After asking many sources to clarify how the oil is obtained, here is what I have found out. All of them have said NO horses were harmed in the making of any beauty products. The oil comes from under the mane and on other exterior parts of the horse. There are also companies that will take the byproducts from horse meat factories. Unfortunately, further information on these topics are still rare since the ingredient is only just starting to come into the public. Memebox has assured me that I am in no way promoting animal cruelty, so please do not accuse me of that!
*I was gifted this product for review, all my opinions are 100% honest.