Devon, a British Warmblood, owned by Jo Ellis has been powered by forage focused minerals for a number of years. He has reversed the signs of nutrient deficiency he had been showing such as itchiness, coat fade and poor foot quality. Jo writes about her experiences of a forage focused approach here.
We have fed both an off the shelf forage focussed balancer and also separate minerals matched to an analysis of our forage.
We have competed in all disciplines of equestrian sport with some measure of success so decided in 2011 to have a seasons affiliated eventing before I got too old!
While getting Devon fit for the cross country I learnt about energy replenishment strategies using branch chained amino acids and glycogen loading so my horse looked and performed better each event and with superb recovery.
We were lucky enough to qualify for the Badminton Grassroots championship to be held in 2012. Preparation was excellent, again powered by balanced minerals and fitness recovery strategies but sadly the rain meant the competition was cancelled. A year later and slightly less prepared we competed at Badminton.
Thanks to several years of tailored forage focussed nutrition and performance work Devon had a level of underlying fitness which meant the lack of fast work had little effect on his ability to gallop across the parkland. He felt awesome throughout and finished full of running. Finishing on his dressage score we came 7th and fulfilled a lifetime dream I never thought possible.
It’s a testament to the power of Dr Kellon’s protocol for balancing the nutrients in a horse’s diet to the forage fed that Devon performed so well on so little training and our thanks go out to her and her wonderful knowledge which she share so readily to those who search for the forage focused approach.