Helping Your Horse Adapt To New Surroundings

Our Hannah Burchfield wrote this guest blog on The Preppy Equestrian Blog recently.

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