If you are using a photosensitive oil on a light-coloured horse, applying it to the underside of the body would be preferable, where it won’t be exposed to sunlight or UV light for 24 hours.
Introducing your horse to essential oils
A very popular combination with horses is Geranium and Sacred (or regular) Frankincense oil. Place a drop of each into your palm, rub your palms together, and offer your palms to your horse to smell. It’s not unusual for a horse to want to lick these oils out of your hands. This is safe to do, providing you are using the Young Living oils.
Perform a Valor Balance on a horse:
If you ever want to watch a horse bliss out, this is the way to achieve it! This is the perfect trick for relaxing a stressed horse, or as a treat after a heavy workout. Valor is our “rescue remedy” of essential oils, and it also has the same frequency as the skeleton, so it creates a beautiful sense of physical and emotional balance. Your safety is paramount, so here are two alternative ways to perform this technique:
Performing on a calm horse: Apply 3-6 drops of Valor essential oil to your right palm, and rub onto the top of the rear right hoof. Then apply 3-6 drops of Valor oil to your left palm, and rub onto the top of the rear left hoof. Then from a crouched position to the side of the horse (ie. ensuring your safety first), hold your left palm on your horse’s left hoof, and your right palm on their right hoof, for 5 to 10 minutes.
Performing on a stressed horse: Apply 3-6 drops of Valor along the spine. Hold one palm on the horse’s sacrum, and another on their withers, for 5 to 10 minutes if possible. If a second person is present, hold the opened bottle of Valor a few centimetres under the horse’s nose, switching from left to right nostril.
As with dogs, this technique can be further enhanced with a drop of 3 Wise Men oil blend placed on your horse’s crown. This beautiful oil blend amplifies the connection and bond between you. You can even add a drop of Joy, Harmony or Inner Child to your horse’s chest area, to create an emotionally uplifting experience.
Floating, Transport and other Scary Events:
If your horse is a performance horse, drip some Lavender oil into the float or horse transport before your horse boards, but avoid putting essential oils onto your horse within a couple of days of the event, as oils can potentially test positive in a swab test.
For all other situations, apply a drop of Valor, Stress-away, Peace and Calming, Lavender or Sacred Mountain oil blend to the upper lip of your horse, or the inner side of each ear. If additional calming is needed, the same oil can be dripped up the spine.
Both animals and humans will at times encounter an experience that leaves them upset or temporarily traumatized. In these situations, horses respond particularly well to Geranium oil. Put a few drops in your palm and allow the horse to breathe in deeply, or simply apply a drop or two to their lower lip or heart area.
Skin rashes in horses are often the result of environmental triggers.
- Open 4 to 10 of Young Living’s Sulfurzyme caps, and sprinkle the contents in with their food each day. This is high in natural sulfur, which is an excellent mineral for promoting healthy skin, hoofs and fur.
- Add 1 to 2 caps of Young Living’s Longevity Softgels to your horse’s food, to boost your horse’s inner vitality.
- Cleanse their skin of potential allergens by washing them in Thieves Household Cleaner. Simply wet the fur, and massage 3 to 5 caps (30-50ml) of Thieves Household Cleaner into the fur, then rinse off.
- Add a few drops of Cedarwood, Lavender or Peppermint oil into the rinse water for an added soothing effect.
Keep those hoofs healthy!
Apply 2 to 3 drops of Panaway oil and 2 to 3 drops of Lemongrass oil to the underside of each hoof around the frog area twice a week.
Enjoying the Great Outdoors!
If you are going for a ride and want to enjoy the great outdoors, use your horse like an equine diffuser. Drip 5 to 10 drops of Purification oil over your horse’s back, legs and neck, avoiding areas that will be covered with a saddle or bridle.
Equine Raindrop Technique is a wonderful way to balance and pamper your horse. If you’ve not learned this technique before, you can perform a simplified version called “Horsey Raindrop”. This is so gentle on your horse that it can be performed every 1 to 2 days if desired, or once a week for a general “tune up”.
In a tablespoon of Young Living’s V6 oil, add 6 to 8 drops of each of the Raindrop Technique oils. These are Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram, AromaSiez and Peppermint. Take half of this mix, and massage up your horse’s spine.
Learn more about Raindrop Technique.