I have been
meaning to email or write for some time. My 15 year old cob has
a long and complex history of laminitis and I have thought he
had come to the end of his life on more than one occasion. Somehow
though he keeps bouncing back.
a number of supporting aids for his condition and I use herbs,
homoeopathy, Bowen Therapy (I teach Equine Bowen Therapy) and
my farrier has done a wonderful job in addressing the balance
of his feet.
I have tried
various grazing muzzles, including your own, but with no success.
I use electric fencing to control his grass intake. Around October
time, he started to sweat more than usual and I immediately suspected
Cushings. Indeed, he then produced an incredibly long thick coat,
which has since moulted, just to re-grow a fluffy coat underneath
(classic symptoms, apparently.) Having done some research, I discover
that Cushings is quite difficult to diagnose using conventional
veterinary methods and so I accept that I now have a "Cushing-oid"
horse, with a metabolic disorder.
What is odd
though, is that he hasn't had a single sign of his usual laminitis
since the autumn. Not only that, but he is bright and cheeky,
not depressed as he has been in the past. I started to feed him
your Formula4 Feet about 6 months ago and my farrier
was delighted to notice that the quality of Bear's hooves have
improved considerably after about 3 months. The soles are both
stronger and more elastic and I would say that Bear is walking
out more comfortably on the roads than he has done for years.
He's always been happier on soft going, of course.
this to one of the girls who takes orders on the telephone last
time I ordered a large sack of Formula4 Feet and she
asked me to write to you to see if you would like to use Bear's
story in a testimony for the supplement. As I am out treating
horses in my work, I am in a position of being able to make a
recommendation to my horse owners, when I have had a positive
result for myself.
is of interest to you and thank you for developing Formula4
Feet. It's made such a difference to my horse. I don't know how
long he's got, his gut is so sensitive now and spring grass is
coming through, but I will continue to feed him this product as
it suits him so well.