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MY OLD ONES look really good this year! Let me tell you what I’m feeding them… maybe it will work for yours!


Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | Filed under Nutrition




Here are pics of Gwen (24), Norma (26) and Dodger (somewhere in his late 30s, early 40s).  They look really good and bright and healthy!

This is Gwen. She is 24. As you can see, she has a nice topline, her muscles are filled out and she’s dappled, although you cannot see the dapples well in this light.

This is Dodger. He is in his late 30’s, early 40’s. Although he is losing his hearing and off-the-charts mane and forelock, he still looks really, really good for his age. Nice topline and full of dapples – and plump.

This is Norma Jean. She is half Poitou Donkey which makes her a long-haired curly donkey. Anyway, for her, shedding out this much in May is a huge deal. Normally, she hangs onto her hair until late July! And that is hard for her since it is so hot here! (She was born in Oregon.

THERE IS A REASON THEY LOOK SO WELL!

About 6 weeks ago, we were mailed some supplements from two companies.

The first was Low Sugar Low Starch Nibblers from Omega Fields.  The other was Great-Gut from LVperformance.com.

(Just an fyi, most of you know this but jsut to restate: even though I was given these products to try, if they didn’t work, I wouldn’t tell you otherwise – and there is no affiliation).

I was given a few bottles of Great-Gut. I used it on Norma, Dodger and Gwen, my oldies.

I poured my Nibblers into a tub. But this is the bag.

NORMA, DODGER AND GWEN, MY OLDIES…

I thought the Great-Gut would be good for my oldies.  I wasn’t sure if they would turn up their nose if I top fed… Of course, I already knew that they would love the low sugar/starch nibblers!

So, about 6 weeks ago, I started NJ, Dodger and Gwen on both products.  The Nibblers and the Great-Gut.  (I keep the Great-Gut in the refrigerator.)

I can honestly say,  All three look amazing.  All have a solid topline (chia seed helps with the topline, too), all are absorbing their food well/have energy/are bright, all are shedding really well – even Norma!, all are not having stomach issues (pain face/not bright) and all of them are keeping their weight!

GREAT-GUT INFO

To me, the Great-Gut has added “oomph” to everything.  I feel like Dodger, Norma and Gwen are really absorbing the nutrients in their food.  All have lots of good energy, which is elevated – I can see it.  I also think this is soothing to their guts.  I feel that Dodger often upsets himself emotionally – and this is keeping him stable.  Norma is just perkier, and I know she is a worrier.  Gwen just looks great… so healthy and shiny and plump for a 24 year-old.

NIBBLERS INFO

I think the Nibblers are helping with the vitality and coat shine.    ACTUALLY, I think all of the “May help” list from the website, is actually helping!  They are all pretty happy.

From the website for Omega Fields Nibblers.

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The RESULTS of the Omega Fields Products Trial! Our Judges: Finn, BG and Wrigley! (BG HAS NO HIVES!!)


Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 | Filed under Nutrition




A while back I wrote that I had received product from Omega Fields.  I had never used their products, so I asked you all your thoughts.  If you’d like to read that story, click here.

OK< fast forward since I started using HORSESHINE with Finn, BG and Wrigley – March 1.

Well… I have to say, after 10 weeks (Yes, I even purchased more to keep the trial going), I am thrilled with how BG looks, and very happy with Finn and Wrigley’s summer coat!

This is what was sent to me to try… I used the Horseshine on Finn, BG and Wrig.

BG HAS NO HIVES!

I’M MOST IMPRESSED for BG.  I cannot believe she has no hives!  Amazing.  BG has had constant hives for months.  The vets have given her antihistamine and steroidal meds (which don’t work) and I’ve given her all kinds of supplements…  But look at her now!  Hiveless.  She is so happy – (for her… BG doesn’t show extreme happiness unless she is being fussed over and loved upon.  She is a very serious girl  But that face, is happy!)

So I read through the ingredients and product material.  Interesting that Essential Fatty Acids help reduce the inflammation from Midge bites… it sounds like a stretch – but it is working, so I’m not going to argue!

Here is BG tonight. No hives! She is dappled, fat and happy! Finally.

Previously, she had ribs of hives that went all around her body. We knew it was an allergic reaction, but even equine anti-histamines did not work. Or steroids. Or any other natural product that I had tried so far.

From the Website:

FINN AND WRIGLEY ARE SMOOTH AND DAPPLED – and I love that HorseShine fights sand colic!

Finn and Wrigley are smooth and dappled, which they usually are… but since Equion closed down (my usual supplement provider – and I’m so sad), I had to find another and I think I really like this Horseshine.

Besided the stablized flax, I also like the “Omega Horseshine® is also a nutritious alternative for pysllium husks to help prevent sand colic. Omega Horseshine® contains a high mucilage (soluble fiber) content that swells and takes a gel-like consistency, flax mucilage traps and suspends sand, carrying it out of the GI tract. Omega Horseshine® acts to buffer excess acid and aids in the stabilization and modulation of blood glucose.”

I add psyllium powder to their diet for one week a month.   But, I have heard that the gut becomes familiar with psyllium after a while and is less effective.  So this might be a nice alternating feed for sand colic…

Finn is fat, happy and dappled. (He threw his hay out of his feeder… I didn’t miss.) Finn is 19 now.

Wrigley has a few winter hairs left, but he is sleek, dappled and happy. Tough to take pics of him because he is always THIS CLOSE.

CONCLUSION

I have tried so many supplements to try to help BG and her hives.  This is the only one that has really, truly helped her.  And, they all have nice Spring coats.  So, I think it is a winner!  For me, I will keep using it with these three.  If you purchase the through SmartPak, they have free shipping.

Here they are in the big field tonight (mostly just weeds left – but they still enjoy it). All three are dappled and look shiny!  (BG next to fence, Finn looking at me, Wrigley walking over to me.)

 

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