Your Horse's Favorite Essential Oil

Last week I talked about the most important essential oil to keep at your barn.

This week we’re going to talk about what your horse thinks is the most important essential oil to keep at the barn. You likely won’t be surprised to learn that it’s Peppermint.

Go to any tack store and you’re sure to find Peppermint flavored horse treats. I even sell Peppermint essential oil-infused treats on my website. The cat is out of the bag - horses love Peppermint!

Peppermint Vitality (approved for internal use) is great to add to drinking water for you AND your horse! Trust me, your horse will thank you.

I recently had a vet appointment for my horse Gracie and she needed to be given a pill orally. The vet suggested I get special treats to put them in because horses won’t eat the pill out of your hand. While he was standing there, I put a drop of Peppermint Vitality on the pill and my horse - you guessed it - ate it right out of my hand.

Peppermint isn’t just for treats. My horse Seven is black and during hot summer days he loves to be sprayed with the “Keep Me Cool” spray recipe found in my book. I’ve been known to spray myself with that mixture or sometimes I just put a drop of Peppermint on the back of my neck and I immediately feel cooler.

Trying to learn a new Dressage test? Studies have shown that inhaling Peppermint essential oil improves memory and increases alertness.

From a safety standpoint, avoid using Peppermint around animals that have epilepsy.

With all the benefits of Peppermint essential oil and Peppermint Vitality, it’s no wonder your horse thinks it’s the most important essential oil to have at the barn!

How do you use Peppermint around your horse? Connect with me on social media and let me know. I’m on Facebook and Instagram and would love to hear from you.

Essential OilsKristen Hall