Yes, you may use my note. July of 2012 I bought a 6 year old Mustang mare. I was told that she was broke to ride and was used on trails. I was 69 at the time and recently had gotten back into horses eight years ago. I was approached by a person at the grain store, "I have a horse I would like to sell to you". It was known that I use natural horsemanship and had recently lost my Morgan of 10 years. I wasn't really interested when I heard the mare was a Mustang and I wasn't even looking for a horse.
I ended up doing groundwork with the mare for an hour and told the owner, "she doesn't understand giving to pressure at all". I bought her anyway, think it was the Lord, and brought her home. I had recently learned of a young man who trained horses and at least understood natural horsemanship as he had learned out in Wyoming.
I brought Ben on board. The truth is, this Mustang knew nothing. Most likely had never been ridden, rearing, snorting, etc. With Ben coming out weekly to oversee my training, he was able to ride her fairly soon and we soon discovered she was a diamond in the rough.
In hindsight, nothing that we were told by the owner was true. We found out that someone had "broke" her and no one could really get near her after that. And that she had a "bad" cribbing habit.
Annie is amazing. Now to the Forco.
I'm a nurse. Annie was in good shape weight wise but her hair "stood up." Only way I know how to explain it. And her tail was in terrible condition, dull brown color. Her mane was worse. Exceptionally dry, dull, coarse light brown color. It reminded me of tumbleweed. Her face had hardly any hair on it. Thank goodness her skin was black. She was alert and she moved well.
I immediately searched on line to see what product to start her on for nutrition. I fed her good quality hay and added Hay Stretcher for her "grain". I finally decided to try the Forco.
I received my Forco order only a few days after bringing her home and by that time we noticed she cribbed a little. And, she stopped the cribbing 3-4 weeks after she got here.
Again, since I am a nurse, I searched for information about cribbing. I personally came to the conclusion that this was a digestive disorder and not as I had previously learned, "wind sucking" This made more sense to me. So, it seemed to me that even thought she had been fed, she wasn't digesting and utilizing the nutrients.
Soon, her coat improved and by last winter, she had hair covering 50% of her face. Mane and tail improved so by this past summer her tail looked normal and now her mane has a richness also. Annie was a nondescript bay color when we got her but now she is a rich brown bay color. And finally, her mane is also a rich black and her face is completely covered with hair and a beautiful rich shining color.
Last fall she seemed to be doing well so I hadn't ordered any more Forco. Then we noticed her cribbing again. It started out as just a little. Very, very, gradually, the cribbing increased until it was very noticeable and fairly constant. I should have noticed it earlier but we were in the midst of two different family emergencies.
That is when I returned to the Forco again. Within about 3 days, Annie had decreased her cribbing to an occasional episode daily and within 7-10 days, it became a rare occurrence. Annie is now the sweetest, very well behaved, steadfast, and dependable little girl and she is everyone's favorite who comes to visit. And, yes, she is now my trail horse.
When we bought her, her name was Itchy. My husband and I renamed her Princess Annie Bay. With good training, and Forco on board, she truly is a real Princess Annie Bay with her rich brown color and a nice black mane and tail. I am now reducing her dose to a maintenance dose and will monitor for any reoccurrence of the cribbing.
I can't thank you enough for your product. So many people advised me to use a cribbing collar for Annie. I like my outcome much better. Annie got well from the inside out thanks to Forco and Natural Horsemanship.
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