To purchase products go to The ProvideIt Shop.XtraCal

About XtraCal

A blend of organic calcium with essential co-factors (magnesium, boron, phosphorous and Vit D) to ensure efficient absorption.









Additional calcium is required for:

  • Pregnant mares to build the skeleton (and other tissues) of the unborn foal
  • Lactating mares especially until the foal is about 3 months old. Young foals take virtually all their nutrition from their mother's milk. For instance if Mum doesn't receive enough calcium from her diet then it is dragged out of her bones to supply the needs of the growing foal. This is detrimental to her long term health and means the foal may not get all he requires to be strong and healthy
  • Horses that are working hard suffer a lot of 'wear and tear' and can lose calcium in their sweat
  • Oxalates present in certain grasses, (especially kikuyu in New Zealand) bind up the calcium making it unavailable to the horse. The organic calcium in Xtra Cal is already bound so cannot be bound by oxalates and is therefore available to the horse.

* Pregnant and lactating mares that are also grazing oxalate grasses are very vulnerable to calcium deficiency.

Xtra Info

merlot 4 months pregnant

XtraCal ideally complements
Premium NZ Horse Minerals. Fitting perfectly together they supply

  • All the macro-minerals
  • All the trace minerals
  • All the anti-oxidants
  • All the Vitamins including all of the B group

Merlot & Zephyr
Merlot (pictured above pregnant) with the resulting strong healthy foal - Zephyr - just minutes after birth.

Merlot was fed XtraCal along with Premium NZ Horse Minerals right through her pregnancy resulting in an efortless birth and a very strong, straight, healthy colt.

Zephyr, the foal above at 3 years (Dec2015).
He has been fed XtraCal along with Premium NZ Horse Minerals all his life. And yes that is him (as a yearling) on the XtraCal label.



*The information and material on the Calm Healthy Horses website is of a general educational nature only.
It is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional advice as it is not necessarily complete,
up to date or applicable to you personally.
Calm, Healthy Horses (including Jenny Paterson, B.Sc Horsemanship NZ Ltd, T/A Provide It NZ & Australia,
Vicky Hansen Provide It Australia) does not accept liability for any injury, loss, damage or expenses incurred
by use of any of the Provide It Product range or from reliance on any information either given verbally
or derived from this website.


Should your order either not arrive, or arrive damaged, please contact us by e-mail immediately so we can contact the courier company and replace product at our discretion.
Refunds will only be given on unopened product returned in original condition accompanied by proof of purchase (Your receipt). No cash refunds.
The ProvideIt range of products have been formulated to be used as supplements not ‘medicines’. However, if you have bought a product to fix a particular problem and you are still having trouble it is even more important to contact us by e-mail so we can discuss your feeding programme, (free of charge) to achieve your desired result. Our success rate is very high.