Lavender for “Lenstar”

HorseScents Calming Lavender Products for Excitable Horses


Breed: Thoroughbred

Foaled: March 2014

Discipline: Racing

Trainer: Nick Zito

Notable Wins: Oaklawn Race Track 1 Mile 4U Winner

Behind every horse is a team of individuals whose hard work and early mornings help bring home the blues. “Lenstar” has been blessed with a particularly gifted team whose members include Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito, winning jockey Channing Hill, and exercise rider Makaia Carpenter. The four-year-old gelding recently came under the wire at 1:37.77 to win a one-mile race at the Oaklawn Track in Arkansas.

Lenstar’s success is due in no small part to exercise rider Makaia Carpenter. Watch below as she explains how to use a calming HorseScents Scent Strap.

Racehorses such an Lenstar are bred for speed and agility, but these qualities can also contribute to sensitivity or excitability. The calming lavender in HorseScents Scent Straps is the ideal antidote for horses who might otherwise need a tranquilizer. All-natural lavender aromatherapy has been proven to reduce stress. HorseScents is completely competition-legal, so horses like Lenstar can return to competition immediately after wearing a Scent Strap. Some riders even attach Scent Straps to their horses’ bridles for a calmer ride.