In this article we’ll focus on “How to Dose” and how to “Apply” products to your horse to achieve the best results. In previous articles we shared the recommended amounts based on size and weight. We’ll review that again in this column, along with when to dose and where to dose using a tincture oil.
General Dosage Guidelines per size and weight.
Dosage amounts can differ for each horse; while tincture oils enable personalization for each user. We start each horse on 100mg of our product and adjust up or down as needed. Typically, 85% of all horses stay at the 100mg dosing. Experience has shown us that some warm blood horses or horses that are already sensitive to prescription drugs may be given half the amount shown below. Additionally, mares in heat often have dosing amounts tripled, going from 100mg to 300mg during their cycle. All of our cannabinoid products are completely safe for mares in heat, pregnancy and post pregnancy while nursing. However, we cannot speak to the safety of other cannabinoid products due to different manufacturing standards, formulations, and ingredients. If you have questions about a specific product, contact the manufacturer.
- Minis: 25-50mg.
- Full Size (up to 1100lbs): 75 to 170mg.
- Large Breeds (over 1500lbs): 120mg to 200mg.
A horse’s heart at rest pumps 35 liters of blood per minute, compared to the human heart at 5 liters. This extremely efficient engine carries the cannabinoids throughout the body in a short cycle, with most horses at rest showing a marked difference within 20 minutes. A horse that is already anxious or warmed up will have a much higher heart rate and may increase blood volume pumped up to 70 liters per minute. When using products on a highly anxious horse or after warming up, the amount needed may increase up to 3x. For this reason, it is best to administer the CBD tincture oil orally 2 hours before your scheduled competition (this is also specific to each horse and can increase or decrease based on behavior).
Administer tincture oils orally by placing an oral syringe into the corner of the mouth and up into the mouth pocket. The mouth and gums contain mucous membranes and the tissue in the mucous membranes is very thin and well supplied with blood vessels. These blood vessels absorb the tincture oil and carry the cannabinoids throughout the horse, connecting to the endocannabinoid system maximizing the effects into the joints, gut, muscles and organs.
If you have any questions about how or when to use cannabinoid products within USEF or FEI guidelines, contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit our website, www.tomlusa.com for more information and to also learn more about The PTSD Foundation of America.