Newest mare (14+H), Harpa frá Skriðu, sire: Galdur frá Sauðárkróki
(8.59 for talent)
Galdur was one of the hottest Icelandic horses EVER ... he could breath some fire! ;-)
Harpa is very strong and energetic like her sire, though she also listens to her rider.
Harpa is both quite young and also quite friendly, though she can really move!
Her foal (Mánadís) by Moli frá Skriðu has arrived. (Moli is viewable
immediately below.) Mánadís has inherited some of her grandsire's fire. She is
quite engertic. Mánadís has also inherited Moli's lift and she can really move!!!
Harpa is now confirmed pregnant by Stefnir for a 2009 foal.
We're expecting a black & white pinto! ;-)
Harpa may be bred to either Stari or Stígandi frá Leysingjastoðum in 2009.
I've been giving Equerry's high quality probiotics to all my horses daily for some time. The
results have been quite pronounced. Horses that are hard to put weight on, blossomed on this
product. This includes both older horses and very active 4-5 year olds. My youngest horses
filled out and have grown more than any other crop that I've yet raised.
I've been able to keep weight on lactating broodmares much more easily when the mares are on these probiotics. And the foals gain significantly more weight quicker when their mothers have been on them for sometime before birth.
The probiotics are encased in wax to help them pass through the very acidic stomach and enter the intestines intact. Probiotics have been attributed with allowing a horse to get between 20% and 25% more out of their existing diet than they would without this digestive aid. Additionally, I haven't experienced any colics with any horses that are on these products. All my horses are lightly grained (lactating broodmares are more heavily grained) twice a day and they are given this "meal" at least once a day. Most get it with each portion of grain. I've practically stopped giving any other supplements as they have a high dose of vitamins also. Though I do still grind flax seed for them daily with a Bunn commercial grade coffee grinder.
I've been using Equerry's probiotic products for almost two years. Initially, I used the "Choice" product and then switched over to the more concentrated "Plus". Both come in a "meal" form.
I highly recommend Equerry's probiotic products. Compared to other supplements, I find them to be reasonably priced. I feel that they more than pay for themselves with the results. I'd have to spend another 30% on hay and grain to come close to the same results, which I do not think is possible with any amount of food. I could make them fatter, but I couldn't make them look this healthy with just food alone. There is a noticeable difference between a fat and a filled out healthy horse. Elja, my oldest horse at eighteen looks as good as any mare that I have that's a half her age, and she acts more like a teenager.
With 17 horses, the cost of the probiotics does not come close to even 20% of my food bill, and I'm going through close to 50lb of Equerry's Plus a month. I was getting two 20lb bags at a time, but I'm now switching to the 50lb tub, then 50lb refill bags.
I haven't found any other supplement that comes close to the results that I'm experiencing with Equerry's probiotic based products. Their 20+ years of experience is well demonstrated with their results based products.
Give "Equerry's Plus" a try. If you are a picky, discerning horse owner that tends to pamper your kids, then I think you'll really like the perceptible results.
Be patient, as you'll still be seeing improvements many months after you start this program. Equerry's probiotic Plus is not like other supplements that you give to your horses and hope for the best. You will actually see the difference. It's especially noticeable in your older horses. It has given my young stallion, Tappi, so much energy that his current & past trainers didn't want to get on him! ;-) As he just had too much energy for his maturity level. 8-) Of course that was giving him two full scoops a day ... so they cut back to 2 half scoops. Now, he's more focused. Big Grin :) And he's still out running everything they put up against him (getting him stronger & faster for Flying Pace).
Give Dean or Burmah Martin a call at: 888-921-2882. They're in Oregon. Tell them
Chris with the fuzzy Icelandics in Texas recommended them. They are really nice folks!
[ My motive for this endorsement is completely for healthier and happier horses! ]
Equerry's web site: http://equerrys.com - Probiotic based Horse Supplements
And be sure to read the "Probiotic Thesis" excepts!
Here's the Scoop on the "Plus" product ...
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