Danyea Logan-Young - Fighting for Horses Everywhere

 

Danyea Logan-Young - Fighting for Horses Everywhere

Danyea started big by saving 28 horses, 11 of which were pregnant, and hasn't given up since. Hear how Hooves of Promise got started and how it is still going strong. 6 different horses with varying conditions, Equinety solves them all with even better side effects. At the end, Danyea talks the book "When A Horse Calls" and how the profits from the book go towards saving even more horses.

John Dowdy:

Hello and welcome to this week's Equinety Podcast. We are swinging up into the great state of Montana. We've got a rescue facility. We're going to talk about six different horses. Four of them are going to be rescue, two of them are non-rescue. Our guest is also a published author. So Danyea Logan-Young, welcome to the Equinety Podcast.

Danyea Logan-Young

Thank you. I am so excited to be here. I just absolutely love Equinety and for me it's the staple of my barn. I have to have it always in my barn. It's the product that I go to for everything.

John Dowdy:

Well, that's great. I know we're going to get into a lot of different examples. So we'll share with people how this has really changed your facility as far as your rescue and rehab because you didn't have it for a lot of years. But let's just get right into this.

A quick preview into how Equinety has helped

Danyea Logan-Young

Okay. So well I actually started rescuing horses in 2003. I rescued a herd of 28 and 11 of which were pregnant and that was a group effort with me spearheading it. It was a lot of work, but since then I have become a charity and a 501(c)(3) and I run a rescue here in Montana, Hooves of Promise. I started using your product with a young yearling or weanling that I brought in. He was at a body score of one, maybe two, which is very, very thin. He was stunted and malnourished and underweight and all the sad things that you see in rescue.

Danyea Logan-Young

I picked him up in December and by April he was looking better. He'd been dewormed and vaccinated and he was putting on weight, but he still looked extremely puny to me. I thought he should be more robust and like the healthy yearlings look. He didn't look that way. I had done some research and came across your product and ordered it and put him on it. Within five days I noticed a difference. Within 10, he was almost a different horse and by 30, he was a very young, robust yearling colt like he should be.

Danyea Logan-Young

Moving forward he's in great shape. His hooves are great. His coat is great. He's very spunky. He's a very healthy two and a half year old horse at this point and doing great.

John Dowdy:

That's incredible. Now, let's jump back for just a moment here because we just hit Mark 14.

Life Without Equinety

Danyea Logan-Young

Oh, I'm sorry.

John Dowdy:

No, which is perfectly fine and the reason I want to back up just a little bit because for those tuning, I mean, it was just like, "Holy Kapow, all this happened." So let's back up just a smidgen and talk about well you've been using the Equinety now for two years in your business with these horses.

Danyea Logan-Young

Yes.

John Dowdy:

That would put us at say 2018ish, somewhere right in there. So from 2003 to 2018 you didn't use Equinety?

Danyea Logan-Young

I didn't. No.

John Dowdy:

Because you didn't find out about it til 2018 so as we go through these different stories and these different horses, I mean, trying to rehab horses and things can be a chore in and of itself. But what have you noticed since using the Equinety versus not? Because a lot of people listening to this podcast or just being around horses in general, if you take a horse that doesn't have all that great of nutrition, they're a body score of one or two and you start putting some feed and care to them. They are eventually going to turn around.

John Dowdy:

But what have you noticed since using the Equinety in your operation here that would be significantly different, that you can tell a difference adding the Equinety versus not having the Equinety?

Danyea Logan-Young

Well, when you're generally rehabbing a horse, depending obviously on what condition the horse comes in. But you're looking at noticeably gaining weight and it's all very slight. It's a gradual thing. Like I brought in a Thoroughbred in March, 2016. She was again, a body score of one, maybe two. There was no meat on her whatsoever. I started feeding her five times a day, a quarter of a flake at a time of grass hay. Because you don't want to shock their system because they're suddenly being fed and they can colic and have all kinds of complications.

Danyea Logan-Young

By April, she had gained weight obviously because she was being fed and she was okay, but she wasn't by any means looking fantastic. By July, she was looking much better. So during that four month period, three, four month period, it took me to put weight on her and make her look like a healthier horse. It was a longer process and had I had Equinety and having used it on horses that are brought in with similar body scores, the recovery time for them is so much shorter. It's just shorter. It's incredibly shorter.

The Equinety Difference

Danyea Logan-Young

You can bring them in with a body score of one or two where they have their top lines are obvious and their docks are obvious and their hip bones are protruding and their ribs are very visible. At the end of a month on Equinety, they're filling out everywhere and their coats are healthier. They're shinier and their whole personality has blossomed and they're just happier horses. It doesn't take four months to get the weight on. It takes maybe two months to start really putting weight on and having them recover. Just the recovery time has shortened. It's an incredible product. It really is.

John Dowdy:

Well, I know what you're saying. It's very, very consistent with so many other conversations that we have. We've done a few other podcasts with rescue facilities and I've asked them that exact same question. Your answer was right on cue with what they've been saying. That is that whatever you're currently doing, you add the Equinety and it helps speed everything up. Now, this is not only with rescue horses and ones that have body scores of one or two, it's also even for a high performance horse that may just have an injury or it's just a recovery stamina and the overall body. It helps them repair and regenerate those cells at a lot faster speed.

John Dowdy:

So let me take just a moment, for those tuning in for the first time, maybe this is the first time you're hearing about Equinety or maybe you've been kind of watching it and wondering, "Okay, what is this? It sounds a little too good to be true. So what exactly is it?" Equinety Horse XL is 100% pure amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, but the combination is specifically put together and formulated to stimulate the pituitary gland. So the pituitary gland is the master gland in the body. It's about the size of a pea, whether it be in a tiny mini, large draft horse. They all get the same dose, which is 5.2 grams, not quite a tablespoon.

John Dowdy:

By being able to stimulate the pituitary gland, that releases the necessary hormones, which help the body heal at a cellular level. So in this case, we're going to talk about six different horses, which you have just touched upon a yearling because we get a lot of questions. Is this safe for pregnant mares? Yes, it is. Is it safe for foals? Yes, it is. Is it safe for yearlings? Absolutely. Is it safe for pasture ornaments? Yes it is and everything in between high performance horses because amino acids are the building blocks of protein.

John Dowdy:

We are giving the horse, it seems to be as we have these conversations over and over and over and all these examples and testimonials, this combination of amino acids seems to be the missing puzzle piece of what all these horses are needing. Again, going back to this case, we're going to talk about six horses, six completely different issues going on. But because we are giving them what they need to release their own hormones, it's that horse's body that's sending those hormones to the problem area. In essence, it's customizing to each horse.

JuJuBee's Poor Weight Gain

John Dowdy:

So getting back into Jujubee that we were talking about this yearling. Well, I guess for about six months it was about that timeframe he was coming around but wasn't filling out and wasn't where you thought he should be. When you added the Equinety, within five days you noticed difference, 10 days a more significant difference. But by 30 days, he was looking like everybody else and running around and having fun and happy again.

Danyea Logan-Young

Right. He was robust. I say that because he just looked puny. He just looked puny. He looked like a horse who was underweight and he was narrow and lanky is the best way to describe him. His shoulders weren't filled out, he didn't have a lot of muscle tone. He had flesh on his hind in, but it wasn't robust looking flesh. It wasn't healthy. He didn't look healthy and of course, he looked much healthier than when I brought him in, obviously. But he just wasn't looking like, "Oh my gosh, he's this great healthy horse and look at what a great job I've done rehabilitating him. That's wasn't the feeling I was getting.

Danyea Logan-Young

I was thinking, "I need to do more and what can I do?" That's when I found Equinety and I thought, "Well, okay, we'll give it a shot."

John Dowdy:

Here we go.

Danyea Logan-Young

I'm glad I did because it has made such huge difference in so many horses here. Then of course I tell all my friends about it, so I just tell everyone.

John Dowdy:

Sure. Absolutely.

Danyea Logan-Young

A fantastic product.

Diva's Unhealthy Fat Cut

John Dowdy:

So let's get into the next one, Diva. Tell us about Diva and what was going on with Diva?

Danyea Logan-Young

Well, was at the time a... well, I'll go back. I picked her up as a three year old at the feedlot, rescued her and she came in with a good body score. She was doing well. I adopted her out to a young lady who did fantastically with her. This mare has got big healthy quarter horse signed in. She's he's a thick bodied horse. She's built well. The young lady had taken her to a trainer and she was there for a week. During that time the trainer worked with her and I don't know all the ins and outs of it, but the young lady ended up returning her to the rescue because she was not going to be the horse that she was hoping she'd be.

Danyea Logan-Young

So long story short, the mare came in and this is a horse who's been out on pasture other than the one week. She's got a nice full body and real thick. She came in and she looked like she was race horse fit. I say that as she was tucked in and solid, every muscle in her body was just solid and she was chiseled like somebody had really defined everything on her. I thought, "This just doesn't look right." She didn't seem like she was anxiety ridden and she didn't seem like she had ulcers and it just doesn't look right to me.

Danyea Logan-Young

I thought, "Okay, so Equinety is supposed to work for ulcers." I thought, "Well, maybe she is nervous and I just don't know and I can't. Because she's not reactive that way, but well what the heck? I'll put her on this product and see how she does and see if she looks a little better here in a couple of days." Five days later, after five days being on the product, she filled back out everything relaxed. She was once again looking like a pasture fat horse. That was just five days and I kept her on it for a month and she's had no problems ever since. She's just pasture. Excuse me, pasture fat.

John Dowdy:

Wow. How long has she been on product now?

Danyea Logan-Young

She was on it for a month. I just had her on it for a month. Because she's young, she's healthy, and I don't know what happened when she wasn't here, but I do know that when she came here, she just didn't feel right to me. I know that sounds kind of cookie, but you get a feel for these horses when you're working with them. I'd worked with her previously so I knew her and I knew her body type and her body score. I'm the one that picked her up at the feedlot, so I knew what she looked like when we brought her in. She just didn't look right or feel right to me.

Danyea Logan-Young

Now well she's fat and sassy. Probably a body score of, I don't know, five or six. She's kind of obese, which is what she should be. She should be healthy. She's an easy keeper, so she's doesn't require any extra anything.

John Dowdy:

Sure. Let's get into the next one. Shadow, which is a 28 year old retired national champion, Tennessee Walker. What was going on here?

Shadow The Abandoned Senior Citizen

Danyea Logan-Young

Shadow came to me, my girlfriend's saved his life in Washington. Again, they were going to euthanize him. He was a body of one and the vets were going to put him down. My girlfriend intervened and begged for his life and then went about rehabilitating him to able to bring him here. So by the time he got from Arlington, Washington to Montana, he was maybe a body score of two. He has kind of got an odd confirmation. He's 16 hands tall with draft horse legs, a very long back, a very long neck and head. His face is really long. His top line is completely gone because he's older. So he had no meat from the backbone to the rib cage. There was nothing.

Danyea Logan-Young

He was drawn in at the flank and he absolutely no meat on his hips and none on his dock. So you have this giant horse who is a senior, who just is not doing well. So we brought him here and I immediately put him on Equinety.I'm going to say, within two weeks he had much improved, but within a month his dock had filled in and he [inaudible 00:15:19] some meat on his hind end and his back was filling in and his backbone wasn't as prevalent.

Danyea Logan-Young

Now he's older so that counts for something. We had his teeth floated and he doesn't eat as readily, the hay. He balls it up a little bit. So we were giving him mash and other good stuff. He has been on it for two years now and he's 30 now and he's healthy. Because of his topline and he's not a riding horse per se, and he's not what you would call a energetic guy. He's kind of more of the laid back, soak up the sun fella. So he doesn't run. He tracks a little here and there, but so he's top line isn't what you'd go, "Oh my gosh, what a great top line." But that's because he doesn't run and he doesn't exercise.

John Dowdy:

Sure.

Danyea Logan-Young

But he's top line looks great. It's covered. My little girl who weighs 38 pounds can ride him and I'm pretty sure she's like a flee on his back because he's huge. But we don't put anybody else on him. He's lead line ready but he's doing fantastic and I'm sure he had some arthritis there but you couldn't tell. I mean he molded out just fine. He's very healthy and the recovery, I mean it was incredible because his coat was just kind of rough and kind of oily feeling. It just didn't feel right to me. With the month on Equinety, he got a couple of baths and then his coat is nice and thick and thin and it's winter here.

Danyea Logan-Young

Instead of developing a big fuzzy coat like they do when they have poor nutrition, he's got this really short, thick health that keeps him very warm. I contribute that all to Equinety and good feed.

John Dowdy:

Wow, that's great.

Danyea Logan-Young

But I'm pretty sure it's the Equinety that's helping him.

So Many Similar Stories on Equinety

John Dowdy:

Well, and you know what? I have to jump in and say Equinety is not a miracle supplement. It's not a miracle product. However, listening to some of these stories, you might scratch your head a little bit, but it goes back to what we were talking about before. It's vitally important that you have the good nutrition, a great medical team and vet and farrier and you're doing all the things that you can for your horse and whatever condition that in and whatever help that they need.

John Dowdy:

It just seems with all the stories that come in and all of the testimonials, and it's one reason why I started the podcast as a way to capture these stories. Because people would call in and they would just be thanking us and, "Hello, let me tell you what this product has done." A lot of times my job would be on the floor because I couldn't believe what I was hearing. It hit me one day and it's like, "You know what, it's a real shame that I'm the only one hearing this story outside of their little circle."

John Dowdy:

I started the podcast as a way to capture these stories. I mean, well first of all, name a horse person that's not looking a way to try to help their horse. That pretty much covers everyone. Then when they hear about the Equinety for the first time, they're excited because there's like, "Oh, that's what I'm looking for." But then the more you talk about it and you're like, "Okay, well this sounds way too good to be true, snake oil." Although it'd be a powder, snake powder.

Danyea Logan-Young

Absolutely.

John Dowdy:

But what we found, it's just so important to keep in mind, "This isn't just add this to your horse and it's a miracle that now your horse is in perfect condition." You still have to do all the things that you need to do on your side. This just helps it get there faster, which is kind of what we were talking about before. So now we've got-

Danyea Logan-Young

Right. Well, because you're working from the inside out and it's like the difference between you, if you take daily vitamins and you take your vitamin and then you don't have your vitamins, your energy level, everything, your whole body is missing that link to carry on the way that you would like to.

John Dowdy:

Sure.

Danyea Logan-Young

Structurally carry on. It's incredible. It really is and it is kind of snake oil. I'll go with it.

John Dowdy:

Well, it's actually a powder maybe.

Danyea Logan-Young

[crosstalk 00:19:43] okay. I'll give that. It is a powder.

John Dowdy:

Now we've got three other horses to talk about. One is a rescue and the other two are not. So let's finish off with the rescue by the name of Ghost and then we'll talk about the non-rescue horses. So tell us what was going on with with Ghost?

Ghost's Cuboidal Syndrome

Danyea Logan-Young

Well, Ghost came in, in June. The beginning of June of 2019 and he is a yearling or, was a coming yearling. His owners had paid for him to have about $3,000 worth of surgery on his front legs because they were crooked. I'm not sure all the details, but from what I understand, they didn't notice his legs were crooked until like three or four months into his life. So they got a late start on it. At any rate, what happened was the right leg straightened, the left leg did not.

Danyea Logan-Young

Reviewing the radiograph I think he had cuboidal syndrome, which is he was either born prematurely or his bones in that leg weren't quite developed. They were still soft. So by not immediately addressing his crooked legs or his lack of movement, maybe, I don't know the whole story there again, but the outside bony process fresh on the left leg. So the left leg even though they put in pins and they did great surgeries, it didn't straighten. So it's bent. It's crooked.

Danyea Logan-Young

Anyway, when I got him, he was not really halter broke and he was skiddish and he just looked just not, I don't know, he just didn't look as robust. I contributed it to him being crippled. But then I thought, "Well, he should have a happier attitude." So I decided to go ahead and put him on Equinety because of the building blocks and bone can regrow and it can heal. I thought, "Well, maybe he's got a little arthritis because he's bone on bone there." I've got him on a little glucosomine joint supplement as well.

Danyea Logan-Young

But I put him on the Equinety right off because that I had here. He went from kind of a reactive little guy to a super friendly little fellow. I mean, he wouldn't trot, he wouldn't do anything out in the corral. He'd mosey along and not very lively. I thought, "Well, even if you're crippled, either you're in pain or you're not as healthy as you should be." His body score wasn't bad. I mean, he wasn't thin, he looked fine and puny on his left side where his shoulder doesn't get as much use or not as correct of use because of the bad leg.

Danyea Logan-Young

Anyway, I put him on it and within, I don't know, probably two weeks I had a little colt who wouldn't walk or wouldn't trot or canter or run or buck or do anything. Now I have this super frisky guy. He's a bouncy little critter and he's super friendly and he's super energetic and he's hot to trot and he just thinks he's a cat's meow, man.

John Dowdy:

That's so hilarious.

Danyea Logan-Young

It was almost an overnight turnaround. I mean it wasn't quite, "Oh my gosh, tomorrow he's a totally different horse." But it didn't take maybe two weeks and he was moving better and within a month he was cantering around his corral and kicking up his heels and acting like what I think a yearling should act like. I was like, "Wow. Crazy." He is on it and has been on it since he's been here because we're hoping that when we do a radiograph this spring that the bone has grown back a little bit to kind of help him with stabilizing his leg so it doesn't bend as much.

John Dowdy:

Sure.

Danyea Logan-Young

We're obviously building muscle and his shoulders have filled out and he just all around looks better and healthier and he is healthy. He's actually quite the frisky. He's terrible actually [inaudible 00:24:14]. Because you still frisky. I'm like, "Oh boy. Too much funk here."

John Dowdy:

That's funny.

Danyea Logan-Young

He wears out quick because of the leg, but he's a character.

John Dowdy:

That's funny. Well, he's back feeling good. That's the important thing,

Danyea Logan-Young

Right. I will contribute it to Equinety because other than, you know, hey, he gets his little tiny scoop of grain to distribute the Equinety and his glucosamine, which the glucosamine is specifically for the joint. So there you go. That's all he's on.

John Dowdy:

Yup. Absolutely.

Danyea Logan-Young

And he's healthy.

John Dowdy:

Now that you pointed that out, I'll expand on that a little bit in regards to supplements that are out there that are for specific things like glucosamine, specifically for the joints. You've got hooves supplements that are obviously specifically for the hooves. One of the great things with this Equinety Horse XL product being the amino acids that again, are specifically put together to stimulate the pituitary to release the necessary hormones that heal. Now what we're doing with this product, instead of targeting a specific issue or a specific area of the body as far as joints or gut or top line or muscle in general or hooves, we're targeting the pituitary gland to release the hormones.

John Dowdy:

Now it's that horse's body that's sending its own hormones because it knows exactly where the hormones need to go for the healing process. So that's why as we're going through each one of these horses, I mean they all have different issues, different things that I mean, in this case, spent $3,000 before you brought this horse in.

Danyea Logan-Young

Give up. I mean his owners were like, "We don't want to put him down, can we relinquish him to you? Will you take care of him?" He's a horse that we're looking for a sponsor for it because he requires special needs. He has special needs and he will for all of his life. The vet's like, he'll probably make it to 15 before he becomes in too much pain to continue on with his life. But at this juncture, he's a yearling and he's coming two year old and he's just as happy as a horse can be. Actually, he's more than that.

Danyea Logan-Young

He's your kidding me other happy little guy and super sweet and obviously I've said frisky because when I think him, I think of this little bouncing horse and he's huge actually. He's almost 15 hands. He's big. So he's a big baby.

John Dowdy:

Yeah. That's funny. Well, maybe the-

Danyea Logan-Young

And a goofy guy.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, no doubt. Well maybe the Equinety product can defy the odds here as we've seen so many times as he gets older.

Danyea Logan-Young

That is what I'm hoping and I will keep you updated on his radiographs this spring.

John Dowdy:

Absolutely.

Danyea Logan-Young

I'm fingers crossed because bone does regrow. That's a proven fact and there's lots of products out there that can regrow bone. But if you start with the building blocks, which is all the amino acids, you should get the same results.

John Dowdy:

Sure, absolutely. Now let's jump into the two non-rescue horses. We've got one by the name of Red. What was going on with this one?

Red's Unexpected Injury and Unexpected Recovery

Danyea Logan-Young

Well, Red was out in the pasture one evening and him and another horse obviously had a issue and he got kicked in the jaw. We noticed it right away that he was kicked in the jaw and put him on some bute for swelling and pain there. Then the next day I decided that it needed to be looked at by the vet. So off we went to the vet and we got x-rays and his jaw had a little chip in it and it was dislocated. So we worked on some mash. We gave him mash and gave him some Previcox for pain and inflammation to help him recover.

Danyea Logan-Young

During that time I thought, "Well, I'll use Equinety because it's the building blocks and it should help the tendons and everything in there. Maybe it'll help Red out a little bit on his jaw." Help it heal faster is what I was thinking because he's my daughter's farell horse. Well, at the end of the month we were able to saddle him up and ride and I called the farrier out because this particular horse has really bad feet. They are brittle, they break. So as my daughter's farell racing him throughout the summer, I have to have his shoes reset about every three weeks because he just is a wreck. His feet are awful.

Danyea Logan-Young

So when my farrier came out to reset him, he asked me what I had been giving to him for his hooves. I said, "Well, nothing. I was giving him Previcox for pain and Equinety to help heal his jaw because I thought maybe it would help heal it faster." He's like, "Well, bonus side effect, your horse has now super thick soles and his walls are thickening up and they're doing great." I was like, "You're kidding me." I went from having a horse that had to have his shoes reset every three weeks during the competition season to a horse that my daughter can now take up the mountain barefoot, on the gravel road barefoot. He has no hoof issues. He doesn't bruise.

Danyea Logan-Young

If we put shoes on him, there's a good wall and there's a good sole and there's a good foundation for the shoe to stick. So used to have to trim him or reset every three weeks, we're eight weeks now. We can keep the set of shoes on for eight weeks and he looks great, good, healthy, solid hoof. It was like bonus side effect. I was like, "Yay, this is awesome." Because it was costing $75 every three weeks to have his hooves reset every three weeks and that's seven months out of the year.

Danyea Logan-Young

Then in the winter I'd put boots on him because I didn't want his feet to shatter. Yeah, it was incredible. It just blew me away. So obviously he's on it and he's 18 and so he's working under the senior type horse and he's in great shape. He's very healthy.

John Dowdy:

How long have you had Red?

Danyea Logan-Young

Let's see, we've had Red since I think 2016. He's technically my cousin's horse and my daughter rides him. My daughter lost her 29 year old horse in 2017 and my cousin was like, "She can ride my horse."

John Dowdy:

Oh, that's nice. The hoof issue has always been an issue then it just-

Danyea Logan-Young

It has always. He's just awful hooves.

John Dowdy:

So the only thing you changed was adding the Equinety for a completely different purpose to help with the jaw healing.

Danyea Logan-Young

Right.

John Dowdy:

Then the hooves now we're like better than they've ever been.

Danyea Logan-Young

Ever, yeah. His whole life, he's just had these horrible, horrible hooves. I mean, really and I know lots of people who have horses with hooves that are bad like that. You just do whatever you can, the best you can for them to keep the hooves safe and sound and you wish the hoof would maintain like a healthy solid hoof would. I mean, actually we have radiographs of his joints. My daughter was using him for jumping and I wanted to make sure he was sound. I don't know if she got any hooves pictures, but it would be interesting to see if we had an x-Ray of it. So from 2017 to now a comparable one, maybe I'll see if I can do that.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, that'd be great. Well, I mean we hear it time and time and time and time again, the hoof quality. One of the examples that I give is you could have the greatest farrier on the planet standing in front of your horse, but if there's nothing to work with, the farrier can't do a whole lot.

Danyea Logan-Young

There's no [crosstalk 00:32:24].

John Dowdy:

Going back to what the Equinety product is helping, the amino acids, it's helping to grow a healthier, stronger, faster growing hoof which gives a farrier more to work with in a shorter amount of time. Which goes back to what we were talking about in the beginning. So that's fantastic. Now let's jump into the last one we're going to talk about today. Another non-rescue, Bluebell. What was the deal with Bluebell?

Bluebell's Shoulder Injury

Danyea Logan-Young

Bluebell ended up with a shoulder injury and Bluebell was 32 inches tall and she is my five-year-old's miniature pony. My five-year-old has somewhat special needs. She has extra flexible lower extremities so she can roll her ankles and her knees go back at like a 40 degree and she's double-joined, if you will. She's not the most stable walking child. We got Blue for her when Evelyn was three. Because Blue, my daughter could be walking or running up to her and she could fall flat on her face right behind Blue and Blue would look at her like, "Oh, hi."

Danyea Logan-Young

I'm like, Don't hurt my baby." Blue would be like, "Oh, I got this." So she never jumps, she never spooked. So this little girl who loves horses and who has not the strongest base for walking and had to wear braces initially is able to saddle and bridle and jump on this horse with no problems. Well, in September of 2019 she ended up with a shoulder injury and my daughter's now five.

Danyea Logan-Young

Due to the fact that she wasn't moving and through all of our research and talking to the vet, she had gotten a little bit laminitic. We were waiting for the shoulder to heal and I'm waiting and waiting, and I'm not sure why I didn't put on Equinety right away, but at any rate, I didn't. But about 60 days later, I'm like, "Well, this is ridiculous. Now she can barely walk." I was feeling horrible for her and, and my vet is like, "We'll just give her a little time and get her booties and trim her up and just kind of work with her a little bit. She's a little laminitic. It'll be okay."

Danyea Logan-Young

I thought, "All right, I'm putting her on Equinety." I put her on Equinety and within, gosh, I don't know, probably a week she was moving better, but within three weeks she was moving a lot better. Then with a good trim from the farrier, she has turned around and literally my daughter is riding her. The other day one of the big horses, we had it tied up in the barn from the bottom field the rescue horse. Anyways, he got loose and Blue was out in the haystack, which is anyways in the middle of the barn.

Danyea Logan-Young

A long story short, he got lose and Blue is like, "Holy crap, this big horse is coming." So she took off, she ran up the driveway and did an about face and ran back to the other side of the haystack and he went up the driveway. But three weeks ago, she would not have done that. A month ago, she would not have done that. I don't think she could have ran or trotted away. She was like, "Oh, I'm out of here." She's like, "Turn around and go behind the hay."

Danyea Logan-Young

Of course he trotted on by because he just wanted to go down to the bottom field with his friends. But my daughter went from not being able to ride her horse and is now back to saddling her every day. She goes and gets her and walks her wherever she wants to go. I really say that Equinety is the reason for that because I've been dealing with this for about three months now and I have a total turnaround.

John Dowdy:

Sure.

Danyea Logan-Young

I was really getting worried there. I was like, "Whoa, I got to fix this pony because my little girl is crushed. She can't ride her pony." That's a lot of responsibility out of mommy, let me tell you.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, no doubt. Well, that is so awesome. Well, I mean, I think a person would have to come to the conclusion, especially somebody in the business that you're in where you were not using or didn't have Equinety for quite a few years. Then just hearing these stories, and this isn't all of them, this is just ones that we could fit in, in the timeframe. But completely different stories and how the Equinety has helped speed up everything that you were looking for, where in years past it would just take a lot of time to get these horses. They might not ever get to where you wanted them to be. So that is really, really awesome.

When a Horse Calls & Hooves of Promise

John Dowdy:

Now let's switch gears just a little bit. I had mentioned when I introduced you onto the call you're a published author.

Danyea Logan-Young

I am.

John Dowdy:

Tell us a little bit about what inspired you to write a book and what's it about and what its purpose?

Danyea Logan-Young

Well, my book is called When A Horse Calls and my inspiration with horses.

John Dowdy:

Yes. That would make sense.

Danyea Logan-Young

But the reason why I wrote the book was because I have lots of stories. We horse people, we always have stories, adventures and things that happen to us in our glory moments. In our, "Look at us, we did this moments." We always talk about them amongst each other. Then when anybody asks, of course we just tell our story because we like to talk about our lives and horses. Most of us are pretty passionate about it. I thought, "Well okay, I have this rescue and I rescue horses and I need to drum up funds to rescue horses because they are expensive."

Danyea Logan-Young

I thought, "Okay, I'll write a book and in hopes that I would be this number one best seller of course." Because you always have those dreams, those pipe dream. But I thought, "Well, I'll write a book." I wrote the book because one, I have stories to tell. Two, I want to save the rescue and help rescue and continue doing that. Three, I wanted people to be able to know who I am. I'm not a fluke. I'm not a fake. I'm pretty much an honest person and I thought if they could read a book and get a feel for who I am, then they would be more happy, generous, whatever, to support my rescue.

Danyea Logan-Young

Because I rescue everybody's horses. I'm not picky. I don't care if it's your horse down the road or if you're in, well Florida, I've got horses from Florida and Texas and California. They've all come through my little rescue. I'm all over the world. I don't care. Whatever the need is, if I can help, I will help.

John Dowdy:

Sure.

Danyea Logan-Young

I wrote a book called When A Horse Calls and it is actually about my 2003/2004 rescue of the 28 head of horses and 11 of which were pregnant. It's the story of that rescue and it's the story of, I'm going to say better than half of that herd that I still have contact with and know where they're at.

John Dowdy:

That's fantastic.

Danyea Logan-Young

It's a fun book. I'm told it's a good read. I normally say it is.

John Dowdy:

Well, I have not read it, but I am definitely going to purchase because I'd love to read it. Now, with this podcast it's posted on our website at teamequinety.com. This entire podcast will also be transcribed. So you can listen to it obviously through a player. It's also on iTunes. But on our website specifically, we'll put a link to you to your book. So anybody listening to this please feel free to purchase. It's a win-win.

John Dowdy:

So you can read a great story and also help with the funding for the Hooves of Promise. We'll also have a donation link for your organization there as well, so anybody that would like to donate and read a book while they're riding the horse maybe, or having coffee before they. [crosstalk 00:40:45].

Danyea Logan-Young

Yes, this is the book.

John Dowdy:

Absolutely. Well, Danyea Logan-Young out of Montana, thank you so much for taking the time to share your story here on the Equinety Podcast.

Danyea Logan-Young

Thank you for having me.

John Dowdy:

You bet. Well, we're always excited and these stories are all also great and I know they're going to help a lot of people out there, so thank you so much.

Danyea Logan-Young

You're welcome. Thank you.

John Dowdy:

All right. You bet. Bye, bye.

Danyea Logan-Young

Bye, bye.

 

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