After a recent visit to a regular centre in Wyee – I received this photo from the human that belongs to Girsh.
When first discovering essential oils for use with horses, it can be tricky deciding if your horse likes an aroma – hopefully from the archives of a class session I presented at Orange TAFE in 2007 you will gain some insights. Even on a day where it had snowed the day before, we were able to elicit a variety of responses that will help the reader see a sample of what could be expected.
Orange TAFE on a very cold July in 2007:
Ideally, the essential oil bottle is held a little further from the nostril and wafted across both nostrils.
Moving the uncapped bottle away from our ‘Maybe’ friend would help to determine if he really likes the aroma – if he stretches further forward – take that as a positive.
With the “May I have some more response” – this is a good distance to hold the bottle from the nostril.
Some horses will just hang out with the aroma – you will notice a softening of the eye, and often appearing zoned out.
Just be careful that your horse does not try to grab hold of the bottle in his mouth.