how pleased I am at the result so far, it’s just blown me away totally. Thankyou so much for producing a wonderful product – I will be telling all my friends about it thats for sure.
|Hira Impulsion Concentrate||This concentrated herbal blend has been formulated in response to horses requiring a natural approach to addressing mobility issues that put that extra edge on performance. This blend has adaptogenic and circulatory herbs that also act on the endocrine system. We have found that it enhances movement lightening and softening the dressage horse and making it amenable to training and less reactive to stimuli.Consists of procumbine, Quercitins, flavonoids, stachyose,Sitoindosides
|Hira Gingko||Herbal blood and bronchial tonic. Improves hoof quality. Helps protect the body from the effects of stress. May be used in conjunction with other products to improve the overall effect of each. May help improve blood flow to the brain. Assists with elasticity of blood vessels and muscle fibre.
|Hira Equi-Ech Echinacea
||Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) extract stimulates the immune system and increases the body’s ability to fight infection. Increases white and red cell production. . May be used during the show season to protect the horse from cross-infection. Suitable for use on horses with hoof problems.
25-05-15 “I am a race horse trainer and have used a number of your products for the past few years. I have a horse that has had on and off lameness for quite a few months. I got you Equi-Ech for a horse with mudfever and used it on this horse. I am really amazed that the lameness disappeared on the days I used it and came back the days I didn’t”
|Hira Equi-So Happy St John’s Wort||Natures comfort herb. This extract consists mainly ofSt John’sWort which increases levels of seratonin which is responsible for feelings of contentment. Long term treatment Will generally settle the horse making it receptive to training.This concentrated extract consists of hypericin. hyperforin, kaempferol stachyose, bilabolides. Quercitins
Good morning guys
Thank you so much for the product, wow I can’t believe the difference in my horse in just one week! I started the happy horse a week ago, he is like a different horse, he’s back to what he was before all his surgeries! He’s happy again and very content, can I keep him on the happy horse or is it just short term? He was even much better at the dressage after only being on it two days, although he had one melt down he soon realised he didn’t need to be anxious, and every day he’s gained his confidence again! Thank you so much K.
Helen Eschebruch, A Bare Foot trimmer, has this to say about Happy Horse and some others. Her details can be found on our Contacts page.
I’d like to pass on my heartfelt thanks to Everdien for her wonderful, friendly and super-quick service.
I’ve known about Hira Labs for a couple of years but never purchased until recently. I sent Everdien an order for some Devils Claw and asked for a sample of St John’s Wort as well. I was trying to work through some mostly emotional issues with my younger mare and wondered if it would help her, after reading the product description on her website.
She has always had concerns about fear/anxiety and inadequacy which sometimes mean a panic response sets in. Wind and loud sounds seemed to be the worst triggers. As such she has been very slow to progress, despite the fact she is very clever and a fast learner. It got to the point that her panic reaction was getting dangerous: she did not intend to hurt me but performed some very athletic moves when upset or scared. I had addressed the physical factors (bodywork, diet) but was seriously considering putting her down if I couldn’t get to the bottom of whatever was causing her to react in that way.
Everdien warned me the product would take 5 days to show results so I might not see anything from the sample, due to the small quantity, but I was keen to try it and see if the horse would accept it – she can be fussy with new feeds and supplements. After a week, I sent E the following feedback. “I know you said it would take 5 days to kick in but, after just one dose, I swear it’s like she’s a new horse – great! She was calm, focussed and accepting, which is not normal at all. There were builders, cranes and trucks [house construction] just one paddock away [it was also very windy]: normally the noise would have affected her and she would have been spooky/jumpy/anxious. I rode again yesterday: same noisy conditions, same focussed and attentive horse!!”
She has gone from being unwilling to be caught, to saying “pick me!”
After trialling the SJW with the young mare and a discussion on its benefits when used in conjunction with Devils Claw, I also started my older mare on a low dose of SJW. It seems to have helped her immensely: I was able to very quickly taper off and stop the dose of DC, rather than supplementing continuously as I have with other herbal pain relief products in the past.
I have a full-time office job, and in addition I am a barefoot trimmer with a small client base (no more than 15 horses at any one time). Following the success of products with my own horses, I am more than happy to recommend Hira Labs to both my clients and my colleagues. They are good quality products that work reliably – and don’t expire in 5 minutes, meaning they’re no good the second time you go to use them! Everdien is always prompt to reply to queries with lots of suggestions for products and alternatives – which don’t always include purchasing from Hira Labs. I always feel she genuinely cares about helping each and every client (and animal), and products are always dispatched in record fast time.
|Hira Equi-So Calm||Concentrated Valerian tincture. Fast acting short term sedative and muscle relaxant. Contains Valeriana officinalis. May be useful when clipping nervous horses or introducing to new experiences.May help alleviate symptoms of neurotoxicity ie stringhalt, tying up, colic.Note in each of the conditions mentioned this can only be regarded as a temporary measure. Veterinary care must be given.
|Hira Saw Palmetto
|May assist in improving urinary and kidney systems. Contains Serenoa serrulata. Animals fed on these berries were known for their health, vigour and increased strength and weight. It has sedative and tonic properties. Helps bulk up muscle mass.
|Hira Seda-Horse||This concentrated blend of plant substances act as nerve tonics for the brain, muscular, digestive and skin systems. A concentrated calming blend containing some of the following: chamomile, vervain, hops, scullcap
We are now sending product to the UK and Australia. See below. Seda Horse was combined with Anti Al MAG and Happy Horse (St Johns Wort)
Seda Horse, Happy Horse and Anti Al MAG
Hello Everdien, Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙂 I had the ride of my life on Max last weekend, he was amazing, he let go and went forward and didn’t have his eyes trying to look at his butt ( well behind him anyway!!), he was with me and fabulous, his power was outstanding. I am so excited for the future.
So here come some more questions 🙂 How long should they stay on these beautiful horsey ‘erbs??
I am competing this weekend, so do I double up the dose the night before? and none in the morning, or double up by dosing in the night feed and the morning feed??
Do you think I should order the Magnesium??
I look forward to hearing from you Everdien, and thank you again.
Annie and Max Western Australia.
|Hira Hyperdula Spray||The First Aid SprayHira Labs have formulated a 100% plant based first aid spray now in a convenient 200ml plastic amber pharm bottle.1- Contains Hypericum known to act on nerve endings and is recognised for its healing
|Hira Steady Head Concentrate||This product has been formulated after extensive research on some of the contributing factors that cause headshaking syndrome. We believe that this condition requires a multi faceted approach to include modifying the diet, pasture, training and the use of herbs and supplements.This product consists of a range of anti-seratonic herbs, those that address heart rate, blood flow near the nasal passages and levels of stress hormones.Effectiveness of this product is enhanced when given in conjunction with Equi-Anti-Al MAG. and Omega Oil Complex.
|Hira Submission||Due to the ever-increasing list of banned herbal products, we have formulated a calming product out of a range of little known or talked about herbs that act on slowing the reactivity and adrenal response in the horse. This blend of herbs is ideal for the horse that doesn’t respond as well to Seda Horse or other calmers due to its different range of actions on the horse’s nervous system.
NOTE: LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE Due to increased requests for this product and our need to increase plant stock to keep up with demand, along with the seasonal nature of the species used, stocks are running low.
|Hira Hormone Balancer||A concentrated extract of Vitex agnus (Chaste Berry) which may help act on the endocrine system in particular the luteinising hormone. It is a relaxant herb that regulates hormonal functions and promotes lactation. Used in conjunction with St John’s Wort may reduce marish behaviour. Suitable for use on stallions and geldings exhibiting stallion-like behaviour.Many people have found this a good tide-over product for competition by giving it in conjunction with Seda Horse the night before a show and then giving 5ml of Hormone Balancer on the day of the show.
the pony is going really well on your vitex agnes I can now undo rugs without her trying to kill me and she is getting better with saddle. This happened on about day 3 of using the supplement! Thanks S….
Hi Everdien, can I have some mare hormone stuff please. I stopped using it a couple of months ago and my mare has turned into a dragon : (the 1 litre please. Thanks Ann E
The hormone balancer is working a treat – I have my horses mind back!!!
Please can I order a bigger container of it as I will keep her on it now.
I’m having fantasic results with my mare. I pop 5ml under her tongue in the mornings when she’s in season the drop it down to 4ml between times.
Louise from Australia had this to say about Vitex agnes Hormone Balancer and Happy Horse (St John’s Wort)
I’m seeing some positive changes in my horse since changing him from the submission onto the hormone balancer and so happy. He seems more confident in himself and generally less reactive to external stimulants. I also tried him on the Seda horse when I took him to a new environment for a lesson. Again, he was calm and confident and although he still looked about he was not ‘explosive’ at all. The other thing that was really noticeable to me was that he felt relaxed without feeling dull or heavy so we were still able to have a super lesson.
|Hira Yarrow||Helps starve the wart etc of its blood supply and nutrients causing it to wither and drop off.Flavonoids in yarrow flowers encourage circulation, lowers blood pressure and strengthens vascular walls. Its main active ingredient being thujone make it suitable for the treatment of some skin conditions. Feel free to email to get feed back on other people’s experiences with a range of conditions. Go to our plant profile page or email us to find out more about this amazing paddock weed.
Maureen txt me with the following:
I just wanted to say that the warts on his sheath have disappeared completely. The vet who has been treating him for years now cannot believe that hey are gone. I will keep him on yarrow for ever
|Tonics These consist of a blend of plant concentrates in a base of organic cider vinegar.|
|Hira Equi-Anti-Al MAG Tonic||The product contains natural plant based ionised mangesium and will help counteract the effects of ‘hot pastures’ and feed. The combination of active plant ingredients in cider vinegar ( alkalinises the blood) this easily absorbed magnesium together with plant sedatives like chamomile, scullcap, vitex agnes and passionflower help calm your horse during times of excessive reactivity. The bitter detox herbs act on the liver to help flush myco-toxins. Brewers yeast is also an inexpensive ‘toxin binder’ 1-2 tablespoons daily.To further enhance the calming effect add an additional capful (20ml) to the feed in doing so you will be giving more ‘calming’ herbs. Contact us directly at email@example.com for information of the role of magnesium and how stress and a high cortisol set-point will cause the horse to excrete this essential mineral.
Client Feed back
I can’t keep up with people wanting Anti Al Mag. It counteracts our Southland grass like no other product.One of my clients is having huge success; we altered the feed, the way of schooling (more relaxation and Hoofball!) and put the horse on Anti Al Mag. She was getting 58% dressage score on a really good day (usually more like 48%). Now their best score is 70%!
A few weeks agoI have two clients with warmbloods who are having amazing results on the Anti Al mag,I do think your products are fantastic though! I have a 6yr old tb off the track who is up to his feltocks in green grass and two big hard feeds a day and is as chilled as a cucumber on your products! Until I started feeding them he had suddenly gotten really agitated to the point where he wouldn’t even eat. Plus his itchy skin has improved also.Mel
Thanks Hira Labs!
You are saving me a fortune! Since starting my horse on the Equi-Anti-Al M, I have noticed changes which I can only attribute to the product. No more itchy skin, raw rubbed belly and horse dragging himself along the ground in ecstasy. No more need for ‘toxin-binders’ and extra ‘calming’ supplements. I am looking forward to my first Spring without the need for 15 different products or the need for a diet pen, and competing this gelding this season, with a bright healthy coat and sensible attitude.
PS When we started the EquiAntiAl, Red had a wicked case of mud-fever which we had had no luck in beating. It hasn’t returned, despite being in constant wet and mud for the last 8 weeks. …?!
I am about to ring Everdien tonight. I have had absolutely astounding results on her products this last month. I have stopped buying and feeding other products, which up until now has been imperative on this property, for every horse. I have a sane, calm, spunky looking horse, and I’m not spending collossal amounts on toxin binders and extras. To be honest I’m blown away.. My ginga is quiet, not at all spooky, and not nearly as girthy or sensitive any more. And I’m feeding him salt, too. R
Hi EverdienMy supplies arrived in the weekend; thank you very much.I was at the Southland Dressage Champs with Maxi all weekend and had lots of lovely comments about how amazing he looks and how calm and relaxed! All due to your amazing products! thank you so much.Margaret was very interested in what my secret was and I have passed on your contact details & a newsletter to her.kind regard Julia Latham Flying Horse LtdVisit her fascinating site as www.flyinghorseltd.co.nzPhoto of Julia using a Hoof Ball as part of a calming training program she uses with her pupils
Fantastic. Having great success with Al- mag as well. Topped up from horse sports last time.
Visit our articles page to get more news on magnesium and the effects of sugars on your horse and some practical pasture management steps you can take to make your horse less reactive to grass. Contact us directly for pasture mix blends.
|Hira Mobility Tonic with Added Devil’s Claw||Note: due to increased raw material prices and demand there will be a price adjustment in the near future. Our prices have remained the same for over 9 years now.
Mobility Tonic with added Devil’s Claw, ginkgo, saw palmetto and ashwagandha Is a concentrated blend of organically grown herbal extracts the active ingredients consist of thujone, flavonoids, serenoa, harpagosides, in organic cider vinegar formulated to improve mobility and will generally soften the horse. Suitable for times when working on hard ground and during strenuous exercise. Discontinue 8 hours before competition.
Contact us for bulk 5 litre specials. This is a low cost option for large stables.
Hi E. Just wanted to say that my geriatric old mare is doing well on your mobility products. There’s been a noticeable improvement in her movement as well as her temperament as she seems less grumpy and is far more willing to move around the paddock keeping up with the young ones.. Thanks a million for your help.Regards Michelle
Thanks so much. I can’t believe the difference, and I noticed it within a few days of starting him on it. I thought it might be a coincidence at first (wary of getting my hopes up) but it continued and hasn’t stopped. He felt so good he even decided to try jumping the arena fence when we were practicing our dressage test LOL!
Fantastic products and fantastic service!
Thanks so much
Oh my goodness… I want to say a HUGE thank you as you have made a massive difference to my 14 yr old pony! After only three days on the Mobility Tonic and the Devils Claw Herbal Blend we saw a substantial improvement in the way he moves. My daughter and I really appreciate your help in his natural well being. We look forward to continuing our customer relationship. I am thrilled to have recommended you to friends.
|Hira Immune Tonic. The Cider Vinegar Dietary Now with 10% echinacea extract Supplement (New Product)|| We have formulated a general, cost effective winter tonic. This tonic combines the health giving attributes of naturally fermented cider vinegar with garlic, echinacae, gingko, and plant based vitamin C to improve the horse’s ability to fight infection and maintain optimum health through winter. Benefits of cider vinegar and added herbs are:
Due to repeated requests to reinstate this product we have made up a new batch. It has extra echinacae to enhance the immune boost effect
Now to some interesting feedback
2016-06-14 Firstly can I please order a litre of your Immune Tonic – it’s not only cured my boys cough but also irradiated his parasite problem. Tested 0 in his FEC today after having continuous high counts for the past 10months.
|Oils and SupplementsThese consist of dietary supplements and feed boosts that may be added to the daily feed regime. Hira Labs also offers a natural feed program to address particular conditions, prevention of degenerative diseases and how to improve your horse’s general performance|
|Hira Omega Oil Complex||Consists of a balanced blend of Omega 3, 9 and 6 oils, plant based anti oxidants, tocopherol oil and oil-soluble vitamin C. Fats (Lipids ) are vital for all growth processes, renewal of cells, brain and nerve function, sensory organs and metabolism of food. Energy sources are based on lipid metabolism. Formulated to balance the lipid levels in the body to help with the exchange of nutrients and wastes through the cell wall. May be used to improve coat condition. Ideal when getting horse ready for sales or showing.
Hi there Everdien,
What a difference this product has made to my horse’s skin allergies. At last he no longer flinches when being girthed up. A much happier pony all round.
Thanks so much
Hi there Everdien,
I just want to tell you that Ollie is going so much more softly on this product along with the Anti Al MAG. We ran out a couple of weeks ago and really notice the difference in his attitude and outline when he is not on these two. I would like to repeat the last order
THanks so much for your help
|Meadow Muesli Mobility Whole herb blend with Devil’s Claw root.||We are temporarily out of stock of this whole herb blend.
This herbal blend consists of whole herb devil’s Claw root along with the remaining ingredients consisting of : ginkgo, St John’s wort, vitex agnes along with in-season anthelmintic herbs like white willow, rosemary, and anti-oxidants like rosehips, citrus peel etc. This blend is soaked in extract making it a potent feed additive. An ideal herbal blend to give to horses working on hard ground and it is particularly suitable for older horses no longer able to move with the agility they had in their younger days
Thought I would let you know your products are definitely working.
I’ve had my instructor comment that Jay appears to be more fluid in his movement and is trying. Which is great.
The farrier has also noticed that Jay doesn’t snatch back his hind legs and has a better range.
I’ve definitely noticed that he is moving forward and is trying especially when it comes to flexing. Now I’ve got to teach him to bend through his ribs!!
Thanks heaps for your advice and helping Jay! Can’t wait for my next competition to see how he goes in the arena.
Hi there, Everdien
I would like to order a couple of KG’s of your Devil’s Claw Whole Herb Mobility Blend. A friend gave me a bit to try and I’ve found it great for my older horse and also my younger horse that has had his fair share of problems since i rescued him. I have found a big difference in their attitude and movement within a week and i have only been giving them a handful a day as i bring them back into work and as the ground is so hard at the moment.
|Meadow Muesli Calm Whole Herb Digestive Blend
|WE HAVE HAD TO MAKE A PRICE ADJUSTMENT ON THIS DUE TO INCREASED COSTS AND HIGH DEMAND.Those loyal customers that have bought this from us in the past we will try to adjust the price as close as what you paid in the past
This 100% herbal blend consists mainly of whole herb chamomile flowers followed by Vitex agnes berries, lemon balm and in- season calming and digestive and mucilage herbs like licorice, peppermint, marshmallow . This blend is soaked in extract making it a potent feed additive. An ideal herbal blend to give to horses that are nervous, picky eaters and suffering from grass reactivity and digestive issues.
I want to let you know that my mare just seems so much calmer and is much more settled in her yard and paddock.
time to stock up before the grass starts growing I think !. I have to say I think the handful of whole herb blend and the daily dose of anti Al Mag has helped have a real calming influence…..along with more groundwork & riding !.
Hi there Everdien,
Can I order a couple more kgs of this magic stuff. My mare is much more settled and her digestive problems seem to be getting better. She travels really well if I give her an extra handful before loading and doesn’t move round nearly as much and poos in the float less too. 🙂
THank you so much for your help
We are sponsoring Shiwon Green with a number of our products in particular Hira Impulsion Concentrate and Hira Seda Horse. Her comments are below
Special thanks to Katie at www.geegee.co.nz for this photo of Shiwon and Gosh
Special thanks to Annie at www.anniestudholme.com for this photo of Shiwon and Des
The order arrived today – thanks so much for being so prompt with your delivery! I have been meaning to write for some time to thank you for your on going assistance. When I called you in desperation last autumn looking for some help, it would be hard to imagine the change we have now. Gosh is truly stepping out of the box with a smile on his face. Before his inner tension would get the better of him – whenever faced with something difficult or new he would virtually switch off and ‘shut down’ , in his case using minimal outside influences as an excuse to spook or hollow and run away. With the Seda-Horse I have noticed a marked change in his concentration and focus without being sedating or lethargy producing in any way – after all we need that spark to piaffe!! However I really needed to get him to slow down and listen in order to teach him the one time changes – we struggled some time for these. Who would have thought that one day he could make them look as easy as this?
In addition I’m sure the Impulsion Concentrate has helped him feel more relaxed and supple in his muscles, I know that that and a low dose Devils Claw from you has helped Da Vinci in a year that his work has increased from Level 2 to Level 5 – all on a 6yo’s developing body!
So thanks again for your help and if I ever anything to help my horses maintain their physical and emotional health I’ll be coming to you first!