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Sheer Etiquette (Ellie)

CONDITION: Joint Pain
RIDER: Susan Paix's
LOCATION: AUS

In 2011 we started competing at Grand Prix International, unfortunately arthritic changes and stiffness set in for Ellie and we sadly decided to retire. Six months ago I started Ellie on Rose-Hip Vital. The change is unbelievable. 

Ellie is better now than when she was competing. Ellie and I are going back into competition at the ripe age of 20. This is so exciting!

Life is too short to be unhealthy. Thank you Rose-Hip Vital!

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NAME: Zed
AGE: 22
CONDITION: Injury
LOCATION: Highbury, SA
 
"I have had my 22 year old ex school horse Zed for over 2 years now. Many years ago he had a bad incident with some wire and cut across his off hind, leaving quite a big scar. This resulted in over compensation on his left side, causing the odd shoulder problem, balance issues lifting his legs on the left side and some unsoundness in the fore at times. In...READ MORE"

Zed

AGE: 22
CONDITION: Injury
LOCATION: Highbury, SA

"I have noticed improvements in his flexion and length of stride"

I have had my 22 year old ex school horse Zed for over 2 years now. Many years ago he had a bad incident with some wire and cut across his off hind, leaving quite a big scar. This resulted in over compensation on his left side, causing the odd shoulder problem, balance issues lifting his legs on the left side and some unsoundness in the fore at times.


In April of this year (2012), Zed managed to cut deeply right across the top of his front right knee. After daily treatment scrubbing back and adding what was necessary, it took three months for the scab to finally come off. Next was the task of getting him back into light work. Around this time, I started Zed on Rose Hip Vital. As it was difficult to pinpoint cartilage damage without a vet consultation, I have relied on Zed’s capabilities with a strict routine. Also being Winter, which is never a good time for an older horse, I had to be sure of what I was noticing.


There was definitely an improvement by the 6 week mark. It was suggested that he stay on the double dose for an extra month, which I found to be worthwhile and he is now on the maintenance dose. Gradually I have noticed improvements in his flexion and length of stride when he is not being lazy. Bearing in mind too, that even though the open wound was no longer, there was still a degree of swelling and soreness. This past weekend (October 2012), Zed has been more forward and was able to complete a Cross Country course (jump poles only) and games day with no after effects the following day. It has taken 6 months of strict, regular work and daily doses of Rose Hip Vital to have my horse back better than he was before.


I look forward to continuing the use of Rose Hip Vital as a maintenance programme for Zed. Overall, although it has been harder from my point of view to report on his progress as I am with him most days, a change has been noticed by others as well. Anne


A further update to my last report in October. Zed is 22 years old and been on RHV since July 2012. At the time of starting, Zed was still recovering from a gash above his knee from April. There was a period of about 1 1/2 months that he would not eat his bowl feeds, so RHV was stopped. This was during the Spring time when the grass was lush. Since being back on it for the same amount of time, I have noticed improvements in his forwardness and recently, his ability to do regular jumping, both in the paddocks and arena and better than he has before with me. The ground is a lot harder at the moment so more likely that he wouldn’t cope as well, but not a problem. I look forward to continuing RHV at the beginning of Winter this year, as that will certainly be a good test for Zed, being the worst of the seasons.
Regards Anne


This being my third testimonial throughout this past year, the big test for RHV was going to be this Winter, due to the fact that we started late July/August 2012 and heading into Spring. Zed, who will be 23 this year, has always been sluggish during the Winter months that I have had him and his hardest time. Quality of work was harder, but that could be the rider who needs to be on RHV. Originally I could report small improvements but nothing substantial from that time. Although the weather has been unusual and despite a small time over the Summer when Zed wasn’t eating his bowl feeds, he has remained on RHV, 6 days, if not 7 days a week. The difference this Winter for me so far, is the joy I am having getting that quality of work needed to keep his muscles built up and the overall picture is looking great.


I do feel that RHV has helped to keep him more supple during this icy weather in the hills of South Australia.


NAME: Toni
AGE: -
CONDITION: Recovery
LOCATION: AUS


"My mare suffered a very nasty injury after she impaled herself on a star picket. I knew that she needed every support I could give her during the healing process and I put her straight onto Rose-Hip Vital Equine. Initially, as the wound was so great, progress was slow but she remained healthy and in good spirits, despite the daily needling and confinement...READ MORE"

Toni

AGE: -
CONDITION: Recovery
LOCATION: AUS


"Within a couple of weeks she looked the picture of glowing health"

My mare suffered a very nasty injury after she impaled herself on a star picket. I knew that she needed every support I could give her during the healing process and I put her straight onto Rose-Hip Vital Equine. Initially, as the wound was so great, progress was slow but she remained healthy and in good spirits, despite the daily needling and confinement. Within a couple of weeks she looked the picture of glowing health and I know Rose-Hip Vital was boosting her immune system, purifying her blood and facilitating in the reduction of inflammation and promoting overall healing. I am convinced that the rapid and complete healing is largely due to this supplement and I highly recommend it for every horse.


Toni Rose-Hip Vital Equine

NAME: Adam Vellere
Advanced Prix St George Dressage
CONDITION: Performance 
LOCATION: AUS


"Rarity is an 11 year old Warmblood mare, currently competing at Advanced Prix St George Dressage with Adam Vellere. Rarity had a nasty leg injury when she was 7. She got her hind leg stuck in a wire fence. She had many months off and it was a slow recovery. Rarity is also quite a ‘moody mare’, she can be very cranky to ride...READ MORE"

Adam Vellere

Advanced Prix St George Dressage
CONDITION: Performance 
LOCATION: AUS

"Her whole temperament and work ethic has changed"

Rarity is an 11 year old Warmblood mare, currently competing at Advanced Prix St George Dressage with Adam Vellere. Rarity had a nasty leg injury when she was 7. She got her hind leg stuck in a wire fence. She had many months off and it was a slow recovery. Rarity is also quite a ‘moody mare’, she can be very cranky to ride and to handle on the ground.


We have tried many different remedies and products to no avail. I heard about Rose Hip Vital Equine at Equitana, where I had a chat with Justin who gave me some product to try. Within 3 weeks I had really noticed a difference. Rarity has to be stabled at night as she also suffers from the Itch. This results in her hind leg swelling from the old injury, and a snotty nose from the dust. In the 3 weeks she stopped getting the snotty nose and her leg was nowhere near as filled as it used to be.


The longer she has been on Rose Hip Vital Equine, I have noticed that not only has her coat improved and grown back from the Itch, her whole temperament and work ethic has changed. Rarity has gone from a ‘won’t do it’ mare, to a ‘ok let’s do this’ mare. We have been able to take our training up a gear and she feels much more supple and is actually enjoying her work. She is also much much friendlier and her PMT appears to be under control.


Rarity is not on any other supplements other than the Rose-Hip Vital Equine and I can honestly say that I believe it has worked wonders for her. I have also put my up and coming young horse on the product and my 18 year old Grand Prix horse, Moscow, who has just been picked for the National and State Young Rider squad.


I have even started our 15 year old cattle dog on Rose hip Vital Canine. She was having trouble with the stairs and generally a little bit stiff. She is now much happier and running around with the other puppies.


I recommend Rose Hip Vital Equine to all of my clients and agistees. It’s natural, non-swabbable and above all it works!!


Photo credit: Franz Venhaus

 


NAME: Flo
AGE: 3
CONDITION: Injury
LOCATION: Avondale, QLD


"Flo is a 3yo (rising 4yo) Paint filly. She won Hi Point 2yo performance and halter at our local western show club in 2012. In November of that year she kicked over the top of a plain wire fence and landed on it. This was in the middle of the night and she struggled and lacerated her near side, inside of her hock, very badly. Hoodlam alerted me that there was a problem...READ MORE"

Flo

AGE: 3
CONDITION: Injury
LOCATION: Avondale, QLD

"The RHVE helped her with the shock of the injury and kept her eating up well"

Flo is a 3yo (rising 4yo) Paint filly. She won Hi Point 2yo performance and halter at our local western show club in 2012. In November of that year she kicked over the top of a plain wire fence and landed on it. This was in the middle of the night and she struggled and lacerated her near side, inside of her hock, very badly. Hoodlam alerted me that there was a problem by whinnying as close as he could get to my window. I found her in the neighbours paddock as she could not get her leg back over so she went backwards into the neighbours. It was quite horrific. The vet did not want to stitch it so I had to deal with it in all its glory. It was 5 months before it was healed enough to start her back in work. I started her on RHVE straight away, 2 scoops daily until May when she went on to 1 scoop. In the beginning the RHVE helped her with the shock of the injury and kept her eating up well and in the course of the healing, the anti-oxidant and other properties of RHVE must have speeded the process. She had to go through months reducing the proud flesh that developed to cover the wound. Although the wound looked terrible, Flo did not lose condition or look any worse for it. She always looked healthy and shining.


In May she went to her first show since the injury and spite of the rather fresh looking scar, she did very well, placing in the all breeds and winning the Paint class. She is also back under saddle and has won 2 Western Horsemanship classes, the last one being in July.


I think the scar will improve a lot more yet too.


Hoodlam is a thoroughbred gelding, a retired dressage competition horse. He was 26 and a half when I first started putting Rose-Hip Vital Equine in his diet. He was suffering from a foot abscess which occurred during very wet weather. He had suffered with them before. His feet are very flat and during his later life the pedal bones have dropped and rotated making him very prone to laminitis. He has been on RHVE for 18 months. I started him on 2 scoops for about 6 months and reduced to 1 ½ up until the end of last summer and the likelihood of wet weather, when I reduced it to 1 scoop. In this time he hasn’t had any laminitis and has only been sore if his shoes have come off but has always recovered after they have been replaced.


He also did not get a foot abcess in the 2013 Bundaberg floods, standing in wet paddocks for a week, plastered in Zinc and Castor oil cream! He did however, (as did the other horses) suffer from Mud Fever in the ensuing weeks. He was ridden gently at Christmas time 2012, and he was spritely too. I do not ask him too often as he is really animated and tires himself too much. Every year I have with him is a bonus and I am convinced Rose-Hip Vital has been the reason he has done so well in the past year. He is now the best friend of a weanling filly and is very valuable to me in that role. Long live Hoodlam and thank you RHVE!


NAME: Lyle
AGE: 4
CONDITION: Tendon Injury
LOCATION: AUS


"Woodside De Lago AKA Lyle has been with me for just over 3 years now, our journey started in February 2014, Lyle was a 4yo ottb with lots of potential but had lots to work on. Lyle started his eventing career in march 2014 cruising around the newcomers, I knew at that point he was going to be a special horse, we continued our journey together working our way...READ MORE

Lyle

AGE: 4
CONDITION: Tendon Injury
LOCATION: AUS

"I believe Rose-Hip Vital was a large part of his recovery"

Woodside De Lago AKA Lyle has been with me for just over 3 years now, our journey started in February 2014, Lyle was a 4yo ottb with lots of potential but had lots to work on.


Lyle started his eventing career in march 2014 cruising around the newcomers, I knew at that point he was going to be a special horse, we continued our journey together working our way through the grades with a lot of ups and downs. Lyle finally started to mature and show how talented he was.


In February 2016 Lyle competed his first pre novice at the Wallaby Hill Extravaganza, he truly made me feel like the luckiest girl in the world, jumping around like a seasoned pro! It had finally all come together, with big plans for Lyle in 2016 we focused on our next few events, he just kept getting better and better.


Unfortunately leading up to Equestriad I got a phone call on the morning of Friday 15th of April that Lyle had sustained a leg injury overnight in the paddock! Unsure of what was going on I rushed to be with him. Once I arrived we slowly walked him down to the wash bay, it was horrible to see him in such pain he could barely walk. Initially the vets and I thought he had just gotten cellulitis, so we started treating him for that. Including all the normal veterinary treatment, we also put him straight onto Rose-Hip Vital.


Once the swelling started to come down over next 3 days we could see something wasn’t right with his leg, immediately Lyle was taken into the clinic and had an ultrasound, the feeling that you get when you’re looking at the screen and not being able to tell where the tendon begins and ends is gut wrenching.



Images taken from the first scan


The prognosis wasn’t good at all. Lyle had managed to rupture and detach his tendon sheath and tear the extensor and flexor tendons. His future wasn’t looking bright, I had some of the best vets in the country agree his future was not going to be what we wanted, no jumping and they would be surprised if he became 100% sound again under saddle. We were going to do a follow up scan in 3 months and at least 6-12 months recovering in the yard. I was heart-broken.


So we took Lyle home put him in his yard and along with equine shock wave we had Lyle on a high dose of Rose-Hip Vital. 11 weeks after the initial scan we went back in to rescan and we could not have asked for a better result. He may return to light work walk and trot, we were all in utter shock! Not only was I told he may never come back into work or jump again but then to be told 11 weeks later that there is no reason why he shouldn’t be able to event again. It was such a sensational moment!



Before and after images


I believe Rose-Hip Vital was a large part of his recovery and I could not describe how important it is to believe in the strengths of today’s new treatment options. To know that yes it may look like it can all be over in such a short space of time but understand that with the most outstanding new treatment options you must never say never, don’t give up on your best friend because believe me they will surprise you in many ways.


Stay tuned for part 2 of Woodside De Lago’s journey, it definitely does not end there!


Improve your horse's joint health and wellbeing

Reduce inflammation, protect cartilage and boost immunity

Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is a plant-based anti- inflammatory and immune system support for your horse’s joint health and general wellbeing. Made from Rosehips manufactured with patented processes, Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is scientifically proven to reduce inflammation, protect cartilage, improve general health and improve performance.

Patented extraction and drying processes isolate and activate the compound GOPO® which has scientifically proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. GOPO® works by stopping excess white blood cells from gathering around inflamed tissue, thereby helping to break the cycle of inflammation and protect cartilage. Rosehip products that do not contain GOPO® have not been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.