I personally struggle with anxiety; the more I talk about it, the more I realize that a lot of others do too. At times, it’s been bad and required me to be on medications to control it.
About 18 months ago, I was considering trying CBD. I was intrigued because it’s a natural alternative, but I was skeptical that it could be as effective as traditional medication. Eventually, I did try it, and I was pleased to find that it works great for me and makes me feel better about what I am putting into my body.
I began to think about the stresses some of my horses have during their training, showing and traveling, and it led me on a path of discovery. CBD works with people, and dogs and cats; why wouldn’t it work with horses? In my experience, much harder medications are used to calm horses. I wanted something that was natural, gentle and proven to really work.
My selfish search for my own solutions had developed into a grander idea, and as I started testing and identifying effective dosages, I began to see great results.
The thing I liked most is that the horses didn’t change in a negative way. CBD doesn’t cause a high – it contains ZERO THC. The effect of CBD is subtle, and I didn't see a difference in my horses’ disposition. CBD will calm their anxiety, but won’t make them sleepy or have any effect on their normal personalities.
I realized that most of what is in the marketplace today is ineffective in dosage, not third party tested (which could be dangerous,) or in a form that is not easy to administer. I thought , "this is perfect! I can help other people and make sure that there is a safe, trustworthy product out there that can be effectively dosed."