We are bombarded daily with news and information about how the
overuse of medications and chemicals are making our horses sick.
There are ways to take care of your horse naturally...with no
Horses are forage animals and are used to looking
for plants that will assist in the regulation of their body systems.
When these plants are distilled into high quality, therapeutic-grade
essential oils, they affect all of the body’s systems. All oils have
a complex of chemicals that interact with cells to promote cellular
function and repair damage. Certain oils can affect the limbic
system in the brain to modify behavior. Some oils are diffused for
inhalation (aromatherapy), some are ingested, some are used
topically, and some can be used all three ways. Here are a few
Lavender is wonderful for wounds (antibacterial
and less scaring) and other skin conditions plus it’s a natural
anti-histamine and has sedative compounds useful when needing to
calm your horse.
Peace & Calming is a fragrant blend of oils
useful when trailering, showing or whenever more serious calming
is required. It may be rubbed on the nose and ears.
Coriander, Fennel, Ocotea, and Dill make a great
combination for Cushing’s and Insulin Resistant horses to help
balance glucose levels.
Always keep a bottle of Peppermint & Di-Gize
handy for colic; it often relieves colic before the vet can
arrive. Apply them on the gums and rub on the belly.
Melrose & Thieves are used to combat fungal
infections like thrush and those crusty bumps in the ears.
This tip was brought to you by Sue Olmos
(equine/canine myotherapist & H.E.A.R.T/Reiki practitioner) and KAM
Animal Services, home of KAM’s “Equine Learning Circle” FREE
webinars, which will take place twice a month starting in January.
www.kamanimalservices.com to sign up for the January 10th
(which will focus on your horse’s digestion and gut health) and
January 31st (targeting balanced feed and supplements) webinars. For
more information on essential oils contact: