Beverly Ann Detlefsen - From a Skeleton of His Former Self to a Full Recovery

 

 

Beverly Ann Detlefsen - Easy Keeper – Heaves –
Depressed - Faster Recovery – More Focused

 

John Dowdy:

Hello and welcome to this week's Equinety podcast. We're going to keep it right here in the sunny state of Florida we've got Beverly Detlefsen on the Equinety podcast this week. Beverly, welcome to the call.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

Hi, how are you?

John Dowdy:

I'm doing very well. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Equinety story. I believe I came across your story because you posted a review on our Facebook page. I'm like wow, that's pretty intense. I reached out to you and here we are. Tell us about your horse and kind of what was going on there and let's just start there.

Jasper: A Different Horse After 2 Years Being Away From Home

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

All right, well Jasper is a, he'll be coming 15 years old this next year. We've owned him his whole entire life. He was born here at our farm in Alottey. His mama was actually my horse so it was kind of cool. Kind of felt like he had to be my horse because his mom was my horse. I sent him out to Oklahoma two years ago because I was going to nursing school and we had a close friend out there that didn't mind taking him at the time. He recently came home after he only had a little trouble out there. I knew, I wasn't sure what all he was going to need whenever he came home but I wanted him to be on Equinety because I had him on it prior two years ago whenever he left.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

He did so great on it then, it was helping him run better, run stronger, recover faster and the lady that went out there to pick him up, her name is [Diane Fryer 00:01:38]. She knew Jasper prior to whenever he went out there. She called me, she was like hey I just want you to know that this is, this isn't the horse you sent out there. You just need to prepare yourself. I really wasn't sure what she meant by that. I was just trying to prepare myself and when I opened the trailer door he was thin, his hair was, his tail was falling out and he wasn't really there mentally. He was just kind of a horse that was there. I started him on Equinety immediately because God knows he needed all the help he could get.

John Dowdy:

Now before you go any further you had already had him on Equinety prior to sending him out to Oklahoma and what kind of personality did he have?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

He's always been very nosy, a little bossy, always kind of in your pocket, very personable and always has something to say about everything. He's a true one on one horse for sure.

John Dowdy:

Yeah so you sent him out there because it was at the time going to be the best place for him because you're going to nursing school. He was out there what, for a couple of years?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

Yes, for two almost years almost to the date actually.

John Dowdy:

You were kind of forewarned coming back that it was not the horse that you sent out there so what did you find when he came off the trailer?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

When I opened the trailer door I never, he's a very easy keeper. I'm going to throw that out there before I say this. I mean he's a very easy keeper, always has been his whole life. He was so [inaudible 00:03:17] I mean he was just, he looked okay from the side his ribs were showing but looking at him front and back he was so narrow. You could see his tailbone sticking up, you could just feel his chest bone in between his front legs which I have never actually experienced with a horse. I was absolutely blown away that he was in that condition.

John Dowdy:

Wow, that had to be really, really tough especially sending him out here thinking that he's going to be taken well care of.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

Yes.

John Dowdy:

Wow, now was he, were you using him for anything prior to that, he was a performance horse or what was his job?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

He's been a barrel horse his whole life. He had a little bit of a late start. He's been broke since he was two but he was just kind of a solid little [pokey 00:04:14], 3D, 4D horse until he turned about seven. I don't know what crawled up and bit him but he one day he went from being a 3D horse to running 13th out of almost 300 horses I think at [inaudible 00:04:29] from here in 2013. I was like okay, all right. I guess it's time to be a horse now.

John Dowdy:

Awesome, okay so let's recap here. You've had this horse since he was born. You had him on Equinety running barrels and things and then you're going off to nursing school so you send him off to Oklahoma for the time that you're doing your schooling and thinking that he's going to be well taken care of and you get him back is not the horse that you sent out there. That had to be pretty shocking in and of itself. What do you do at this point?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

When I got him home like I said I had the Equinety ordered, I had him ready to start it whenever he got home. I went and got some Renew Gold to start him on with it which is a good fat supplement. I was just feeding him just a scoop of feed twice a day because when he first got here he actually wouldn't clean up his feed and I think it's not because he had ulcers or he wasn't hungry, it's that he would get full so quick because his stomach had shrunk.

John Dowdy:

Right.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

You know I mean you could only feed him only so much. You could feed him all you want to but you can only feed him as much as they're going to eat.

John Dowdy:

Right.

The Road To Recovery: Quick Weight Gain and a Full Coat

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

We started out slow, I had no intentions of riding him straight off the bat, no intentions at all, just needed to get him healthy physically and mentally before we could do anything with him under saddle. We started him, he was eating, we'd feed a good feed, we'd feed it's called Quality Blend it's an 11/10 feed. It's a good feed, fed him a scoop of that with the Equinety and [inaudible 00:06:18] and that's all he was getting. You've seen the pictures, he put weight on very quick, weight, muscle and his coat and his hair grew back, it's great.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, now I want to bring up this point too because you know anytime you get a horse and we hear a lot of these stories, you know rescued horses and kill pen rescues and things like this, of course any time that you're able to give them the proper nutrition then they're going to fill out and they're going to become healthier. Based on what you know because you had used the Equinety prior to him going out there and how long did it take you the first time to start noticing changes in your horse because he was in great condition, performance horse, the first time you were using Equinety how long did it take you to really start noticing changes?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

It took him 60 days and the reason I put him on it the first time is he has Heaves, he had terrible, terrible Heaves. If you know horses with allergies do not do well in Florida which is another reason why I sent him to Oklahoma for that break.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, what did you notice, did it help with the Heaves?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

It helped, prior to a run before, so he makes a run, it would probably take him a solid 45 minutes to an hour to fully recover after a run. I'm talking this is a horse that's in shape, gets rode every day, goes miles every day. He's in shape, it's not because of that it's just because he can't breathe, he cannot recover. After I put him on Equinety I noticed that he would recover almost 30 minutes faster after a run. He would be, by the time I'd get him to the trailer, get him unsaddled he'd be good, cooled off, he wouldn't be you know gasping for air, needing that air in. Actually this time I had him, I was running him on Ventipulmin and Lasix because he was bleeding really bad but he's not, he didn't have any problems whenever I ran him this past weekend. He hasn't been on anything, he's not on anything but that. I actually had him on a creatine supplement too because I was reading that you know, Equinety helps [inaudible 00:08:33] that creatine better.

John Dowdy:

Right.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

I put him on that too.

John Dowdy:

Prior to Oklahoma just so we get our timeline here, really great performance horse, Heaves was a huge issue, was also an easy keeper. You noticed faster recovery, really helped with those Heaves. You sent him out to Oklahoma for a couple years, you bring him back and now here we have a horse that was not taken care of so you immediately stated him back on a good nutrition program and added the Equinety twice a day. How long did it take you to notice changes now using Equinety?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

Two weeks and I've actually only have been feeding it to him once a day because I wasn't in a hurry and I didn't want to just blow through the container so I've just been giving it to him once a day.

John Dowdy:

What have you noticed in those two weeks?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

His personality came back for one, he was back mentally out in the pasture before, whenever he got home he wouldn't get out of this depressed, mopey walk, just had no interest. He was just hungry and depressed and didn't want to do anything. Within two weeks he was starting to play with his pasture buddy, starting to act like a Gelding again, one of those dumb Geldings that they never grow up. He was back. He was himself and he was happy. He was eating really good. Every time he'd see you with a bucket of feed he'd just talk and wake up the entire barn and it was nice to have him back.

John Dowdy:

That's great. Now since you've had him back, how long has he been back now?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

Today is 69 days since he's been home.

John Dowdy:

Then I also understand that he was doing so well you put him back in the arena, tell us about that.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

I did. I went to a show last weekend here at our arena close to him, it's about five minutes up the road. I had no intention of entering. I was just going to go and exhibition. He exhibitioned really well just like he'd always do. I didn't really ask him for much, I just let him go his own speed and cruise through and he worked amazing. Come about 30 minutes prior to the show about to start they were like we need three more entries to make it a 4D and I was like, my mom went with me and I was like am I crazy to enter him, she was like do it. He worked really good. I was like all right let's do it. I wasn't even going to enter.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

I went up there and told the guy I was like if you can give me an early number I will enter. He's like here, a lady just turned in number four. I was like good, sounds good. I got to hurry up and get back to the trailer because the show's starting in 15 minutes and I was already packed up about to go home. I go, I throw his wrap and his saddle on him and I head up to the arena and a few people were like I thought you weren't going to enter. I was like yeah, I wasn't. I had to borrow a whip, I didn't even have my stuff in the trailer. I had to borrow some reins and a whip.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

They went out there and he was very calm going into the arena. He felt very focused. He laid down an awesome run. I mean just snappy and automatic and just it was a perfect run honestly. He put a tenth and a half on the field. He won the show the entire time. Yeah, he won the show. He won his very first show back in two years with us together.

John Dowdy:

That's incredible, wow. Okay so just as another recap here, I've just got to do this so you have a high performance horse, owned this horse since he was born, you go to nursing school so you sent your horse off to be taken care of for a couple years. He comes back completely not even the some horse, not even close, was not taken care of. You put him back on the Equinety along with the good nutrition and the things that needs to happen. You take a horse that's a very outgoing bubbly personality that's now depressed, not happy from all the stuff that he's been through and in 69 days you've already you put him back in a race and he's back. That's incredible.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

I mean he's back. He's not just kind of back, he's back 110%.

John Dowdy:

Wow, that is incredible. Well I tell you for those that are tuning in for the first time, maybe you've heard about this Equinety stuff across your news feed or maybe you know somebody that's using it or you're thinking about using it, in a CliffsNotes version because we have all this information on our website at teamequinety.com but the Equinety product is 100% pure amino acids which are the building blocks of protein. They're specifically formulated to stimulate the pituitary gland which is the master gland on the body and that's what releases the hormones which help heal at a cellular level. Used in combination with a good nutrition program, great farrier and vet and you have all that bases cover ...

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

Absolutely.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, when you add the Equinety to it it just fills in all the little gaps. We've just seen this over and over and over. To have a horse come off that trailer that's skin and bones and in 69 days to have him back 110% that's incredible. Wow, yeah.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

Yeah.

Equinety: What it is and How it works?

John Dowdy:

If there's somebody tuning in here for the first time and they're still thinking okay well this all sounds good but sounds a little too good to be true or could be some snake oil or in this case powder, because it is not an oil it's a powder, is there anything that you would like to say to them, might bring them over? Hey the water is warm, give the product a try. What would you have to tell them?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

I mean just do it. It's affordable and on top of that I've never, I've fed it to more horses than just him, older horses that needed a little extra help later on in their lives and picky eaters that I've never had a problem with a horse eating it.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, it's very palatable.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

Yeah, very, very good they eat it. Honestly it's a miracle drug is what I want to call it.

John Dowdy:

Well it is a supplement, not a drug. You know what, I joke about that but it does, here's the thing when you use drugs because when you have to use them you have to use them, those things work super fast because that's what they do. It's not probably a good plan to keep your horse on drugs for long periods of time because there's negative side effects and things like that that happen. With this product what's really interesting about it among many things but it actually stimulates the pituitary within 24 hours so it starts working right away. When you can give the body what it needs to help heal itself then there's no guess work going on.

John Dowdy:

If you have a horse with a joint issues and what you typically do you look at joint supplements or possible injections or if it's hoof problems you look at hoof supplements and creative shoeing and things like that, gut supplements or muscle building supplements, calming supplements and the really neat thing about this product is because we're giving the body what it needs to release its own hormones then it's that horse's body that's sending those hormones to the problem areas with pinpoint accuracy. You can have 12 horses with 12 different issues going on and it's going to customize to each one while at the same time there will be commonalities, softer, shinier coat, they fill out. They have stronger, faster growing hooves. They're happier. Just as you mentioned, there's so many other benefits, easy keepers a lot of people worry about that. It works great with easy keepers, hard keepers, in this case severe Heaves. It turned him from a depressed horse back into a happy horse and he's back running better than ever. That's pretty awesome.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

Yeah, I mean by the time you know most barrel, I'm a barrel person so I'm going to speak to the barrel people they're going to have their horses covered on ulcers, joint and some kind of muscle product. By the time you buy a muscle product, you spend the money on that, by the time you buy an ulcer product, you spend the money on that and a joint product, you are well deep into your pocketbook. Whereas you could put him on Equinety and that covers all the bases. It really does. I haven't had him on anything and he's been performing better than ever just on this.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, I'll throw this out there, we hear this all the time, the people that are using the Equinety product are typically saving 20 to 40% in medical bills and other supplements, would you find that to be somewhat accurate?

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

Absolutely, 100% accurate.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, it's pretty awesome. Well Beverly, I really appreciate you taking the time to share your story here on the Equinety podcast. I know there will be people that really benefit from hearing this. If you're in a situation where you're just kind of at your wit's end, you've tried a lot of other things, would highly encourage you to give the Equinety product a try. You can find it at teamequinety.com. Beverly Detleson from Alottey, Florida thank you so much for taking the time here on the Equinety podcast.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

All right, thank you so much for your time.

John Dowdy:

Okay, thank you bye bye.

Beverly Ann Detlefsen:

Bye.

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