Holly Ann Such – As Her Last Hope, Equinety Gave This Mare A New Life

 

 

Holly Ann Such – Cushings – Healthier Coat – More Spry -
Thin Soles – Feeling Better – Stopped Swaying in Stall

 

John Dowdy:

Hello and welcome to this week's Equinety Podcast. We're going to swing over into St Augustine, Florida. And we've got Holly Ann Such on the Equinety Podcast this week. Holly, welcome to the Equinety podcast.

Holly Ann Such :

Thank you so much. I'm very excited to be here.

Last Ditch Effort to Save Her Mare From A Life of Extremely Thin Soles

John Dowdy:

Well, we're excited to have you as well for another great story. I actually came across one of your comments on our Facebook advertising, and what caught my eye was you said, "This stuff works!" with three exclamation points. And then the next line is what got me. You said you were contemplating, "putting my mare down, because she was always in so much pain with her thin sole." So this was a last ditch effort. So tell us about your mare, what her... She's retired now, but what she was doing in her previous life, how long you've had her, and what you were dealing with?

Holly Ann Such :

So originally my mare came over from the Netherlands as a jumper, and after she retired from that, we decided to put her into dressage. So my trainer and I worked her up the levels, and we just always knew that her feet weren't fantastic. So we thought being in dressage was probably the best way for her to go. And even in the dressage work, the pressure was too much. She would always end up blowing an abscess, and then we would heal her from that one, get her back in shape, and then another one. It was just a rotating door. We were never really able to keep her sound much longer than a few weeks at a time. So at that point I decided the best thing for her was for me to go ahead and retire her about four years ago, when she was 16.

John Dowdy:

Right. And so with as you're describing one hoof issue, then the next one I picture when I would take my son to a Chuck E. Cheese, and that one little game where you had the big mallet, and you're trying to whack each one of the little things, the clowns that are popping up. It's like you get this one fixed, and then you got one over here, and then one over here. So it was just a battle all the time. And you were having to use a Bute as I understand, to try to deal with the pain. But she also had a great farrier. So you were able to manage with what you had pretty much all the time?

Holly Ann Such :

Yeah. Yes, pretty much. We tried to only give her Bute really every time we would put a new set of shoes on her, or we would try something different with her, she would get really, really sore. And we tried everything from pads, glue on shoes, every type of different shoe you could think of. My farrier and my vet even contacted other, at some farriers around the United States to get ideas about what to do with her. And just nothing seemed to work. And she would just be in so much pain after each trimming that we would have to give her Bute just to make her comfortable.

Holly Ann Such :

And then within the last probably six, seven months, she was just in so much constant pain all the time that we started her on a daily dose of Bute, which at that point is when I decided she probably didn't have the best quality of life. And that's when I was contemplating on having to euthanize her. So that's where we were as far as trying to keep her as comfortable as possible, because other than her feet, she's a pretty healthy girl, and everybody loves her. So we just wanted to do what we could for her, but.

John Dowdy:

Yes. Now in addition to the battling that you were having with her hooves, she's also a Cushing's horse. So you were dealing with things along that using Prascend, and dealing with lots of clippings from long coats.

Holly Ann Such :

Yes. So normally within the winter months we probably have to clip her every three to four weeks, just because her coat gets so thick so quickly. And we did recently clip her about two months ago. And seven weeks ago was when we started her on your product and realized that her coat wasn't growing as fast. And we're seven weeks out, and she doesn't need to be body clipped again. And so the only thing we could think of is that that contributed to starting her on this product, and it's helping with something with her Cushing's disease, so.

John Dowdy:

So tell us how you came across the Equinety product, because up to the point before you started using it, like a lot of people, you've done everything that you know to do. You've got your medical team and farrier, and doing everything you can to manage the situation. But you're also getting at your wit's end as well, because with what you're doing with it, it is inevitable. And this, you were already prepared. So tell us how you came across the Equinety Horse XL, and what happened next?

How Equinety Made a Difference

Holly Ann Such :

Actually, I was flipping through Facebook, and I saw your product pop up a few times, and I honestly just always flipped right past it, just because I don't jump on the bandwagon with new products all the time. But every once in a while I would click on it, and I would read the reviews, and it was always a five star review, and everyone just telling their story. And I had said to my husband, I was like, "I have tried everything for this mare." I was like, "This is going to be my last product. This is my last ditch effort. I'm going to try it and see how it goes." I just felt like I didn't have anything to lose.

Holly Ann Such :

So I ordered it, and I'll be completely honest, I really didn't think it was going to do anything, because it's not too often that you find a good product on Facebook, so. Normally you get scammed. And so I didn't really have high expectations, but I just felt like I needed to do one more thing, and this was it. So I ordered it, and we started her on it. And within a few days my groom, and some of the other ladies that are at the farm realized they noticed a difference in her, so.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, so what things did you notice? We're talking a few days here, which through all the conversations that we have with hundreds and hundreds of people, and this story is not too far off from a lot of other people, but when you've been around the horse industry and you've tried lots of things. And then there's loading doses, and then 60 days, and it's all that kind of stuff. So you're saying within a couple days you started noticing results, and what kinds of things did you notice?

Holly Ann Such :

What we all noticed right away was that she seemed to have a little bit more energy, more than usual, and we would turn her out. And a lot of times when we had turned her out, she would just stay by the gate. She wasn't really willing to walk very far to go and graze. And we noticed that she was going further out into the pasture, she was grazing longer, that she wasn't laying down as much to get the pressure off of her feet. Like I said before with her Cushings, we noticed that her coat seemed to almost stop growing as quickly as it was before.

Holly Ann Such :

Just all around, she just seemed happier every single day. And every day it just got better and better and better. So we just kept an eye on her. We really couldn't believe what we were seeing, that she went from acting like she was walking on hot coals, to within a couple of weeks she was trotting around the pasture. And last week I actually witnessed her galloping from the far end of the pasture to the gate, which we haven't seen in probably a year. So, yes. So all of us stopped, and we're like," Oh my goodness. Promise is actually galloping across the field." And none of us could really believe it, but she was.

John Dowdy:

Wow. And one of the other things that you had mentioned as well, that she used to sway her stall. Tell us about that.

Holly Ann Such :

Yeah, so she would always sway back and forth in her stall, especially when we would give her her hay in there, to take the pressure off the front of her feet, almost like she was standing on hot coals. And she would pick one foot up and then the other one, and back and forth, and back and forth. And we even tried putting her hay in a hay bag so she wouldn't have to bend down as far and put pressure on her front feet as much. That did not help at all. Within a few days to a week, we noticed that that had decreased a lot, to the point where we are now, that she does not do that at all, not at all, so.

John Dowdy:

That's great.

Holly Ann Such :

Yes, and we even put special flooring and her stall. We bed it extra. We did everything, and that did not stop her from swaying until we started her on this.

John Dowdy:

Yes. Now earlier you had mentioned that you had to increase how much Bute you were giving. What is the situation with that now?

Holly Ann Such :

As of right now, we decided to go ahead and take her off the Bute completely once we started to notice some improvements with her. And we pretty much just did that because we know that Bute isn't great for their tummies, and we don't want to deal with ulcers on top of everything else. So we made a joint decision to go ahead and take her off of it completely, and then just see how she does. And she's fine. She doesn't need it. She doesn't act like she's in any pain. She's really just quite happy the way she is. So she just got her feet trimmed yesterday, and we did not have to Bute her at all. She walked out just as good as when she walked in there. So we're really excited about that.

John Dowdy:

Yes. Well holy cow. Well you might probably thinking, "Hey, maybe we bring her out of retirement?"

Holly Ann Such :

We had that discussion last week actually.

How Equinety Works

John Dowdy:

That's crazy. Oh, wow. Well, I tell you, for those that are tuning in for the first time, maybe you've been watching our ads go across your newsfeed, and you're thinking, "Well that sounds too good to be true," or, "I've tried everything else." Or, "Hey, maybe you are interested, but you're thinking, well, what exactly is this stuff?" So let's get into that, and I'll explain what this stuff is, how it works. And I'll give you a CliffsNotes version of it, because we have plenty of places on our website at teamequinety.com that go into a lot more detail.

John Dowdy:

But essentially what this Equinety Horse XL is, it's 100% pure amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Now the interesting thing with these, there's no fillers, no sugars, no starches. And there's no loading dose. So a serving size is 5.2 grams, which is not quite a tablespoon. And it doesn't matter the size of the horse, because the pituitary is roughly the same size, about the size of a pea. So when you give this product, it stimulates the pituitary within 24 hours. And this is why you were able to, to see results within days, because this product starts working right away. And the pituitary releases the necessary hormones, which help heal the body at a cellular level.

John Dowdy:

So going back to all the things that you are noticing, it makes sense. When you can give the body what it needs to help heal itself from a cellular level, then why all of a sudden she's feeling more spry. Now, I think it's important you said that you noticed that she was more spry or had more energy. Now it doesn't make the horse hot in any way, shape, or form. They just feel better. So when you get into the healthier coat, and stop swaying because of the pain and things that maybe she was feeling in her feet, these are all the benefits.

Equinety And Cushings Disease

John Dowdy:

Now when you get into the Cushing's disease, which Cushing's as you know, is a tumor that's on the pituitary. So now the pituitary is not functioning properly. So what we've learned with being on the market almost five years, and we have a lot of people with Cushing's horses that use our product, great results. We're helping that pituitary to function properly, or more properly than what it has been. So you've noticed the coat isn't growing as fast. But what I would say, one of the things that we've noticed, or in a lot of the feedback with all horses, is a softer shinier coat, more muscle and filling out. They feel better. Now I really want to follow up with you in five or six months, because the sole... How thick are the soles on your horse now?

Holly Ann Such :

I had her x-rayed about two months ago, and they were roughly at two millimeters.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, two millimeters. So thickening of the soles is one of the many things that we hear with using the Equinety product. And so it would be interesting to see, and maybe we could get the before and after of the x-rays to show that. But, and I think it's also important too, you remember this is not a miracle supplement. It sure does some miraculous things sometimes. You were contemplating on putting this horse down, but typically when we're talking about supplements, they typically don't work this fast.

John Dowdy:

When you're dealing with drugs, and medications, and things, well that usually works right away, because that's what they're designed to do. This product, it's amino acids. And it actually starts the pituitary to release those healing hormones within 24 hours. So it's a pretty amazing product.

John Dowdy:

Now for anybody that's tuning in for the first time, and maybe they're still a little bit hesitant, or thinking, "Well, this sounds too good to be true." Is there anything Holly, that you might say, or advice that you could give to them, to maybe give them the push over the fence here to give the Equinety product a try?

Holly Ann Such :

I would say the only thing that I really want to stress about the Equinety product is that I was really at my wit's end. I am a huge believer in not letting your animals suffer. I think it's very selfish. And I really had that conversation with my husband, that I thought it was time to go ahead and put her down. And this product, even though I don't think it's a miracle product, and I don't think it's going to work for everyone the same way, but it did work for me. And for the price of the product, it is worth a month's try. No matter what, you will find some type of results within a few weeks for sure.

Holly Ann Such :

And I have tried every product out there. Nothing's seemed to help like this one. So for $100 it is worth the life of your animal, if you're in the same situation as I was. Or it could help with having to retire a horse too early. Something I mentioned earlier, that if I would've found this product five years ago, I am 100% confident that I would still be showing her today. So pretty much for the price of it, try it. I really just feel like it's not going to break the bank, but there are just huge benefits, and for every horse.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, absolutely. And just so you know, that's a $100 for a hundred servings. So just to be clear there, because although people do, I would say the vast majority, upper 90 percentile I would say, probably do see results in 30 days or less. But our large tub is a $100 for a hundred servings. So very affordable in my opinion, and I think in yours as well. And just without having to give the Bute, the benefits of not having to give that, and you're saving money in that aspect. So and the horse is, more importantly, healthier and happier all around, which makes for a good happy owner too.

Holly Ann Such :

Absolutely. I'm so happy with this product that I am starting my new show horse on this too as an upper level FEI dressage horse, who gets taxed daily in his workouts. And that's how much I believe in this product, is that I felt such an amazing result with her, that I feel it will do the same with him for muscle recovery, and just overall feeling better. So I have taken him off most of his supplements, and I'm going to try him on this also.

John Dowdy:

That's great. Well, we look forward to the updates. So Holly Ann Such out of St Augustine, Florida. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story here on the Equinety Podcast.

Holly Ann Such :

Thank you so much for allowing me to share my story with you.

John Dowdy:

Well you bet. All right, thank you. Bye, bye.

Holly Ann Such :

Bye.

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