How Kahm CBD can help my horse perform its best
Our goal is to keep your horse “Cool, Kahm, and Collected.” If there is one thing that every competitive equestrian knows, it’s that when it’s time to compete both you and your horse need to be cool, calm, and collected. Here at Kahm, we’ve taken our spin on that, and have redefined what it means for your horse to perform their best.
Whether you’re working on speed, turns, circles, stops, or piaffe, your horse must have complete focus and precision if you’re going to compete at the top level. And among those top performance horses are typically the same three issues: stress, lack of focus, and inflammation.
*Stress – Long hours of training, traveling, and performances can wear on a horse’s stress level. That is where CBD for horses come into play. Cannabidiol for horses (CBD) works to establish balance in the Endocannabinoid System. Within the endocannabinoid system (ECS) are two receptor types, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are mostly in the brain and nervous system, where CB2 receptors are found in the organs, muscles, and connective tissue. Together these receptors are constantly working to achieve homeostasis within the horse’s body. In short, when a horse is stressed or anxious several of those CB1 receptors become out of balance. Supplementing your horse with either a daily CBD pellet for horses, or a CBD oil (also known as tincture), will allow those receptors that are out of balance to reestablish balance and help support calming in that horse. Using CBD to reduce stress in horses has proven successful time and time again.
*Focus – It requires the utmost focus for a horse to train and perform at the top level. And in our opinion stress and focus go hand in hand. When stress is high, focus is not. And frequently these are both common issues in competitive horses, whose minds are going constantly as their surroundings, training, and performance differ at each new event. But, there can be times where a seasoned horse isn’t as stressed, but still needs help focusing. Just as people’s ailments are individualized, so are horses. That is how CBD can help with a multitude of health benefits for different horses. Since CBD is attempting to achieve balance at the receptor site within the ECS, each horse’s imbalances are individualized. So supplementing CBD for horses, can achieve many health benefits based on the need of that horse and isn’t limited to these main three we’re discussing today.
*Inflammation – It doesn’t take a scientist to figure out that more wear and tear on a performance horse’s body means more chronic inflammation. Giving our daily CBD pellets for horses twice a day, allows for a constant level of CBD to remain at a therapeutic level. What this means is, if your horse is experiencing muscle soreness, or ECS receptors that are out of balance in the organs, muscles, and connective tissue causing inflammation, CBD will work constantly to find balance in those receptors and reduce the inflammation associated with everyday activity.
Whether your horse is 14 or 17 hands, if they’re competing at the top level they must be “Cool, Kahm, and Collected.” That’s why we’ve formulated both daily and pre-event CBD products for horses. You’ve done the training and put in the hours, so let us take you to the next level! Choose a CBD product that is right for your horse, and your team. And if you need help, feel free to reach out to our team of experts here at Kahm CBD to help you decide.