A Case in Point
Alison Head, a well-known FEI dressage rider and trainer, was successfully showing her mount Belvedere 37 (“Bentley”) – a fabulous horse related to Debbie McDonald's Brentina – up the levels to Prix St. Georges. Unfortunately, Bentley is allergic to everything in the summer. He was allergy-tested and the process began to eliminate things out of his life to keep him comfortable. However, as the season went on, the allergies worsened. Bentley was put on steroids, which helped until he received too much of a dose and foundered. Dr. Andrea Floyd of Serenity Equine stabilized Bentley’s system and feet, and searched for a feed that would not produce an allergic reaction. Dr. Floyd eliminated soy and soybean meal from Bentley’s diet. On Dr. Floyd’s recommendation, Bentley was put on Genesis Organic Feed, a no-soy, certified organic product made in Canada that is available in the U.S. from Daily Dose Equine. Bentley spent several months in treatment and therapy. “When I went to visit him, he looked like he had been in work for nine months instead of standing in a stall,” Janet Geyer recounts. “He was completely muscled and his coat was phenomenal. Today, there are no signs of allergy issues and Alison has been given the go-ahead to show him this summer.”
High Praise for Horse Sense from Breeder/Trainer David LinnDavid Linn, a rider, trainer and breeder of dressage horses, has been using Horse Sense for five years and is Janet Geyer’s longest-standing customer for Daily Dose Equine.
“He can manage calories and training temperament with the Horse Sense product,” reports Janet. “As a trainer, he can focus the horses on their work with a simple change in diet. Many horses are unable to stand up to work due to the poor amount of nutrition in their feeds. There isn't a horse in my barn that isn't living up to their potential at home and in the show ring.”
From a breeder’s standpoint David notes, “The biggest thing I’ve noticed is that the foals on Horse Sense are so much bigger and more mature right away. They seem to have no problems conformation-wise. Horse Sense provides good nutrition and everything the mare needs through her pregnancy. I have a three-year-old that I’ve started who is my very first foal from a mare that was on the Horse Sense through the whole pregnancy and he’s just phenomenal.”
David points out that feeding Horse Sense also has a positive effect on ride-ability. Because there are different feeds in the Horse Sense line, he can tailor the nutrition to the need. “If you have a horse that’s really lazy, then you can give him the feed called Horse Sense A, which has some alfalfa base to it and a little more grain, which gives him more energy,” David explains. “Or if you have a hot horse, with the Horse Sense A-Lite you can calm him right down.”
Years ago when he was based in Minnesota, David created custom feeds for his horses and had his feed store mix them, but he much prefers the results he’s getting now with Horse Sense. “There is no comparison to the Horse Sense,” he affirms. “I won’t feed anything else.”