The company is comprised of Pam,
Karen and Penny. They are all qualified Animal Therapists experienced in using
essential oils with equines with years of experience from both working with and
These natural oils are used to
help restore balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit. EquiEssence
combines a knowledge of horses and essential oils to successfully treat many
animals, particularly equines.
|The Equi Essence
products were investigated by Victoria Kind from Equiworld and her horse
Phantom, a 6 year old few spot Appaloosa.
Kinesiology - "what on earth is
that" was my first reaction.
The reply did little to build my confidence
about whether it would help my horse's problem.
How could anyone take a sample of horse hair
and be able to tell me what was wrong with my horse?
Well, Equi-Essence did just that.
Phantom is a 6 y.o Appaloosa gelding that I
have owned for less than a year. His training was going fine until one day he
came in from the field with a hugely swollen foreleg.
It was one of those injuries that only a horse
can have - you know the ones. Where there is no wound, no infection, no
management alteration, nothing to hurt himself on in the field, and in this
case no real pain or lameness. Just a great big, swollen leg.
I followed the usual rules, cold hosing
regularly, cold boots and then a cooling paste at night.
Then problem number two occurred (if one wasn't
enough), and he had a bad reaction to the cooling paste. So we now had a great
big, swollen, blistered and bald leg. Hmmm.
This happened during a period when we were in
the process of creating an 'Alternative Therapy' section for the Equiworld web
site. I had researched a company called Equi-Essence and decided to see if they
could help. I sent off a small sample of his mane and a few details and was
absolutely amazed by the response.
Phantom had been gelded just before I bought
him, and this was one of the main reasons that he was having these problems.
The gelding process, especially in an older horse can cause a considerable
amount of trauma and had compromised his immune system. It was also probable
that he had contracted a Staphlycoccus infection, and it was this that had been
drawn to the site of injury to cause the reaction.
He was sent
three essential oils, specially created for him, and I had to offer each of
them to him to see his reaction. The theory behind that is that if his body is
lacking something then he will seek it out - and to my surprise, he was so keen
on the oils he tried to eat the bottles.
By the second day of treatment my horse had
taken on a completely new persona. He was happy and spritely, nosing his way
into everything. This actually coincided with the first few days of spring
weather that we had so far this year, and being a slightly sceptical person - I
decided that this could have been why we had a mood change.
After about a fortnight I went away for a week
and his treatment stopped. On my return he had lapsed into his old docile and
lethargic self. "Arrgh, he must have missed me" I selfishly thought.
I decided to put him back on the oils and was amazed that the next day he was
back on a high and very happy with life.
The really frightening thing was - I hadn't
even realised that he was feeling low.
Over the next month he started to reject the
oils until I stopped giving them to him altogether. He has put on weight, his
coat is looking fabulous and he is feeling a million dollars.
All thats left now, is for me to get some
Equi-essence can help you horse through
injuries, ailments, vices and attitude problems. All the oils are made from
naturally occurring herbs and plants and are individually created for your
To learn more about Equi Essence and their unique
10 West Close
Derby DE22 2BT
Tel. 01283 210772