Horses in competition REWRITE!!!!!!!
The USEF recently announced that, starting in September 2019, cannabinoids are not allowed during competition, and will be added to random drug testing programs. This ban is actually an early indicator of just how powerful CBD can be for behavioral and pain issues in horses. So if you ride competitively in shows that do drug testing, you will need to stop giving your horse CBD 7-10 days before the event. FEI rules are following a similar pattern.
How to give it to your horse
Cannabinoids are oily plant resins in their native form, and as bioactive particles, they get gobbled up by normal liver detoxification mechanisms when they pass through the GI tract. The CBD oil should be rubbed on your horse’s gums, not added to his grain.
High quality CBD, appropriately dosed, should take effect in five to 15 minutes, not weeks or months. Clinical trials have shown that horses seem to respond well to 20mg to 30mg for behavior/anxiety problems, and 50mg to 60mg for pain issues. There is some variability — some did fine on once-daily dosing, others better on twice a day. But the size of the horse did not seem to matter much.
But every horse is different, just like people so start with a low dose.
Take once daily or as desired, orally or added to food/beverage. If taken orally 1 full dropper under the tongue and hold for 1-2 minutes. The longer you hold the oil under your tongue, the more you will absorb in the capillaries under the tongue.
If you are new to CBD oils we recommend you start with a small dosage as our oils are very potent!
1/2 dropper (.5 ml) provides approximately 22.mg (60 servings)
full dropper (1 ml) provides approximately 33.mg (30 servings)