Essential Oils for Horse Hooves


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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  1. Regina says:

    I love EOs! I use them on myself as well as at the barn…I have a rule of thumb for using items on my horse “If I can’t use it on myself, I will not use it on him!” EOs are wonderful, easy to use and all natural (only organic please). I use Young Living, not all oils are created equal. My advice…try them! The more you learn, the more you will enjoy! Much love!

  2. elvie Keir says:

    Thanks for shring, these oils are great, all natural too, As an herbologist i know all of these oils as I too have studied Aromatherapy, Theives is so good in capsule form too, Oregano, thyme, Which i personally grow, it is excellent for the lungs, should one require natural help. Check it out, I havve studied 40 yrs. E.

    • then5925 says:

      Thanks, Elvie! Always good to learn more about essential oils. 🙂

    • Brandy says:

      Thank you for the info. Casey!

      I wanted to ask you and Elvie, do you have any experience treating thrush with geranium oil? It’s known for its antifungal properties and I think it’s going to be a good fit for treating my horse. Thyme and Thieves were my other considerations but Geranium is the one that’s calling to me. Also, do you know of any good dietary supplements that might help? I’m also wondering about supplementing Thyme internally for my other mare. She doesn’t have thrush, but ticks are a problem where we live and all the benefits that I’ve read about Thyme seem like they would be good for her ~ especially in helping her detox and stabilize her digestion. Any thoughts about this? Thanks!!

      • Casie says:

        Hi Brandy–I have not used geranium oil for thrush, but any antifungal oil would likely be helpful with the condition. Aside from herbs or oils, I know that many horses who suffer from chronic thrush can likely benefit from supplemental copper and zinc (California Trace is a good multi-mineral). I don’t know about feeding thyme either (maybe Elvie does) but I’ve heard that some people feed apple cider vinegar for ticks and flies.

  3. Meg says:

    Lavender oil worked miracles on treating my horses bad case of thrush I massaged it in three times over the course of three days and on the fourth day it was completely gone I’m ordered a new bottle of it last night and I can’t wait for its arrival

  4. mary anne weber says:

    What can I do for founder?? What oils and how much?

    • Casie says:

      Hi Mary Anne,

      I’m afraid essential oils aren’t going to be much help with founder. I would focus on dietary and management changes instead. I have several posts on this if you do a search (search laminitis or founder). Best of luck to you and your horse.

  5. MaryBeth says:

    what about for Canker?

  6. Lisa says:

    Hi what oils would work for seedy toe ? Farrier is out evey 4/5 weeks , very slowly growing out but still there

  7. Mia says:

    How many drops of the essential oils would you use for the abscess soak?

  8. Rebekah says:

    I have been using essential oils for almost 10 years now. I use it on myself mostly and sometimes on my horses if they need, but most of all on my cats and dogs.

    My horses are very healthy and requires less medical attention. The only reason I would use the essential oils on them, which is only on 1 of them who gets welts from insect bites, however he is extremely sensitive to essential oils or any oils for that matter, so I will use it only on top of the bites.

    I feed my horses all organic foods, I know not allot of people cannot afford to do the same thing as they have more then 2, so I completely understand why so many people result to processed foods.

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