Much is asked from high performance dressage horses who have to travel and compete on a regular basis. Often they develop ulcers from stress related activities, a problem numerus dressage riders face and struggle with. After a long search for the right product, Davis' horses found relief in Equine 74 Gastric.
"One of my horses began to act very strangely. He was very tired and did not have a good appetite, which was very out of the ordinary for him. The vet diagnosed him with both front and hindgut ulcers," Davis explained. "We had tried many different courses of action with the horses before to either treat or prevent ulcers. However, most of them were either quite complicated or very expensive and not practical."
Davis discovered Equine 74 Gastric through her father Michael, who had heard about it word of mouth.
"Once I read testimonies from other riders and spoke to Anita van Slyke, the U.S. representative of Equine 74 Gastric, I thought it would be a great product to try. After receiving the sample and trying it, we were hooked," said Davis enthusiastically. She has now joined a string of highly acclaimed international dressage riders - such as Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven, Pether Markne, Wolfgang Schade, Julie de Deken, Ludwig and Karin Zierer, Liz Diegutis, and Isabel Freese - who swear by it.
Barbara believes Equine 74 Gastric stands out as an ulcer prevention and treatment product for numerous reasons. It not only prevents gastric ulceration but it helps alleviate excess acid in a horse's stomach by absorbing it.
"Equine Gastric is so effective and so easy to use, and the horses also love the taste," she said. "Equine Gastric is the best product I have used thus far in treating and preventing any sort of stomach problems. At the moment all of my horses get it. They have all flourished while on the product. It has a calming effect on my more excited horses, but does not make them lazy. It is an incredible product and far superior to other ones I have tried. Most products only treat stomach ulcers as well as other issue. However, Equine Gastric not only treats but prevents these issues from even occurring."
Barbara began feeding Equine 74 Gastricas of January 2016 and has seen a notable difference in all her horses.
"They are not only looking healthier, they also feel much happier and healthier," said Davis. "Their coats are gleaming, they are eating all their food and in general they have improved so much. All of the symptoms have cleared up and it is clear that they are feeling their best."
Bebe is now more than ever looking forward to the 2017 show season. She will continue to compete at Young Riders and Under 25 level at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida, while attending Lynn University for a Bachelor degree in entrepreneurship and fashion marketing.
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