Despite the fact that I like supplements, Gus has never been on anything since I got him two years ago. I don’t believe all supplements work, some are definitely hooky, but I think for the right issues the right supplement can help.
Lately I’ve been noticing that Gus has been EXTRA girthy when it has come time to put the saddle on which we all know is a big sign of ulcers. Now, I should probably be the good horse mom and get him officially scoped but that’s expensive and, truthfully, I’d rather spend my money on other things. Especially when ulcers is the most likely of outcome. Between the heavy workload, being in a stall, and all of our traveling and shows, if Gus doesn’t have ulcers, I’d be shocked.
So I will be taking the “Two Scoops for Two Weeks” challenge from Redmond Equine and start Gus on a round of their Daily Gold Stress Relief supplement. Gus loves the Redmond Rocks I get him so I’m hoping he won’t mind the taste of this either.
Daily Gold is supposed to improve digestion, increase energy (do I really need that? probably not…) lead to healthier hooves, and greater endurance. According to their website, it is also supposed to help sooth ulcers for healing.
Hopefully it works! I just wish SmartPak had this so I didn’t have to do baggies. What supplements do you all feed?