When I received this email from one of our horse listeners, Andrea Dekker, I immediately asked to share it with y’all. Not just because it’s so FABULOUS that this poor, tortured horse gained complete relief from his severe itching and insect bite reactions, but also, because the evolution of their relationship is so beautiful. You’ll see what I mean, here’s the story…
“I need to tell you something. My Barrett has a pretty severe allergy to bug bites. Picture so much rubbing that all fly sheets and head gear get shredded and lost in fields within hours, all hair on face is removed. Raw, crusty, bloody skin on entire stomach, sheath and inside hind legs.
At dusk you can find Barrett rubbing frantically on tree stumps and posts; running wildly up and down the hill between wind gusts and the run-in, to try and shake the cloud of flies and mosquitoes.
For 4 months each year we battle. We fly spray, we fly sheet(s), we bathe in assorted stuff, we get prescription medication and we have vet visits. Enter “Listen to Your Horse” and oil of oregano. Last summer I started to follow your videos on YouTube and read articles on your blog. I learned about the healing and bug repellent properties of oil of oregano. I thought, “What the hell. Let’s give it a go.” I admit, I was a bit inconsistent in the application last summer (probably because I didn’t have faith – shame on me), but I can say this: The dermal nastiness and recovery time was less.
And – AND – in just two days, I turned this year’s Armageddon around BEFORE it really got off the ground. I concocted the recommended 1:10 ratio of oil of oregano and olive oil and I can say with 100% certainty it works and it’s helping. The flies go away, the itch goes away, the crusty, scabby skin improves in record time, the frantic rubbing and running behaviour – gone. In fact, it looks like it works so well, that a once-a-day treatment is enough. Barrett is calm. And – AND – we have the added side benefit of improving our relationship.
I present the bottle and my oregano-oil covered hands to him in request and he sets his head in my hands – he is not a fan of head touching or head constraint as a rule. Then he moves around me, carefully positioning himself in a manner that communicates where the worst spots are in need of treatment. He squats and lifts a hind leg, so I can really get ‘in there’ – I do not want to know what the neighbours think. He sighs in appreciation and relief and we experience a mutual appreciation and understanding.
I am working on our relationship – our connectivity and trust – and helping him to feel better is an integral part of that interrelationship. We have a long way to go, but I’m grateful to know that something as simple as oil of oregano can create a link and some lovely moments.
I wish I had before and after pictures. Because I’ve been rubbing the oil on regularly this week, there’s nothing to see.”
HOW AWESOME IS THAT??! Emails like this make me so very happy 🙂
Here again is my video showing you all the ways I use wild oregano oil with my horses and dogs:
*Note: When you’re making the wild oregano and zinc oxide paste (as shown in the video), you should use regular commercial wild oregano (NOT essential oil) if applying to coat or hooves.
But if using on a sensitive area like the udder, sheath, underside of tail, perianal area, etc. then you must first dilute the wild oregano further to at least a 7:1 dilution (see my free eBook for dilution instructions). Then mix the diluted wild oregano with zinc oxide.
Use a 10:1 dilution if the area is super sensitive or painful (that’s the dilution used on babies skin). Again, instructions are in the eBook. AND…
We now have wild oregano in the LTYH Shoppe! So click here if you’re in the USA or International.
We offer FREE SHIPPING in both Shoppes, and while you’re there, check out the other 100% natural supplements, healthy anti-inflammatory oils, and dried organic herbs we have!
p.s. Be sure to check out the JINI SAYS tab on each product in the Shoppe for my personal tips and recommendations.