This week’s Horse Of The Week belongs to Trish Seabury, who explains: “About 20 years ago, when my lovely mare was about 16 years old, she was suffering from noisy breathing during the spring months. As she got older, this progressed to being all year round, and I was told she would never be able to do anything but walk, as her wind would allow her to do no more than that.”
“By this point I was so desperate, as my mare, Tilly, was an Arab, and a proper speed merchant, who just wanted to canter everywhere and enjoy life. No way would she be happy just plodding around at walk! I tried a number of ‘alternative’ supplements, but she was not tempted by any of them.”
“I then tried Feedmark’s Clarity, as I’d successfully used Feedmark’s Steady-Up Advance with one of my youngsters in the past. Tilly loved it, and found it very palatable in her feed. From a very poorly horse, with no future prospects of a carefree life and good health, I was about to be amazed!”
“As the months went by Tilly impressed us all, with her usual pace, her stamina, and her love for all things speedy in life. Her respiratory system remained clear! Tilly lived until she was 33 years old, and she was put to sleep through a separate issue – not a respiratory one.”
“So when last Spring, my husband’s 17-year-old mare, Lottie’s breathing became more rapid and crackly I recalled our success with Tilly on Clarity. I realise that with herbal products, not all horses will show the same outcome, but I bought the product with fingers crossed that it would suit Lottie too, and have the same reaction.”
“We started for a week feeding less that the recommended rate, and almost gave up, as it didn’t seem to be helping. On reading the tub, we were only giving her half of the dose needed, so we promptly increased the quantity!”
“Within a week, we saw an improvement! With that, and changing Lottie to steamed haylage in the Summer, that seemed to have done the trick. We manage the stable with different dust free bedding, and by wetting the floor for laying any dust/pollen in hours that she occupies the barn. We also made a large window in her exterior stable wall, for extra ventilation/circulation. Her breathing is well again.”
“I would so highly recommend this product, but what most people need to realise with herbal supplements is that it may take a while to show that it’s working. It’s not going to be a quick fix. Lots of people buy, and if no improvement shows after a week or two, they think it isn’t working. You have to give it, and your horse, time to improve. The properties in this supplement are all natural for horse respiratory maintenance, and my two horses are both testimony that Clarity really can help to keep their lives normal.”
“Both Tilly and Lottie continue/d to love work, joining in with lots of horsey activities, competitions, shows, training days etc. with no restrictions whatsoever in their performance. My husband and I are very proud of our ‘girls’, and the Clarity product has given us the chance to give our horses the quality of life they so truly deserve for many years.”
“Thanks Feedmark, for listening to my story, and for producing your wonderful Clarity and other herbal products, to help my equine friends extend their lifetimes.”
A FREE tub of Clarity is on its way to Lottie for being our Horse Of The Week!
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