Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson are partners—partners in life, work, competition, play—and now partners of Redmond Equine!
The Oklahoma couple first met at a high school rodeo in 1980 where Mike won the Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Ribbon Roping with his ribbon runner, Sherrylynn. The two later met up on the road and sealed their partnership by tying the knot in Canada in 2002. The husband/wife combo has been riding shotgun, horses, and the rodeo circuit together ever since.
A professional tie-down roper, Mike has wrangled in 23 NFR qualifications, was a 2003 National Finals champion, 2004 Calgary Stampede $50,000 winner, 2005 Pace Picante Finals champion, and has a bundle of other wins notched in his belt.
Sherrylynn is a professional—and highly educated—barrel racer whose accomplishments include a four-time National Finals qualifier and 2010 All American Finals champion. Before she began rounding barrels full-time, however, Sherrylynn coached the rodeo team at Southern Arkansas University while earning a master’s degree in counseling. She also completed 30 hours towards her doctorate while teaching business courses at the college.
While the dynamic duo still crisscross the country chasing their next win, when they’re not rodeoing, the pair passes along their knowledge of their sport and horses to others by offering clinics to adults and youth. They also have a good deal to share about Redmond products!
So if you run into Mike and Sherrylynn at the next rodeo or sign up for one of their clinics, ask for some free Redmond Equine samples! They’re happy to answer questions and share their own experience about how our products have helped sharpen their horses’ health and performance.
In fact, here’s what the Johnsons had to say about Daily Red, our new boosted mineral equine supplement:
“As equine competitors, our horses spend a lot of time in trailers, stalls and arenas. They can’t always feed free choice or graze in pastures, and this can create mineral deficiencies which allow greater vulnerability for health risks.
“With Daily Red, our horses receive a natural and complete balance of minerals needed for health, peak performance and longer performance life. Balanced nutrients promote a satisfied mind and healthy body. Daily Red sharpens our horses’ focus and performance, and it shows during competition.
“We’re horse owners and professional competitors, not scientists! We have no real idea what our horses lack or need to perform their best. That’s why we leave it to Redmond.”
–Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson
It’s what we all dread. I walked into my horse Tina’s stall to do the morning feed before turnout and there was no poop. None. She’d come in from turnout late last night. It was now 6 am. I called the vet. He said it would be about an hour.
I was scared and couldn’t think what to do, so I got a tube of Redmond’s Daily Gold clay and gave it to her. I gave her another tube 20 minutes later and another 20 minutes after that. Before long, the vet walked in…just as she was pooping. Whew!
I love Tina. She knows when people are sad. She will go stand by them. When I lost my Thoroughbred, she literally wrapped herself around me and stood that way for over an hour while I cried. It was good to give back.
Santos is a retired Heeler. He won a lot of money and was National Runner-up before he was injured and had to retire. He was donated to our non-profit equine therapy program and changed from a Heeler to a Healer.
Santos has diabetes and drinks up to 8 gallons of water a night. He also always has diarrhea. I started feeding him Daily Gold every day. After about a week, I noticed he had only had about 3 gallons of water one night. I checked him. He seemed to be ok. I also noticed his poops were firm. (Are you as obsessed with poop as I am? I would never have thought this of myself before horses.) Surprisingly, if I give Santos 2 scoops of Daily Gold each day in his supplements, he does better with his diabetes. Who would have thought?