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Peanut has had a history of having poor hoof condition since I purchased him as a 4 year old, 5 years ago. This horse has been on a strict 5-6 week trimming schedule (at one point it was every 3-4) weeks to try and combat the continuous flaring and cracking. By the time 5 or 6 weeks rolled around his feet looked completely neglected… talk about frustrating!
In the spring I decided to pull some blood work and a mineral panel. After finding out he was deficient in multiple minerals, Delaneys advised to put Peanut on Mad Barn Mineral- Amino Trace; this would balance the minerals he was lacking. (Just an FYI, the horses were on Hoffman’s free choice mineral prior to this).
Like myself, if your not knowledgeable on how mineral deficiency can significantly affect the body, I highly recommend to educate yourself. It’s one of those things you may think is so minimal, but it can really result in severe negative effects.
Multiple folks told me the only way to resolve the cracking and flaring was to shoe him. This would have been a temporary fix or would band aid the issue I’m sure, but my question was WHY his feet were like this…as there’s always a reason.
As frustrating as this journey has been, here I am 3 months into using Mad Barn Mineral-amino trace supplemented to Peanut faithfully on a daily basis. In the long run I know this has turned into an extremely cheap solution. See below for an incredible transformation in such a short amount of time! (No I’m not a distributor for the company).
I’m hopeful this post can help the next person trouble shoot a long term issue they have had a hard time resolving.
September 2020- 6 weeks post trim
June 2021- approx 2 months on MB mineral
July 2021- approx 3 months on MB mineral
Hello Scott and all at Mad Barn!
Several of us started our horses on Omneity in January and are just starting to see some results. I wanted to show you what their hooves both look like and ask if you have seen this before. One (the first pic) is a 20 year old Rocky Mountain and the other is my 18 year old Icelandic (2nd pic)
The periople on both horses show quite a difference. Would this be like “before and after:? Or is this just a seasonal change? We were curious. I know it doesn’t harm anything but gosh so interesting!
Sherry Gatten & Nancy Drew (yup that’s her real name!)
Here is an update for you.
These are just from my Icelandic as I couldn’t get pics of the Kentucky mountain gelding that I had sent in the original email. Pretty sure the scaly part is just seasonal but we started the minerals in late December/early January. I couldn’t pin-point the exact date.
My Icelandic has thin soles and as you can see slightly under-run heels but has only been barefoot for just over 2 years of his 18 years. I can see some pretty tight growth now coming from the top so that’s excellent!
I think we can see where the minerals were started and the scaly parts are just shedding off.
I trim my horse’s feet and also for some friends who are just starting to feed Mad Barn (Omneity) I’m really excited to see how this will help their hooves. One is a 23 year old Appendix who just cannot maintain a good hoof.
Dagian is a 30 year old Percheron cross and husband horse extraordinaire! The first picture is him upon arrival 9 months ago, he was eating pounds and pounds of grain and not gaining weight. Now he’s getting Omneity, beet pulp, flax, and oil, and he looks like he’s aging in reverse!
Wanting to share my success with my new found knowledge that all started because of the OCTRA Zoom meeting with Scott Cieslar from Mad Barn. After that presentation I contacted a nutritionist from Mad Barn and did plenty of research on my own. Even though I have seen results in Vixen, K2 is the one who has made a massive change in both appearance, temperament, and behavior.
Ty and I got K2 almost two years ago, he was very under weight and had massive separation anxiety. Being that he was an older horse (15) with these behaviors it has been tricky to over come. This year, within the last couple of months, I have taken both K2 and Vixen off commercial grains, feed them a balanced diet that was advised by one of Mad Barns nutritionists and give them Omneity daily.
The pictures and videos are within the first month of getting K2 and then after. The only difference being diet changes.
Thank you Scott and Mad Barn for educating horse people and making such good products that work!
My horse, a 16 yo who just came to me in December….has been dunking his hay since he arrived. My vet had always told me it was a sign of ulcers. So I found your product, Viseral, through a friend of mine who does a lot of equine supplement research. In just 3 weeks he has stopped dunking his hay!!!!!! And I had the best ride ever on him yesterday! Thank you!!!
Master Instructor Trainer, Romana’s Pilates
Author “Pilates for the Dressage Rider”
USDF Bronze Medalist
I just want to thank the mad barn team for providing an outstanding product line and customer service! I’ve tried every kind of supplement and feed available to me in New Brunswick, and none compare to Mad Barn. My 7 year old gelding had a pot belly/hay belly, wasn’t very active and had terrible feet with subclinical low grade laminitis for years. I’ve worked tirelessly to try to get his diet on track and his feet sorted out with no luck- until I found Mad Barn products. I’ve been feeding Amino Trace + for exactly one month, and the results speak for themselves. With no change in feed or exercise, his hay belly is completely gone, he is much more energetic, and he is shedding out wonderfully. He also has had a signature “grumpy face” since he was a yearling, and since starting Amino Trace +, he is alert, curious, and overall a lot friendlier than he’s ever been. I am excited to start my older mare on multiple supplements to help her joints, coat, weight and behavior, as well as start my gelding on Probiotics to help his intermittent diarrhea. Thank you so much for everything you have provided for us!
The condition the w-3 Oil has made my horse is absolutely amazing! I’ve been using it for almost 6 months and the results are awesome. I’ve gotten so many compliments on Silver’s coat quality and condition it’s crazy. I also like how it has a proper source of Vitamin E in it, it really helps as a preventative anti-inflammatory for competition horses (and any horse in my opinion).
My horse had ulcers problems to the point he had a colic because of that, after trying different products I decided to give visceral+ a try, I was really surprise how fast his attitude changed and looks more comfortable, now I keep him on the optimum digestive health and he shows no symptoms, i’m really happy with these products!
My 16 year old high maintenance thoroughbred on W-3. One month ownership/ 7 months. We won a Mad Barn prize pack at a local cross country derby which introduced me to the product. Thankful for the incredibly generous prize that has seriously helped my guy while staying in full time training and competing heavily.
TLC Chatta is a rarity in the Endurance world. In a sport full of Arabians this 14 hand Connemara Pony has a full resume. She has completed over 1000 limited distance miles, over 1000 endurance miles, and hundreds of CTR miles. (More than any other Connemara Pony.) She has even completed a one day 100. Since I have added Mad Barn products to her diet she has completed a 3 day 100 mile CTR, an Endurance 75 (at FITS and tied for 6th out of 22), multiple 50’s and 25’s. She was awarded Best Condition in 3 of the 5 LD’s she stood for. Her coat has never looked so healthy, eats great at rides, and has better recoveries than in the past. The pictures I sent include FITS 75with my crew working on her and one of me riding her; crossing the Saco River at the Pine Tree in Maine, the Moonlight 50 in Vermont with the runners so you have a few to pick from if you decide to use her.
My horse, Chips (AQHA registered name “An Awesome Discovery”) turned 25 in May. He’s been on Mad Barn products ever since I discovered them, about 3 or 4 years ago.
He’s got HYPP and we manage it without medication, by keeping him on a hay-only diet. Mad Barn Omneity gives him what he needs to stay healthy with no grain.
And as a “senior” horse with Cushings we are always watching out to make sure he doesn’t lose weight – the W-3 oil takes care of that and keeps his coat shiny and beautiful.
Both the HYPP and the Cushings make him more susceptible than normal to founder, but because Mad Barn doesn’t use any molasses or sugars I feel confident in giving their products to Chips.
Scott and the folks at Mad Barn are great at customer service, always ready to answer questions and have been more than helpful in recommending the best products for Chips, taking into account his conditions and recommending the best products.
Chips is still going strong under saddle, dancing to music in the arena in the winter and trail riding in the summer – and I have hopes that we will be for many years to come!
Rudy is an “off the track” ex-racehorse who ended up in the US slaughter pipeline. Long story short, I was able to bring him to Canada but he had a long road to recovery. He had a body score of 2, rain rot, thrush and ulcers. With the help of Visceral+ we addressed his ulcers and worked to get his vitamin and mineral deficiencies back to balance with Omneity. I noticed an amazing improvement in his hooves and coat! I continued to feed Omneity in Rudy’s daily diet as I know that he’s getting the correct amount of trace minerals and vitamins. Thank you Mad Barn!
Sunny has been on Omneity for almost 3 years. Before feeding Omneity, Sunny’s hooves would never grow and would crumble- I could never keep shoes on her and she would always be sore. Since she’s been on Omneity, very seldom does she lose a shoe and her feet stay relatively good if she does. Her weight and coat have always looked good on it as well.
I use Performance XL Electrolytes during a competition to keep Sunny on top of her game and stay hydrated during hot summer show days.
When shipping to new places, I like to give Sunny Visceral+ Paste, as she can be a bit of a stress ball when going to new places and I like to keep her stomach settled with it. I usually put Sunny on W-3 Oil during the winter months to keep her extra plump, and it helps if she gets any stiffness from not moving as much during turnout.
Thank you so much, Mad Barn, for always keeping my horses on top of their game!
I love my horse to pieces! He is incredibly loving and patient
I just bought him and had him for 2 weeks when he got a kick to his hock.
We almost lost this beautiful boy.
My vets and trainer are just amazing.
We rallied and sent him to coulee equine rehab
He’s with us today and doing amazing!
He does have mild navicular changes in front feet but he has no symptoms and I am doing my best to keep him that way
He’s been through a lot in the last 3 months
He’s an amazing horse
I cannot believe how blessed we are by him.
Cash has only been with me since May of this year but he has quickly made a place for himself in my heart.
Very green, we ride often and we ride hard.
My hopes are to turn him into a barrel racer, but even if he can’t make, I will be happy to enjoy him around the farm.
Cash is one of the happiest horses I have ever met, and he is quick to share his joy with everyone around him.
Another one of my horses I am truly thankful to have the opportunity to work with.
BamBam has been with me for 5 years.
Together we barrel race, pole bend, trail ride, and just spend quality time together.
Collectively, we have overcome some injuries – proud to say, none we have received together.
Although I like to think i was a good horsewoman previously, Bam has made me an even better one than I was, and I am forever grateful for the lessons she has taught me along the way.
It has not been easy, and we still have a long way to go, but looking back – we have come so far.
We feed Visceral+ daily during competition season. Our horses travel and ride long distances without signs of EGUS. Thanks Mad Barn! Photo: Wendy Webb
Macallan, my 11 year old OTTB, has flourished since putting him on omneity p and optimum probiotic. I get compliments from his team of care providers, from farrier to chiropractor, on how great he looks every time he gets a treatment. Such amazing results helps us improve over the jumps and in the dressage arena.
I bought Shade a couple of years ago after working with her for a friend. They had had a terrible wreck together and both had their confidence shattered. After that incident the two just couldn’t seem to connect. My friend was justifiably afraid of another potential serious injury, and Shade was afraid of well, just about everything.
Sadly a scared horse and a scared rider do not make a good team, and so I was asked to work with her.
I rode and competed her for a year before her owner asked if I’d take her. I was in love by that time, and we were making real progress, so of course I brought her home. We’ve been competing steadily ever since.
Last Winter, Shade kicked her shelter wall and got her hoof caught up in the tin.
When I first saw it, it looked as though someone had taken a machete to her hoof, just below the cornet band! The “slice” went halfway across the front of her hoof from the lateral side and went full thickness, stopping (we discovered later) just short of hitting the white line and lamina. I thought our season was shot. I wish I had pictures, but I don’t bring my phone outside much in the Winter here. (It’s enough just to get chores done, never mind stopping for a pic!)
Anyway, to keep this from going way too long, I put Shade on Mad Barn’s Omniety. I was thinking of making the shift anyway, as I’d been researching the products and found them to be really well made, and Scott to be a brilliant nutritionist. I was looking for full body benefits, but in particular I was looking for something that would help Shade to grow her hoof out as strong and as fast as possible.
On Omniety, she was able to grow her hoof from cornet band to the ground, in about 9 months. Because of this, she was able to continue to train, and we were able to salvage the latter half of our competition season.
My farrier is also brilliant and was able to provide good support for the damaged hoof. She is blown away and how fast and strong Shade’s hoof grew out as well.
We’re getting ready for our first 50 mile ride early next season, and Mad Barn will continue to be a part of her nutrition program. In fact, all of my horses in work are now on Omniety; and my competition horses get Visceral and Performance XL Electrolytes before, during and after all rides to protect their guts and keep them hydrated.
Thank you Scott and Mad Barn for all you’ve done for my horses!