What is Daily Red?

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For thousands of years, horses have fed on wild grasses and natural pastureland. They were made to run the prairies, with the sun on their backs and fresh green, nutrient-rich grasses going in their bellies. Unfortunately, nowadays it’s not always possible to provide these ideal circumstances for our equine friends!

 

Many of our horses spend a lot of time in trailers, stalls and paddocks (probably more than we, or they, would like), and when we pluck our horses from their natural habitat and put them in a stall, we limit their access to natural and diverse forage. This can lead to mineral deficiencies, a dowdy appearance, and the risk of greater health problems. Hard-working horses and athletes also lose copious amounts of nutrients through sweat and are at risk for deficiency.

 

Redmond’s Daily Red fortified mineral mix can bring your horse back into balance and ensure he’s looking, feeling and performing his best.

 

What is Daily Red?

 

Daily Red is a loose mineral sea salt that provides a full complement of all major trace minerals, plus key vitamins, to improve and maintain the health, appearance and vitality of your horse.
• Daily Red contains a blend of 63 naturally-occurring trace minerals and electrolytes to support hydration and a healthy coat and hooves.
• A boosted mineral formula, including zinc, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium and cobalt, to enhance antioxidant function, improve digestion, energy, and support muscle, tissue and joint health.
• Added vitamins A, D and E to support vision and encourage a robust immune system, reproduction, strong bones and joints, and healthy nerve and muscle function.
What horses will benefit from Daily Red?
Daily Red is particularly well-suited for horses needing a nutritional leg up, such as:
• Stall-bound horses with minimal sun exposure and turnout time, and which are limited to feeds brought to them.
• Hard-working horses and equine athletes which sweat a lot and are susceptible to mineral loss and joint damage.
• Neglected or nutritionally depleted horses.
• Pregnant mares.
• Growing foals.

 

Why choose Daily Red?

 

We believe Daily Red has the edge when it comes to equine mineral supplements. Our sea salt is pure, unrefined, completely natural, and is mined and packaged right here in the USA. Daily Red delivers a complete balance of electrolytes, minerals and vitamins necessary for health, hydration, sharpened focus, improved endurance—and overall, a better and more rewarding life for you and your horse.

How Lance Robinson Cares For Foal Diarrhea

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As a horse breeder, I breed dozens of mares every year, and always try to breed at the top of the market. We’re serious about our business. Most of our mares are champions or produce champion racehorses and rodeo horses worth at least $100,000.
That’s why during foaling season, we live with our foals. We check on them every few hours, get up in the middle of the night and walk through the barn to make sure they’re comfortable. We keep a clean, sanitary foaling barn and try to do everything the best we can for our horses—but still, when dealing with animals, you have challenges.
One of the most serious challenges we face is foal diarrhea. It can quickly lead to dehydration and death if not reversed. Or if the diarrhea drags on for weeks, it can cause colitis and stunt the foal’s immune system enough that it can’t be sold at top market. That’s why we stay on top of diarrhea and treat it at the very first sign.
Recently one morning, we discovered three of our foals had loose stools and wet tails. Instead of using one of our typical charcoal-based treatments—which can be administered for a long time without much success—this time we tried something different. Upon recommendation, we gave all three foals the Daily Gold Stress Relief Syringe. To our amazement, the foals’ tails were dry by evening chores. That was a wow moment for us! We knew there was something to this product, that we really liked it, we needed more of it!
Since then we’ve started using the Daily Gold Stress Relief Syringe all the time. Now that we’ve found it, it’s a have-to-have product. We use it. We love it. I don’t want to foal mares anymore without having a lot of it in my foaling barn.

My Filly Wasn’t Getting The Minerals She Needed, This Is What I Found…

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The most common salt lick is a block that you stick on the ground. When I picked up my filly she was never exposed to a salt lick, and had more of a “sweet tooth”, so it was frustrating when I couldn’t figure out how to get her her daily mineral supply. That’s when I found out about the Redmond “loose salt”. I had to slowly work her up to a scoop, and now I can give her 1-2 scoops no problem. My filly is such a busy body and has no interest in just licking a block on the ground, so the rock on a rope is fun for my little toddler to lick and play with. She shares one with her “neighbor” and that makes it even more enticing for them.It was worrisome for a long time because I knew my filly needed her daily minerals and I had no way to ensure she was getting those. When I add that little scoop of loose salt into her grain it feels so good having that “knowing” feeling that she is receiving all of the nutrients she needs.

When I checked my filly’s grain bucket and it was licked clean after adding the loose salt. Life looks like I have a happy, healthy, water drinking, salt licking, wild little filly!

– Kaylee Powell

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My Mare Had Ulcers, Here’s How We Solved It

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“Cinchy” should have been my mare’s nickname. Every time I tried to saddle her she’d pin her ears and bite at the trailer or whatever stood in front of her. She just wouldn’t settle, and I was concerned. She is my best horse—my “good” horse—so her comfort is really important to me. She’s also a bleeder and loses a lot of nutrients when I give Lasix, so at first I thought her grouchiness was because of sore lungs. Then I started worrying she might have ulcers, and she did. She was treated and things got better. . . but didn’t stay better. I was getting discouraged—I’d tried everything! I felt helpless because my mare was in pain. I took her to vets, who said to put her on this, that, and the other, but I couldn’t aafford all that. So I just prayed.
That’s when I found Redmond Daily Gold Stress Relief. Within two weeks of starting Daily Gold, I noticed a difference. When I saddled her, she just stood at the trailer, calm. Now she doesn’t even cinch when saddling, which is a miracle. I also started giving Daily Gold to my 4-year-old futurity mare, and she stays calm on the road and anywhere I take her. I now have all my horses on this product, and stand behind it 110%. My horses also have 24/7 access to Redmond Rock on a Rope, which is another product I love. It has 60+ trace minerals horses can’t get enough of. My horses now look and feel better than they ever have—maintaining health and body condition even during our hot Georgia weather! I couldn’t have done it without Redmond Equine. These products are life changing and affordable.

– Sami Stackhouse

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We Were At A Dead End, Until We Tried This…

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My horse, Rusty, wasn’t wanting to drink when we were on the road at mounted shooting competitions—On top of that, he was prone to diarrhea/stomach discomfort after trailering to these events.

I was at a loss for what to do! He’s about as laid back as they come, and didn’t seemed stressed out for the most part. He would look around initially when we arrived at new places, and then quickly settle in and relax. He also continued to eat normally, but clearly his body was telling a different story. If he had some stomach discomfort, it affected how he moved and felt during our runs at competition, and he wouldn’t drink an ounce until late in the day, which worried me.

I started him on Daily Gold and Redmond Rock Crushed at home and on the road, as well as providing him with Redmond Rock on a Rope to have whenever he needed. That was all it took! The Daily Gold settled his internal stress, and helped his digestive system to work properly again. I noticed the difference right away the first time we trailering out to our next shoot—no more diarrhea or loose stool! The combined efforts of getting salt and minerals into his system quickly turned him back into the water-drinking machine I’m used to at home.

I continue to use these products regularly with both of my horses, and it has been a total turnaround from before we started. Now Rusty and I can go anywhere—to lessons, trail rides and competitions—and instead of worrying about if he’s comfortable or hydrated, I can just enjoy our rides. Most importantly, so can he.

– Megan Fischer

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How I Got My Horse To Calm Down & Focus

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My barrel horse LW Hickory Commander—more affectionately known as Mo—had been battling gate issues at almost every race we attended. He was sour and skittish—rearing, spinning, slamming me into the fence. Some days we’d have just a small skirmish and then he’d enter the arena and run his heart out. Other days it was a drawn-out wrangle and he wouldn’t even round the first barrel. I was ready to give up! I didn’t want to fight the battle anymore—and worse, I felt that Mo was giving up too.
Then I heard about Redmond Daily Gold Stress Relief. I did some research and watched testimonials about the product. I wasn’t sure it would help Mo, but I was desperate and decided to give it a shot. At the beginning of the two-week trial of Daily Gold, we attended our local fair. Now, standing in a tie-stall for an entire week with strangers coming up and petting your butt can get irritating for any horse. This was Mo’s fifth fair with me, and normally by day three he’s kicking out, pinning his ears, running his teeth up the walls. But this year was different. After just a few days on Daily Gold, he was calm and friendly—all week long! The last day of the fair was the barrels and poles event. We saddled up and walked to the arena. I was so nervous. Mo was only halfway through his trial of Daily Gold, and I didn’t know if it had had enough time to work out all of his anxiety issues. As we approached the gate, I felt him get a little high-headed and energized. We took a few hops…and that was it! Just a few hops before we entered the arena. Riding Mo during that run felt great, like he was focused and wasn’t in pain anymore. Now I’m not afraid to take Mo barrel racing and I don’t brace myself for a fight at the gate. I feel that we’re in sync and we can accomplish something good together.

– Kate Rhoades
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I Was Desperate To Get My Horses To Drink, I Was Relieved To Find Rein Water

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I decided to purchase 2 ponies to keep my mare company: Al Capony and Nacho Libre. They were absolutely adorable and very sweet, but they had trouble adjusting to their new surroundings. I provided them with a special, shorter water trough that I kept in the shade, right next to a salt lick to try and encourage them to drink, but they refused. I was at a loss since I had never had a horse refuse to drink before. The ponies were already in need of some extra weight, so the fact that they were also refusing to drink water was worrisome. I did some research, and that’s when I came across Rein Water. I had never seen anything like it. Other products focused on offering horses something to lick before they drank, rather than including something into the water that encouraged horses to drink. Eager to find a solution, I gave Rein Water a try. I mixed some Rein Water into a trough, and also had a plain water trough available right next to it. I gave the ponies some time to check-out the troughs, and they continued to ignore the plain water, but to my surprise, they started drinking from the trough with Rein Water! I monitored their water consumption throughout the day, and they continued to drink from the Rein Water trough. It was such a relief to find something that encouraged my stubborn ponies to drink. Now, they are much better about keeping themselves hydrated, but whenever they decide to be difficult, I know that I have a reliable and safe product that will help keep all of my animals healthy and hydrated.

– Alyssa Fleming

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How to know if your horse has ulcers and tips to prevent them

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Want to learn more about ulcers and stress?

by Julie Goodnight, juliegoodnight.com

Research shows that more horses have ulcers than don’t. The statistics are overwhelming and in some regards, it’s easier to assume a horse has ulcers than to assume he doesn’t. According to the AAEP (American Association  for Equine Practitioners), up to 90 percent of racehorses and 60 percent of show horses, as well as non-performance horses and even foals are affected by equine gastric ulcers. It can affect any horse, regardless of age or circumstance, and often it is a man-made condition, brought on by stress.

Definitively diagnosing ulcers in horses is a challenge because of the specialized equipment needed to scope the horse’s stomach, but a horse with ulcers may show signs of frequent colic, lack of appetite, depressed attitude and a failure to thrive—often referred to as a “hard keeper.” Sometimes we treat the symptoms but forget to address the cause. What causes a horse stress is different for each horse and may be hard to suss out, but it could be something as obvious as a heavy training/travel/competition schedule or something as subtle as a bully in the herd. Confinement, training and performance, feeding procedures, relocation, instability in the herd, isolation or separation could all be contributing factors. I believe we owe it to our horses to make their lives as comfortable and stress-free as we can, and even then, some horses will still have ulcers. 

Besides addressing lifestyle and reducing stress, there are some helpful things you can do to prevent ulcers. Free-feeding a low-protein grass hay will help a lot—keeping the digestive track full, as it was designed to be, is a good place to start. Pharmaceuticals are now available to heal ulcers and are highly effective, but also highly expensive. To me, prevention is key by keeping the horse’s lifestyle as stress free as possible, feeding free choice hay and a balanced diet and by giving them plenty of access to other horses.

Julie Goodnight is an internationally respected trainer and clinician with experience in many types of training. Learn more at juliegoodnight.com

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Ride Like a Girl : Avery Jacob on the Courage to Love

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It takes an incredible amount of courage to rescue a horse you’ve never met before from a feedlot back at home while you’re on vacation in another state. But that’s exactly what I did.

Why did I spontaneously choose to invest money into a mare I’d never met or heard of before that day? I don’t know. But after a year of thinking about it now, I believe it’s because I saw some potential in the photos of this bright eyed young mare.

Almost two weeks after the purchase, we finally arrived home and drove hours in the middle of winter over multiple snowy mountain passes to meet this beautiful grey mare and haul her home. She didn’t have a name, was not broke, and had barely any previous experience hauling. It took an hour and lots of treats to catch her, and she didn’t start to really trust me for a few weeks. In spite of that, as soon as I met her I knew we would click–even if it took some time. I was determined to work with her to the best of my ability to get miles underneath her, some rides on her back, and some experience in the show arena–even if it meant I would have to hit the dirt. I was ready to be tough, patient, caring, strong, and determined, no matter what happened. It’s incredible to me to see what just a little love can do to a horse.

It takes grit, determination, confidence, and integrity to ride like a girl, and I ride like a girl because I go out there and I show, I train, I fall, and I prove that I can get back on, despite what happens. None of this would be possible without that little voice in my head constantly saying “You can do this.”  I am determined to get it done, do it well, and improve in every way I can.

I ride like a girl.

 

-Avery Jacob

Avery Jacob is a high school athlete and upper-level United States Pony Clubber from Carnation, WA. Avery is the 2017 Washington High School Equestrian Teams State Silver Medalist for Hunt Seat Eq Over Fences, 2017 Grand Champion Overall High-Point rider for the Lake Washington Saddle Club, 2016 Equestrians Institute Dressage Junior High Score with a 77.031%, and is currently working towards earning her Bronze Medal in Dressage. With three wonderful mares to guide and help her along the way, Avery is an exceptional horsewoman with plans to study veterinary science in the near future.

13 Things Horse Owners Should Do Now to Prepare for Spring

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Baby, it’s cold outside…but it won’t be forever. Before you know it, winter will be a fading memory and the season will be in full swing. We asked championship riders and professional trainers what horse owners should do to get ready for spring and compiled their answers for you. If you want to ride like a pro, try preparing like one.

 

1. Schedule spring vet appointments. Make sure your horses are set to be seen for routine vet exams, vaccines, and dental care by booking the appointments now.

 

2. Keep on top of farrier work. Winter brings its own hoof-care concerns. Whether you keep your horses shoed and or have them go barefoot in the winter, maintaining healthy hooves will make the spring transition much smoother.

 

3. Get fly gear ready for spring. Don’t wait for pests to be a problem. Gather fly gear and check its fit and condition now so it’s ready to use when your horse needs it.

 

4. Create your calendar. If you’re riding competitively, make a list of all the events you want to attend during the year and put them on your calendar. This will help you plan training and logistics while keeping your goals literally in sight.

 

 

5. Clean your tack. We’re not talking about a quick once-over, but a good, deep cleaning. Get it gleaming in a way you don’t have time for during the busy season.

 

6. Wash the warm-weather blankets. You know how hard it is to get the blankets washed when they’re in daily use, so grab a good book and take a trip to the laundromat for a mass cleaning.

 

7. Keep riding your horse. An elite athlete doesn’t stop training during the off-season, and neither should your horse. Riding all winter prevents injury and keeps them physically fit for competition. Even if your horse is on vacation for the winter, they need exercise. Turn-outs may not be big enough; get them out and active.

 

8. Feed mineral salt and Daily Gold. Stress and dehydration are big winter concerns. Offering mineral salts like Redmond Rock Crushed or Rock on a Rope to keep them drinking as well as stress-relievers like Daily Gold remedies these issues and promote good health so they’re ready for spring training.  

 

 

9. Work on your horse’s body condition score. Now is the time to make tweaks that will improve their score before competition season. Do they need fattening up? Slimming? Work with a vet or equine trainer to formulate a plan to take you through the rest of the year.

 

10. Set up a chiropractic visit. Having a chiropractor evaluate your horse before you bring them back to work will make sure their body is aligned correctly. Correct alignment prevents soreness and allows your hose to carry himself properly and use his body well.

 

11. Do some serious cleaning. If you touch it in the warm months, clean it now–and don’t overlook things like horse brushes. To clean those, dunk them in a bucket of soapy water and let them dry so they’ll be ready to care for the spring coat.

 

12. Get clipping. If you body clip your horses, make sure to get them fully clipped before the end of January. If you wait until February, the summer coat will already be growing.

 

13. Do trailer maintenance. Clean and perform necessary maintenance on your ride so you’re ready to roll when it’s time.

 

Got a tip of your own? Tell us what you think horse owners should do in the winter to prepare for spring.