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Rescued Horses Calmly Transitioned To New Home


Author: Lisa A.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Date: 07-22-2014
Views: 2,033
Word Count: 260
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 9938-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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We recently adopted two rescue horses out of state, which meant a 6-hour road trip for the horses. They came from the same rescue, but they had never been stabled together.

These horses had each been abused before coming to the rescue, and one had severe trust issues with humans. I was concerned about the stress of hauling for such a long drive, along with the stress of putting these two horses together in a trailer for the first time.

We applied a few drops of the Stress Away and Peace & Calming essential oil blends on the poll, (top of the head, between ears) and allowed the mare to sniff my hand before loading and drove an hour to the next farm for the gelding.

I then applied Stress Away to him too. He loaded right up and did much better than I had expected, as people tend to freak him out.

We stopped about 3 hours into the trip and did another application on both horses. They stood calmly in the trailer, bonded very quickly to each other, unloaded calmly and easily, and walked calmly into their new barn and stalls.

In all my experience with bringing new horses home, this has been the easiest transition ever! There was no pacing, running the fences, or constant neighing. I am thrilled at how they did!

The next day I used the Relieve It oil blend on their legs for any muscle stiffness. They did great, and we are continuing to use different essential oils on them in their new forever home with us.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
4.Associated topics: anxiety — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
5.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
6.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
7.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
8.Associated topics: stress,anxiety — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link

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