PAX Aromatic Calming Therapy for Horses
PAX is 100% Safe & Natural
For over a century, Pax has been used by professionals as the natural way in controlling stress in commonly encountered situations including loading and travelling, training, and vet and farrier visits. It is beneficial for all activity from lead-rein pony to Grade 1 racing. In September 2005, Pax was submitted to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate who dictate which products can be safely used in horse racing and competition. They reported it safe for all competition.
Pax Aromatic Calmer has been used on countless winners over many years including at Royal Ascot. It should not be confused with any other products that block the horse’s sense of smell. On the contrary, Pax works naturally with the horses senses to promote better communication, partnership and bonding.
Pax is unique in that it is not applied to the horse but typically to the handler beforehand. This allows the horse to gain an affinity for, identify and associate with ‘safe’ objects. Pax promotes calmness, trust and partnership between man and horse. Its effects are instant. Just one spray of the atomizer bottle dispenses one measured application to hands or clothing.
When backing, handling, exercising or schooling, Pax makes things go more smoothly and efficiently. After the initial few days it is often not necessary to use it again. However, if you deal constantly with different horses then it makes sense to use it daily. Difficult loaders often load easier when the box or trailer has been sprayed with a little ‘Pax’, or a little sprayed inside a stable will help a nervous horse to settle. This has been known to eradicate box walking and crib biting.
How does PAX work with horses?
PAX imitates the smell of the pheromones which a horse emits when it is safe and calm. This is the opposite to the adrenaline which they emit when danger is imminent. Horses are highly influenced by their sense of smell (the olfactory sense). The scent which a horse detects from another horse, animal or place is important and sometimes vital to acceptance. Horses are herbivorous (vegetation eaters) and as such do not naturally associate with carnivores. Obviously this puts us humans at a great disadvantage. Pax is an aromatic liquid which when applied to the hands of the trainer, rider, driver, masks his/her scent and replaces it with one which implies that all is safe and well.
Horses immediately become more amiable, confident and co-operative.