The Ultimate Guide to the Benefits of CBD for Horses

Shannon Wilkens

Chemist specializing in Cannabis

In the journey toward holistic equine wellness, CBD is emerging as a huge game-changer, offering a versatile gateway to unlocking your horse’s health and happiness through its wide range of benefits. 

The Benefits of CBD for Horses

Antioxidant Powerhouse
CBD is a potent antioxidant, countering oxidative stress—a culprit in many common equine health issues, including uveitis and osteoarthritis

Natural Anti-Inflammatory
Its remarkable anti-inflammatory capabilities provide relief from everything from joint pain to inflammation, offering a gentler, more natural alternative to NSAIDs, without the unwanted side effects. 

Stress and Anxiety Relief
CBD is known for its calming effects, reducing stress, cushing’s, PTSD, and anxiety in horses, helping them cope with stressful situations with ease, and improving their quality of life.

Joint and Mobility Support
For horses dealing with arthritis or mobility issues, CBD’s anti-inflammatory action and support for joint health make it an invaluable part of a management plan.

Coat and Skin Health
The nutritional benefits of CBD contribute to a healthier, more radiant coat, and skin promoting your horse’s overall wellbeing.

Behavioral and Mood Enhancement
With no psychoactive “high” effects, Brave Horse’s CBD ensures your horse is alert yet calm, peaceful, and cooperative.

Appetite Stimulation
For horses with appetite issues, CBD can encourage healthy eating habits, ensuring they get the nutrition they need.

Balancing the Body through the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
CBD has a pivotal role in bringing biological balance, or homeostasis, helping regulate everything from pain and inflammation to stress responses and immune system activity.

Addressing the Root Cause
Through ECS, CBD tackles the underlying causes of many equine conditions, promoting deep healing beyond symptom relief and future prevention, such as with ulcers and uveitis.

How CBD works with the Endocannabinoid System

At Brave Horse, we’re dedicated to the science and safety of equine wellness. So let’s dive in on how this naturally works synergically with the horse’s body.

CBD, or cannabidiol, derived from hemp plants, is a crucial component that interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) found in all mammals. This interaction helps regulate vital functions such as sleep, mood, and pain. By supporting the ECS, our handcrafted blend of CBD and CBG works synergistically to optimize your horse’s well-being without causing any “high,” as affirmed by the World Health Organization.

Why Brave Horse for your CBD?

Brave Horse’s mission has always been to help your horse become calm, brave, and dependable through quality natural ingredients and ethical practices.

Tailored for Equine Needs: Our products are specifically designed for horses, ensuring they are safe, effective, and easy to administer. You can read more here about how we tailor our products to all kinds of needs including sugar-free products for horses with PSSM, cushings, and other medical and dietary needs.

100% Natural, Zero THC: We guarantee our products are made from natural ingredients, free from THC, ensuring your horse receives all the benefits without any psychoactive “high” effects.

Organic and Ethically Sourced: Our CBD comes from certified organic hemp, grown and processed in the USA, adhering to the highest standards of quality and sustainability.

Transparency and Rigorous Third-Party Testing: Every batch is independently tested, verifying our products’ purity and potency. You can see our certificates of analysis here.

Embracing a Natural Holistic Approach

Incorporating Brave Horse CBD into your horse’s care regimen opens the door to a world of natural, effective solutions for a range of health challenges. Whether you are addressing medical or behavioral issues, pain, and inflammation or want to just support your horse’s overall well-being – join the Brave Horse family to experience the difference CBD can make in your horse’s life.

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About the author


Shannon holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola University Chicago and began her journey in cannabis chemistry in 2018. Passionate about cannabis science, she developed protocols for in-house testing, established cannabis testing and research labs across the USA, and trained future chemists.

At Brave Horse, Shannon serves as a chemist, ensuring product quality and championing the benefits of cannabis through chemistry education. Outside of work, she cherishes moments with her family and her playful boxer, Chance.

If you have any burning questions, she loves to answer anything chemistry-related!


Shannon Wilkens

Chemist specializing in Cannabis

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