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?