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The results are in!

It has been proven that HorseScents relaxes your horse

Our ScentStrap is proven to help keep your horse relaxed during stressful situations using lavender’s natural aroma.

While numerous activities have been shown to increase stress in horses, studies show that lavender is an effective antidote; the calming scent reduces cortisol, a stress indicator. You can rely on ScentStraps to give horses a relaxing experience because they contain high-quality, organic aromatherapeutic lavender.

A June 2019 study conducted by Ann Baldwin, PhD from the Physiology Department at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine confirmed that the HorseScents noseband caused a significant relaxation response after 14 minutes as measured by increased beat-to-beat changes in heart rhythm.

Average Trends for HorseScents Study Results

Over the course of 14 minutes, %HF* increased, on average, for 6 out of the 8 horses when ScentStraps were worn. Each line represents a different horse and each graph represents a different day of study.

Without ScentStrap

With ScentStrap

*%HF = reflects the high frequency parasympathetic component of heart rate variability; a parameter that signifies relaxation response; a higher percentage = more relaxed subject