Testing Essential Oils with Horses

When testing to see if your horse likes an essential oil try the following. After taking the top off of the bottle you can let your horse smell the essential oil, but be sure to hold the bottle firmly in your hand as you don’t want them grabbing the bottle and getting it in their mouth.  

The other way is to put a couple of drops in the palm of your hand then rub your hands together and let your horse smell your hand. If your horse turns their head or backs away this more than likely means the oil does not agree with them so don’t attempt to apply it on them.

The other thing I do is muscle testing as that will help me to determine which oil can be used on my horse. Keep in mind that not all essential oils can be applied on the nose and most oils must be mixed with a carrier oil before application. 

Would you like to learn how to use essential oils on your horse? Contact me today and set up your appointment. 

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5 thoughts on “Testing Essential Oils with Horses”

  1. PATRICIA KNIGHT-BURRIS

    I HAVE A HORSE THAT IS 10YRS OLD SHE IS A SORREL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION . SINCE SHE WAS ABOUT 2 SHE HAS BEEN DEVELOPING THESE WHITE SPOTS I HER COAT ,SHE GETS MORE EACH YEAR.I THOUGHT THEY WERE BIRDCATCHER SPOTS SINCE SHE HAS BIRCATCHER ( 1833 THOROBRED) IN HER PAST. I ACCEPTED THAT WITH NO PROBLEM .WE PURCHASED THIS HORSE IN ARIZONA. A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO I PURCHASED ANOTHER 2 YR OLD SORREL FROM A HERD IN TENNESEE. SHE WAS SOLID WHEN I GOT HER BUT HAS STARTED GETTING THE WHITE SPOTS IN HER COAT .SHE IS ALSO IN GREAT CONDITION . SHE ALSO HAS NUMEROUS LINKS TO BIRDCATCHER IN HER PEDIGREE. RECENTLY MY DAUGHTER BOUGHT HER SOLID SORREL MARE TO OUR PLACE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND SHE CALLED THIS MORNING AND SAID SHE NOTICED A FEW WHITE SPOTS IN HER COAT. THIS HORSE ALSO HAS NUMEROUS BIRD CATCHER MATINGS IN HER PEDIGREE. THESE HORSES ARE ALL IN FINE SHAPE AND ARE IN THE SAME PASTURE AS 4 OTHER HORSES THAT SHOW NO SUCH MARKS. I DO INTEND TO HAVE THE VET CHECK THESE HORSES FOR HIGH IRON AND LOW COPPER AND RECTIFY IF THERE SEEMS TO BE A PROBLEM .ANY HELP OR ADVICE WOULD BE WELCOME OUR WATER IS CITY WATER

    1. Deborah Annett

      There is a horse in the barn where our horses are stabled that also has white spots and is continuing to get them. So I am curious to learn what you found out about your horses white spots. If you see this, please let me know. Thank you

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      Checking in with you Patricia did you have your horse’s tested in regards to the white spots? If so what did you find out?

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      Thanks for stopping by Maggie! I’ve used essential oils to help horses with colic, when they have cuts, for healing proud flesh, on sarcoids and much more. Do you use essential oils for yourself?

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