Diane Grahmbusch | Weak Hooves, Injections Shinier Coat , Better Movement Not Sore After Trim

 

Diane Grahmbusch

Weak Hooves, Injections Shinier Coat, Better Movement Not Sore After Trim

 

John Dowdy:

Hello, and welcome to this week's Equinety podcast. We are swinging up into Northern Texas. We've got Diane Grahmbush on the call this week. Diane, welcome to the Equinety podcast.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Oh, thank you for having me!

John Dowdy:

Well, it's a pleasure! And I came across one of your comments on Facebook, which is how I usually reach out to a lot of the guests that are on the podcast, and you had talked about how impressed you were with the Equinety product. And you gave a little bit of a story there, but before we get into that let's talk about your now twenty year old horse. And what were some of the things that you were dealing with, and how long have you had him? And let's just start there.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Okay. Um My horse, like you said is about twenty years old. I've had him for about twelve years and we just closed a ride distance trail riding. And, but he has always had kind of poor feet and we got to a point to where we had to put shoes because his feet couldn't hold the shoes anymore. And I went bare foot, but he's very flat footed and his cost was very low and we've had to be fairly careful doing this. So I have tried different products over the 12 years that I've owned him and he gets, he's kind of picky. So, you know, he'll quit eating it or before it does any good or whatever, but he I've tried a lot. And he had hock injections, because he's he had hip problems, but they were going down and it was into his hocks.

Confirmation was not there. Right. And we've tried different joint products and just really not having a lot of luck. And I was been seeing the product, this product on Facebook quite a bit, and I was reading it. And I really, at first thought, yeah right, you know, everybody was bragging about it, I'm pointing out that's what they said about the other products, but, you know, but I decided since I had two weeks, I could order a two week sample basically to see if he was even going to eat it because he is so picky. And he ate it, I thought this is great. So I bought a three month’s supply and the first I have my horses feet trimmed every four weeks and the first and the first month on it, he, you know, there wasn't a lot of difference. And his trimmings, he, when she trimmed him, he, we would have to do quite a few stops and rest because he just couldn't hold it his joints it was just hurting too much.

And we didn't see a big improvement. I did see uh, his coat seemed really shiny, but this last and then four weeks went by. And so that makes it we're at about two and a half months on it. And she asked, we were in the middle of the trim and she just looked up and she's like, has he had his hocks injections? And I said, no. And she said, she said, Hmm. I said, all I've had him on is this new product that I've tried [inaudible 00:03:20]. She said, "huh"? And not once did we have to take a break in his trim. She was very impressed with how he works. And I've noticed there's no stiffness. And because he, he's got him movement, didn't change his personality a lot. He's always been kind of his same self, but he his movement was better and he walks away from his trim usually there's a couple of days after a trim that he's a little sore, especially on his toes. And cause that was his problems, mostly we pull back on his toes.

John Dowdy:

Sure, now

Diane Grahmbusch:

And

John Dowdy:

Let me jump in real quick. So prior to using the Equinety product, and we're specifically talking about the Equinety horse XL, which is the amino acids. Prior to using this you know, you were always a bit skeptical of trying new product, well maybe not try new products, but maybe um, buying different products because he's such a finicky eater and a lot of it would just go to waste. And so there you are [crosstalk 00:04:22. But [crosstalk 00:04:24] after each trim, he was just very, very sore over the next couple of days after the trim. And also during the trimming, you'd have to take a lot of breaks or the, the farrier would because you know, just sore in the hips and the hocks and everywhere. And so it would just take a while because of his composition. So that's [crosstalk 00:04:45] kind of what you were dealing with and then you found the Equinety product you purchased the fifteen days just to make sure he was going to like it, which by the way, we don't really have any palatability issues because amino acids are kind of salty by nature anyways so.

You know, some people, and I think you told me in the pre call, you know, you have to wet them down just a little bit, which is perfectly fine. And we have people that do that or put it in applesauce sometimes. But for the most part, they'll tend to, to lick it right up. So you started him on product and then you went through the two weeks, notice that, well, he's not going to have any issues eating it. And so then you purchased the 100 tub. And so [crosstalk 00:05:27] within four weeks, not really much of a change or notice anything too significant, but it was really in the four week or the eight week mark, really two months in.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Yes.

John Dowdy:

Yeah. So, [crosstalk 00:05:40] yeah. So that's [crosstalk 00:05:42] where you really noticed because you didn't have to take breaks during the trim. And then after the trim, he just walks away like no lameness whatsoever.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Yes. Very specially on, he was always basically be okay on pasture as far as on soft ground walking. But when, when he's in the barn and cement. And so that's when we noticed and with my horse, he would, he, he knows where the soft ground is. So as far as leading him from the barn back to pasture, he was, he would he avoid the harder path.

John Dowdy:

Right?

Diane Grahmbusch:

He'll step aside, he's very smart, he'll walk on the edge. He really is. [crosstalk 00:06:24] I mean, I just, it's kind of funny to watch because I didn't at first notice why he did this and then it dawned on me. Because if you put him on the hard ground, the solid path, he would be his, he would be "ouchy".

John Dowdy:

Yup.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Is what he'd be. And this last time, which is, was like you said, the two month mark. He walked on the cement, from the barn to the pasture. Not, not one sign of ouchiness.

John Dowdy:

Wow. That's incredible.

Diane Grahmbusch:

So yes it is. And it's not just his feet because it would be, you know, his hocks and everything else. And he now he will, he's always been a little stiff in the [inaudible 00:07:07] , so they're flat out run. He, he looks into it. So once he wants up, he wouldn't be too bad. Now he's taking off some standing signs and I keep thinking, I'm not sure I want to ride him anymore.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, now. Now you're mainly [crosstalk 00:07:25] riding for uh trail riding, correct?

Diane Grahmbusch:

Yes.

John Dowdy:

Yeah.

Diane Grahmbusch:

And we just pleasure ride. And so he's not, you know, pushed too hard.

John Dowdy:

Sure.

Diane Grahmbusch:

So

John Dowdy:

But now he has a lot of spunk.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Yes. Well, it's not so much spunk, as it is he doesn't hesitate. I don't have to push him. He'll go off immediately. But if you him loose, you know, he, he'll just you know, without anything on. [inaudible 00:07:53] I turned him loose in the arena the other day. There he went, everybody's going look at him, his tails flying. I mean, you would think [inaudible 00:08:01] God you'd think he'd been in a stall all day. And he's not, he'd been on the outside pasture. Right.

John Dowdy:

Yeah.

Diane Grahmbusch:

He just, and he'd never, he wouldn't do that before he might trot away or even a little tanner away. But this is, he flat out run.

John Dowdy:

Now how long has it been since [crosstalk 00:08:16] you've seen him do this?

Diane Grahmbusch:

Well, you know, he, like I said, I seen him run, but not from standing point. There's always more work into it. You know, he'll run [crosstalk 00:08:31] and play. Cause he, you know, he will play with the other horses, but this was flat out state one. It was like a race. Everybody was just cracking up at him because he was just, you know, and I thought, you know, he hasn't done that since I've owned him.

John Dowdy:

Wow.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Really I'd never seen him do it. That's why I said I don't know if I want to ride him. You know?

John Dowdy:

Yeah, yeah.

Diane Grahmbusch:

But uh, you know, and he, he, he's not, he's not much of a ticker and I he's out there when he's playing Cal kicking now. So he's feeling pretty good.

John Dowdy:

Boy he is!

Diane Grahmbusch:

And uh, yeah. So it's more than just his feet as it is. It's his joints, especially up in his hip area.

John Dowdy:

Sure why I think [crosstalk 00:09:17] yes, do tell.

Diane Grahmbusch:

I forgot, I almost forgot his muscle tone. Now he hasn't been I haven't worked him. It's I don't know how far this goes but here in Texas it is been so hot and so humid. So, we haven't done, I haven't done a lot of riding. I go out everyday cause he gets his supplements and stuff, but he, I was getting to where I was thought I've got to start exercising because he's losing muscle tone. But since he's been on this product I was telling everybody I can't believe how his muscles are tightening without me having to work, you know, getting out there and make him work.

John Dowdy:

Sure.

Diane Grahmbusch:

And that is especially like I said, my farrier is into a lot of anatomy and body condition, and he was you know he's getting kind of fat. And he's kind of flabby up here, but it has done so much for his top line.

John Dowdy:

Yeah.

Diane Grahmbusch:

And his hip area. So I'm, it's, it's an all around improvemen [crosstalk 00:10:23] that I see in him in just a short period of well, two and a half months is a short period of time.

John Dowdy:

That is definitely now what was your, and I'm going to get into talking about for those tuning in, for the first time, talking a little bit about the science behind the product and why it helps in so many areas, but. What was your initial reaction when you opened up the tub and you saw that little tiny scoop?

Diane Grahmbusch:

I was, especially when it was just one once a day. I was, I thought that that was great. It's hard to believe that you can get that much impact and just this little bitty scoop. But the directions do tell you to shake it, to shake the container because in shipping and stuff, it will settle.

John Dowdy:

Right.

Diane Grahmbusch:

And it is a powder. It is a, you know, which is a lot of times when, when things are described and they say powder it's actually. Most of the time when I got it, it could be a granular more or something, but this is actually a powder.

John Dowdy:

Yes. [crosstalk 00:11:22] a very fine powder at that.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Yes, yes.

John Dowdy:

So, well, awesome. Well for those tuning in, for the first time, maybe you're going through a similar situation where, you know, you're trying to maybe help your horse fill out at some top line. In this particular case, we're talking about hocks and really poor quality hooves. And so, you know, one of the questions is that we get all the time is how can this one product help and these quite dramatically different compartments of the horse, you know, different areas? Well, what's really unique with the product, the Equinety horse XL it's 100% pure amino acids. There's no fillers, no sugars, no starches, and there's no loading dose. And the amino acids are specifically formulated to target the pituitary gland, and the pituitary gland is the master gland in the body, and that's what releases all the hormones. And the body does this anyways. It's just, especially in senior horses, just like in us, those hormone levels aren't as high as what they once were.

So what we're doing is we're giving the amino acids to the horse, stimulates the pituitary. Then the body releases these hormones. And since it's the horse's body that releases the hormones, it's the horse's body that now sends its own hormones to the problem areas, wherever that might be. So in this particular case, you're dealing with a really poor quality hooves, you know, especially we hear a lot of people that, you know, their horses just can't hold a shoe cause their hooves are so terrible, you know. They're cracked and whatever the case is, and pretty close to the timing and yours two months in, I mean, you've got good solid hooves and not to mention, you know, the joints are feeling great, top line. And so, you know, one of the examples I give all the time is you could have 50 horses with 50 different things going on and giving this one little scoop, which by the way that it comes out to like our slightly rounded teaspoon.

So it's not very much at all. And with 50 different horses, 50 different issues going on, you give them this little scoop. And in essence, it's going to customize to each horse because we're allowing the body to send its own hormones to those problem areas. So that is why it helps in so many areas. So, you know, with a lot of the ads that we run on Facebook, we show before and afters of hooves, before and afters of, you know, weight gain, and shiny coat. And so a lot of people think oh, well it's a weight gain product or it's a hoove product, but it's really not. It's not any of these things. It's, it's an all around kind of a product. And in regards to your, to your horse feeling so good. I also want to emphasize is there's nothing in here that makes a horse hot or jumpy or anything like that. They you're just feeling good. And so a lot of times.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Yeah

John Dowdy:

you know, people think oh

Diane Grahmbusch:

Yeah, that that's, I didn't, I didn't think it was, you know, a drug group made him feel better. I can, you can tell that it's, it's not, it's not, it's not masking a problem.

John Dowdy:

Right.

Diane Grahmbusch:

So, you know, he it's, he it's himself, he's doing it himself and animals are so much smarter than people. They normally won't keep doing something if it hurts.

John Dowdy:

Yeah, that's right.

Diane Grahmbusch:

So,

John Dowdy:

Yeah.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Yeah.

John Dowdy:

Now, so after two and a half months, and you were telling me this before we got on the podcast. With the quality of his hooves prior to using the product, and now you're two months in or two and a half months in, what is the comparison of his hooves compared to all the other horses that are around?

Diane Grahmbusch:

His, his hoof, just, they look like, you know, like I said, he's not, I'm not claiming that this is a miracle cure [crosstalk 00:15:15] and that all of a sudden my horse is going to have great confirmation. [crosstalk 00:15:19] And you know, it's just, it's working with what he has.

John Dowdy:

Yes.

Diane Grahmbusch:

And his feet look so much healthier. As far as they look harder, they look, which is his big problem was very thin and flaky walls. And that was why they had, we had trouble keeping regular shoes on him. Even with, with clamps and stuff, they weren't holding it either. And but his and they're shiny, you know, which is always good to me. I mean,

John Dowdy:

Sure.

Diane Grahmbusch:

And it's not because he's in grass and they are, they're holding together. They're not chipping on me. You know, which chipping fairly normal, you know, especially during this type of season, during the season when it's dry and everything. You're going to get some chips and cracks that but, I've noticed with him because he does have flares used to his flares would crack. And they haven't within this last month.

So the only thing, like I told farrier, I can attribute this to is the supplement because all he, he gets is his hay, grass hay here in Texas, he eats a lot of grass hay. And he does get a, a, a baby scoop of low starch low sugar horse feed. But that is given so that we can put a supplement and so that he will, because he is a picky eater. [crosstalk 00:16:51] And, you know, you mentioned the product, I taste all products that I give my horse. So I have stuck my finger in it and tasted it. And you're right, it is salty. And my horse will not eat salt.

John Dowdy:

Yeah.

Diane Grahmbusch:

I know everybody, you would think he would. Cause that's another thing I just thought of while talking with you is that I've noticed he's drinking more water.

John Dowdy:

Yup.

Diane Grahmbusch:

That he didn't use to drink this much. And I've noticed in that, like you said, it must be because of this. [inaudible 00:17:24] I don't know. [crosstalk 00:17:24]

John Dowdy:

There's not additional. I mean, there's no sodium in there, there's no salt in the product. [crosstalk 00:17:28] It's just the aminos are kind of salty by nature. That's kind of how they taste [crosstalk 00:17:32] anyways. But yeah, I think some of the best descriptions I've received from people over the years to probably sum up what the product is doing is it's giving the body what it needs to help balance the horse from the inside out. With so, they can be a horse, you know? And I don't think I can give any better description cause that's really what it's doing. And, and you said it and I'll say it as well. This is not a miracle product. Although, I will say it has done some pretty miraculous things with [inaudible 00:18:03]

Diane Grahmbusch:

Me too. I just meant it's not going to make him have great pastern.

John Dowdy:

Or turn into a race horse, and he's in the winter circle all the time.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Right, right, right.

John Dowdy:

Awesome! So, well that is great. Well, Diane, if there's anybody that's tuning in to this podcast and they hear this podcast and other than what you've already told them, if they still might be on the fence, is there anything else that you might want to say to them to maybe get them to give it a try?

Diane Grahmbusch:

Well, I, I think that I can't even say that it may not work. I'm just saying it may not make a 100% cure or difference in your horse, but it's in one supplement. You don't have to feed several to have it help almost the entire body. So whatever the problem you're having it is so worth you trying this product. Because I have gone to quite a few and to my vet and, and Stephan, we have not been able to come up with anything that has helped my horse more. And I only have to do the one supplement, which if anybody knows what well, most people giving alotech, cause I have it at one point, you know, he's been on four supplements. And so this is a product that is well worth trying because it may very well will probably help. It may help in areas you didn't even know he had.

John Dowdy:

Yeah that's, that's true. I, I will agree with that so. Well, awesome. Well, Diane Grahmbush, I really appreciate you taking the time to share your story here on the Equinety podcast.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Well thank you for having me.

John Dowdy:

Well you bet, I appreciate it. Bye bye.

Diane Grahmbusch:

Bye


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