As of late, studies published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science divulge that a popular scent helps soothe and calm equines. That’s right–Lavender works wonders on humans and horses alike! Equines are often placed in high stress situations whether they’re traveling, being moved via trailer, undergoing dental or farrier work, vet visits, etc. The University of Arizona uncovered that a swift smell of lavender can cause the heart rate to lower. Furthermore, this helps keep a calm equine and to lower stress while steadying the nervous system during hectic situations. When horses inhale lavender from a diffuser, they instantly became more calm. Diffusers aren’t the only way for your horses to reap the benefits. You can place a few drops of essential oil into your palm for the horse to sniff, too!
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