The testimonials below are all genuine, honest words from our customers. We hope you find as much success with our products as these customers did!
Gave her Focus Equine and I truly believe that helped settle her down and make the transition of living in a new place. She now stalls and you can leave her tied in the barn all day if you would want, and she thinks before she acts now.
She’s always going to have some spook to her, but Focus Equine really made her calm down so we could build our relationship.
When I start hauling her again in three months, I’m going to be feeding her Focus Equine. Helps her a lot.
Sorry I took a while to write this! I had talked to Carla about my barrel horse having “Thumps” which is equine hiccups! I thought I was doing everything right! Thumps is usually a calcium,potassium and magnesium deficiency! I never thought he needed magnesium! But, that was exactly what he was lacking! He is absolutely a totally different horse! He no longer has thumps! He is feeling really good! We are running fastest times we have ever run in different arenas! Pulling checks and I am just so happy he’s feeling better! Carla is not only knowledgeable and sweet but she truly cares about your horses well being! She’s not trying to sell you a product she really cares! Everyone keeps asking what I’ve done different and I tell them to contact Carla! Thank you Carla for everything! You and your products are amazing! This is only the beginning! Sal Caruso and PM Handfull of Cash aka “Gambler”Sal Caruso
MagRestore rocks! Why? Because it was part of the protocol that got my EPSM horse back into full work. Long story short – my Irish Sport Horse and I have been eventing partners for over 10 years. In 2014, his body conditioned declined and staying in the canter was impossible for him. He struggled to depart then it was 4 beats. I could only work him for 20 minutes realizing he was so uncomfortable… but he wasn’t lame in the traditional sense (e.g. tendon/ligament/bone). I was considering retiring him…
I contacted Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center for help. Blood work showed elevated CK levels and many blood parameters where out of range. Muscle biopsy EPSM type 2 performed as well as genetic testing (EPSM type 1). Consulted with Dr. Valberg… result = both tests were negative. However, Dr. Valberg has a theory that there is a third type of EPSM that has not yet been identified. The protocol she prescribed was following the EPSM diet: low starch/high fat diet, L-Carnatine, adding Magnesium.
I did my research and found that MagRestore was the most bio-available and the addition of Malic acid is an added bonus for it’s ability to help remove toxins. Lastly, my horse is a picky eater and prefers pellets over powder. A win-win-win all around for him!
Within one month the change in him was astounding. Sounds too good to be true and I would have been suspicious it if I hadn’t seen it myself. My horse could canter again, with impulsion, a clear 3-beat gait. And he was willing to do more; he was happy again. I’ve been feeding him the MagRestore for a year now – AM and PM. He is fit, happy, able to work for 60 minutes easily. I truly believe that the majority of performance horses need additional Magnesium to support muscle function. I now think of “body soreness” very differently and look suggest to other horse owners to consider adding Magnesium (MagRestore) to their horses diet.
Thank you PEN for being a part of bring my horse back to health!
Sincerely – Lora (and Davey the ISH)
Over the past year, I had been having more and more trouble with my mare, Indy – she wouldn’t take my leg, fought the bit (every bit), wouldn’t stand still for mounting, and then often refused to move once I was on. Once she did move, she lunged forward or scrambled (like a car stuck stuck in park) and then didn’t want to just walk. I tried tack changes, outside training, Depo, and trying to ride her down. Nothing was working and she was so tense it felt like it was all she could do not to explode. A simple tack change would completely lock her up and she would stand like a giraffe with her head stuck way up in the air. Even in the stall or out in the field, her muscles were rock hard, and she was practically holding her breath. I could not ride her anymore – she was so frazzled and felt unsafe. I am thankful she is a sweet horse.
After only a few days on MagRestore, she was walking off quietly, snorting happily, and has since turned back into my old horse again. Even if she’s excited about something, she walks off quietly and her movement is free again – all of the “stuck in park” behavior is totally gone. I just went to a large trail event and she was outstanding, and the people who knew the trouble I’d been having couldn’t believe the change.
MagRestore has made a huge impact and I tell everyone about it.
Love the products. Horse did so well at last show he qualified to go to Oklahoma. We are going! Thanks for your great products. They really work.Bettina Klarin
Just wanted to drop a note and say thank you. I’m sorry I don’t remember the names of the two women I spoke with a few months back, they reassured me about the Focus equine. Which I’m super pleased with. I’ve included a link the the video of the CCI* in which Tag and I completed in 29th out of 58. We have our sights set on the CCI** in June at Bromont and hopefully the CCI*** at Fair Hill in October of 2016. Thank you again for such wonderful products as Magrestore and Focus. I know they have helped Tag be at his level best because of them.Erin Pullen
THANK YOU!!! I know for certain that your products helped save ‘Hitch’ and allowed us to become a true team. You helped us when I had no idea where to go or what do to help him. You were able to determine what he needed help his tremors, flinching when I brushed him, and his general ‘grumpiness’. Hitch has been a different horse since starting your products! We’ve now qualified 2 years in a row to the NRCHA World Championship Show. THANK YOU CARLA and Performance Equine.
Paddy was a ROCK STAR this weekend! Hunter flat classes on Saturday with 3rd and 4th place ribbons (not too shabby for being a dressage horse…hahaha) and scores of 63.437 and 64.375 on Sunday in our dressage tests! MagRestore/Focus Equine was the absolute key to the successful weekend! THANK YOU!Heather
So here’s an update on Harmony…I’ve had her back on the Focus Equine steady for about 3 weeks now. No huge change in the first 1.5 weeks but then I started to notice her not holding onto her spook as much and relaxing through her body quicker. Last Sunday she was a little spooky but a lot more malleable through her body. Managed to get into her more with the ride and ask for more with the lateral work. Last Monday, we had a lesson and she was absolutely flawless. Complete night and day difference from the nightmare she was the week before where we needed to throw a running martingale on her to help me out because she was pulling and spooking and just being miserable. Following last Monday, she ended up having 4 days off so when I went to ride her yesterday I was expecting a spooking rodeo – especially at the back door where she ALWAYS spooks…even after being worked for an hour. Well, yesterday she didn’t put a foot wrong. I was on and off in about a half hour and she was quiet and had her head down and was trotting around like a fancy quiet hunter horse. Even the trainer commented on how fancy she looked. Today I was curious if we would get 2 good days in a row (usually rare because we never know what version of Harmony is going to come out of the stall). Any ways, today she went in the arena and started out nice and quiet. Even my friend was watching and she actually ordered some product from you for her horse and her statement today, and I quote “Wow, Harmony usually has about 10 explosions by now”.
Needless to say, I think we have a winner. The Focus Equine has not taken the spook 100% away but it has definitely made it much more manageable. Like she will look at the object and I’m able to get her attention back much easier and have her settle. Also, if she does spook, she doesn’t hold a grudge about it and lets it go and settles much faster. This past week has been awesome so hopefully this is a continuing trend in the weeks/months to come! I currently have her on just shy of a scoop/day divided between 2 feedings. I’ll probably experiment down the road and she if she can go on less.
I just wanted to let you know and feel free to use any of what I write as a testimony 🙂Jennifer W.
Thank you for your help with “Cheese” Because “Cheese” is such a good boy and incredibly broke the changes were subtle. Before your help and advise Cheese was stiff and would fall out of lead in his large fast circles and miss his speed control. He also stocked up in his stall. Since he has been on his “Special Mix” of joint supplements with extra HA and MSM and added Magnesium he is is softer to ride and stays in lead, nails his speed control and is no longer stocking up in his stall. You can sure tell if he has missed getting his supplement, he became tight in the back and stocks up in his stall!
Thank you for your help with “Wrangler”. Before MagRestore and Focus he would grab the bit and take off for no reason towards the end of his ride. Since we put him on the Mag Restore and Focus he is no longer cramping up and taking off and he has a much more trainable mind.
Thank you for your help with my husband and getting him on Magnesium. Since we added Magnesium to his supplements he too has a much more trainable attitude (kidding)! Seriously since getting the Jigsaw Mag it has really assisted helping him breath along with the COPD meds he takes. He is able to recovery faster after activity and sleeps way sounder. He no longer wakes up and needs his inhaler. In fact, he only uses his inhaler on occasion now.
Most Important Thank you!!! for being an incredible friend!
“If God brings me to it he will bring be through it” -Sheree Yohey
Courtney Yohey & Imasmartlittlecheese (AKA Cheese)
However, this spring her tension increased considerably. Val’s CIF aka “Constant Internal Fire” was burning out of her control. We had decreased her grain to a handful. I had put her on ulcer meds in case that was causing it. I know that the green grass has loads of sugar but I just knew instinctively it was something else. She never got stupid or spooky like a sugar high. Nor was she acting hormonal stupid. (There has got be some advantage to having decades of experience along with the decades of age that go along with it —lol.)
So after a particularly “forward and tense” ride (Trainer rode and I watched) both trainer and I came to the conclusion that this wasn’t normal or fair for Val. All she did on that ride was walk and trot. The ride was 20 minutes and Val never relaxed at all. She was sweating profusely and it did not match the work done. The trainer was always calm and never forced anything. I could see it in Val’s eyes that she didn’t want to be like that way but she couldn’t physically help the tension or “forwardness”. It wasn’t mental other than the stress of what her body insisted she do. I also didn’t get the sense that it was a “traditional” pain issue.
After that “ride” the trainer and I had agreed that Val was not going to be worked until we had a solution. We were not going to do anything to damage her very special sweet nature or her body.
The trainer recommend we try Regumate because it does help some mares with tension. I said of course I would do that but —- I had been doing extensive research and that I had read many, many anecdotal recounts about a supplement called MagRestore for a magnesium deficiency. Val’s “symptoms” matched many of the symptoms associated with a magnesium deficiency. One of the most interesting things I learned was that calcium depletes magnesium in the body. So it made sense that the CALCIUM rich spring grass was causing a real problem and why it got so bad this spring. Also all horses’ burn magnesium at different levels and horses like Val will burn through it at a greater rate. So I told my trainer that was going be the first thing we tried.
Although we were not working her I started doing in hand with her. Walk, halt some leg yields etc. Whatever she could do comfortably. I did this so I had some kind of “compass” of how she was feeling physically and emotionally. It also gave us something we could do together where focus without physical exertion was the goal.
When we started doing the work in hand (before MagRestore) Val could not comfortably do a leg yield. I would ask her to cross over and tap her gently with the whip and her reaction was to lean into the whip. Not move away. I have never had a horse do that before. So work in hand was walk, halts and large circles. All mixed in with lots of love and treats of course.
Val was on a loading dose of MagRestore for 4 days before I gently asked again for a leg yield in hand. I knew that she was much less tense so I wanted to see how she was feeling. She did it without any hesitation at all. No big deal. Needless to say I was thrilled.
Val was on 10 days of the MagRestore when I got on her for the first time. She was a different horse. I had done the in hand work first and she was happy, stretching across her topline and supple. When I got on her back she did the same thing. Very happy to stay stretched with an open throatlatch.
I asked the trainer to ride her a few days later. I wanted to watch and get her feedback. She could not have been more pleased and happy. Val’s new “happy place” to work is stretched across her topline with an open throatlatch. She kept a steady rhythm and just moved beautifully along. The only time she would “lift her shoulders” was a slight lift for a re-balancing of herself. Not the dramatic Spanish Walk lift she would exhibit before.
It has been 5 weeks and she continues to be this new “Happy Val” and of course I am over the moon
Thank you again for this “High Anxiety” thread.
Thank you so much, Carla! You have no idea how low my confidence had been lately with my horse. Sheriff has very studly behavior. I used to have to lounge him before every ride just to make sure he had his kinks out (although I have never fallen off of him, he has been known to randomly go on a bucking spree once in a while), and never in a million years would I ride by myself! Within a week, my confidence has soared, and I have gotten on him without any lounging without any problems whatsoever. I wish I would have tried this before spending so much money on other well-known calm remedies. I will definitely be continuing to purchase this miracle stuff 🙂 THANK YOU!!!!
Exclusively Shergar aka Pete is a 10 year old TB gelding. He has never been raced and has always been a barrel horse. We bought him because he was “supposed” to be so gentle a kid could ride him slow and then an adult could do 2D times on him. He was “supposed” to stand tied for hours and be able to walk under him, stand on his back etc. Well when we got him home the first thing he did was run away. Then the rearing, striking when lead and bucking started. He would literally go down on his knees when saddled, then wander around the arena and if you tried to get him to do anything he would rear or crow hop. Then he started pulling back when tied to the point of throwing himself and passing out. He was getting so dangerous we considered putting him down. He went to a trainer last year and this year for 45 days. This last time she said he was “not right in the head” and that he was not to be trusted “as he would panic and forget there were humans around him.” She had him adjusted and so had I several times, put him on smartpak Calm and Cool which helped slightly. Right before he came home I remembered a video about a horse on focus on YouTube. Took the Magnesium Deficiency test and thought “my god that’s my horse” and ordered MagRestore and gave 2 days 2 scoops in a.m. only and he is now safe, sane, eager to please. 2 days home on a trail ride at dusk he was so slow we had to wait up for him! Passed Harleys, a car pulling a boat, other horses at dusk NO PROBLEM! I gave him a bath (usually freaked out), cleaned his sheath (last yr. he was sedated and still kicked vet) wormed him (it usually takes 2 people and a struggle) and NO PROBLEM. My daughter is ready to try barrels on him again. Thank you soooo much for this product. Ordered the big bucket and am starting her other barrel horse (blowing barrels) and my 2 very hot Paso Finos on it. Gave my 20 year old Paso 2 scoops one morning just to see and that night he rode like a dream for the first time in months. Alone and flat footed walk yes! can’t say enough about this video coming soon!!Jackie Smith
These great horses were using Focus Equine and MagRestore keeping them mentally and physically balanced to compete at a high level of performance.
The second major change in my horse is his focus and confidence. I have a more confident partner approaching fences, and when learning new things on the flat. He is able to work for longer periods of time, and gets better and calmer as we progress, not hotter. He doesn’t get quite as defensive, if that makes sense, when he thinks he gave me an incorrect answer. He is easy to refocus, and stoic about potentially “scary” situations. He has always been pretty stoic, but not always so easy-going. He just seems more relaxed. Amy E.
Enormous Thanks! 🙂 Gail
My Andalusian ‘Reyna’ is so much better because of it. The attacking other horses and getting attached to other horses is way better. Now I just have to remind her ‘we don’t do that’.
I have down loaded the info for another lady on the team who owns the Thoroughbred that Reyna gets attached to because she is out of control especially from the ground. She rescued this horse and the horse loves her but has NO respect and Cathrine needs to learn how to do that. But, if she put her on this and got her off the grain it would be so much better and maybe mixed hay not alfalfa. AND FOCUS too.
So hopefully I can be convincing enough to get her to order this and feed properly and she will be safe.
I love you guys, THANKS with all my heart. Lyn Spees
The other thing I have noticed is that he has had virtually NO headshaking since about a week after starting the MagRestore (he is a photic headshaker). Typically it’s pretty bad by now. He was shaking before starting the MagRestore but now it is almost 100% gone (knock on wood!). It is also usually worse with work, but I have been working him w/t/c on the lunge and he has had absolutely no issues 🙂 The only thing that has changed is the MagRestore so I am assuming it is helping!
We took a video of him a few days ago being calm on the lunge with no headshaking. Hopefully we’ll get it put together soon so you can check it out 🙂 It’s very exciting for me!
I cannot tell you how glad I am to have found this product and to have your help! I feel like I have my horse back 🙂 Krista
“Carla I wanted to let you know how great the Magnesium is working on my horses. My Oldenburg mare has been soooo flinchey even with a light touch. After almost a month when I run my hand on her neck, shoulders, back and EVEN her belly she is not flinching!!! Wow. My TB gelding used to pin his ears in his stall when I got near him to touch him. But not yesterday! He was not nearly as defensive. I think it surprised him that he didn’t have to be on the defensive. It’s a huge change in both of them. Thank you so much for this incredible product!!!!”
I wanted to send a quick note over to thank you for your help. I have a 15 year old PSG/I1 dressage horse that I was having some trouble with. On turnout, he was a mess. He would pace, panic, run, and would dig a trench so deep along the fence line we continually had to repair and refill the dirt. It got so bad I was at the point of looking to get some type of pasture companion just for him. (There are other horses turned out next to him, but they do not share a fence line). I was skeptical when I put him on the MagRESTORE, because the last thing I wanted to do was to have him on “another supplement”. So unless I could see a noticeable difference within the 10 days I was going to pass. Day 6 of him being on the MagRESTORE, I turned him out in the pasture he gets the most upset in. I watched him pretty much all day and he did not run, pace, panic, not once. I was amazed..I kept waiting for him to start. One of my other horses would come up screaming to him at his fence line running and bucking and my 15 year old would respond back and then would go about eating grass. I am still in shock at how much this supplement has helped him. Thanks again! Nicki
Ward Heid ~ Western Legacy Sales, LLC, Iconoclast Ward Heid
This mare is the sweetest, most forgiving horse I have ever trained. She placed forth in the NRHA Limited Non Pro reining futurity at the Quarter Horse Congress in 2008. However, as she matured, she started acting extremely spooky, was practically impossible to show and even tried to buck me off once in the warm up pen. It was like someone had taken my best horse and left me with one that was crazy.
Princess was always sore, all over – all the time.
There was a point when she was receiving weekly visits from the chiropractor, but they weren’t helping. She also received vet checks for her hocks and knees and they found nothing wrong. I was at my wits end.
I knew something was hurting her but I couldn’t figure out what it was. She wouldn’t depart into her leads softly, she didn’t want to go slow, the faster we went, the fast she wanted to go and the problem progressed.
This spring training began with hours of slow, methodical work. Princess was still stiff all over and wouldn’t quit chewing the bit, no matter how patient I tried to be or what I used in her mouth.
When I saw the ad for Focus Equine and Magnesium supplements, I was certain it was just another dead end but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to call and find out about the products.
Within five days, I started to notice a difference in my mare! By the end of the second week, my sweet little horse was almost back to normal. She was fun to ride again. I am quite confident that I have finally figured out the solution to my mare’s problems and I have high expectations for the upcoming season.
Thanks Performance Equine! I owe you big time!
Maple Grove Performance Quarter Horses
Hi! Look in your Reiner at 2010 top 10 Nov Non-Pro L2. Who Whiz Perfect aka Princess did a great job for me this year thanks to your help with Focus Equine and Magnesium. She was top ten at the QH Congress. Her NRHA earnings are over $10,000.00 and she still has one more year of derby eligibility. I am so grateful for your help.
Thanks so much! Rick Brown
Thank you so much for sending me Performance Equine’s MSM with Aloe Vera. I put it to the test. I have been giving liquid Aloe Vera in Lucky’s feed for 6 about months, he is a perfect candidate for ulcers and this seems to be helping him eat his feed. After one of our many phone conversations I started him on MSM with Aloe Vera, after 2 days he was eating all his feed at once and wanting more. I let him run out to see if I saw a difference. WOW did he talk to me, within 2 days he walked away from his morning feeding, continuing to eat his hay, grass and acting hungry. That evening he whinnied and was acting really hungry, took about two bites and walked away. I went into the house and got some Ranitidine, gave it to him and 30 minutes later he was trying to eat his feed. At that point I knew it was his ulcers.
WOW what a product. I immediately ordered another bag, you had to it me in 2 days and within 2 feedings he was right back on his feed. He is knocking the bottom out of his bucket and wanting more. AWESOME product I will never run out again. I can’t thank you enough for all the time you have spent with me on the phone, all of Performance Equine products are great and they work.
Thanks again! Sheryl Boyd and Lucky
Letting you know that our horse ran on turf track, Laurel Md. today. Horse ran strong and all was great from the owner-trainer-jockey-steward-vet standpoint. Horse named Broque, TB, ran 5.5 furlongs finished 7 of 10. 26K stakes race. Although he was not in front of the pack, Broque ran very strong starting on the outside and being cut off as he moved through the pack and jockey had to pull up to keep from interfering with another horse. The thing that is most interesting about this outing is it was the first time this horse was able to run without rupturing his fetlocks thanks to the use of our Iconoclast boot. The horse finished strong and confident without injury and returned to the barn in very good condition. He will be returning to the track soon as schedule allows and the owner Brad Garber is very impressed and excited to run his horse again. Mr. Garber was instrumental in getting the Iconoclast accepted by race commissioners and track personnel. We look forward to a bright future in the racing industry. Hope you enjoy this news, I sure did. Ward
Magnesium is a great mineral for humans too, I recently started taking Magnesium and it helps reduce muscle tension. I can’t wait to try it on my other horses. Warm Regards! Sonya Hopkins
I’ll keep you posted. Kathy
I am sending you this letter to let you know of the amazing results we had with an 8 year old Arabian Gelding that had exhibited mild symptoms of being “cold backed.” I have had the horse since he was 1; I started him and have been the only trainer to work with him so I am confident with the building blocks that were put in place. The horse had from the start exhibited very minor saddling and mounting issues. After a serious tendon injury last year he was demonstrating much more violent reactions to the saddle. He was in rehab for over 6 months for the tendon and came back sound. We eased him back slowly and noticed that the symptoms had returned but NOT at the same mild level they had always been. After my conversation with you regarding Magnesium deficiency, I decided to go ahead with the treatment supplement you recommended. After 10 days on the feed and a few baths with the salts, I saddled him and rode him for the first time in 10 months from the injury last year. He showed no signs of apprehension with the saddle or the mounting. I rode him and he picked up where he was a few years ago. I was surprised that such an easy fix could be so quick and apparent.
I use most of your products including the Flex Joint, MSM, and Focus Equine. You have been an invaluable resource in trouble shooting issues with horses. I highly recommend all of your products.
Sincerely, Dee Dee Kramer ~ Kramer Training
I raced the one mare that was the worst about going in the arena 4 times this past weekend (which is rare) and on the 4th day which would have been the worst, she went in again without my husband having to lead her in. I tell everyone about the product. When I get back to Oregon, people who know this mare will be amazed too!!
Thank you, Rosanne Strobel
As for the Focus…it’s the best!! It really helped my mare stay on task and happy.
Most of all, my gelding’s performance was the best in years. Willie is one of horses where you never really know what is going to set him off. (but you gotta love him) Focus made him keep his brave hat on and concentrate on the job he had to do. With his attitude change, it gave me more confidence to push him harder and faster through the races. It really made a difference and I’d never race without it.
I love the ICONOCLAST boots! They fit so well. I had to ride through different types of terrain, water hazards, jumps and much, much more. My horses legs were protected and had great support. They never came up the least bit sore-this is a great product. Most important is you Carla. You gave me so much support and knowledge of caring for my horses while racing and traveling. I used all the great tips and they were awesome. With a tear in my eye and love in my heart THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING!!!!! REMEMBER YOU HELPED MAKE MY WISH COME TRUE.
Sincerely, Pam Salin, Trixie and Willie
OTTB: Trey is 8 yrs old and has had chronic sinusitis since he was 3 yrs old. He has been scoped and sinuses drilled for exam and there was lots of inflammation and at that time diagnosed with “Chronic Sinusitis”. The up keep to maintain this has been very expensive and never 100%. We were looking at getting his sinuses flushed and the vet explained that this would help for a while. 4 weeks prior to appointment to drill and flush the sinuses we took him off of everything, Platinum Performance Allergy formula, etc,etc. All herbal remedies did not work either. At the time of taking away all supplements, Carla suggested we put him on straight doses of MSM twice per day. Within 7 days everything started to clear up. When he would work he would get some discharge. When the vet showed up to do the procedure he was completely clear and when he did his skull X-Ray there was no “Fluid Line” in his skull. This showed that the MSM took all inflammation away and there was nothing building up inside anymore. His sinus cavities have been clear since. The vet did not want to drill his sinuses because he said there is “No Need” he is doing great on the MSM treatment. I keep him on 2 scoops of MSM per day 1 in the a.m. and 1 in the p.m. He feels better all the way around, much happier, no headaches and no drainage. He is now a pleasure to ride and has tons of energy. D. Bond and Trey
I just wanted to share my personal experience with your Show & Go supplement. I have been using this on my horses for many years and have always loved it. But until recently, I didn’t realize how much better this product is than anything else on the market.
On Feb. 20, 2009 I rescued a severely underweight 30 year old pregnant TB mare. She was immediately started on 2 scoops of Show & Go and Alfalfa. I have included pictures of her upon arrival on Feb 20 and her most recent picture on May 18, 2009. The pictures will speak for themselves. Thank you very much for a wonderful product.
Sincerely, Colleen Henderson~ A very faithful user
Thanks for your personal interest in me & Best. I feel like we’re old friends. Karen
I was told that my personal horse had walked up the barn unusually quiet and at the end of the lead rope instead of pulling her to the cross ties. It was one of the horses I had put on Focus Equine. This horse, for years, was one that only I could ride with out problems. She now has gone on to letting others ride her and is being used as a School Master to teach others the skill of Dressage. Most of my horses in training are now on Focus Equine to help them to be able to do the rigors of intense Dressage Training and showing.
Sincerely, Darren Taplin
He no longer quivers as before and will run circles around me when I go into his pasture. He is saying look at me I am free, and I am happy! And when I stop walking he comes to me, not only in the round pen or stall but even in the pasture. It is though every bit of the old memories and fear are completely gone. I don’t think he ever thought he could be this happy. So You and Focus Equine have saved another Life! You were our missing link in communication before Carla. As I mentioned before you are the, “INTERPRETER” Thank-you just does not seem to be enough. So we are keeping you in our Prayers and sending you many many Blessings : ) Joey & Colton
I am so happy for my little horse. He will now hopefully have a chance to get back to work. I rode him for the first time being on Focus Equine today and he was able to walk, trot and canter in a far more civilized manner. Able to go near things on the rail that have worried him big time in the past. A couple of little moments of fear but then it is as if he thinks about it and decides it is not worth that much worry.
I still have him on the full dose and think I will for the full seven days. Then I will try and go every other day. Do you see the same progress usually when you go to every other day?? I’ll keep you posted on how he does. Thanks again!!!!! Patty Lamson
I just wanted to let you know that I tried your trial size of Focus equine on my very nervous and sensitive 4 year old Arabian mare. There was a big difference in her tension level and focus within a couple of days. She went on her first over night camping trip and settled in unbelievably well. She is not as hypersensitive and reactive on your supplement and it has allowed her to be more comfortable in her surroundings, even her stall at home. She is much more settled and not constantly “looking” for something to be afraid of. Thank you very much, I have ordered the 30 serving size – I think she will be a happier horse now, more at peace. Carolyn Beckstrom
I can not thank you enough for all you have done, for being genuinely concerned about our “big boy” and above all for making this wonderful product. Very rarely do you find someone who takes as much interest in your horse’s well being as I have found in you and your business. My wish for you is continued success with this amazing product. Barb Beuermann
Too much money and time invested. I want to ride her, must be crazy.
6/10/09 She has stopped pawing at the gate and she is not as aggressive for her food. She was getting so bad I thought I was going to have to get a crop to protect myself from her. She would rush you at the gate and now she just goes over to her bucket and stands there! This is all without any training or discipline. I will start her slowly on a lunge line this weekend if that goes well, I’m putting my sister on her. She’s younger than me and we’ll go from there. Everything looks real good! Maybe your ad popping up on my computer under AQHA was a gift from God!!!!!!
Thank You, Barbara Kiernan
Chewy showed at 7 shows and was circuit champion in either junior trail or amateur trail or both, at 6 shows, winning a buckle, several blankets, halters and a saddle bag. He got 17 points in jr trail, missing qualifying by one point, earned 15 points in amateur trail and 5 points in amateur or junior western pleasure. I don’t show him pleasure enough, but he’s an incredible, slow legged, great hocked mover. Points were hard to come by, as amateur trail usually had 5 or less, while the select trail was always around 20 horses strong. We’re already well on our way to qualifying for next year in both jr and amateur trail. Since he’s grown and filled out so much, performance halter is next. And we’ll finish up his lead change during the off season, with Nancy Alto Renfro.
I don’t keep him on Focus, except just prior and during shows, so I will need more very soon. Monique Borruso
12-08 ~The supplement worked wonderfully. I put my mare on it and didn’t tell my trainer and she even mentioned a difference in my mare even though she didn’t know she was on the calming product. I definitely am going to order more in the future. Thanks so much!!!! Sarah
My name is Traci Pratt from Axtell, TX and I just had to email you and tell you “Thank you” so much for Focus Equine! It really brought my mare back to me. It made her more trainable and helped her to really focus on her strenuous/exciting job of Barrel Racing. After just one week on Focus Equine, this mare was “settled” and it DID NOT slow her down! She continues to run 1D times. What it did do to her is that it helped her to be okay with being corrected at high speeds. Before, I could ask her to move over and she ignored me and she was not just a “cheater”, she just couldn’t concentrate or react quick enough while at a dead run. Well, Focus quine changed that. I have a video that I would like to share with you! There were times when she would come too close to a barrel and I would attempt to pick her shoulder up, but would not get a response. On Focus Equine, when I picked her up….she responded immediately!!! It is an awesome product and has changed what would be “no times” into CHECKS! Thank you Performance Equine!!! I will highly recommend this product!!
Happy trails and God Bless,Traci Pratt
Arab Nationals Working Cow Horse Champion 2008
I just wanted to let you know that 3 horses at the barn are now on FOCUS (including mine) and the results are very noticeable. My horse is now much calmer, he sometimes still reacts to “scary” things but his reaction is A LOT less explosive than before. The lack of forwardness is now a solved problem too, I don’t even need to use spurs anymore! Thanks to this wonderful product. ~ Regards, Manon
Sonia was so traumatized that all she focused on was trying to escape her stall. She was literally climbing the walls. She was extremely herd bound and during one of her fits, we heard a crash. We found Sonia, standing in the middle of her paddock with her lower mouth hanging having been torn off to one side. She had just ripped her whole lower 70% lip off.
Dr. Timothy Galusha assessed the situation and began to stitch. She dreaded us when we came into her paddock to give her a shot of antibiotic. Although Sonia had healed from her injury to her face she had not entirely healed mentally. I painfully watched her block us out. She was still traumatized from being torn away from her family and having suffered such a horrific injury. Her eyes were so distant and sad all the time. It was like she was in her own secure world and never let anybody in. Training her was virtually hopeless as you were constantly asking her to refocus. My mom finally had enough and went on a mission to find a supplement to help Sonia- anything from moody mare to a calming vitamin. One night she discovered Equine Focus by Performance Equine. She read all the great reviews and so we tried it. She changed from this traumatized extremely spacey horse to a re-focused, ready to please equine. While on Focus we were able to bathe her twice! She’d never been bathed in her twelve years of her life. She no longer pushes through her stall door and we no longer have to use a crop to keep her at distance.
She now finally respects her place as an equine and has finally accepted that we are not here to hurt her.
She was shown for the first time in her life at age thirteen at Region 16 Arabian horse show May 9-12 /09 and brought home third and fourth place. Thank you Performance Equine for this wonderful product.
I have decided that when it’s time to show my Arabians, I will put them on Focus. It is expensive but the results are amazing. While I spend so much money on the shows, I want my horses to perform well and with no doubt on Focus they are performing better. Thank you Carla for a wonderful amazing product that truly works. Sincerely Fran Bonenfant
I was at the point where I almost gave this great horse away and this is a horse I have raised from the day she was born. I am very happy with the product and also being able to chat with you on the phone really helped.
Thanks again. Shannon Clay & Grace
Just wanted to let you know my mare went in the alley like a queen again!!! She ran a awesome pattern and was a lil over a half a second behind two Pro people!!! I cant thank you enough for making this product!!! It has truly made a enormous difference!!!! I am so proud of how she ran. She gave me her whole heart! But I honestly believe I couldn’t have done it without your product. She is so relaxed and smooth again. She wants to run now instead of fighting to get it over with!!!
She went in again with no problem!!! She ran a 16.2! Her fastest time in this arena so far! R.Presley- Whitehouse,Tx
I started eliminating anxiety and soreness with nutrition and went to work formulating products that addressed her needs physically and mentally. As soon as I started her on Focus Equine, it was a total transformation. She rested in her stall at night. She was confident and relaxed in the show pen. Now, my warm ups consist of 15-20 minutes and I go show her. The amount of wear and tear that Focus Equine saves my horse and I is immeasurable. She has a relaxed attitude about being shown and she puts her head down, stays in the bridle and goes right to work. I’m a better pilot and showman because I can focus on my riding now that I can relax and let her do HER job. She’s soft in the bridle, honest and forthright in her work with plenty of snap and spark when I ask for it. She comes back softly in her small slow circles and steps it up for the large fast. No spook, no worry, no drama! I won’t show her without Focus Equine. I have learned a lot from this little diva and she’s the reason Performance Equine and Focus Equine exists. It’s been a long journey but you are staying with me forever! Thanks, Holly
I started giving it to Angel (Monday) 4 days prior to my lesson and she was soooo much more settled than she was at her last lesson.
The following Saturday did a training ride with a group of 5 riders. It was pouring down rain and the wind was really wild. I had second thoughts on even loading her up to go. We hung around till the rain passed and headed off. She was jiggy but totally under control. Normally she would have been totally off her face and I would be hanging on to her to keep control. We headed into the plantation where she normally would have been quite spooky. She spooked a few times but they weren’t nearly as severe as they normally would be. We did lots of hill work and we trotted and cantered most of the way with a couple of gallops. Normally Angel would be out of control in a group situation with speed. She’d wind herself up, get progressively faster and if I ask her to slow down she would end up blocking me, bracing in her neck-Not slowing down. Saturday she was totally different! She was still goey but more relaxed under me and listening. I could actually drop the reins instead of being on her head the whole time as she kept her pace. If I asked her to slow, she did without fighting her face. A couple of times, one of the others galloped by us out in front and I asked her to slow and she did. Normally she would run off blocking me to chase the horse out in front.
It was the first fast ride in a group that she was under control that I can remember in a long time. All I can say is that the proof is there -it definitely works. She was still excited but was under control at all times and I didn’t fight with her once and she was 90% better with her spooking.
She was also better with her heat this time. I rode with a gelding that caused Angel to come into season quite badly. Surprisingly, I still had her focusing on what I was asking her to do. Normally, when she is in season I’ll leave her at home. I don’t bother riding her as she is totally loopy and we end up fighting every minute I ride her, so that was amazing as well. Tammy Miller~ Tasmania, Australia
This is a wonderful product. One of my horses can be very fractious. To the point where he had a major melt down this spring, kicked me and broke my leg. I am just, within the last two weeks getting back into riding. Needless to say I have not been able to “prove” this supplement in all the situations that I hope to due to my recovery process. I have used the supplement with Avy. Here at home what I’ve observed is a more quiet and settled demeanor. He is extremely mouthy, not viciously just a goof. He would literally follow me out to pasture making slurpy noises trying to lick me, but it would often progress to a nip and he would try to push me with his nose. When riding he would spook at heaven only knows what! I am a firm believer in boundaries. I’m not a play toy! Nothing worked with him. After being on the Focus, he receives 1 scoop every 3 days, he walks along beside me quietly. If he tries to push all I have to do is give a firm “NO”. He ground ties in the barn isle to be groomed head down and forward and not on high alert. I will keep you posted. I do not consider this product to be a cure all, other work is needed but so far it is a HUGE help. I highly recommend it. Ann Cummings Level II Centered Riding Instructor.
Just an update on Blue. I am believing that the Focus is allowing exactly what you mentioned below to happen. Blue is quieter and much more receptive to a new trainer with new ideas! She is doing the bending at the walk and teaching him to relax and break at the poll so as not to pull ever! She is very firm in this request, but gentle. I practiced this with him last night and he did great. We are taking it very slow and using the walk and sitting trot right now, but will go to the posting trot and canter when he is ready. All this seems a lot of work for a horse that is 16 and has been with me for 4 years already and come a LONG way since the track, but he is worth it! Charlene Marsh
Although these characteristics set Aaruba up to be an enthusiastic endurance athlete, they handicap him during the practical aspects of competition. He resents the trailer and always puts up at least a mild protest before loading, despite many hours of patient training. He cannot relax in his pen in ride camp; instead, he paces until darkness falls, and begins again when the sun comes up. This behavior is not only bothersome to me and my camp neighbors, but it leaves me constantly worried that he’ll injure himself or set himself up for metabolic failure during the next day’s race.To complicate matters, Aaruba developed gastric ulcers in the wake of a medical event that kept him off feed for several days. The stress of endurance conditioning and competition compounded the problem, and the end result was a set of new, acting-out behaviors such as bolting from cars and hyper alertness on the trail. Despite aggressive ulcer treatment, this spookiness made my formerly hot-but-trustworthy horse disconcerting – even dangerous – to ride.
At the recommendation of a fellow endurance rider, I put Aaruba on a trial course of Focus Equine. After five doses, we enjoyed a 20 mile conditioning ride along the country roads near our home. Not only did Aaruba cease spooking at cars, he proved more relaxed, responsive and energetic than ever. His alert, forward personality remained, but his irrational tension disappeared. His gaits even felt smoother, particularly at the canter.
After our ride, I unsaddled Aaruba and threw a cooler over his back. Though he typically cringes when blanketed (despite hundreds of uneventful experiences) he didn’t even flinch as I arranged the cooler and fastened its straps. I’m excited to try trailering and ride camp, as I anticipate Aaruba’s emotional state will be greatly improved.
I never thought I’d say this about a supplement…but I’m a believer. I just ordered a supply of Focus Equine and am looking forward to the upcoming endurance season more than ever. Thanks, Performance Equine!
Kindest Regards, Katy and Dakota, Minnesota
I was reading the ads on barrelhorses.com and saw the ad for Focus Equine. I figured it was worth a try since it was a free trial. I got the product really fast and got Lucky started on it. We ran at Columbia Missouri over thanksgiving weekend. It was a big show, a barrel bash with over 400 competitors. Lucky was still a bit nervous the first day and I was worried that this product wasn’t going to work any better than any of the previous things I had tried. Boy was I surprised! When I went to the arena and had to stand in the holding pen!! She was a dream! She stood still, heart didn’t pound, she didn’t try to kick anyone and she actually walked to the alley way and ran a great smooth pattern!!!! I was so astounded! Then, later that night when I went to the stalls to check on her, she was laying down resting. I immediately thought she was sick because Lucky generally spends her nights at shows intent on tearing her stall down. After watching her for awhile I realized that she was just relaxed and happy! Another miracle!!! I am completely convinced that the Focus works miracles!! Thanks so much for marketing this great product!! I am now looking forward to a fun and profitable year running barrels with my “new improved” horse!!! Robin Belfield
We truly believe in FOCUS and will be using it in the future. The product is totally unique and only contains legal substances. Our Thanks to Carla and Performance Equine for sponsoring our horses at the Global Endurance Training Center. We will recommend it to all our clients and riders.
Christoph Schork Over 135 wins in Endurance races
Member USA National Endurance Team since 2004 Dian Woodward & Christoph Schork
Thanks so much for your help. It’s good to have Julio feeling good again and Rocket roping comfortably again. Thanks again,
12-19-09 Hi Carla , just an update on Julio. He continues to look awesome and feel good. Cary is roping on him and riding daily. He is so much improved- not itchy and rubbing on everything, and still no hives. He really looks good – good weight & shiny, healthy hair coat. Rocket is also is feeling well but the biggest improvement (the most needed improvement) is Julio. We really appreciate your knowledge and help with him. Thanks so much.
Happy Holidays, Merrilee Cook
I just placed another order. I would have ordered a larger quantity, but our season basically will be over in a couple of weeks. However, next year, I intend to start using the Focus right away in the spring. Thanks! Melissa K. Miller
Thanks again, Gale Tonnelli-Belval
Carla, thank-you so much for your help. I am very excited about how Emma’s personality is calming down. She has only been under saddle 30 days with months off since then, but now I am getting excited about moving from her round pen ground work to back under saddle work again. 02-09 K. Vilander 2004 USET Endurance Team Member
Before the Focus Equine, she was often difficult when other horses were in the arena but she doesn’t mind so much anymore. I have shown her in the past with some success but I can’t wait to show now with her on Focus and see how we do. Hopefully, I don’t see any judges comments like, “sensitive handling of a nervous horse.” Thanks for saying so but I’d rather hear about how well my horse did. Gwyn Lewis
After 3 days on FOCUS, I saw a definite difference. He was calmer, and not so frantic. I rode him bareback, and he was quiet and calm. I stood him in some trees while talking with friends, and he was so calm. He just waited to be told what to do. This was new as well..he would usually hop around and get really nervous.
I can deal with him any way he is. What I can’t deal with is watching him be so uncomfortable with himself and his surroundings. That’s why I’m using your product. The real test will be when he has to be trimmed next (sometime in the next 2 weeks). Our new farrier is calm and wonderful, but Jake has still needed to have his trainer hold him for the last 8 months during trims because he’s petrified. I’m hoping this will help him with this. I’ll let you know.
I look forward to getting my Focus!!
2-14-09 Update: I wanted to give you an update on Dream.
He has stopped cribbing about 80 percent of what he used to. I will keep him on this as it seems to be working. Thanks so much. Mandy
I have a 7 Yr. Welsh Pony who had been physically beat into submission by previous trainer. He is extremely nervous and untrusting. I feel awful that he should have to be so uncomfortable in his own skin. Once into the stall I can now handle him, yet when frightened he tucks his tail and literally squats like a whipped dog. It just breaks my heart 🙁 He is darling and could be very showy, but he is just too nervous. HELP ME HELP HIM? Joey.
1-29-09- He did 2 things today that I suppose most people wouldn’t get so excited about but this is just huge for him. I saw him standing like a bird dog on point in the corner of the pasture. I could see that my neighbor had some surveyors out in the fields. Normally to see men walking around in orange vests he would have run away as if Aliens in orange had just landed and were coming to eat him. This is the first of a curious nature I have ever seen him exhibit as he is generally too busy being afraid. He was adorable with his head tucked and ears forward. He was just so cute that I had to bring him in to love on him. He is still nervous about being haltered and caught but so respectful once he is.
Once I got him in his stall, I filled my pockets with berry treats and was going to brush him. As I walked by Marti’s stall, OH MY GOSH! He walked over to the drop down to greet me. He has never walked toward me for food or anything. Both of these things are so momentous for us and I cannot express how thrilled I am.
So anyway though my income now is limited I will do anything to help heal this little guy, and will be placing an order with you after the first of the month. Thank-you so much for your help with Marti. Who knows, maybe he will be able to be ridden one day? I just want for him to be able to relax in his own skin. Many Blessings, Joey L.
I will definitely be back to get more! Thanks for taking the time to work with me. Joni Mattos
I have a 24-year-old Arabian mare whom I’ve had since she was ten, and who taught me how to ride. She’s been in retirement for the last four years because the arthritis in her hocks and one knee had progressed so badly that she could no longer support a rider. When she lay down she had extreme difficulty getting up again, so she almost never lay down (as she is white I can tell whether or not she has). I have had to make several emergency calls to the veterinarian when she couldn’t get up even with my husband’s and my help, and every time as I watched her flat on her side, appearing to give up, I wondered if I was being unfair to her in not putting her down. It has been painful to watch her drag herself around the pasture, and I also noticed a deterioration in her attitude, I assume because she was in pain. She had become a hard keeper, whereas she always used to be one of those horses that seems to get fat on air. I had tried giving her equine joint supplements years ago and didn’t notice any benefits. As I tend to be a skeptical person, as well as having limited funds, I was disinclined to keep trying products whose only proof of efficacy is their own promotional statements. I have always believed in letting the horse be my guide, rather than listening to the claims of the many horse people who consider themselves experts. I decided to only follow the advice of my vet, who said I might as well give her Bute daily because her legs would give out before her stomach would.
Three weeks ago I started my mare on Performance Equine’s glucosamine product only because a friend gave me a bag for free. Within a few days my crippled old horse was trotting across the pasture with her tail in the air! She regularly trots and canters now, and even her walk has improved. The other day I went down to feed and she was lying on her side, which always causes my heart to sink; I called out to her that I would be coming to help her, and she got to her feet and whinnied at me! Nothing makes me happier than seeing my old girl dirty! She has also become much more pleasant to be around and appears more interested in the goings-on of the barn, in addition to putting on enough weight that for the first time in years I may have to reduce her feed. I am so grateful to Performance Equine for helping my mare have a happier retirement – and for quite a reasonable cost, too. I heartily recommend their product. L. Loofbourrow
“I’ve had my horse on MagRestore and Focus Equine for over six months now. This horse had moments of greatness but would fall apart mentally. He would colic or just plain work himself up over nothing –very fretful and high strung horse. I’ve owned him for 2.5 years and knew he was my match when I tried him. Since then it has been a roller coaster. He has had some front feet pain and ulcers. He got scared and set back and broke his withers. I would get him together only to have one of those things fall apart and never really kept his brain relaxed. Since being on MagRestore he has finally leveled and consistent. He actually put on weight and is getting a smidgen too fat. Lol! The video is of his first run back from getting his feet right and my plan was to let him cruise. He ran the second fastest time with over 100 barrel racers entered. The next day he was 4th by a tenth of a second with ground trouble at the third. My family and I are so convinced of magnesium’s benefit that we are all taking it now, too. So thankful for this great product not only for my horse, but my family as well.”Cressent Nickes