By Intern Emmy Dolin
If you have competed in a horse show, you know how it sometimes goes. Both humans and horses can become tired, insecure, and sore.
There is an all natural and simple way to help these three things. They are called essential oils. Essential oils are a natural oil, typically obtained by distillation, with a fragrance of the plant or other source from which they are extracted.
Before, during, and after the horse show day, my team and I get tired. We may feel deenergized due to little amounts of sleep the night before, getting up early in the morning, adrenaline rushes, and more. An essential oil named “En-r-gee”, which has lemongrass oil in it, promotes circulation and gets our bodies going when applied on your skin, or even just smelled.
Another oil I like to use before showing is actually a blend of different oils. It is called “The Ingate.” This roller blend is made by The Infused Equestrian. I roll it on my wrists and the back of my neck and ears just before I enter the ring. The Blue Tansy and Cedarwood in this blend increases my ability to stay positive and confident in myself before and while I show. This is one of my favorite blends to use in competition and it is definitely my go-to at horse shows.
The final oil my team uses is for the horse. It is called Ortho-Ease. This blend is rubbed on the horse’s legs to ease soreness they may pick up after a day of jumping and working. This oil contains ingredients such as Wintergreen, Peppermint, Juniper, and Marjoram.
Essential oils are useful at horse shows and are chemical free and healthy for everyone!
About the Author: Emmy Dolin has been writing for The Plaid Horse for two years. She rides hunter/jumper in Zone 5 on the A circuit.
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