Helping Your Horse Adapt To New Surroundings Using Essential Oils

It’s hard getting a horse to adapt to new water, barns and weather, so here’s a few tips that can help with all three things. 


When I first bought Phippen I had to trailer him across many states and I was worried he would be upset, rowdy and sore. My Mom suggested we could use Sacred Mountain Oil Blend and let him smell it whenever we stopped. It was such a calm and easy trip. Phippen was excellent the whole trailer ride home and we continue to use both Sacred Mountain and Copaiba oil to help him remain calm during transitions, traveling, and even storms.

Here’s a tip on using one of my favorite oils to help a horse adapt to new water.


On a long trailer ride you have to stop and refill your water buckets, but that doesn’t always mean the horse is going to drink it. When I was hauling Phippen home I used two to three drops of Young Living Peppermint Vitality Oil and it helped him to get used to the new water source. Anybody can use it for horse shows, switching barns, and long trailer trips.

Looking for luster and shine?


If you want a lustrous, shiny coat you can use Young Living’s Lavender Essential Oil and Coconut Oil on your horse. I’ve been using this on Phippen for a few months and I have noticed a huge change in his coloring and hair.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope this gives you some ideas how to use essential oils for your horse this show season.

Here are the oils I shared about:

 Young Living Sacred Mountain Essential Oil

Young Living Copaiba Essential Oil

Young Living Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

For further information you can check out my Family’s website 🙂

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My Everyday Grooming Routine

DSC_2101.JPG    Hi I’m Hannah Burchfield and I own a 9-year-old Ottb named Phippen! I can’t wait to share my everyday routine with all of y’all!

DSC_2094.JPGMy first step of the routine is to heavily curry Phippen everywhere to help get rid of dirt and dander.

DSC_2102My second step is to hard brush his stomach, chest, back and legs to get excess hair and dirt off.

DSC_2127My third step is to pick all his hoofs and put hoof conditioner on to reduce dry, cracking hoofs.

DSC_2137My fourth step is to soft brush his face, nose and under his forelock to prepare for his bridle.IMG_8575

My sixth and final step is to get my favorite YL Oil Live With Passion and rub it on my chest and Phippen’s neck to bring a great aroma that helps us feel ready and fresh before we ride!

Grooming is a great way to get rid of dirt, dander and prevent fungus. It’s also a great way to build a trust and bond with your horse.

My grooming supply recommendation:

Bronco Fly Spray

Oster grooming brushes

Cowboy Magic Detangler

Show Sheen

YL Horse Shampoo