Horses are such amazing creatures especially when you consider their ability to recover from something as serious as colic surgery. On April 9th 2014, my horse Pro Bono “Bo” underwent colic surgery due to a 180 degree twist of his large intestine. It was a scary time for us especially the first week after the surgery, waiting to see if Bo was going to make it or not.
We have all met horses that stand out. Santos is like that. He was a Heeler and he was very good at his job. He was an alternate for the National Heeler competition and he won a lot of money on his way to the Nationals. In one moment, Santos was injured irreparably.
Horses are bigger, faster and stronger than their human comrades. We compete with them, relax with them and work them into a sweat. They can unload us at any moment of their choosing. With that in mind, why do they so often do the great and frequently, very difficult things we ask of them? Why do they do it?
This fall I found myself a little outside my comfort zone as I watched my first born 5 year old son load into the school bus for this first day of kindergarten. All kinds of fear came at me, like a tarp coming at a young colt for the first time and all I wanted to do was take my boy and RUN, feeling a need to protect him from the uncertainties!
I just had to tell you the great news. I gave my neighbor Tink one of the samples of Daily Gold you sent me, and she started giving it to her Appaloosa mare, Apryl. Now, anytime she and I would go riding and this mare was left in her stall, she would scream and scream and bolt all around her pen. We could hear her until we were out of earshot, and on the way back we could hear her again once we were back in earshot. When we’d get back home, she’d be soaking wet from forelock to tail and exhausted.
I’m finding this extremely hard to believe. Can it be possible that this product actually worked this fast? Let me explain. I have a, Kentucky Natural Gaited, KNG, mare who is naturally on the skittish side. Don’t get me wrong, she’s an amazing ride and solid as a rock on the trail, but she is the type of horse that can get edgy when things go awry or a change occurs.
My daughter’s beautiful Welsh x DWB mare is a wonderful horse. She’s patient, sweet and tries hard to take care of my little girl. But, Marigold also has a spooky side and sneaky, nasty bolt when her flight mode kicks in. In the 2012 show season, Marigold showed off a perfected duck-and-roll that tossed Avery often. Marigold bucked Avery off, plunked her into a ditch while going cross-country, and dumped her at their first ever one-day event together.
For the last year and a half we have been using Redmond Daily Gold on one of our top level show jumpers. After trying all of the expensive products like GastroGard and Omeprazole for ulcers and other products for calming and stress, we were about to give up on this horse.