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post #1 of 6 Old 01-31-2012, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Aromatherapy--anybody here use it?

I watched a recent episode of "The Horse Show" and Rick Lamb had an interview with trainer Mary Midkiff, who trains with and sells aromatherapy oils. I had to DVR it bc when my gelding threw me and broke my arm in 2004, DH couldn't load him in our trailer, but, fortunately, there was a guy on site who used aromatherapy at his stable, and he used this to coax our horse inside the trailer. DH remembered he used "something lavendar"--I'm the wrangler, but I was doped up getting my broken arm attended to at a local clinic and couldn't help.
I hadn't seen any threads about this, but I am intrigued with the idea of massaging with these oils to relax and focus the horse. What do you all know about it?
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Yes, I use lavender. I will usually put lavender lotion on my hands arms,and face area as my horse likes to nuzzle me there. There is also a lavender mussel oil, I have purchased off the Internet. I just goggeled it. My horse seems to enjoy it very much.
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I use lavender on a nose roll with nervous horses. when I take the halter off, the horse still smells pretty
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Sounds good! Any other ideas?
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i use lavender at work, but its for dogs not horses !

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I actually bought some that was called lavender mussel oil for horses . I can't remember company but if you google it it comes up. Maybe they are just selling me a bill of goods. Mollysue
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