Thank You, 2016 Sponsors!
I first started using Succeed in 2006. I had a young horse at the time who would colic every time we took her to a show or clinic. Very mildly, but she would get uncomfortable, stretch out like she wanted to pee, and generally just act a little painful. After I put her on Succeed she was a different horse. Happy at the shows, her muscling improved and her girthiness disappeared. The company’s owner, John Hall, is a true horseman and has spent countless hours on the phone with me troubleshooting behavioral and performance issues. I recommend Succeed to all of my clients and feel it has truly revolutionized the industry in digestive health and support.
I absolutely swear by my HorseTech products. The new Sportwerks offers the best, most effective absorption of MSM, Hyaluronic Acid, Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Vitamin C. I also love their sugar-free electrolytes which contain potassium, chloride, magnesium, calcium and several trace minerals to help my hard-working horses! I also have all of my competition horses on Gutwerks, their digestive supplement. To top it off, they are by far one of the best companies to work with, with incredible customer service, excellent turnaround time on orders, and they even send free people cookies with every shipment!
FITS is my official clothing sponsor. They offer apparel for all seasons, from their super lightweight summer breeches to cozy, fleece-lined winter weight. For the upper body, they have a wide-variety of options, from beautiful button-down collared shirts (always my choice for my sales videos!) to their new, lightweight show coat to long-underwear for the sub-zero temperatures. I often will wear my light-weight coats out on the town and always get lots of compliments. My favorite part, though, is that everything is MADE IN THE USA!
My partnership with Custom Saddlery marks my first sponsorship obtained for Coltrane. I love that there are so many different seat and sizing options, in addition to the saddles coming in a whole array of colors with different detailing options available. It also helps that you won’t break the bank purchasing one! I think saddle prices have gone out of control so I love that, again, I am supporting a US based company with affordable products!
I just can’t say enough good things about these girths! For YEARS on my big bodied horses I struggled with saddles going forward. Foregirths, shims, no-slip-pads… nothing would work. Check out some of the old photos of Olivier and I showing and you will see what I mean! And then, finally we got smart and realized just because a horse has a more forward girth groove.. the girth can be made to accommodate. There are a ton of different options for saddle pads, shims and girths on their website, I HIGHLY recommend checking it out! Your horse will thank you!
My partnership with BioStar began in 2016. I have been feeding my horses what I refer to as the “hippie diet” for a few years now, all thanks to a lecture I attended given by Biostar’s founder, Tigger Montague, back in 2012. The premise of the diet is that horses are fed whole foods, versus the overprocessed crap being produced by most of the major feed coorperations. If we are feeding ourselves better, why not try to feed our horses better, too? “BioStar US provides Authentic Nutrition to your animals. All of our products are made with whole food, providing the highest quality and best absorption rates. Never included: chemically created nutrients, additives, fillers, binders, flavorings, preservatives, coal tar derivatives or acetate. Soy and wheat free. Non-GMO, and organic. You can feel good about giving BioStar to your animals!” Currently, I am feeding my horses the BioBites and MetaBites, which have almost entirely replaced my horses weekly sugar cube consumption! Before we were going through boxes of sugar a week (what can I say, I have a very reward-able group right now!) but thanks to BioStar they’re now not only getting rewarded, but eating something that’s good for them! And for my fatties (ahem, Dobby and Coltrane) they have the Metabites for horses who really don’t need more calories. Coltrane has also been doing super on the Furnace EQ supplement, which helps with circulation and joint and muscle repair after strenuous workouts. Of course, as with all of the other products I support, BioStar is MADE IN THE USA.