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