Ashley Arnold – After so much pain, Equinety helps a brood mare walk again

 

 

 

John Dowdy:

Hello and welcome to this week's Equinety podcast. We're swinging right up into the blue state of Kentucky. And we've got Ashley Arnold on the call this week. Ashley, welcome to the Equinety podcast.

Ashley Arnold:

Thank you. I'm very happy to be here today and I'm excited to share my result.

John Dowdy:

Good deal. Well, we're always excited to have guests on and this week is no different. So we've got a 19 year old broodmare we're going to be talking about. What was going on with her and what were you trying to solve?

Brood Mare With Mystery Lameness

Ashley Arnold:

She had started breaking down in the back end. I'm not so sure if it was maybe a hereditary issue or what, but down in her fetlocks and her suspensories, and when we took her shoes off, the swelling and the pain went up to her hock, and she was having a hard time getting around.

We had been to vets and [inaudible 00:00:57] and farriers, and they all had suggested different things, but it was all going to be costly and not 100% if it may or may not work. So I did some research and I'd found Equinety and luckily, on Facebook and Instagram and things like that and did some questioning about it and started her on it back in November. And it has made a world of difference.

John Dowdy:

Yeah. I know you had been through the gambit, as far as trying to find solutions for things going on. What were some of the things that were recommended or suggested as possible solutions, but maybe not a hundred percent guarantee either?

Ashley Arnold:

Well, with her being in foal, I was limited on things that we could do or try. I did try the topical surpass and I was recommended that for when her ankles are swollen before we had taken her shoes off and things like Previcox for her ankles before she was in foal.

And this is just something that's periodically gotten worse as she'd been bred. And we did different things, like taking her shoes off when she had a baby on her side. And the swelling had moved up to her hocks, but we had used Surpass, Previcox, and different kinds of anti-inflammatories, but nothing would take the swelling down or the pain away. She just was having a harder time walking as the months went on.

John Dowdy:

And even it was recommended possible injections?

Ashley Arnold:

Yes. Yeah.

John Dowdy:

Yeah. Which you did not do.

Ashley Arnold:

No, I didn't want to do that and spend the money. They said it wasn't even sure that it would work or that they could even get in there because there was so much swelling, that it was hard. It wasn't like a fluid type swelling on her knee or on her hocks. It was just a very hard thickness.

John Dowdy:

Right. So you started doing some research and of course, she's in foal, so this Equinety product is safe for broodmares, by the way, which you had sent a question in about that. So you purchased the product. How quickly did you begin seeing results?

Ashley Arnold:

Well, when I started her on it, she had a blanket on and I took a picture, which I don't have. Somehow it got deleted. And I wish I did, because the results are crazy to all of us at home. We just couldn't get over it.

But I had taken her blanket off and took a picture and put it back on and I waited two and a half weeks. And she was almost swayback. She had lost so much weight just due to the pain. And after trying to feed her up and nothing was working, she almost didn't care to eat, really, honestly.

And I took her blanket off and I took a picture and we were amazed at the difference in such little time. And then over a couple months, I took another picture. I took her blanket off again, and I was really shocked because she looked like her young, happy self. She filled out. She was back to being muscular. And of course now she's getting belly, but she wasn't swaybacked, or he couldn't see her ribs or anything. So it really made me feel good because I was almost to the point that after she had had this baby, I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to let her go through all the pain anymore.

John Dowdy:

Sure.

Ashley Arnold:

Because she didn't do anything but lay down. She couldn't hardly walk.

John Dowdy:

Yeah. And she was getting around a lot better because before she didn't want to get up or she didn't really want to walk. She was in so much pain. So how's she doing?

Ashley Arnold:

She couldn't bend. She could not bend her legs. She was just walking with [inaudible 00:05:14] in the back end, and she couldn't hardly walk. And now she's walking normal, not even taking one line step and she's trotting through the field.

How Equinety Works and What it is

John Dowdy:

How about that? Well, I must say, this Equinity product, if you're tuning in for the first time, is not a miracle supplement. Although sometimes you scratch your head.

But for those tuning in for the first time, wondering what this stuff is, or maybe you're starting to do your research and hearing about this for the first time, it's 100% pure amino acids. There's no fillers, no sugars, no starches, and there's no loading dose. Serving size is 5.2 grams, which is not quite a tablespoon. And the amino acids are specifically formulated to stimulate the pituitary gland, which is the master gland in the body. And that's what releases the necessary hormones, which help heal at a cellular level.

So this is why as you're maybe going through all these different podcast and seeing all these different testimonials, how it's able to help in so many different ways, because it's actually giving the horse what it needs to release its own hormones. And therefore, it's the horse's body that's sending those hormones to the problem areas.

So, in this scenario, you're looking specifically to help relieve with some of this pain and the swelling, the lameness going on. But there was some other benefits as well that you weren't really looking for, but it had been something that you had battled most of her life. And that was what their hooves. So tell us what you've always battled there, and what differences it made?

Back to Ashley

Ashley Arnold:

Yes, I had ran her for probably 10 years and we always had trouble with her feet. And the vet suggested it was her front feet. And she was laying while we did coffin injections and things like that periodically.

And then, they finally figured out that she had no sole depth, and I was having to glue on shoes and build her feet up and to keep that pressure off. And she could go almost 10 or 12 weeks without being shot because she just grew no hoof. And after starting this, she has been growing so much that she's getting shot every six weeks.

John Dowdy:

So from 10 to 12 weeks down to six weeks?

Ashley Arnold:

Yes.

John Dowdy:

Well your farrier must be happy.

Ashley Arnold:

Yes. He said he wished that I could have figured this out when I was running her because it would've made things a lot better for everyone, including her. She would have been in so much pain and we wouldn't have had to gone through all the if and and's and but's and questioning of what it was or how we could help her in the most possible way to keep her going.

John Dowdy:

Sure. Well, I think it's important to note, too, it's one of the examples that I've come up with just over time. You could have the best farrier on the planet standing in front of your horse, but if there's not much to work with, then what good is the farrier? There's just nothing to work with.

And so again, the Equinity product, it's not the end all be all, but it seems to be the missing puzzle piece to a lot of these problems that people are having and the solution and the answer to what they're looking for.

In this scenario, it's really giving the horse and the hooves faster, stronger growing hoof to give the farrier more to work with in a shorter amount of time.

So if you're been looking for something that to help with hoof growth and sole depth... How is the sole depth by the way?

Ashley Arnold:

Great. Actually, when we did X-rays of her hocks, we looked back and the difference in the X-ray to how much depth she has now is crazy. She was literally walking on her sole on the right front back two or three years ago, and now, you couldn't take hardly anything off at 10 weeks to shod her. She just grew absolutely nothing. And you had to leave her feet a little bit longer because you didn't want to take too much off because she couldn't walk. She just had no sole. And now, it's crazy how much she's having to take off just to get to that, because she's growing so much.

John Dowdy:

Sure. Yeah. I mean to go from, so November at the time of this recording, which is only in mid-February, so we're talking four months here, not even four months. So you've gone from 10 to 12 weeks to six weeks. Sole depth has increased significantly. Not to mention the fact that she's getting around and running around and happy and loving life. So that's great. Yeah.

Ashley Arnold:

So much better that when my five-year-old, she rode her, not last year, but two years ago. And I was trying to do everything I could to keep her comfortable, but she's doing so much better on this, that I think this summer after we get the baby off her side that I'm going to see if she can ride her because they were so good. She was just so good with her and she's doing so much better. It's not like she hounds on her. But I think I'm going to try and see if I can get them to work together again.

John Dowdy:

Sure. Yeah, that would be great. Now. So once you saw the results, all the positive results you saw in your broodmare, you started this product on another horse there. What was going on with this one?

Ashley Arnold:

That old feet issues, bruising, and things like that. And he didn't grow any foot either. I could go at least eight or nine weeks without getting them shod. Now at six weeks, I was looking and we couldn't get over how much his feet had grown in just a short amount of time from the last time that we shod him.

And he's grown quite a bit of hoof. And also it's helped with body soreness quite a bit. We had him adjusted and then he went back and he wasn't out as much as he had been the last two times. So I feel like it's working with body soreness and muscle issues.

John Dowdy:

Great. Yeah. Well that is awesome. Well, I tell you what, if there's anybody tuning in and maybe still a little on the fence, maybe this sounds too good to be true or who knows what, is there anything other than what you've already talked about or said that you might be able to tell them to get off the fence and try this for themselves?

Ashley Arnold:

It's not extensive for the results that I've seen and I've actually started two more of our horses on it and I'm fixing to start the young ones on it as a preventative type deal and maybe to help them fill out and grow before they get going, before summer gets here and we start riding more just to help them build them up and get their bodies a little bit stronger.

And if anyone is thinking about getting it, I highly suggest to try it. It's not expensive for the amount that you're giving and my thought on it was what's it hurt? What's it going to hurt? I've tried everything else. I might as well try it and see if it doesn't work, it doesn't work. And you're going to know within a short amount of time, the results I feel like from what we dealt with, if it's going to work or not, within three weeks, we saw such a tremendous change that we were all just amazed at the difference.

John Dowdy:

Yeah. If you only had that picture.

Ashley Arnold:

Yes, I know. [inaudible 00:14:07] about it.

John Dowdy:

Well, we always encourage people to take before and after pictures. And a lot of times people are like, "I wish I would have taken a picture. I wasn't expecting the results like this."

Ashley Arnold:

And she looked like a 35 year old, and I'm not saying that all old horses look like that, but she looked like a horse that had not been taken care of. And it made me sick to my stomach because I knew I did everything that I possibly could or so I thought. And when I found this, it made me so happy because I knew that she still had more or less [inaudible 00:14:41].

John Dowdy:

Right. Yeah. Oh, that is awesome. Well, Ashley Arnold, out of Kentucky, thank you so much for taking the time to share your Equnity experience and stories here on the Equnity podcast.

Ashley Arnold:

Well, I thank you very much for having me.

John Dowdy:

You bet. Thank you. Bye bye.

Ashley Arnold:

Bye.

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Topics: Hoof Growth, Lameness, Increased Sole Depth, Brood Mare

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