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Treatment Name: Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)

Treatment Type: Herbal and Nutritional Supplements

Rated for: Lusitano

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Can be a very effective tool

Mikhaela Parsons

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Posted Jan. 12, 2018

Essential oils can be a very effective tool in starting young horses. Rub them onto the horse's nostrils to encourage relaxation and acceptance. If the horse's first few times being worked with or ridden are positive, the rest of his career will rest on a solid foundation. Tension, fear and stress are the main reasons why a horse 'resists' being worked with. If his mind is in 'flight-fight' mode, he will not be using his 'reasoning' to understand what you are trying to teach him. Essential oils like lavender and chamomile help keep him reasoning and relaxed.

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