Hops are helpful for calming the central nervous system.
They will help horses that are easily distracted, enabling them to concentrate on their training. Hops also help to calm horses that are spooky and sensitive, helping horses settle into new surroundings. In addition it has been shown to have an antispasmodic action on smooth muscle which explains its use in the treatment of gastric and intestinal spasms. It also helps to stimulate digestion and trigger appetite.