Aromatherapy for Your Horse
Catherine Bird ~ Author ~ A Healthy Horse the Natural Way (New
Catherine will be presenting her weekend clinic on aromatherapy
and the use of essential oils at Homeway Farm, Glastonbury UK
12 and 13 October and Westminster MD USA 19 and 20 October.
For the UK clinic contact Lyn Palmer Homewayfarm@aol.com
and for the US clinic Maggie Moyer email@example.com
or visit www.happyhorses.com.au
This interesting weekend will begin with looking at how aromatherapy
has developed to give the participant an understanding of the
foundation behind the application of essential oils with horses.
Essential oils can have an effect on the body on many levels.
We will discuss how the scent molecule can trigger a cascade of
reactions throughout the entire body within nanoseconds of the
stimuli reaching the hypothalamus gland. This can help address
behavioral problems or issues developed from past experience.
The physical body may be addressed with applications that assist
the essential oil constituents to access the body via the bloodstream
where eventually they are excreted from the body in a safe and
The role aromatherapy has to play with the life of the horse is
varied and there are certain situations where aromatherapy will
enhance the environment and others where competition rules may
restrict the use of essential oils. The student will be made aware
of the wonders and the limitations of this therapy in a sensible,
commonsense approach. The student will also learn how to understand
the horses reactions to each scent and in doing so understand
the innate understanding the horse has of his own needs. Combining
this with an understanding of the essential oils discussed will
assist the student to develop a confidence in the art of aromatherapy.
There is the complexity of chemical constituents, odour intensity
and the perfumers note to be explored.
number of essential oils will be discussed as to their properties
and applications, most of which will be from Catherines
book Horse Scents. However, there will be other essential oils
so those who have read Catherines book will have more to
add to their dispensary. Aromatherapy is the use of pure plant
extracts - essential oils. It is important the student does not
use fragrant oils. To help the student discern what is appropriate
to use with their horse it is suggested they brings along any
"scents they already have at home. (There is no need
to purchase essential oils prior to the weekend).
therapy is considered to be an adjunctive to veterinary medicine.
Under no circumstances is it to replace the diagnosis and care
of your veterinarian. By the end of the weekend you will have
formulated a special blend to help you with your own horse and
a confident working knowledge of essential oils and how any horse
can benefit from their application. Each participant will receive
a manual and a certificate.