I am sorry it has taken me so long to put this in writing but THANK YOU so much
for all your advise and support! Thank you for taking the time to share your
extensive knowledge of the nutritional defects our performances horses have and
how it effects them physically and mentally.
Thank you for your help with
"Cheese" Because "Cheese" is such a good boy and incredibly broke the changes
were subtle. Before your help and advise Cheese was stiff and would fall out of
lead in his large fast circles and miss his speed control. He also stocked up
in his stall. Since he has been on his "Special Mix" of joint supplements with
extra HA and MSM and added Magnesium he is is softer to ride and stays in lead,
nails his speed control and is no longer stocking up in his stall. You can sure
tell if he has missed getting his supplement, he became tight in the back and
stocks up in his stall!
Thank you for your help with "Wrangler".
Before MagRestore and Focus
he would grab the bit and take off for no reason
towards the end of his ride. Since we put him on the Mag Restore and Focus he
is no longer cramping up and taking off and he has a much more trainable mind.
Thank you for your help with my husband and getting him on Magnesium.
Since we added Magnesium to his supplements he too has a much more trainable
attitude (kidding)! Seriously since getting the Jigsaw Mag it has really
assisted helping him breath along with the COPD meds he takes. He is able to
recovery faster after activity and sleeps way sounder. He no longer wakes up and
needs his inhaler. In fact, he only uses his inhaler on occasion
Most Important Thank you!!! for being an incredible friend!
Yohey "If God brings me to it he will bring be through
Courtney Yohey & Imasmartlittlecheese (AKA Cheese)
Sis Before-notice the line Sis After- relaxed and happy!
on her belly- tight muscled One hind leg cocked.
even in pasture
JUST IN: I just want to send you an update to let you know that the
clinic was a huge success for my mare. I have continued MagRestore for
her 3sc x 2/day. 5 days before the clinic I started the Focus. On ride
days, a little mag Oil on her neck and back. She was great. Even off the
Focus now, she's been pretty consistent throughout more rides. Yay! I
was finally able to ride her through an ENTIRE First level test 3 last
week WITHOUT any hiccups from her - no running, no 'taking over', very
little stress if any. I've noticed that as long as her turnout isn't
stressful, her work is good when I ride her. I'm trying to work with
the barn folks to continue to promote the 'happy' Gem.
Brief History – I bought Val in February of this year. She is a coming six year old Andalusion mare. She is brave, very forward and sensitive. Team Val, meaning me, our trainer and Val’s fans have always loved and respected her for that.
However, this spring her tension increased considerably. Val's CIF aka "Constant Internal Fire" was burning out of her control. We had decreased her grain to a handful. I had put her on ulcer meds in case that was causing it. I know that the green grass has loads of sugar but I just knew instinctively it was something else. She never got stupid or spooky like a sugar high. Nor was she acting hormonal stupid. (There has got be some advantage to having decades of experience along with the decades of age that go along with it ---lol.)
So after a particularly "forward and tense" ride (Trainer rode and I watched) both trainer and I came to the conclusion that this wasn't normal or fair for Val. All she did on that ride was walk and trot. The ride was 20 minutes and Val never relaxed at all. She was sweating profusely and it did not match the work done. The trainer was always calm and never forced anything. I could see it in Val's eyes that she didn't want to be like that way but she couldn't physically help the tension or "forwardness". It wasn't mental other than the stress of what her body insisted she do. I also didn't get the sense that it was a "traditional" pain issue.
After that "ride" the trainer and I had agreed that Val was not going to be worked until we had a solution. We were not going to do anything to damage her very special sweet nature or her body.
The trainer recommend we try Regumate because it does help some mares with tension. I said of course I would do that but ---- I had been doing extensive research and that I had read many, many anecdotal recounts about a supplement called MagRestore for a magnesium deficiency. Val's "symptoms" matched many of the symptoms associated with a magnesium deficiency. One of the most interesting things I learned was that calcium depletes magnesium in the body. So it made sense that the CALCIUM rich spring grass was causing a real problem and why it got so bad this spring. Also all horses’ burn magnesium at different levels and horses like Val will burn through it at a greater rate. So I told my trainer that was going be the first thing we tried.
Although we were not working her I started doing in hand with her. Walk, halt some leg yields etc. Whatever she could do comfortably. I did this so I had some kind of "compass" of how she was feeling physically and emotionally. It also gave us something we could do together where focus without physical exertion was the goal.
When we started doing the work in hand (before MagRestore) Val could not comfortably do a leg yield. I would ask her to cross over and tap her gently with the whip and her reaction was to lean into the whip. Not move away. I have never had a horse do that before. So work in hand was walk, halts and large circles. All mixed in with lots of love and treats of course.
Val was on a loading dose of MagRestore for 4 days before I gently asked again for a leg yield in hand. I knew that she was much less tense so I wanted to see how she was feeling. She did it without any hesitation at all. No big deal. Needless to say I was thrilled.
Val was on 10 days of the MagRestore when I got on her for the first time. She was a different horse. I had done the in hand work first and she was happy, stretching across her topline and supple. When I got on her back she did the same thing. Very happy to stay stretched with an open throatlatch.
I asked the trainer to ride her a few days later. I wanted to watch and get her feedback. She could not have been more pleased and happy. Val's new "happy place" to work is stretched across her topline with an open throatlatch. She kept a steady rhythm and just moved beautifully along. The only time she would "lift her shoulders" was a slight lift for a re-balancing of herself. Not the dramatic Spanish Walk lift she would exhibit before.
It has been 5 weeks and she continues to be this new "Happy Val" and of course I am over the moon
Thank you again for this “High Anxiety” thread.
I just wanted to let you know that I have tried the Mag-Restore and the Focus
and my mare has made a 360 deg turn-a-round. She used to get so nervous before
our barrel run and would not go in the gate without running backwards and
washing out. Plus she would be so upset/mad that she would literally stomp her
feet around the barrels. She now does not get nervous and enters the arena
without any fuss now. What a blessing!! Thank you so much ~ Brenda
Wonderful! I have to tell you that it made a notable difference for my TB
Forrest. He seems alot more at ease with the world and able to accept training
more readily. And as for my 10 year old daughter and the Jigsaw...there are NO
words. It has done her a world of good. I see that you now sell it. Good to
know! Thank you SO much.
Wanted to thank you for your Mag Restore...I have all 3 of my horses on it
now...big improvement in their endurance, attitude, and muscle tone. I do
craniosacral and postural corrective work, and the mag restore really helps the
horses relax and accept the work. Great for my 23 y/o mare who loves her salt
soaks after a long dressage lesson. The quality is so fine that I ordered some
for myself! ~ Linda
He is better
about being brushed (he's normally very squeamish as he seems
"thin-skinned"), I have taken him out on trail rides with NO OTHER horses with
us, and birds flew up all around us and he didn't even flinch. When he was on
four scoops a day, he was falling asleep on the cross
-ties -- even when I put
the saddle on and girthed him up - normally he looks unpleasant and tries
side-passing or walking forward. He stood p
you so much, Carla! You have no idea how low my confidence had been lately with
my horse. Sheriff has very studly behavior. I used to have to lounge him before
every ride just to make sure he had his kinks out (although I have never fallen
off of him, he has been known to randomly go on a bucking spree once in a
while), and never in a million years would I ride by myself! Within a week, my
confidence has soared, and I have gotten on him without any lounging without any
problems whatsoever. I wish I would have tried this before spending so much
money on other well-known calm remedies. I will definitely be continuing to
purchase this miracle stuff :-) THANK YOU!!!!
Exclusively Shergar aka Pete is a 10 year old TB gelding. He has never been
raced and has always been a barrel horse. We bought him because he was
"supposed" to be so gentle a kid could ride him slow and then an adult could do
2D times on him. He was "supposed" to stand tied for hours and be able to walk
under him, stand on his back etc. Well when we got him home the first thing he
did was run away. Then the rearing, striking when lead and bucking started. He
would literally go down on his knees when saddled, then wander around the arena
and if you tried to get him to do anything he would rear or crow hop. Then he
started pulling back when tied to the point of throwing himself and passing
out. He was getting so dangerous we considered putting him down. He went to a
trainer last year and this year for 45 days. This last time she said he was
"not right in the head" and that he was not to be trusted "as he would panic and
forget there were humans around him." She had him adjusted and so had I several
times, put him on smartpak Calm and Cool which helped slightly. Right before
he came home I remembered a video about a horse on focus on YouTube
. Took the Magnesium Deficiency
test and thought "my god that's my horse"
and ordered MagRestore and gave 2 days 2 scoops
in a.m. only and he is now safe, sane, eager to please. 2 days home on a trail
ride at dusk he was so slow we had to wait up for him! Passed Harleys, a car
pulling a boat, other horses at dusk NO PROBLEM
! I gave him a bath (usually
freaked out), cleaned his sheath (last yr. he was sedated and still kicked vet)
wormed him (it usually takes 2 people and a struggle) and NO PROBLEM. My daughter
is ready to try barrels on him again. Thank you soooo much for this product.
Ordered the big bucket and am starting her other barrel horse (blowing barrels)
and my 2 very hot Paso Finos on it. Gave my 20 year old Paso 2 scoops one
morning just to see and that night he rode like a dream for the first time in
months. Alone and flat footed walk yes! can't say enough about this video
coming soon!! Jackie Smith
Jill wrote: "About 3 years ago, I put Mingo on a 10
day course of Robaxin in the hopes of freeing up her ultra tight muscles. It did
absolutely NOTHING! It didn't even calm her like it does other horses. When I
discovered Carla Odetto and
Performance Equine, that is when I realized my mare was mg deficient and that
more than likely gave birth to a mg deficient filly. Both mares will never be
without MagRestore. Mingo is coming off an accident where she put one foot in
the grave - lol! She literally walked over my old horse's grave and sunk down
over 2 feet with her right front. Her pecs/ascending and descending pecs are
really messed up. In addition to MagRestore, she is also getting twice daily
massages with Performance Equine Magnesium Oil. Keep up the good work, Carla!
You are our lifesavers! :)
Cribber- I took the muzzle off
last night and purposefully tied her where she cribbed before. She wasn’t
interested at all. I tied her in a stall and in the aisle way of the barn and
she wasn’t interested in cribbing. She is kept in the pasture at my place and
her original home was a small, dirt paddock.
I'll keep you posted. Diane
I wanted to give you a little update on Jake. I have been using the MagRestore
at the recommended dose since late October, as well as the MagOil - usually
after a tough workout I spray his topline undiluted, which creates a wider arc
of mini beads that he has never reacted to and I leave it on under his cooler
until he is dry - sometimes I will use a baby wipe to take it off, sometimes I
Due to the fact that this has presented as seasonal in
nature, I was not completely floored that his symptoms have consistently
declined and he is now in complete remission, certainly after our first hard
frost, possibly before, but there are other differences in him that are not
related to the headshaking.
First, I cannot begin to describe the
difference in the amount of sweating there is. Jake was an excessive sweater
from day one. Summer and winter, just 15 minutes would produce a lathered
horse, and I promise - he was fit! Now, he still sweats when we work, but my
GOODNESS has it decreased! A hard workout produces a healthy lather between his
haunches, on his flanks, neck, and ears - but not the foamy, dripped, exhausted
looking gelding I used to get. I was shocked that over two days at the Doug
Payne clinic, jumping at our current max height for two hours straight, my horse
was not only NOT the sweatiest for once, he was one of the least lathered and
winded. He looked GREAT! I have included a picture of him from a year ago
twenty minutes into a hunter pace (we were mostly just trotting on even terrain,
note how sweaty he is - don't mind my silly face), and a picture from the clinic
in mid December where we had already been mostly cantering and jumping for two
hours, on the second day of the clinic.
The second major change in my
horse is his focus and confidence.
I have a more confident partner approaching
fences, and when learning new things on the flat. He is able to work for longer
periods of time, and gets better and calmer as we progress, not hotter. He
doesn't get quite as defensive, if that makes sense, when he thinks he gave me
an incorrect answer. He is easy to refocus, and stoic about potentially "scary"
situations. He has always been pretty stoic, but not always so easy-going. He
just seems more relaxed.
Got the mag and lip balm within a few days of our phone call. Thank you so
much. I put my cranky TB mare (20) who is pregnant on the mag and she seems
very docile now. maybe she's always had a deficiency??? My 3 1/2 year old
warmblood filly is on the mag and every 2 days focus and is doing splendidly.
Thank you for such wonderful products and excellent service. Brenda
The difference in my lil mare Abbey is amazing! Her whole temperament has changed
so much, before practicing at home was miserable! Now she thinks, I can actually
walk a pattern, and she is just so much better even at the race. Before she
would get so worked up, turn herself into a panic an then get mad, now she
thinks, and if she gets upset comes right back down to normal. my moms gelding
was the same, the improvement in him is just as great! My father trains them and
he couldn't be happier! Thank you so much! take care I'll keep in touch! Nicole D.
Thank you so much for all the help with my horses and magnesium supplements.
My Andalusian 'Reyna' is so much better because of it. The attacking
other horses and getting attached to other horses is way better. Now I just have
to remind her 'we don't do that'.
I have down loaded the info for another lady on the team who owns the Thoroughbred that Reyna gets attached to because she is out of control
especially from the ground. She rescued this horse and the horse loves her but
has NO respect and Cathrine needs to learn how to do that. But, if she put her
on this and got her off the grain it would be so much better and maybe mixed hay
not alfalfa. AND FOCUS too.
So hopefully I can be convincing enough to get her to order this and feed
properly and she will be safe.
I love you guys, THANKS with all my heart.
Layla was insistent that I curry her with all of my weight pressed into her -
even on her flank and the lower back behind the saddle where she used to spasm
and quiver if you pretended to touch her. She used to swish her tail and only
liked her neck and shoulders scratched. ♥ your magnesium. And thank you for the
free pound you sent my boarder, Chrissy. She saw such an amazing difference in
her horse. He ran out before she ordered more and 4 days off of it, he was back
to pacing and wouldn't come in to eat, just gallop around the field, circling the
stall, etc. It arrived today (thank god) and I see she ordered the bigger bag. I
think shes sold. :)
Romeo is doing extremely well! He has been on the 3 scoops for 10 days now.
Today he was extremely calm, quiet... even when standing in his stall alone with
no other horses in the barn! He stood in one spot and did not turn in circles
like usual. I could actually put polo wraps on all 4 legs without chasing after
him! He just seems all around more comfortable in his skin.
thing I have noticed is that he has had virtually NO headshaking
since about a
week after starting the MagRestore (he is a photic headshaker). Typically it's
pretty bad by now. He was shaking before starting the MagRestore but now it is
almost 100% gone (knock on wood!). It is also usually worse with work, but I
have been working him w/t/c on the lunge and he has had absolutely no issues :)
The only thing that has changed is the MagRestore so I am assuming it is
We took a video of him a few days ago being calm on the lunge
with no headshaking
. Hopefully we'll get it put together soon so you can check
it out :) It's very exciting for me!
I cannot tell you how glad I am to have found this product and
to have your help! I feel like I have my horse back :)
I want to tell you, after puttin my mare on the Magnesium, she is a completely
different horse. Most days, I was really put out with her after riding, and you
could forget working her on the barrels. I can say, I haven't been mad at her
at all since the Magnesium got in her system :)))). I was going to sell her
this year, because I was really tired of her crap and find me something else. I
think she will be staying for awhile, she has completely calmed down, (on occasion she will get upset) I can work her on the barrel pattern, and she is
really trying to work.
"Carla I wanted to let you know how great the Magnesium is working on my
horses. My Oldenburg mare has been soooo flinchey even with a light
touch. After almost a month when I run my hand on her neck, shoulders, back and
EVEN her belly she is not flinching!!! Wow. My TB gelding used to pin his ears
in his stall when I got near him to touch him. But not yesterday! He was not
nearly as defensive. I think it surprised him that he didn't have to be on the
defensive. It's a huge change in both of them. Thank you so much for this
I wanted to send a quick note over to thank you for your help. I have a
15 year old PSG/I1 dressage horse that I was having some trouble with. On
turnout, he was a mess. He would pace, panic, run, and would dig a trench so
deep along the fence line we continually had to repair and refill the dirt. It
got so bad I was at the point of looking to get some type of pasture companion
just for him. (There are other horses turned out next to him, but they do not
share a fence line). I was skeptical when I put him on the MagRESTORE, because
the last thing I wanted to do was to have him on "another supplement". So
unless I could see a noticeable difference within the 10 days I was going to
pass. Day 6 of him being on the MagRESTORE, I turned him out in the pasture he
gets the most upset in. I watched him pretty much all day and he did not run,
pace, panic, not once. I was amazed..I kept waiting for him to start. One of my
other horses would come up screaming to him at his fence line running and
bucking and my 15 year old would respond back and then would go about eating
grass. I am still in shock at how much this supplement has helped him. Thanks
I have six horses; an 18 yr
old OTTB, a 17 yr old Selle Francais, a 16 yr old Holsteinor, a 14 yr old
Hannoverian, a 16 yr old Appendix QH, and a 12 yr old Hannoverian. They were
all either given to me or I paid very little, as all were lame and unrideable.
They are all doing great, are sound, rideable, and quiet. They all responded to
the mag supplement; I noticed softer backs and lower heads. The OTTB was
absolutely dramatic. He is an insecure horse and often paces in the pasture
calling his friends, and fusses in the cross ties. He responded to the 10 mg
nightly scoop of mag. When I added a morning scoop, within two days he was so
quiet I took his temperature. For the first time ever, I had to go get him in
the pasture. Even in the dark, and when he was the only horse out. This would
have previously had him calling and running. It is pretty crazy. I have since
experimented by withholding that morning dose and he is always obviously more restless. If I didn’t see it with my own eyes I
would not have believed it.
have a 7 yr old gelding that has all the talent in the world but
somewhere down the line before I got him, his little mind got rattled. I
sent an email to Performance Equine asking questions, I immediately got
a call back and was given undivided
attention with my concerns. Loved the customer service. So much information and care! I purchased a 7 day supply and have had
absolutely amazing results. These company really cares about getting
your horse back to where it needs to be and not about making a buck!
Even sent me a free chap-stick in my order and it is really good! C. Hall
Sending this note for you to know that my filly is a completely different
horse using the Focus. Without your product she would be a handful and training
would be difficult. I feel confident she is going continue to advance as long as
we attend to her needs and keep the Focus supplement available. Thank you for
such a life changing product. You and your products are the best.
Ward Heid ~ Western Legacy Sales, LLC, Iconoclast
I have been meaning to write to you for some
time now. I just wanted to thank Performance Equine for the fine products, and
for your personal help and knowledge you have passed on to us. Our granddaughters, Cassie and Kylie
Ward, are doing most of our competing now, and
they have four horses on Performance Equine products. We have some of the
horses that are getting ready for the futurities on Flex EZ as a prevention. The girls have a sixteen year old roping horse that has been crippled for
three years, they could not practice on him, and only ponied him to keep him in
shape for the breakaway roping. We put him on Flex EZ, and now they are
practicing on him and winning on him. We thought he was through, but thanks to Flex EZ he is good to go again. We also have a mare that was getting to
anxious going in the alley, it was taking the run away from her, at your
suggestion we put her on Focus and Magnesium. She is a perfect doll going in the
arena now. I truly feel that your knowledge of horses and Performance Equine has
made a tremendous difference in the way these horses perform. Thank you
Performance Equine for having products that REALLY WORK!
"I just purchased a bag of MagRestore for my barrel horse. He is cranky
when you brush him and is always back sore. He will buck when you stand next to
him and press on his back. After 2 days, he is pleasant to be around and no more
trying to buck or kick when you check for back soreness. YAY! I can finally
relax and brush my horse with out upsetting his world. Love this stuff! (so does
Florence Youree, Cassie Ward, Kylie Ward
Youree Ranch Addington, OK
REINING HORSE- My name is Rick Brown. I am an NRHA Non-Pro and I have bred, raised and trained quarter horses for over thirty years. I have had quite a successful career having won nearly $40k showing reining horses. I am currently showing a 5 yr old reining mare by the popular reining stallion “Who Whiz It”.
This mare is the sweetest, most forgiving horse I have ever trained. She placed forth in the NRHA Limited Non Pro reining futurity at the Quarter Horse Congress in 2008. However, as she matured, she started acting extremely spooky, was practically impossible to show and even tried to buck me off once in the warm up pen. It was like someone had taken my best horse and left me with one that was crazy.
Princess was always sore, all over – all the time.
There was a point when she was receiving weekly visits from the chiropractor, but they weren’t helping. She also received vet checks for her hocks and knees and they found nothing wrong. I was at my wits end.
I knew something was hurting her but I couldn’t figure out what it was. She wouldn’t depart into her leads softly, she didn’t want to go slow, the faster we went, the fast she wanted to go and the problem progressed.
This spring training began with hours of slow, methodical work. Princess was still stiff all over and wouldn’t quit chewing the bit, no matter how patient I tried to be or what I used in her mouth.
When I saw the ad for Focus Equine and Magnesium supplements, I was certain it was just another dead end but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to call and find out about the products.
Within five days, I started to notice a difference in my mare! By the end of the second week, my sweet little horse was almost back to normal. She was fun to ride again. I am quite confident that I have finally figured out the solution to my mare’s problems and I have high expectations for the upcoming season.
Thanks Performance Equine! I owe you big time!
Maple Grove Performance Quarter Horses
Hi! Look in your Reiner at 2010 top 10 Nov Non-Pro L2. Who Whiz Perfect
aka Princess did a great job for me this year thanks to your help with Focus Equine and
Magnesium. She was top ten at the QH Congress. Her NRHA earnings are over $10,000.00
and she still has one more year of derby eligibility. I am so grateful for your
Thanks so much! Rick Brown
Thank you so much for sending me Performance Equine’s MSM with
Aloe Vera. I put it to the test. I have been giving liquid Aloe Vera in Lucky’s feed for 6 about months, he is a perfect candidate for ulcers and this seems
to be helping him eat his feed. After
one of our many phone conversations I started him on MSM with Aloe Vera, after
2 days he was eating all his feed at once and wanting more. I let him run out to see if I saw a
difference. WOW did he talk to me,
within 2 days he walked away from his morning feeding, continuing to eat his
hay, grass and acting hungry. That evening he whinnied and was acting really
hungry, took about two bites and walked away.
I went into the house and got some Ranitidine, gave it to him and 30
minutes later he was trying to eat his feed.
At that point I knew it was his ulcers.
WOW what a product. I
immediately ordered another bag, you had to it me in 2 days and within 2
feedings he was right back on his feed.
He is knocking the bottom out of his bucket and wanting more. AWESOME product I will never run out again. I can’t thank you enough for all the time you
have spent with me on the phone, all of Performance Equine products are great
and they work.
Thanks again, Sheryl Boyd and Lucky
Western Pleasure: We have a really talented 7 year old gelding in training with Cahill Quarter Horses
in Madisonville TX. This guy is a real puppy dog at home, but turns
into a bundle of raw nerves at the shows. We tried Focus and have been
very impressed with the results. There was a noticeable difference in him at the first show and he is now at his third show on Focus and the changes are dramatic.
He is calmer, happier, and the tension in the show pen has gone away.
His “trainability” has skyrocketed, because he’s not afraid to be
there. Thank you Performance Equine, we don’t think we would have
helped this gelding reach his potential without you.
I have been running my mare for about 3 yrs and in 2 of those three years I have been dealing with a
tying-up issue with her and anxiety. Every time she had a stress incurred situation a day or two after she would start tying-up on me. It would take up to two hours of walking and sedation to get her back to normal. I took her to my vet and did a whole bunch of tests and a full blood panel on her. His conclusion was to much fat, protein and carbohydrates. I put her on a strict diet. But every once in a while she would still tie up. Her anxiety was really bad also. Any time I took her with another horse I would have to fight with the herd bound behavior. I came across the Focus equine and was interested in trying it. So I called THE MOST WONDERFUL INTELLIGENT NICEST PERSON. CARLA. We had a very extended phone call on her first conversation. We talked about putting her on Magnesium and the Focus Equine. She has been on these for two weeks now. I had to have neck surgery in march and was finally released the 9th of September. I took my mare to her first race of the year since October 2009. She ran like a rock star. Ran the same time as she did at the end of last season. Ran in and acted like she loved her job. And no herd bound behavior what so ever. And the best part was no tying-up signs what so ever. I am so excited for future races with my mare. Thank you so much~ Carla you're the best.
Letting you know that our horse ran on turf track, Laurel Md. today. Horse
ran strong and all was great from the owner-trainer-jockey-steward-vet
standpoint. Horse named Broque, TB, ran 5.5 furlongs finished 7 of 10. 26K
stakes race. Although he was not in front of the pack, Broque ran very strong
starting on the outside and being cut off as he moved through the pack and
jockey had to pull up to keep from interfering with another horse. The thing
that is most interesting about this outing is it was the first time this horse
was able to run without rupturing his fetlocks thanks to the use of our
Iconoclast boot. The horse finished strong and confident without injury and
returned to the barn in very good condition. He will be returning to the track
soon as schedule allows and the owner Brad Garber is very impressed and excited
to run his horse again. Mr. Garber was instrumental in getting the Iconoclast
accepted by race commissioners and track personnel. We look forward to a bright
future in the racing industry. Hope you enjoy this news, I sure did.
Western Pleasure: There have been many products on the market that are supposed to help calm a horse that is having trouble focusing at horse shows, traveling, or trying to just get the horse trained at home. I have tried most of them. Focus Equine is the first one that has really helped a variety of problems that my horses have experienced. It is easy to feed and they really like the taste. I actually have a cribber that has almost quit cribbing altogether. I would recommend Focus Equine to anyone who is having anxiety problems with their horse.
AQHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year
Majestic, my barrel horse was having gate issues. He would refuse to go in
the arena by backing or circling. I originally contacted Performance Equine
about a mare I borrowed name Trycee. But the mare ended up cutting her tongue
and I had to get back on my old guy. I decided to give Majestic the FOCUS
Equine and Magnesium I originally purchased for Trycee. After having him on it
for seven days, I went to a barrel race. I noticed a difference in his attitude
at the gate, I could walk around the gate without him backing up and getting
anxious. When it was my turn, I waited by the gate and he stood there very
quite. I then walked in Majestic was focused, calm and did not refuse. It
almost felt a little weird but this is what I had wished for and it was like a
barrel dream come true. It was the perfect combination Focus + Calmness +
Willingness = Winning Combination.
Magnesium is a great mineral for humans too, I recently started taking
Magnesium and it helps reduce muscle tension. I can't wait to try it on my
other horses. Warm Regards, Sonya Hopkins
I started my mare on MagRestore a few days ago, she normally acts as if she has vision problems - spooks at things that aren't there, at times some pretty severe head-tossing - I rode her yesterday at home and was able to do figure 8's at the lope - including flying lead changes, she was extremely quiet and such a pleasure to ride. I used to show her in open shows in trail (and win), horsemanship and pleasure - the true test for her will be when I have the opportunity to take her to another show and see if I can keep her attention, and attempt these classes again. I am anxiously awaiting next season to see if she spooks at obstacles away from home that she used to perform with such ease. I also started my younger mare on the same thing - some of her "issues" are of course training, but I was able to quietly clip her ears for the first time. I hope to keep both mares on your product long-term and see positive effects. Will keep you posted! Kathi Zellers
The MagRestore has been a godsend...it's unreal how well it works. It doesn't take much, we mostly use only once a day now on a couple of them... I can't even begin to describe how happy we are..... thank you thank you thank you
I'll keep you posted~Kathy
Barrel Horse-THE NEW ANSWER a.k.a Grasshopper turned 7 years old this year. 2010. Since I started riding him at age 3, I've always said that I could not wait till he turned 12. thanks to Focus Equine, I can enjoy him now at 7. I was about to give up on a very nice barrel horse, simply because as a trainer, I didn't know what else to try. It's not that he didn't work good once he was in the arena, it was getting him in the arena that was getting in the arena that was getting dangerous and down right scary. He had bucked me off in the warm up pen, kicked at other horses, would run backwards, sideways, anyways. He would have to be led, from the trailer, to the gate and he looked and acted like the worst racehorse you have ever seen on the track. The final straw was in August 09 after he made his run, he refused to LEAVE the arena. I knew I had to do something to help him or just quit him but he had too much talent to give up on. That's when I found Focus Equine. Now he is pleasant to warm up and he stays quiet and relaxed. He actually walks flat footed into the the arena with no ones help. People that know Grasshopper cannot believe he is the same horses. I will always recommend Focus Equine to anyone. Words cannot express how grateful I am that I found Focus Equine and you Carla, with your knowledge and compassion. I was so exhausted from dealing with Grasshopper (the crazy horse) as he used to be known. Focus has saved him...and me...and the gate men...and other horses...and other riders...and any passerby! Thanks again from the bottom of my heart.
Sadie Cook Ricks, Elko NV
Cook Quarter Horses
I am sending you this letter to let you know of the amazing results we had with an 8 year old Arabian Gelding that had exhibited mild symptoms of being “cold backed.” I have had the horse since he was 1; I started him and have been the only trainer to work with him so I am confident with the building blocks that were put in place. The horse had from the start exhibited very minor saddling and mounting issues. After a serious tendon injury last year he was demonstrating much more violent reactions to the saddle. He was in rehab for over 6 months for the tendon and came back sound. We eased him back slowly and noticed that the symptoms had returned but NOT at the same mild level they had always been. After my conversation with you regarding Magnesium deficiency, I decided to go ahead with the treatment supplement you recommended. After 10 days on the feed and a few baths with the salts, I saddled him and rode him for the first time in 10 months from the injury last year. He showed no signs of apprehension with the saddle or the mounting. I rode him and he picked up where he was a few years ago. I was surprised that such an easy fix could be so quick and apparent.
I use most of your products including the Flex Joint, MSM, and Focus Equine. You have been an invaluable resource in trouble shooting issues with horses. I highly recommend all of your products.
Dee Dee Kramer ~ Kramer Training
Reining: Carla, just wanted to let you know that my mare is doing very well on your FLEX EZ joint supplement! After about 3 weeks of feeding it to her, she's running around again with the others, she's still not sound, but way better than before!
Andrea Bobu- Threadventures Custom Embroidery
Barrel horse: WOW!, saw a difference in my horse after 2 days. Big difference in hauling, anxiety has almost disappeared. IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Barrel horse: Hi, there was a markedly great improvement in one of the mares--we even notice a difference handling her on the ground--tho she was not bad on the ground-she is much more relaxed now. Going in the arena was her biggest challenge, and she went in without my husbands help on the 2nd day (when she is normally worse). The other mare seems better, enough so that I will keep her on the product for a couple of more months. I am definitely eager to see if the improvements are long lasting. I gave the mares a dose in the am and pm the day of the races? Is this a good method?? (Yes- this is fine to do if you think your horse needs it.- PE USA)
I raced the one mare that was the worst about going in the arena 4 times this past weekend (which is rare) and on the 4th day which would have been the worst, she went in again without my husband having to lead her in. I tell everyone about the product. When I get back to Oregon, people who know this mare will be amazed too!!
Thank you, Rosanne Strobel www.northwest5d.com
Extreme Cowboy Racer: Dear Carla, I just want to thank you so much for all the support that Performance Equine has given me this past Extreme Cowboy Racing season. Dreams do come true and making it to the World Championship in Kansas (top ten) with both horses was a dream come true for this 60 yr old cowgirl. I DID IT!!!! I just cant say enough for your products. The Flex EZ helped my horses joints and muscle in every event and getting ready for the events. When your horses feel good, they perform to the best of their abilities. After a 2,000 mile haul, they came out of the trailer as if they had taken a trip to a local race.
As for the Focus...it's the best!! It really helped my mare stay on task and happy.
Most of all, my gelding's performance was the best in years. Willie is one of horses where you never really know what is going to
set him off. (but you gotta love him) Focus made him keep his brave hat on and concentrate on the job he had to do. With his attitude change, it gave me more confidence to push him harder and faster through the races. It really made a difference and I'd never race without it.
I love the ICONOCLAST boots! They fit so well. I had to ride through different types of terrain, water hazards, jumps and much, much more. My horses legs were protected and had great support. They never came up the least bit sore-this is a great product. Most important is you Carla. You gave me so much support and knowledge of caring for my horses while racing and traveling. I used all the great tips and they were awesome. With a tear in my eye and love in my heart THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING!!!!! REMEMBER YOU HELPED MAKE MY WISH COME TRUE.
Sincerely, Pam Salin, Trixie and Willie
MSM Testimonial with a severely allergic horse
OTTB: Trey is 8 yrs old and has had chronic sinusitis since he was 3 yrs old. He has been scoped and sinuses drilled for exam and there was lots of inflammation and at that time diagnosed with "Chronic Sinusitis". The up keep to maintain this has been very expensive and never 100%. We were looking at getting his sinuses flushed and the vet explained that this would help for a while. 4 weeks prior to appointment to drill and flush the sinuses we took him off of everything, Platinum Performance Allergy formula, etc,etc. All herbal remedies did not work either. At the time of taking away all supplements, Carla suggested we put him on straight doses of MSM twice per day. Within 7 days everything started to clear up. When he would work he would get some discharge. When the vet showed up to do the procedure he was completely clear and when he did his skull X-Ray there was no "Fluid Line" in his skull. This showed that the MSM took all inflammation away and there was nothing building up inside anymore. His sinus cavities have been clear since. The vet did not want to drill his sinuses because he said there is "No Need" he is doing great on the MSM treatment. I keep him on 2 scoops of MSM per day 1 in the a.m. and 1 in the p.m. He feels better all the way around, much happier, no headaches and no drainage. He is now a pleasure to ride and has tons of energy. ~ D. Bond and Trey
Western Pleasure: I have used focus equine on an "edgy" mare. It works really, really well! I was VERY happy with the results. It took just that little bit of "edge" off where I could FINALLY get her to focus!! I'd literally ride her for 2 hours, she'd be dripping sweat and STILL wouldn't give in to something that is so simple. I don't keep her on it all the time anymore, just before shows. She was on it every day for about a month, then I took her down to every other day, then she just learned it was SO much easier to be good! She was always one I had to lunge for a good 20 minutes - 1/2 hour every time I rode her (and she is turned out at least 1/2 a day) but now I hardly ever lunge her, even in the cooler weather (so far!). I would highly, highly recommend the focus equine. My friend and I always order ours together and she calls and orders it. She says the people at the company are really nice and truly try to help you out. She has barrel racers - 2 - on it and she loves it as well. Hope you find something that works!
"Best" is doing better, but she still "jumps" once in a while. I think a lot of the trouble is that I'm unable to ride as much as I used to & would still like to. I'm having hip joint problems which makes it painful to ride very long. I think she just needs to be ridden more & get out into the "real" world more. I am happy with the progress I've seen. The farrier was here just after the 7 day routine. I didn't tell him I had her on the Focus Equine. I just wanted to see for myself the difference. I was really pleasantly surprised to see the difference. She never has been "bad" when getting her feet done, but she just seemed to be unable to stand perfectly still for any length of time. She stood like a "statue" the whole time. He said he really liked my horse when he was done. She's come a loooong way. I'm going to continue using Focus Equine during the rest of the Summer & Fall. And then start back again in the Spring.
Thanks for your personal interest in me & Best. I feel like we're old friends. ~ Karen
Dressage: I have used these products for several years now with great success. What I was so impressed with was that this was the first time anyone talked to me about a nutritional approach instead of chemical for my difficult horses with mental challenges. I train in the world of Dressage that taxes the mental concentration of both horse and rider. When they approached me with the new Focus product I was happy to use my very sensitive horses for the experiment. I told no one in my barn that I was doing this experiment. I put several of the horses on Focus. In just 4 short days one of my assistants came to me because one of the horses seemed sick. I asked for more details.
I was told that my personal horse had walked up the barn unusually quiet and at the end of the lead rope instead of pulling her to the cross ties. It was one of the horses I had put on Focus Equine. This horse, for years, was one that only I could ride with out problems. She now has gone on to letting others ride her and is being used as a School Master to teach others the skill of Dressage. Most of my horses in training are now on Focus Equine to help them to be able to do the rigors of intense Dressage Training and showing.
Rescue Pony: I am beyond thrilled and touched by you're kindness. The little guy and I will put that to very good use, and I am certain his little spirit thanks you as well. He is so much more comfortable in his own skin now. This poor pony had been so severely abused that when I walked in his stall, he would crouch down like scared dog. He would go in the corner and tremble all over with fear. He was afraid every second of every day.
He no longer quivers as before and will run circles around me when I go into his pasture. He is saying look at me I am free, and I am happy! And when I stop walking he comes to me, not only in the round pen or stall but even in the pasture. It is though every bit of the old memories and fear are completely gone. I don't think he ever thought he could be this happy. So You and Focus Equine have saved another Life! You were our missing link in communication before Carla. As I mentioned before you are the, "INTERPRETER" Thank-you just does not seem to be enough. So we are keeping you in our Prayers and sending you many many Blessings : )
~ Joey & Colton
Wow! Am I happy with the way your product seems to be helping my pony so far!! Started it on Wednesday. It appears he can now think clearly!!! Things that were scaring the daylights out of him he is starting to just walk by without much notice!!! I can't tell you how exciting it is for me to have finally found a supplement that will settle his mind!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!
I am so happy for my little horse. He will now hopefully have a chance to get back to work. I rode him for the first time being on Focus Equine today and he was able to walk, trot and canter in a far more civilized manner. Able to go near things on the rail that have worried him big time in the past. A couple of little moments of fear but then it is as if he thinks about it and decides it is not worth that much worry.
I still have him on the full dose and think I will for the full seven days. Then I will try and go every other day. Do you see the same progress usually when you go to every other day?? I'll keep you posted on how he does. Thanks again!!!!! ~ Patty Lamson
14.3 recently gelded 10 yr old Welsh Pony
I've been telling everyone about your product and my friend ordered some I think. I just love this stuff. I have tried everything on the market for my mare and this is the only thing that made a difference for the better. And the cool thing about this product is that is just keeps getting better and better. I feel like the longer I used it the less I have to use and the more confident my horse is. This stuff doesn't "calm" her like all the other stuff we've tried it does just what the name says it helps her focus. Thank you for making such a great product!~ Alix Nash
Hello,~ Carolyn Beckstrom
I just wanted to let you know that I tried your trial size of Focus equine on my very nervous and sensitive 4 year old Arabian mare. There was a big difference in her tension level and focus within a couple of days. She went on her first over night camping trip and settled in unbelievably well. She is not as hypersensitive and reactive on your supplement and it has allowed her to be more comfortable in her surroundings, even her stall at home. She is much more settled and not constantly "looking" for something to be afraid of. Thank you very much, I have ordered the 30 serving size - I think she will be a happier horse now, more at peace.
Barrel Horse: SKIP is my daughter’s 17 year old gelding who endured tremendous abuse from his previous owner. He was trained knowing his only purpose was to run and to run fast. Before using FOCUS EQUINE, Skip was refusing to enter the gate; well you can’t win the race if you can’t get in the gate. Once he saw the barrels he would freeze and refuse to move, this made further training very difficult. We virtually tried everything. We felt we were at the end of our rope. FOCUS EQUINE was going to be our only hope. We gradually brought him up to full dose giving half in the morning and half at night. The first show in Milton, Ont would be the test. He did hesitate a bit at the gate but Hillary encouraged him on and once the two were in, they were off. What an amazing day!! FOCUS EQUINE has given both SKIP and HILLARY the trust they needed in each other to move forward. The smile on Hillary’s face when she exited the gate was truly “PRICELESS”
I can not thank you enough for all you have done, for being genuinely concerned about our “big boy” and above all for making this wonderful product. Very rarely do you find someone who takes as much interest in your horse’s well being as I have found in you and your business. My wish for you is continued success with this amazing product.
~ Barb Beuermann
Barrel Horse: I used your Focus Equine on my gelding and have had great success. He is very sensitive to it. I did a lot of trial and error and found that he works at a good performance level using about 1/2 of the recommended amount. I now have an super talented horse that can actually focus on his job. I will be able to finish him now. I wasn't sure if I would ever be able to get him to be solid.
Thanks ~ Bernie
Western Pleasure: 05/30/2009: 6 yr mare kicks bucks at you every time she gets near you paws gate @ feed time broke my foot and back- stopped riding her 3 yr ago. I just ride my other mare. I have used everything but may try this nothing to lose- can't sell her
Too much money and time invested. I want to ride her, must be crazy.
6/10/09 She has stopped pawing at the gate and she is not as aggressive for her food. She was getting so bad I thought I was going to have to get a crop to protect myself from her. She would rush you at the gate and now she just goes over to her bucket and stands there! This is all without any training or discipline. I will start her slowly on a lunge line this weekend if that goes well, I'm putting my sister on her. She's younger than me and we'll go from there. Everything looks real good! Maybe your ad popping up on my computer under AQHA was a gift from God!!!!!!
Thank You, Barbara Kiernan
Western Pleasure: Ty was better in all divisions,trail,western riding and pleasure. When I upped the dose before the second pleasure class he was awesome. This was a very long show, 5 days and he had at least two classes each day. By the 5th day he was not great in western riding...ran through the trainers legs for a moment but CAME back to her after that and did not get rattled. I think he may have been tired by then and just did not have any more rides in him. Overall, a huge improvement. If I can get that sort of response consistently in the pleasure, I would be as happy as possible. He gave me a flawless ride, listened to every cue and was soft and supple. I do not think he could have done anything better. I was still nervous because I do not trust him in the class but if this is a reproduce-able result I am sure that I will learn to trust him and relax. Thanks so much for this magic elixir. I probably will not show him again until July but if he’s like this again I will let you know. This formula is extremely effective. ~ Noelle
Western Pleasure: I went to the CCQHA show in Woodland this past weekend. My horse was incredible, despite the BIG winds Friday, I showed in trail...I just got there, lunged him for 20 minutes and showed in an arena he'd never been in before, we won the amateur trail and he had a great go in the jr trail, but the wind blew the rope of the gate into his face, so baby that he is, he grabbed the rope and was having a good ole time chewing it, while everyone laughed and the judge gave me a -4 on that, which pretty much killed any chance of placing! He was 2nd under both in pleasure on Saturday and Sunday he slaughtered everyone, winning under both in jr trail and was 2nd/3rd in amateur trail to clinch his first circuit champion in amateur trail. He's really doing great with your supplement, especially since he's been on it a while now.
Chewy showed at 7 shows and was circuit champion in either junior trail or amateur trail or both, at 6 shows, winning a buckle, several blankets, halters and a saddle bag. He got 17 points in jr trail, missing qualifying by one point, earned 15 points in amateur trail and 5 points in amateur or junior western pleasure. I don't show him pleasure enough, but he's an incredible, slow legged, great hocked mover. Points were hard to come by, as amateur trail usually had 5 or less, while the select trail was always around 20 horses strong. We're already well on our way to qualifying for next year in both jr and amateur trail. Since he's grown and filled out so much, performance halter is next. And we'll finish up his lead change during the off season, with Nancy Alto Renfro.
I don't keep him on Focus, except just prior and during shows, so I will need more very soon~ Monique Borruso Moniques Custom Window Tinting
Western Pleasure: 10-08 ~When I bought her she came from your typical QH trainer abuse situation. She had been jerked on to get that quick fix to be shown. She didn't trust anyone and had some real anger issues. She would charge you on the lung line etc After 2 yrs of retraining she doesn't have any issues but she is just nervous. Especially at shows. She needs something that takes the edge off.
12-08 ~The supplement worked wonderfully. I put my mare on it and didn't tell my trainer and she even mentioned a difference in my mare even though she didn't know she was on the calming product. I definitely am going to order more in the future. Thanks so much!!!!
My name is Traci Pratt from Axtell, TX and I just had to email you and tell you "Thank you" so much for Focus Equine! It really brought my mare back to me. It made her more trainable and helped her to really focus on her strenuous/exciting job of Barrel Racing. After just one week on Focus Equine, this mare was "settled" and it DID NOT slow her down! She continues to run 1D times. What it did do to her is that it helped her to be okay with being corrected at high speeds. Before, I could ask her to move over and she ignored me and she was not just a "cheater", she just couldn't concentrate or react quick enough while at a dead run. Well, Focus quine changed that. I have a video that I would like to share with you! There were times when she would come too close to a barrel and I would attempt to pick her shoulder up, but would not get a response. On Focus Equine, when I picked her up....she responded immediately!!! It is an awesome product and has changed what would be "no times" into CHECKS! Thank you Performance Equine!!! I will highly recommend this product!!
Happy trails and God Bless,
Traci Pratt Creator of ULTIMATE BODY CONTROL
Congratulations to Don & Kamber Ulmer of Rancho Del Sol
Arab Nationals Working Cow Horse Champion 2008
"This is the second show season that we have used Focus Equine with great results. For some horses, it is just what is needed to have that extra edge to be a winner in the tough competition that we see today. "
Western Pleasure: I've used the Focus Equine on two different mares. One was my 8 yr old western pleasure mare. She's not goofy, but has off days where she'll spook over anything. Carla from Focus Equine sent me a 7 day trial packet. I used it on this mare and what a difference. She was quieter and able to focus and not freak out over small things. I ordered a 30 day supply and used it on my yearling filly that I was showing in Lunge Line and in hand trail. I didn't lunge her until she was 13 months. She wasn't lunged a lot, so the show circuit was new and scary, plus I wasn't about to lunge the crud out of her. She was extremely scared and you'd never know what to expect from her. Carla helped me adjust the amount to supplement her with. This little filly was just awesome in lunge line and trail. We won the in hand trail competition under the CCC in California. After administering the Focus Equine for three shows, it helped her focus and we no longer have to give her anything! It's unbelievable! Thank you CARLA!
I just wanted to let you know that 3 horses at the barn are now on FOCUS (including mine) and the results are very noticeable. My horse is now much calmer, he sometimes still reacts to "scary" things but his reaction is A LOT less explosive than before. The lack of forwardness is now a solved problem too, I don't even need to use spurs anymore! Thanks to this wonderful product. ~ Regards, Manon
Arab Rescue Mare: Sonia's auction rescue-
Sonia was so traumatized that all she focused on was trying to escape her stall. She was literally climbing the walls. She was extremely herd bound and during one of her fits, we heard a crash. We found Sonia, standing in the middle of her paddock with her lower mouth hanging having been torn off to one side. She had just ripped her whole lower 70% lip off.
Dr. Timothy Galusha assessed the situation and began to stitch. She dreaded us when we came into her paddock to give her a shot of antibiotic. Although Sonia had healed from her injury to her face she had not entirely healed mentally. I painfully watched her block us out. She was still traumatized from being torn away from her family and having suffered such a horrific injury. Her eyes were so distant and sad all the time. It was like she was in her own secure world and never let anybody in. Training her was virtually hopeless as you were constantly asking her to refocus. My mom finally had enough and went on a mission to find a supplement to help Sonia- anything from moody mare to a calming vitamin. One night she discovered Equine Focus by Performance Equine. She read all the great reviews and so
we tried it. She changed from this traumatized extremely spacey horse to a re-focused, ready to please equine. While on Focus we were able to bathe her twice! She'd never been bathed in her twelve years of her life. She no longer pushes through her stall door and we no longer have to use a crop to keep her at distance.
She now finally respects her place as an equine and has finally accepted that we are not here to hurt her.
She was shown for the first time in her life at age thirteen at Region 16 Arabian horse show May 9-12 /09 and brought home third and fourth place. Thank you Performance Equine for this wonderful product.
I have decided that when it’s time to show my Arabians, I will put them on Focus. It is expensive but the results are amazing. While I spend so much money on the shows, I want my horses to perform well and with no doubt on Focus they are performing better. Thank you Carla for a wonderful amazing product that truly works. Sincerely Fran Bonenfant www.horsesonthehillfarmarabians.com
Barrel Horse: I referred 2 friends and my mom is now hooked on the Flex EZ as well. Both will be consistent customers for the new year as well. I LOVE your products!!! I feed the Flex EZ to 5 head and the Focus to 2-3 head as well. These are the first supplements that I have used that I can actually see and feel a difference. Keep up the great work.
Barrel Horse: Hi Carla, This is Mutt. Mutt was really bad in the alley. He bucked, reared and spun. He also had leg swelling and was moving stiff. Just wanted to let you know I took Mutt to my first 3 day race. Oh my gosh he was a blast. He acted like a complete gentleman. He didn't fight me going down the alley or anything, even in 30 degree weather. He felt good. So when anybody asks, I give them your website and tell them about your Focus and Glucosamine. Thanks for everything!!!
Barrel Horse: Hey Carla: Gave out information and phone number to two possibles for the Focus here in Canada. After our show this weekend...both our horses did well....1st and 2nd fastest barrel horses of the day. People are taking notice for sure...we just so happen to have these horses for sale too....made people look even more. The FOCUS is working great!
OTTB Story:Fleche Bleue is a TB mare. She is now ten years old, and I have owned her for 5½ years now. I met her when she was a filly. I was training horses at the time and I started her under saddle. Her owner at the time wanted her to be broken before she went on the track. As a young horse, she had everything that always made me like TBs: athletic, sensitive, willing to learn and very personable. After three weeks under saddle, I could take her out on trails, cross busy roads, gallop her in the vineyards: she was brave, and very attentive. She never bucked, or did anything that could throw me off. Then she went on the track. I could not prevent her from going to the track (the owner wanted more money than I could possibly afford to buy her) but I promised her that I would give her a home when she was done racing. So I did. It became very clear that being on the track as been physically and emotionally very damaging to her. She was down to skin and bones and she was tagged as dangerous on the track: she was biting, kicking; she had marks on her nose and gums from the chains. It took three men to tack her up on her last race, and she got in the habit of bucking off jockeys before going into the starting gates. I gave her six month in pasture, which according to friends who work with TBs off the track, should have been enough time for her brain and body to relax. But it was not the case. When I tried to put her back to work, the picture was pretty gloomy. She was nervous, tense, fighting the bit just fighting everything, period. She could only go one speed: really fast! It felt like she was constantly running away. more....
Barrel Horse: Hello- I just wanted to touch base with you since my last order, which was the first time I used your product and I am happy to report that this supplement truly worked. My mare is like a different horse and if she has a fit it is over quickly. No more trying to win the wars with her, there are none anymore! She has responded so well to it that she has now been started on barrels at open races and nothing seems to bother her so she will now be traveling to Arizona to do some training and competition runs this winter. Thank you so much for reassuring me that this product would truly work as I was a skeptic and had tried every calming agent out on the market. I will forever be a customer. I just sent in an order for more, I have been feeding 1 scoop everyday and with the next order I will go to every other day and see if the results stay the same.Shannon Clay & Grace
I was at the point where I almost gave this great horse away and this is a horse I have raised from the day she was born. I am very happy with the product and also being able to chat with you on the phone really helped.
My barrel mare was almost to the point to where I was going to have to quit running her. She was so uncontrollable while trying to get her into the alley. She would back up away from it no matter how hard I kicked her forward. She would back over anything in her path. She was vet checked and sent to the chiropractor and she wasn't hurting anywhere. I have tried other products to calm her and nothing was working. I put her on Focus Equine for 6 days prior to the race and on the morning of the race. For the first time in a long long time she walked into the alley like a Queen! My friends thought I was on a different horse. She is truly a different horse and her marish attitude is almost completely gone. Thanks to Focus we can continue to run and have fun doing it now! Thank You for your wonderful product...its amazing!
I've used the Focus Equine on two different mares. One was my 8 yr old western pleasure mare. She's not goofy, but has off days where she'll spook over anything. Carla from Focus Equine sent me a 7 day trial packet. I used it on this mare and what a difference. She was quieter and able to focus and not freak out over small things. I ordered a 30 day supply and used it on my yearling filly that I was showing in Lunge Line and in hand trail. I didn't lunge her until she was 13 months. She wasn't lunged a lot, so the show circuit was new and scary, plus I wasn't about to lunge the crud out of her. She was extremely scared and you'd never know what to expect from her. Carla helped me adjust the amount to supplement her with. This little filly was just awesome in lunge line and trail. We won the in hand trail competition under the CCC in California. After administering the Focus Equine for three shows, it helped her focus and we no longer have to give her anything! It's unbelievable! Thank you CARLA!
Dressage: "Randy is a 13 yo Oldenberg in full-time dressage training, currently competing at Third Level. Eighteen months ago, Randy suffered a ligament injury on his right front in the fetlock area. During his five month rehab, per our vet's instructions, we added 25,000 mg of Performance Equine's pure glucosamine to his daily supplements, in addition to his monthly Adequan treatments. After rehab, we also added Flex-EZ to his program . The combination of Flex-EZ, glucosamine and Adequan plus his training program has put him in the best condition of his career, making it easy for him to meet the increasing demands on joints necessary to move up the levels in dressage." S. Coury
Reining horse: My high maintenance mare had a real problem stalling, training and showing away from home. She is a talented mare but her anxiety got in the way of everything. She was nervous in a new stall and paced and fretted the entire show. By Sunday, she was tired, fractious and body sore. In the show pen, she was distracted, inconsistent making her hard to show. keep her focused. I had to get her physically exhausted before I could even think about showing her. It wasn't getting better with each show we did. I was spending a lot of money for show expenses and was not having much fun, and mytrainer told me to consider selling.
I started eliminating anxiety and soreness with nutrition and went to work formulating products that addressed her needs physically and mentally. As soon as I started her on Focus Equine, it was a total transformation. She rested in her stall at night. She was confident and relaxed in the show pen. Now, my warm ups consist of 15-20 minutes and I go show her. The amount of wear and tear that Focus Equine saves my horse and I is immeasurable. She has a relaxed attitude about being shown and she puts her head down, stays in the bridle and goes right to work. I'm a better pilot and showman because I can focus on my riding now that I can relax and let her do HER job. She’s soft in the bridle, honest and forthright in her work with plenty of snap and spark when I ask for it. She comes back softly in her small slow circles and steps it up for the large fast. No spook, no worry, no drama! I won’t show her without Focus Equine. I have learned a lot from this little diva and she's the reason Performance Equine and Focus Equine exists. It's been a long journey but you are staying with me forever! Thanks Holly.
Patty at 34 yrs old
|I highly recommend the glucosamine supplement! I have a 34 (yes she is 34) year old Quarter Horse mare. She has always shown slight arthritis, but in the past 6 months it has really gotten bad, she could barely walk and it truly broke my heart to see her that way. I ran across Carla's ad for the glucosamine on Bayequest and decided to give it a try! I couldn't be happier I did, Patty is now hardly limping, even when we have the really cold evenings and mornings! I want to say thanks for all of your information and how you took the time to answer my questions, and most of all, how you truly cared about my mare and I...it really meant a lot!