We’re animals lovers – big and small. And we talk a lot about how CBD can help your small furry family members, but what about the larger ones?
We’re not only fans of CBD for dogs and cats – we’re big believers in the benefits of CBD oil for horses too.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a beneficial compound found in hemp.
There are actually over 100 different cannabinoids in the hemp plant, all of which have health properties. These include other healthy cannabinoids like CBG and terpenes.
Unlike hemp oil, which comes mainly from the seeds (which contain little to no CBD content), CBD comes from the stalk and flowers of the plant.
Your Horse’s Endocannabinoid System
Just like humans, horses have an endocannabinoid system (ES). This is a system that runs throughout the body. It’s found primarily in the:
- central nervous system
- the vital organs
The ES regulates and helps maintain balance within the central nervous system. A few of the functions it regulates include:
- Appetite and digestion
- Immune function
- Temperament and mood
- Pain and inflammation
That’s what makes CBD for horses so promising for arthritis specifically.
Any horse owner knows that arthritis is an unwelcome diagnosis for a horse, regardless of discipline or occupation. It’s painful, and can significantly limit your horse’s mobility. It can also have an impact on a horse’s temperament.
That’s why, when we received a call a few years ago from a trainer at the Wheel Barrel Ranch in Camp Verde, we knew we could help.
When we arrived, we met Taquito, a beautiful 15 year old sorrel Quarter horse. He was suffering greatly from late-stage arthritis. The stiffness in his joints was hindering his ability to move fluidly, and he was clearly in pain.
After just a few treatments with CBD, Taquito was moving around much more, with visibly reduced pain. His temperament had significantly improved as well (he was, understandably, a little testy because of his discomfort).
CBD Oil for Horses
CBD oil is a breakthrough in health and wellness. It has the power to support and protect your horse’s health, helping your horse live a long, healthy, and full life.
It’s been amazing to see, firsthand, the benefits of CBD oil for horses, and to hear from others the many positive experiences they’ve had with it. Adding it to your horse’s daily diet, not matter the age, weight, or daily activity can help bring about positive health benefits on so many levels.