Helping Horses Overcome Trauma
Some horses have had an easy life since the day they were born. Others were not so lucky.
My horse Seven was one of the unlucky ones.
He had a piece of wood lodged near his stifle joint for over a year and a half before I got him. It took two surgeries to find the wood and take it out.⠀⠀
I am happy to report that he has recovered physically as well as emotionally.
Being injured for a long time is certainly very traumatic for a horse. I used a lot of essential oils, including Trauma Life, to help my horse heal emotionally.
Healing takes time. But now I’m proud to say Seven is a good citizen of the barn now.
Please note, when using Trauma Life around a horse, it’s important to stay with the horse for the first 30 minutes. If the horse’s trauma is related to abandonment, you don’t want to risk re-traumatizing your horse by walking away while he’s processing his emotions.
And yes, we know horses have emotions because of the existence and size of their amygdala, the emotional center of the brain!