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This is to create forward movement in the horse when riding. It is used in an over and under motion (Like the cowboys do with their reins one leaving the town at speed). It is made with a loop to fit over your wrist and has very soft ends as its visual stimulation that causes the forward moment, if you get it wrong you don't want to sting the horse. There is a video on the Online learning page if you want to see how it works.
My 12 year old sports horse Spud has been on Gut Health for about 8 months. He has a complex veterinary history as he was desperately ill with a pasturella infection which required three surgeries, staggering amounts of medication, a lot of after care and has taken him several years at least to fully recover from. Even before his illness, he’s always got tense and unfocussed under saddle and took a long time to relax into his work and while he doesn’t have ulcers that discomfort was clearly from the gut. Quite soon after starting him on Max Gut Health, he showed improvement in that he was less tense during work, was more relaxed through his body, more focussed and he’s continued to improve in his ridden work but this summer has shown an unexpected and extremely welcome consequence of being on Gut Health.
Spud suffers from Sweet Itch and like other owners of itchy horses, I dread the summer. In the past, he has rubbed bloodied pits into his mane and tail, sores between his buttocks and under his dock. I have tried everything, trust me, everything. Every single type of rug, every single supplement, veterinary solution, topical ointments, antihistamines.. you name it. I’ve spent a small fortune. Last year I arrived at an ok-ish place with a balance of treatments and a really good rug that sort of worked in that he still rubbed but not to the point of bleeding. His mane and tail were bald but at least there was no blood and broken skin.
This summer… he hasn’t itched. he hasn’t rubbed. At all. There’s no disturbance to his mane and tail. There are no sores. he doesn’t come into his stable and immediately start flailing himself against the side of the door and window. He rests and snoozes. It’s mid-June, by now, he should be looking moth-eaten but he doesn’t. He looks great. And the only thing that’s changed in his management is that he’s on Max Gut Health. That’s the only thing that I can put this improvement down to.
I’ve even let him be without his bug rug which is obviously more comfortable for him in the heat. It’s genuinely startling because the benefits to his gut is palpable with how much more rideable he is but I wasn’t expecting such a demonstration of the systemic relationship between gut and skin. I wonder if any other owners of horses who suffer with Sweet Itch have noticed similar improvements but I’m just so chuffed that this year, for the first time, I’m not stressed to the teeth about Spud’s skin. So, like I said above, an unelected and extremely welcome consequence of long term use of Max Gut Health. And the relief is enormous. We can enjoy the summer now!
Mojo is a 14.2hh 10 year old Connemara pony. We bought him as a project for my daughter as he was a lovely boy but had not been started well & had issues. He hated being groomed especially underneath & was very spooky & nervous. We had him on a good calmer that did help, but then I saw gut-health & read the info & though wow that sounds very like mojo & thought I'd give it a try. I'm not a huge supplement fan, so wasn't expecting to see any change, however within 2 weeks he was noticeably different. I hadn't told my daughter I'd put him on something new & she was commenting how much better he was out hacking & less spooky. The biggest difference is when I ran out & within 3 days he was changing back to the grumpy pony. Thank goodness it comes quickly after ordering !! He's not been off it since & I've now put her other pony on it just to support his gut. My horses always have ad-lib forage & go out in the field every day, but Mojo obviously needs some gut support. He's hopefully starting his eventing career when the season starts
Louise, Sophie and MOJO
I started the Gut Supplement after my 4 yr old previously as sweet as pie horse had become extremely aggressive and animated , I started the supplement and within weeks I could not believe the change in him, he had gone from attacking me in the field with all legs flying to reading all my signals and doing all our exercises with the slightest touch, movement by me , he completely settled back to his sweet self . Staying in his own space and out of my personal space , I have continued on with the supplement and see improvements all the time, easier to handle , picks things up so much quicker and concentration so much better , will be a fixture in my feed room from now on , can't thank them enough .
Lisa and Maestro
I bred my 12 year old mare.She had always been fed on a high fiber diet. Is stabled in the winter during the day but is fed ad-lib hayledge. She's out 24 hrs in summer.She had done various activities including long distance, show jumping,dressage and trec.
Last year she started to nap.As she hasn't ever been away from me I knew this was not normal.She then started to kick the stable walls and crib bite. She never lost any weight, always looked healthy and was never girthy.
After a teeth check,saddle check and physio I took her to the vets.
A gastroscopy showed she had squamous ulceration. A treatment of omeprazole for a month was done. Then another gastroscopy. Those ulcers had gone but different ones were showing. Worse than before and we had both types. Another course of omeprazole and sucralfate was prescribed. Then third gastroscopy showed these had gone but others were showing. I then tried injections of omeprazole. She hasn't changed so we then decided to go down the route of there was something producing the ulcers so we tried regumate. This didn't work so we tried two months of Bute increase it was pain related as she is quite stoic. Still the ulcers were there.
By this time the insurance was no longer paying and I was using my own money. I didn't mind but we were no further forward so decided with the vet that the only thing was too put her down as she wasn't even happy being a field ornament.
I then saw your advert for the powders.due to the price of them I thought I may as well give her a three month trial. I can say she has been on them now for three months and from week two I saw the difference. I am now only giving her half the recommended amount but have my horse back!
I haven't had her back for another scan to see if they are there as I can tell by just riding her. Sorry for this being so long winded but wanted to show how much she had been through!
My mare suffered with uncomfortable gut issues, my trainer recommended Max gut health and it was a real game changer. She’s been on this for about 3/4 months and she’s much healthier and happy with gut issues.
Thankyou Max gut health you’ve made a real impact.
Joanne & Ace
Cosmos 15.1 welsh section D competing elementary training medium at home.
Cos is prone to ulcers which is treated with omeprazole and I wanted to try a gut supplement that would help without using gastroguard.
Cos has been on this for 2 1/2 months and his way of going has changed hugely. I have a willing, calm horse who is so much happier in himself.
Highly reccomend this product x
I thought I would email you with an update on my horse.
You kindly spoke to me about 2 months ago about my horse, I struggled to get him to change legs behind, particularly on the right rein. You took your time to explain to me about the issues with the hind gut and how it can affect the horse if it is out of kilter and acidic. You recommend that I try the Gut health product for a month to see if i saw a difference.
I decided to follow your advice, I put him on the gut health for a couple of months and within two weeks started to see a difference in him and the way he was moving. I am now riding him and I can feel those changes behind becoming more consistant. Not only that but he as developed a good top line and his coat looks in such good nick.
I have just placed another order, thanks for taking the time to talk to me. Just need to got to get to the shows now
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