Well, this could be a delicate topic, as no horse really likes to be referred to as a plodder, or worse still – stubborn, resistant, possibly even lazy! Now, it is important that you make sure there is no physical reason for your horse being called one of these names. Perhaps his muscles are not able to do what you want, or, as in the case of George, you may find a medical problem – my mate here had a bladder stone, and no matter how many essential oils we would have used before the discovery we would have had … Continue reading Energizing Oils – essential oils for the unambitious horse
Grapefruit Essential Oil This light, refreshing scent is one of my favourites. The first part of this particular was published in Holistic Horse Magazine in their regular Essential Oil Blurb (April/May 2018 edition) and the second part of the article is an exert from Horse Scents. Common Name: Grapefruit Latin Name: Citrus paradisi Common Uses: UK aromatherapist Lyn Palmer once described grapefruit as “brain sunshine” and this my favorite way to describe one of the most uplifting essential oils. The scent is especially good for lifting the mood of confined horses, or during winter … Continue reading Grapefruit – ‘Brain Sunshine’ Essential Oil
Aromatherapy can provide some relief with the respiratory complaint heaves. It will not cure your horse of this disease, however it will provide a tool that improves the quality of his life. Heaves, referred to as broken wind, is a chronic emphysema of the horse that causes difficult expiration and heaving of the flanks. Heaves, also known as equine chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a chronic airway disease that is the result of repeated bouts of airway inflammation that occur in response to antigens and dusts commonly found in stables, especially those in poorly-cured hay. Heaves can be confused … Continue reading Aromatherapy and Heaves
Aromatherapy is a valuable tool to add to the equine body worker’s range of skills.
Essential oils work two ways with your horse. He may have a physical problem that needs to be addressed or an emotional issue. For a physical problem, you can apply the essential oils, diluted in carrier oil or cream, onto the area so some of the molecules of the essential oil can find their way via the hair follicles into the bloodstream. For an emotional problem, your horse can inhale the molecules of a scent and have it trigger the release of neuro-chemicals in every body cell to help relax or relieve fears. Continue reading Aromatherapy for Equine Body Workers