Let me back up a little and start at the beginning … Besides an Arabian and an Appaloosa, I have two Icelandic mares. One was born in Iceland and was brought to the States and the other one was born here on Orcas Island. The Orcas Island mare has lately been showing signs of laminitis, what looks like soreness in her feet, reluctant to take steps and lying down often. When looking at her hooves, she has faster growth in the toe than she does in the heel as the growth rings clearly indicate. Looking at the bottom of her hooves, her white line has gotten wide.
So the farrier comes on a day she’s looking ouchy again … and he explains that she has laminitis … and I’m quick to say “but how?” … she’s been on local grass hay, no grains, no lawn grazing … she has the most bland diet than any other horse I know.
So, in layman’s terms, she has horsey diabetes … her body is unable to metabolize the sugars in the feed. I had just started taking a supplement that just might do the trick and knew that they also made an equine product. So I ordered StemEquine and began giving it to her daily with two Protandim tablets along with a bit of orchard grass pellets. I went with my intuition on this one … I cannot explain the logic behind it … I just asked and this is the information that I got … to include a higher protein hay product. She has been on StemEquine and Protandim for almost a month now and the farrier has seen marked improvements in her hooves. I have seen how she looks … you can tell that she feels better … besides, she now takes longer strides and is back to being quick on her feet.
I cannot feel what SE2 does in my body … I just know it’s improving me … repairing tissue and organs while it supports the natural release of “master” cells that can transform themselves into healthy new cells … BUT when I get to see how the product improves the way my horse feels … well that just means the world to me … and I’m just over the moon ecstatic that my girl feels good. There was a higher order that led me to this company … and I’m not quite sure my horses didn’t have something to do with it. **wink**
Stay tuned as I post when I know more …