We love horses. We love riding them, too. That’s the whole reason why The Oily Stable exists. We are for the equestrian and for the horse. We want to be in your corner, cheering you on toward your best self. Giving you resources, education, and community needed for living lives full of abundance, wellness and purpose.
We love horses for more than just the blue ribbon, although it’s a pretty nice feeling when we earn one! The bond between horse and rider is like no other; horses bring freedom, love, responsibility, self-awareness and challenge. We could go on and on. Our horses are so much of who we are as people. Responsible for the character-building, the hard work and the passion inside us.
Here’s the tricky thing about loving horses: they make us tired. We strive and we strive and we care for these 1,000 pound beings often more than we take care of ourselves. And so many of us start this lifestyle when we are as young as 4 or 5 years old. It’s ingrained in us. We sacrifice so much for horses. Each of us sacrifices different things than the equestrian beside us. Maybe it’s your health, your family, relationships, your body, time, work, finances or even other hobbies. Do one of those words strike a chord with you?
Striving isn’t wrong; it’s something beautiful that horses produce in us. But sometimes, because we are so used to working hard and waking up at 4 am for horse shows, we forget how to rest. It takes everything in us to stop, take a deep breath and let our minds and bodies take a break. Often, we don’t even listen to our bodies until we are sick, or hurt-- which is our bodies’ way of begging us to stop.
That’s where The Oily Stable comes in, right alongside you without judgment, pressure, or competition (there’s enough of that in the show ring). We provide you with the encouragement, education, and resources needed for self-care. Self-care is self-initiated habits for well-being. Two of our favorite habits are essential oils and yoga. We want self-care to become a lifestyle, just like being an equestrian.
Our goal is that self-care and equestrianism wouldn’t be this either/or concept. You’re either an equestrian or you practice self-care. Not anymore. We want to be equestrians that practice self-care, inspiring a movement among equestrians world-wide.
The benefits of yoga and essential oils are endless. Combine them with horses and equestrians and you get a match made in heaven. Seriously. Yoga creates the flexibility and muscle strength needed for the equestrian to keep improving their riding skills. It clears the mind, relieves anxiety and provides protection from injury. Have you ever heard an equestrian say, “clear minds, full hearts, can’t lose”? Yep, yoga makes that possible.
Essential oils used in tandem with yoga or horseback riding support mental clarity and influence whatever atmosphere you’re trying to create. Maybe you and your horse would benefit from more energy, or maybe relaxation. Essential oils are for you. Essential oils aren’t just for emotions though, they support every system in you and your horse’s bodies. In order to experience life-changing effects, we have to be educated users of essential oils, using only the safest and purest essential oils. That can be overwhelming for most of us. Where do you start? How do you know where to buy oils, how to use them, which oils to use?
Education is the key to almost every area of life, the more you know and understand something, the more lifelong change is produced. When education is at the center, self-care isn’t just a quick and cool fad, it sticks.
We’ve got you covered. We’ll be your guide and your friend. Like we said earlier, we’re in this journey with you, walking side by side, learning from each other and encouraging each other.
We’d love for you to join us. Whether if it’s for one of our Yoga + Oils events, The Oily Stable Club, or our Community Challenges, you’re always invited! Take a look around our website, Facebook and Instagram and send us a message with your thoughts! You can book us for your next event, or if you’d like a special class online or in person for you and your friends we can set that up as well. We are so excited to meet you and cheer you on towards wellness, purpose and abundance!