Senior horses hold a special place in my heart… how about you? In a world that is ready to toss them aside after their years of loyalty and dedication… we can take a stand and bring them relief.
Sometimes it can be that people don’t want to provide the extra care a senior horse needs. You can click here, to check out my top care tips for keeping your horse’s golden years golden.
But in this post, I would like to share my top 3 favorite essential oils to bring comfort and support to the aging body of the senior horse.
Reducing The Aches & Pains of Aging
1. Ortho Ease Massage Oil – This essential oil massage blend by Young Living is great to use as a liniment for horses of all ages. Liniments are a great way to provide quick and convenient support.
Ensuring that the liniment is not full of toxins and chemicals is crucial in this day and age, as the market is full of products designed to only stimulate an increase in circulation via a topical stimulus.
Learn more about What’s in Your Liniment (click here), or simply stick with and check out the natural, health-promoting ingredients of Ortho Ease Massage Oil and stimulate more than just circulation… increase the health and mobility of joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
2. Copaiba Essential Oil- My second favorite essential oil choice for the senior horse is extracted from the sap of a South American tree of the Copaifera genus. According to OrganicFacts.net:
Copaiba is considered to be one of the most anti-inflammatory substances on earth, yet much of the world only uses copaiba as a lacquer or varnish. In traditional medicine, this essential oil has been used extensively by indigenous people and is now spreading around in the world.
3 Wintergreen Essential Oil – That brings us to the third and final essential oil suggestion… When utilized safely and in moderation, Wintergreen’s chemical composition of methyl salicylate, brings healing and health-promoting properties to the aging equine body.
Since methyl salicylate can be toxic, this essential oil often has a childproof lid for safety and should only be used topically or aromatically. The use of carrier oil is also recommended for topical use.
The benefits of Wintergreen essential oil include relief of pain and discomfort of concerns such as arthritis, promotion of skin and coat health, and reduction in fungal and bacterial concerns, as this essential oil promotes an environment in which undesirable bacteria don’t thrive.
Supporting Beyond The Essential Oils…
By utilizing these essential oils you can bring your senior horse the comfort they deserve, allowing you peace of mind. But for those who worry you could be doing more… I want to share additional tips that suite horses of all ages, including your senior.