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The Equine Science “Senior Blend” Challenge!

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 | Filed under Nutrition

This morning I received a very interesting phone call… it was from Equine Science.  You see, I had ordered their Senior Blend last week.  It arrived promptly.  And promptly I forgot about it in the trunk of my car.  But that isn’t the point.  The point is that they called me!  They called to ask if I had any questions on their product.  Wow!  Since I hadn’t tried it yet, I had no questions.  But, the call inspired me.  I was so impressed that they bothered to follow up with a tiny order like mine; I decided to go the full gamut and really test this.  And then write about it.

So, this is what I am going to do.  I’m going to use it diligently with my 20 year old Morgan gelding, Aladdin.  He’s the one who barely survived an acute illness (9 weeks in Intensive Care) and he still ingests 50 pills a day of various sorts (see post 2/9/10).  I bought this for him because I had been doing some research on equine herbs and thought this blend had several of what I wanted to try for him (yucca, kelp, flaxseen, ginseng, rosehips, burdock, cleavers, eyebright, gingko, hawthorne, epperming, fennel and slippery elm).

Anyway,  I’m not sure what I hope to achieve.  All I know is that he has good days and mediocre days and I thought I could help with his digestion and energy level.  (Here is a pic of Aladdin today as he does his morning shake-down of the apple tree.  But, since the apple tree is bare, he follows me around until he can shake a treat out of me.  Works like a charm.)

So, this is what I’m going to do.  I’m going to report every week on how I think this is doing for him.  Since I’m not sure what is “not right” about him, it may be tough to know what is better.  But in general terms, if this makes him brighter and healthier, I’ll let you know.

In an effort to be accurate, I took both of these lame photos of Aladdin today, the day before we start.

As you can see, he is a muddy mess.  (I don’t think the herbs will help with that.)  But here he is, basking in the morning sun.   Generally, he looks like this, or cleaner.

In conclusion, Bravo to Equine Science!  I am already impressed with their Customer Service.  And, the 4-color brochure they sent along is also very nice.  They carry many herbal blends.  I find it quite fascinating.

So, here goes the Equine Science Senior Blend Challenge.  I hope I can tout not only their Customer Service.  I hope that when we are done, their product stands up to their first impression.  And, that first impression was a good one.

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