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Women & Horses Essential Oils for the Horse

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Ingredients used in aromatherapy for horses and riderFrom T. Greenstreet
I have had the opportunity to use the oil and did see a dramatic result on a powerful sixteen hand, six year old quarter/appendix gelding. He cautiously accepted the oils but I noticed a quicker response to relaxation and trust with with me while trying to rid his mind/body of anxiety and impatience. Over a four day period, this gelding found a more quiet and balanced place to be. This horse has a beautiful spirit and the potential to be something special in the right hands but this hurried trainer is advising the owner to man thru the process. I am feeling troubled watching this rider accept the trainer's advice.

Diane & Dennis, Tucson, AZ
I purchased the essential oils & video (which I continue to watch to refresh my memory). It's awesome to see the horses get so relaxed, & now that I've applied it a few times they're relaxing more & more. Both horses lower their heads, lick their lips & get sleepy eyes. The other day I got 2 big yawns out of my mare & some deep breaths. My husband's gelding really likes it too & let out several deep breaths. I will continue to use the oils & accupressure - what a nice way to be able to thank our horses for all they give us. Thanks.

From J. McIver, Lutz, FL
Thank you Mary! I look forward to receiving the DVD along with the oil! Used the oil awhile ago and my horse loved it! I thought it calmed him down immensely! Saw you on Rick's show and have been trying some of your pressure point release tips as well and Red Carousel loves our time together and so do I!

From C. Bloss, Narvon, PA
I just spent my very first session doing aromatherapy with your special blend on my two horses, Blue and Gi. They loved it!
Gi, my Icelandic, put his head to the ground and stayed there, he was in heaven! Then he followed me around for more! Blue, my TWH, enjoyed it also and he is a tough character to calm. I actually made lots of progress getting Blue to lower his head and then he let me brush him all over without being haltered or tied! I had such a wonderful experience doing this and can't wait to do it again. It's most relaxing for me too! I also did the mouth massage and the acupressure you demonstrate on the DVD. I just felt so good doing this for the "boys" and I know they appreciated it. Thank you so much for sharing this special focusing session with the "world". I feel so good about it, I just can't express enough!

From F Jorgensen Tryon, NC
I received the oil a couple weeks ago. I ordered it for an unwanted Tennessee Walking Horse that I acquired last November. Micah is 12 years old. He has a deep scar across his tongue and scars at the base of both ears. He was gelded two years ago at the age of ten. He has had 8 different owners listed on his papers from over the years. He flinches at everything. If his whiskers happen to touch my arm he jerks his head back sure of the punishment to come. When I first got him, he would hold his breath while I haltered him. I never thought about the tightness of his muzzle until I saw your segment on Rick Lamb's Horse Show. I checked the next day and his mouth is absolutely taught. I started using the oil and massaging his muzzle. What a change! When I stand in front of his stall, he puts his face close and doesn't withdraw. His muzzle is loosening. I hope that overtime with continued massaging and consistent, kind handling, he will come to know that he has nothing to fear in me. Thanks for a great product and idea.

From J James Eros, LA
I have purchased the aroma therapy package and my high-strung Arabian horse loves it - right from the first "whiff", he started to relax. Very nice! Many thanks for your kind attention.

From JA Blessing Madison, WI
I recently purchased The InBalance Horse Essential oils. After watching the video (Focused Horse) a couple of times, it was time to try it on my guys. One is 23 yrs. old and the other is 12. I felt it would be a good first experience if they just sniffed the open bottle. However, the younger one was ready to eat the bottle so I started with him. To say I would have my fingers in his nostrils was something that I didn't think he would allow the first couple of times. It was amazing. Lots of licking and chewing, blowing, tongue rolling, VERY soft eyes. When I was done he just kept yawning. After that he put his head by my arm, as if to say, may I have more please???? It was very touching. He is usually quite a pushy horse, but appeared very soft at this time. I was VERY pleased with the response. Then my husband rode him. It was a very windy night and all kinds of noises were happening in the arena due to the wind. He kept himself focused. We were so pleased. Thank you very much. A wonderful smelling product that my horses appeared to love.

The 23 y. o. was interested in smelling the oil, but not wanting to eat the bottle. Before I got my fingers in his nostrils, he had to throw his head up 2-3 times, but then it just hit him. He lowered his head, eyes softened, licking, chewing, yawning, blowing. He also seemed to love the acupressure. He, too, came over and nuzzled my hand, as if asking for more. It was a much better than expected first time experience. Thank you so much. We have 6 police horses at our barn. I thought of them immediately, as benefiting from this InBalance Blend. They are having a training meeting on Saturday. I am giving them your video to watch. Hopefully, they will be at least half as enthused as I am.

From C Bloss Narvon, PA
I just spent my very first session doing aromatherapy with your special blend on my two horses, Blue and Gi. They loved it! Gi, my Icelandic, put his head to the ground and stayed there, he was in heaven! Then he followed me around for more! Blue, my TWH, enjoyed it also and he is a tough character to calm. I actually made lots of progress getting Blue to lower his head and then he let me brush him all over without being haltered or tied!

I had such a wonderful experience doing this and can't wait to do it again. It's most relaxing for me too! I also did the mouth massage and the acupressure you demonstrate on the DVD. I just felt so good doing this for the "boys" and I know they appreciated it.

Thank you so much for sharing this special focusing session with the "world". I feel so good about it, I just can't express enough!

From M. DeCarlo, Lexington, KY
Fly Lite absolutely LOVES your oil blend - in fact, most days, she looks for the oils. It certainly calms her down and relieves her tension (which she has quite often as she is a typical chestnut mare). We used it before we schooled cross country and it made all the difference between the normal "jiggy, crazy" Fly and the one that WALKED around the course!

From H. R. in Kentucky
Good Morning Mary: I have been meaning to share this with you since last weekend, but had not had the time to write. Last weekend was the second in the KDA Snowbird series of Dressage shows this winter held in Frankfort, KY. I had been working my good old boy, Oreo, in prep for that, his one time this year to show. It snowed Friday night, just a dusting, and it was cold and very windy. Good thing the arena is enclosed and heated.

Oreo is almost 22 yoa, and usually a pretty calm boy, but does get separation anxiety a lot at shows and clinics when separated from his buddies. I get show anxiety, when my horse gets separation anxiety. Sound like a prescription for fun, excitement, and explosive spiraling? It can be. It has been. Enter the essential oils. I remembered to put them on me, it is now my morning routine, but left them inside, and headed for Frankfort. Oreo was great around the stalls, with his best buddy next door. He got jumpy (remember, it is a dressage show) when we moved away, however, right on schedule. While in warm up, he began calling out to his best friend, and anyone else who would listen.

However, it ended there. I had my act together. I was able to remain calm, and relaxed, focused and on track. Now Oreo is not a great dressage horse. He is an old eventer, with several injuries and almost no impulsion unless I tap him with the whip with every other stride. When you do that, he looks off, because he gets jumpy (remember , it is a dressage show) and he looks uneven. However, he did quite well. Came in 4th place in one class, 7th in another. But the important thing was the clarity in my head. I got remarks like, "Excellent geometry" "Well ridden", and "Very Accurate Test". That was my goal. My head stayed in the game. Essential Oils? Maybe. Me learning to ride dressage tests better? Maybe. Combination of many things? Probably. But the only thing I changed since my last show was the Oils. Interesting - No?

Hope your hands are staying warm and you are getting to ride often.

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