Horses respond very well to flower essences. Typically they do not mind the taste or smell of the alcohol used as a preservative in stock flower essences. As such large animals, the small amount of alcohol in a dose of a few drops is generally regarded as insignificant.
Recommended ways to offer flower essences to your horse:
- Put a few drops on a horse cookie, apple slice, or other favored treat
- Put a few drops on a handful of grain and offer to the horse
- Add drops to the water bucket
- Add drops to a misting bottle filled with water and mist around the horse
I recommend giving flower essences separately from the excitement of mealtimes. It is better for the horse to have a chance to quietly experience the essences and relax.
I am happy to offer consultation and custom essence formula creation over the telephone or Skype for you and your horse! Please get in touch and we can discuss your needs.
A few flower essence suggestions for horses:
Pineapple Weed flower essence (Alaskan Flower Essence Project) helps a horse connect to his feet and to the ground, aiding horses who trip or stumble frequently, as well as young horses who may be just growing into their bodies and having an awkward stage.
Wild Rose flower essence (Bach) helps the horse who has lost spirit and enthusiasm for life, whether through illness, moving away from his herd, or after a harsh living situation. It can help restart a sense of hope and a desire to go on.
Chamomile flower essence (Flower Essence Society) is very helpful for horses develop digestive troubles when nervous or upset. It helps calm and soothe, easing tension in the gut.
Star of Bethlehem flower essence (Bach) is a wonderfully soothing and grounding essence, beneficial after any kind of shock or stress. It gently helps a horse calm down after a fright, fall or stressful trailer incident.