Navicular Horse Battling for years - then they found Equinety!

 

 

Navicular Horse Battling for years - then they found Equinety!

John Dowdy:    

Hey everybody, welcome to another Equinety Podcast. This is your host, John Dowdy, and I'm really excited to have Lori on this podcast, because she's got an amazing story with a rescue horse that dates all the way back to 2008 time-frame, dealing with navicular, among some other issues going on, and been quite a struggle and a battle. Without further ado,let's jump right in this. Lori, are you there?

Lori:                

I am. Thanks for having me on today.

John Dowdy:    

Well, you bet. I'm excited for everybody to hear the story about Joy. As we were talking, so you rescued this horse back in 2008 and it had a few issues going on.

Joy and Her Navicular Struggles

Lori:                

Yeah. I got her for free in2008, just because of her ongoing lameness, and the person who had her did not look into further x-rays or to see what was going on with her lameness, so I did get her for free. We discovered with x-rays that she did have navicular disease.

John Dowdy:    

Okay. Then as you jumped ahead to around 2013 time frame, you were kind of trying some different products recommended by the vet, and that wasn't working out so well-

Lori:                

Yeah. No. I was guessing on what her condition was and just trying supplements on my own, and I said,"Hey, we need to get an x-ray to find out what is actually going on here."I did try a couple products. These products worked for a while, but then she was coming up lame again.

John Dowdy:    

Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Lori:                

This was going on for a couple of years.

John Dowdy:    

Right. And very frustrating, I'm sure.

Lori:                

Oh, definitely.

John Dowdy:    

Yeah, yeah. Was it at that time you had some other x-rays done and found out that the navicular had spread a little bit or was getting... There were some changes, I guess, to the navicular that was making it worse?

Lori:                

Yes. Yes. The vet did some ...I just said, you know, let's follow up and see what was going on because she was still sore. They did find some more navicular changes in her left front and also starting on her right front foot.

John Dowdy:    

Then also one of the other challenges; living in Maine with the very hard ground in the winter times. She was always kind of lame during the winter. I mean, you couldn't ride her or anything like that.

Lori:                

Right. I could only ride up until ... I'm not sure. Maybe before the snow started. Even with that, you know, in the fall before winter got ... Winter without the snow, the ground gets very hard. I didn't want to have her ride with me on her back on the ground. It wasn't fair to her, so I stopped riding. When the snow came I lunged her and worked with her and did in hand work, but definitely ... You know,being in Maine, the ground, the hard ground, the uneven snow, the hard snow was definitely a challenge.

Magna Wave & Equinety

John Dowdy:    

Yes, and then you found the power of Magna Wave.

Lori:                

I did. I was doing research.She was very lame last year and I said, you know, I want to help her as much as I can. I have never given up on her. She was a rescue and she's just a lovely mare. I was looking online and came up with Magna Wave, and I said, you know,with this research and find out, hey, let's give it a try and see what happens.We started that in April.

John Dowdy:    

That helped out quite a bit then?

Lori:                

It did. It started, it took a little bit, but I started to see her moving around a little bit better. I did notice a change a little bit here and there in the beginning, but more after the second or the third treatment. More movement, a little bit more soundness,just a little bit better than she had been, so that was very exciting.

John Dowdy:   

Right. Then how did you find out about or learn about Equinety?

Lori:                

My Magna Wave lady actually suggested it and said she had some clients that had some horses with navicular.She said it's a pretty good supplement and it might benefit Joy. The next time she came out I purchased it and was seeing even more excellent changes in her.More willingness, more movement, more fluid movement, lameness getting less and less, and yeah, very good changes.

John Dowdy:    

Yeah. You started the Magna Wave in April,and then you started the Equinety in the May time frame.

Lori:                

Yes.

John Dowdy:    

How long with the combination of the two, what kind of progress was being made within the next month or two months?

The Major Benefits

Lori:                

Her top-line was filling out more. Her top-line was, you know, she didn't have quite a lot of muscle, so that was helping her muscle build more muscle. Help with soreness, inflammation. You know, just overall healthy. Building more muscle, you know, getting more healthier, and her coat was beautiful. Her feet started to get better a little bit. Just everything just started to come together.

More riding, more working with her more often, lunging, more willing, you know, all that, and calmness to herself. The wind used to bother her last year.She'd be running around. This year she was out ... Actually one day it was very windy and she was lying down with her nose in the dirt.

John Dowdy:    

Yeah.

Lori:                

Not [inaudible 00:05:50], right.

John Dowdy:    

That's awesome. Just overall more balance from the inside out, calmer, more willing to work.

Lori:                

Oh, definitely more balance.

John Dowdy:    

Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Lori:                

Yup. More balance. Right now,we're in Maine now and we don't have as much of snow as we did, but, you know,it's very hard, very uneven, icy in spots. Last year she would just be hobbling around. This year it doesn't bother her, you know? She rolls and she gets up and walks away. Just sound. Just happy and mellow and lovable. It's just an awesome product.

John Dowdy:    

Wow. That is great to hear. One of the other things that you mentioned to me before was how she would always just act up periodically. She would act up because it could be of the pain and things?

Lori:                

Right. Well, the horse, when they act up, you know, you don't know if it's behavioral or pain, but you know your own horse. I know being in pain ... If you're in pain you're not going to want to move.

John Dowdy:    

Right.

Lori:                

So the acting up was backing up, just not wanting to work. Now I get on her and she does everything I want her to do, you know? Willing. The other day I went out to lunge her and she followed me over to my longe line and put her head down and let me put the lunge clip on her. Just very willing and, yeah, able, and not fighting anything, and balanced. I could just go on.

John Dowdy:    

Yeah. You're like, "Is this my horse ... ?"

Lori:                

I know. I know. It's just ...You know. I've come so far, and people have said to me that she's come so far.It's amazing to see all these good changes in my horse that I struggled with years ago.

John Dowdy:    

Sure. If you had a piece of advice for anybody that's listening to the podcast, if they're on the fence about trying Equinety what would you have to tell them?

Lori:                

I would tell them to give it a try definitely. It's just, I tried it and she's been on it since May and it's going to be part of her everyday routine of supplements for as long as I have her.

John Dowdy:    

Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Lori:                

It's part of her routine now and she will be on Equinety now, you know, forever.

John Dowdy:    

Right. That's right.

Lori:                

It's definitely worth trying, and it's a reasonable price, as well.

John Dowdy:    

Yeah, I think so. I'll agree with you on that one.

Lori:                

Oh yeah. It is.

John Dowdy:    

Yeah. Everything's got to be a bit relative because, I mean, there's some extreme cases and there's cases that aren't so extreme, you know, etcetera.

Lori:                

Right.

John Dowdy:    

If we go back to, well, go back to 2008 and then all the way up until April and May of this year, I mean, we're talking ten years of frustration and trying different things.

Lori:                

Right.

John Dowdy:    

But if we look at the combination of using the Magna Wave as well as Equinety from the April, May time frame up until now,which is, we're in the first of December, so we're a good seven months in. You know, seven, eight months in.

Lori:                

Right. Right.

John Dowdy:    

I tell people all the time that Equinety's not a miracle supplement, but it sure does some miraculous things. One of the things, and I'll post this in the podcast section underneath the audio section of this, because there will be a transcript of this podcast.

Lori:                

Okay.

John Dowdy:    

You and I have been staying in touch all this time and you've been sending me updated videos and different things, so I'll kind of post that in there as well to give people an idea of timestamps ofhere's videos of kind of this month and what's going on, and people can kind of see the progression.

Lori:                

Right.

John Dowdy:    

A lot of times people, you know, they'll try the Equinety thinking that this is going to solve their horse's problem next week.

Lori:                

Right, right.

John Dowdy:    

There are some pretty shocking videos and stories where that does happen, but a lot of times it depends on what's going on in the horse. It can take time, and just like in this scenario.

Lori:                

Yes. Yup.

John Dowdy:    

Yeah.

Lori:                

And I did see changes, but it took, you know, it took a little bit. Like we said, it's been, you know, what,six, seven months now, and just continuing to help her feel amazing, is the word. Amazing. She's just ... And I tell people all the time, "Oh, I'm so happy," you know? Because with navicular, you know, sometimes you can't ride them anymore and you can't do anything with them anymore because they're too sore. I haven't gotten to that point yet, and I'm going to keep helping her and giving her this and helping her as much as I can.

Lori:               

Another thing with Joy that has never happened before I wanted to share was with navicular ... Well, Joy has therapeutic shoes and pads, and without shoes on she's lame, you know? She has to have support. Now, with her farrier visits, she can have no shoes on both feet and stand squarely and not be in pain. When the farrier does her feet she usually has to have a shoe on one foot and a shoe off the other foot.

John Dowdy:    

Right.

Lori:                

Just to not be in pain when she puts her foot up. But now she is standing with no shoes on either feet squarely and walking actually around a little bit with no shoes and not in pain or lame.

John Dowdy:    

Oh wow. Your farrier must be surprised.

Lori:                

Oh, she's very happy. She says this is the best she's ever seen Joy go and do, so that's a big thrill, as well.

John Dowdy:    

Yeah. Now, has the farrier mentioned anything about the hoof growth?

Lori:                

Definitely more hoof growth.Better overall hoof condition. No breaking, no cracking, just very good hoof now.

John Dowdy:   

Great. Yeah, we hear that a lot, and I've been cursed by a few husbands who have told me to stop selling the Equinety to their wives because their farrier bill has gone up.

Lori:                

Oh, really. Yeah, yeah.

John Dowdy:    

Yup. Growing a little bit faster on the hooves. Which is great. I mean, a healthy hoof is a healthy horse, right?

Lori:                

Oh, definitely.

John Dowdy:    

Yeah. That is fantastic. Well, Lori, thank you so much for sharing your Equinety story.

Lori:                

Oh, you're welcome.

John Dowdy:    

Yeah. Well, I hope all those that are listening to the podcast that might be on the fence will go ahead and give it a try and see for yourself. Who knows, maybe we can have them share their Equinety story. Maybe it could be based just from listening to this podcast. That would be really awesome.

Lori:                

Oh, definitely.

John Dowdy:    

Yeah. All right. Well, Lori, well thanks again, and we appreciate your time and sharing your story.

Lori:                

Oh, you're welcome. Thank you.

 

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