Equestrians of Cannabis

More and more equestrians are turning to plant based medicines. Here are some of their stories.

If your life has been improved by cannabis, we'd love to share your story.


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Duncan's Story

Duncan's Story

CBD is the only reason I’m able to put in a full day’s work again in a job I love. It completely relieves the ongoing symptoms from my concussion. It also helps with my pain management. 

CBD saved my quality of life. I don’t know where I’d be without it. If I could tell people one thing about CBD, it would be to try it. There is no downside. If it doesn’t work for you, then it doesn’t work and you move on. But CBD has a real potential to help—like it did me.

Ashley's Story

Ashley's Story

I also use CBD as a tool in horse training. After a bad riding fall, I often carry my anxiety and stress into training sessions with my Standardbred, which he then feeds off. I use CBD prior to rides that normally make me anxious. It helps me remain much more calm, and I find the ride is a more positive experience.

Dr. Elizabeth's Story

Dr. Elizabeth's Story

I’m a veterinary surgeon and a competitive show jumper. I use CBD gummies on every show day. I still get anxious as I walk the course, but it is controllable and healthy. CBD helps me manage my show anxiety, so I can focus on enjoying the sport I love.

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Laura's Story

I look forward to more research, more widespread legalization, and a subsequent dropping of the stigmas that surround cannabis. I use it every night with no regrets. I’m a better mom, a better employee, and a better wife when I get a good night’s sleep. I hope that cannabis can help others, as well.

pam the female equestrian embracing her horse

Pam's Story

If anything, I’d say people new to CBD products need to be careful that they aren’t buying one with no effectiveness because of how little CBD is actually in the product. Do your research on what you’re buying.

samantha the equestrian holding a bouquet of flowers

Samantha's Story

I’ve found CBD helps in a number of ways. It helps quiet my brain down at night, which lets me fall asleep more easily. It also helps prevent any sort of stiffness in my joints while I sleep

patricia with ehr daughter and a dwarf horse

Patricia's Story

When I first started taking CBD, I used it only when I felt like I was going to get anxious. As soon as I took it, my whole body would become calm and almost heavy. My anxiety primarily affects my body, so having a product that helps with my physical symptoms makes a big difference in my quality of life.

equestrian veronica and her horse

Veronica's Story

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 31. It’s a progressive autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation and pain. Left untreated, it can affect the major organs. It affects both my riding and everyday life, and it’s the reason I use CBD.

equestrian reginald on her horse

Reginald's Story

Cannabis helps me put the brakes on my mind and stop overthinking things. If I get stuck with a horse and am unsure what approach to take next, cannabis can help me reexamine the problem and really key in on where I’m hung up.

Cass  the equestrian jumping over an obstacle on her horse

Cass' Story

I’ve ridden horses my whole life—my mom put me on the back of a horse as soon as I could hold my head up. Now we run an equestrian centre and boarding stable specializing in hunter jumpers.

Andrea the Equestrian

Andrea's Story

As a thirty-something, I never expected that I would be one of the countless people who suffer from chronic pain. But then I also thought I understood what pain was. 

Laurel with her daughter and her white horse

Laurel's Story

I live and breathe horses. I have been riding since I was 11 years old. I’m now 61. In 1982 my husband and I started a Thoroughbred breeding farm that still keeps us busy. 

Karen  the equestrian on her horse in the winter

Karen's Story

While I still take medications for depression and the occasional pain relief, I have managed to cut my medications considerably since I started using CBD. My overall health has improved. My quality of sleep is higher than it has been since I was a teenager. 

nina the equestrian with her beloved horse

Nina's Story

Sometime between the age of 30 and 35, it dawned on me that I wasn’t quite as young as I used to be. For one thing, post-midnight weekends are now (and forever) a thing of the past.

Richard the jockey

Richard's Story

My doctor suggested I try CBD cream and tincture. It’s made a notable difference. I’m now able to sleep five to six hours straight a night. Every night I use the cream and once a week or so, when the pain is really bad, I use the tincture as well. It doesn’t completely eliminate the pain, but it tones it down and mutes it.  

Cara the equestrian selfie

Cara's Story

My body hates me. At least, that’s how it feels. I’ve had health problems as long as I can remember. It started with chronic migraines as a child (I get all types).

Danielle the equestrian facing her horse

Danielle's Story

Cannabis excites me because of all the potential applications it has. I’ve heard so many stories about how it affects peoples’ lives in such a positive way. I am passionate about making it more readily accessible and safe for people. 

equestrian sarah

Sarah's Story

The initial relief allowed me to move more, do more, and be pain-free for the first time in years. I now do yoga regularly and ride as much as I want.

Every day I sit on my horse is a good day—some days I just need to apply CBD lotion after.

alia the pediatric patient for CBD

Alia's Story

If CBD has the potential to improve the quality of life for people like my daughter, it’s an infinitely more attractive option. Alia will be on medication for the rest of her life. With CBD, it doesn’t feel like we’re poisoning her in the process.

meredith the equestrian selfie

Meredith's Story

THC and CBD have allowed me to drastically reduce my reliance on pharmaceuticals for sleep and anxiety. I take THC every night before bed and have transitioned off sleeping pills. The CBD, I take as needed to manage the days when my anxiety is crippling. 

kristy the equestrian

Kristy's Story

With the CBD oil, I am more productive than ever at work. I know that I don’t have to worry about my anxiety and ADD taking away from my attention, and I can really concentrate on the tasks I need to in order to run my business.

Jesse the equestrian petting her horse

Jesse's Story

I mainly use CBD products at night to help me sleep, and sometimes in the evenings to help me relax and get out of my stress mindset. The CBD allows me to stop obsessing about issues that come up through the day; instead of revisiting thoughts over and over again, I can see clearly how silly a problem is, or I can arrive to a solution more quickly.


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