"I have been a client for eleven years. When you study what HorseSense provides, I believe you will change your feeding program. In fact, I now work part-time for the company to help horses to be healthier. Le Cavalier was the reason I changed. He was born in 1998 and was the champion colt of his ISR Oldenburg NA inspection with an overall score of 8.5. He won the yearling colts/geldings class at VADA/NOVA’s Dressage Sport Horse breed show at Morven Park the following summer and was second in the Two-Year Old Colts/Geldings in 2000. At that show in 2000, Klaus Schengber, a professional handler and trainer, suggested that I concentrate on getting Le Cavalier ready for stallion inspection. I doubted that a two-year old – foaled in the US – would be approved by the German Oldenburg Verband (GOV) but I respected his expertise and agreed to take Le Cavalier to Klaus later that summer to be prepared for the fall inspection.
A short time after the Morven show I happened to see an article in a local newspaper describing the HorseSense feeding program, with testimonials from several horsemen I knew and respected. I was at a point where I believed we needed all the help we could get, so I put Le Cavalier on HorseSense B, the Baby and Broodmare formula. Still not fully sold, I did not change the feed of any of my other horses. Several weeks after changing his feed, I delivered Le Cavalier to Klaus to start his inspection preparation. As I led Cavalier off the trailer, Klaus asked, “What have you done to this horse?” Not sure of his intent, I asked what he meant. He responded, “He has always been a nice young horse, but this is a stallion!” My only response was that I changed his feeding program – nothing else had changed. The GOV must have agreed, as Le Cavalier was licensed with no breeding restrictions at only two years, two months and two days. [The first in history. ed.] He went on to complete the 2002 100-day stallion test, placing 4th of the 15 participating.
As of 2011, all of our horses are on the HorseSense program and I have experienced much success relative to the size of our breeding program. I know that the physical development of my foals is ahead of most of the foals that I see at inspections, and they continue to develop and to win with consistency as they get older. I am convinced that the HorseSense feeding program is an essential part of our successful breeding operation. As I have worked in the store, I have learned that many other horsemen that I truly respect in this area are also HorseSense users and I come in contact with people who are new customers and consistently see dramatic improvement in the condition of their horses. I hope this note has not been overly long and that it will help you to have an open mind in evaluating the information that Karl (Donaghy) will provide.”
-Emmett W. Turner, Ryland Knoll Farm, Rixeyville, VA