We're on our 2nd sack of Formula4 Feet and the horses adore it - I used to have to mix the old supplement (product name removed by Equi Life for legal reasons!) up with all sorts to get them to eat it which was a pain when trying to feed a fussy TB and a Section A pony who seems to put on weight on practically desert and a nice view!!! (Especially didn't want to have to fed him anything extra!!).
Whilst writing we would like to thank you for the advice you gave us regarding one of our school horses Seamus. We have been feeding him Formula4 Feet for about 3 months now and the results have been excellent. His feet are improving all the time and his general condition is much much better. The advice we received was excellent.
With kind regards
Dear Equi Life,
I felt I had to email to let you hear the huge difference Formula4 Feet has made to my horse's condition. VANESSA is my 30 y.o. mare. After a successful show jumping career she is now retired on my father's farm. Two years ago she developed a large accumulation of pus in her near fore hoof. Several vets visited and treated her with different drugs etc to no avail. I purchased some expensive remedies and poltices to treat her myself but unfortunately the problem became rapidly worse.
Vanessa went down in the stable, unable to walk, My father and I sat with her and hand fed her until eventually we arranged for the vet to put her to sleep.
Desperately I searched the web for help or an answer that I couldn't get fron the vets. Then I found Formula4 Feet and started feeding it to Vanessa straight away.
One year on. Vanessa is sound, has gained condition and is cantering round the field like a 4 yo; I havent had a vets bill in months!
Thank you for your wonderful product it is amazing.
I have received several favorable responses from our clients regarding both the presentation and the results regarding Formula4 Feet.
I am happy to continue to provide it for our horse-owing clients with foundered horses and ponies.
Professor Philip Johnson, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA.
I am not comfortable sending pictures, but I would love to tell you what wonderful effects Formula4 Feet has had on my horses.
I have 2 Arab-Pony mares - Mausi is 35 years old and Fala, her daughter, is 13. Fala foundered (in all four hooves) a few years ago and we have been "battling" the damage in the hooves since then and also tried to determine the true underlying cause of her founder (basic digestion and metabolism problems). I tried several holistic and homeopathic remedies with some success, but her recovery was not progressing as rapidly as we hoped. A friend in Germany introduced me to Formula4 Feet. She had experienced great success with that product. I immediately called the UK and was given a contact in the US for Formula4 Feet. Fala has been receiving the supplement now for about 6 months. She is walking out into the pasture (only slightly lame), she no longer spends most of her day laying down, her coat is shiny and beautiful. Fala has regained full interest in life and today actually bucked with joy!!! I hope to ride her again... or at least to see her running and bucking in the pasture.
Formula4 Feet also had a great impact on my older horse. I stopped riding Mausi about 2.5 years ago because her age appeared to catch up with her very rapidly. She lost a lot of weight and became stiff and lame. Mausi also started receiving Formula4 Feet 6 months ago (she loves it!). I haven’t started riding her again and don't expect to (though it could happen!), but she has gained a significant amount of weight, her coat is shiny and she is barely lame. I also noticed that she did not grow as much hair this winter. Last year, her winter coat was extremely long and the hair was very fine (shedding was also a problem). This winter her coat never grew as long and she has already shed most of it. She has that "sparkle" back in her eyes and is working on a new trick to teach us.
The hoof quality has impressively improved for both horses. Fala had to wear specialty shoes for the last year, but has now been switched back to regular shoes by her farrier. Mausi’s joints and hooves have also improved significantly, allowing her to slowly recover her original hoof shape that was impacted by her leg and joint problems.
Thank you Formula4 Feet!
Antonia von Tobiesen, Mausi & Fala, Double Oak, Texas
Our pony has had severe laminitis but since using Formula4 Feet, alongside a strict management routine, he has been amazing and now bouncing around all over the place. We are very pleased with the way our pony is now, he is completely different. I will certainly be keeping him on Formula4 Feet.
Mrs Jenny Pike, Lincolnshire
Dear Equi Life,
I simply had to put pen to paper to let you know, for the past year or just over, I've been feeding my Gelderlander "Brandy" (who's in his twenties) Formula4 Feet instead of ******** ******* (product name removed by Equi Life for legal reasons!).
Quite frankly, I can't believe how much better his feet are - what a difference. Even my farrier is amazed at how much hoof there is to trim and also that his hoof is a lot stronger. I can also see his coat has a lot more shine since he started on the Formula4 Feet. There is never any left in his feed bowl, please continue to make this supplement - we cannot manage without it. Hopefully this information is of interest to you.
Mrs J. Johnson, Bridlington.
I asked our newly opened tack shop, Petwise at Treforest, to get some Formula4 Feet for me and I gave him a copy of one of your advertisements. He now has four satisfied customers using it, all of whom have reported good things about the product. I have been using it for both my cobs since early in September this year (2005). I was previously using a well known broad spectrum mineral and vitamin supplement but gave it away because I was so keen to try Formula4 Feet. I am very pleased to be able to report that even in this short time I am glad I didnt wait any longer.
One of my cobs suffers with poor quality horn and although it may be a little soon (5 weeks) to report a marked improvement I am confident it will happen with the help of Formula4 Feet. The other horse has a rapidly disappearing mane and tail - not in keeping with his flashy personality - and people were remarking on his foal like tail. Today however one of my friends commented on how good both their coats were looking and how soft and shiney the mane and tail of my black cob was - what there is of it!. Nothing to do with good grooming as I am afraid of pulling out even more hair. I had been quietly thinking to myself that I could see an improvement but this just confirmed it.
I am looking forward next summer hoping to see a proper tail from top to bottom and not just a few wispy strands swaying in the breeze.
So thank you for this very good quality supplement.
Jacky Elliott, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales
I have just ordered my second tub of Formula4 Feet. At long last here is a product that really works and I have tried loads of others! My Icelandic horse has a pituitary dependent hormonal disease and suffers from recurring bouts of laminitis. His hoof quality has already improved after only one tub of this supplement and the farrier is now finding it a lot easier to put his shoes on.
Many, many thanks
"I wanted to tell you that I am over the moon about the improvement Formula4 Feet had made to my 15 years old Shetland mare. She has not been able to get in foal and has not looked well for the last 3 years. She suffered from laminitis every time she came into season, to the point that I was about to put her down. I then received your sample pack of Formula4 Feet and read the information about the product.
I started her on Formula4 Feet and the change was absolutely incredible. After only four weeks on the product she got in foal and is absolutely blooming. The ridges on her feet don't seem so noticeable and the new horn growth looks really healthy. She runs out on Dartmoor and I trim her feet myself so I can really appreciate the difference; AND she is sound now, trotting around and feeling really well. I was in so much despair but Formula4 Feet has given me a glimmer of hope for what is my best brood mare having previously won the Championship at Devon County Show on three occasions."
Corinna Seipp, Yelverton.
"Storm is doing very well indeed on Formula4 Feet. This is her first summer, since she developed Laminitis 2 years ago, that we have enjoyed hacks out most days, no raised clenches or movement of shoes. The new growth looks healthy and strong, not full of rings and ridges as it was previously".
"Horses look tremendous on Formula4 Feet. The horses couldn't have looked better over the winter time. Their coats are shiny, they are all TB and live out all year long. This winter there was no scurf in their coats as there had been in previous years. Everybody has always commented on how wonderful my horse's look and now they look even better.
The hoof quality is a lot better than before. This year we have been much more free of splits, even though we have the extreme weather of rural Perthshire. It is easy to make a starving horse look good, as in other adverts, but when you already have horses that look fab, to make them look even better I did not think was possible.
All the horses are unshod and at one point the farrier did say that he might have to put shoes on a couple; but since using Formula4 Feet that has not been needed. I am thrilled to bits with this product!"
Mrs Russell, Perthshire.
"I have been using Formula4 Feet for 12 months now and I am happy with it and would not change. The farrier comments on how good his feet are and everybody comments on how shiny his coat is and how well he looks. I feel safe using this product as it comes from Equi Life and is used at the Laminitis Clinic. He is 15.3h and all he has all year round is chaff and Formula4 Feet to eat and he looks fabulous. I recommend this product to others and I am chuffed to bits with it."
Rebecca Proctor, Stratford-upon-Avon.
"Formula4 Feet is an Excellent product and does what it says it will. Stick with it and you can really see the results. The horn growth has been incredible and such good quality. The horses Love it!"
Mrs Kingcott, Tunbridge Wells.
"We have a Welsh Section A which suffers from a pituitary dependent hormonal disease and is therefore susceptible to laminitis. A number of potions have been 'tested' over the last couple of years. Some have had a greater effect than others but non have made an appreciable difference - with one exception. Formula4 Feet had an obvious and positive effect on Scottie. The outward physical differences were significantly healthier and stronger hooves. Over and above this, his coat shone, he looked much happier (and fitter!) plus his appetite returned. He was the original, perky pony we had known for many years".
Mike and Gillian Lithgow, Farringdon.
"Very pleased with Formula4 Feet. My horse has never had good feet but his feet are better than they ever have been, the feet are really hard and it has also improved the horn growth rate. My farrier, who suggested I tried it in the first place, said his feet are the best he has seen them. I would recommend this product to anyone. It was developed by the people who know what my horse needs".
Mrs Butler, Telford.
"I felt I must write to tell you how pleased I am with Formula4 Feet. My Connemara had a problem which made his hoof horn very weak and powdery. He has had weak heels, for several years (since I've owned him). I have tried several products on the market which were supposed to help with his problem; with no improvement.
One well known product he refused to eat, whatever I tried.
I then tried him with Formula4 Feet. I must say that I made no other changes to his stable or work routine. Also, I have always used the same very good farrier. We noticed an improvement, even after just one bucket of Formula4 Feet, but waited to see if this improvement persisted. After using Formula4 Feet for almost a year, my farrier and I are delighted. Now the horn quality is much better, much stronger heels and the powdery weak horn has all but gone. An incredible difference in his feet.
Many thanks from Arthur, (the pony), myself and a very happy farrier, Mark Evans.
Susan Halliwell, Herefordshire.
"I would just like to say thank you for the excellent feeding advice that you gave for my "dull" driving pony. The Speedi-Beet, High Fibre Cubes, grass nuts and of course Formula4 Feet gave him that spark that was missing; thank you. Also to say that he is very happy and comfortable in the grazing muzzle".
"I am sending you a few lines about Formula4 Feet. I have been a farrier for 38 years and I have always been somewhat sceptical about hoof supplements. However, some horses obviously suffer with poor feet.
After discussions with some of my customers, and mainly due to the endorsement by The Laminitis Clinic, I was tempted to try Formula4 Feet. The results have been very impressive, with definite improvements in horn quality. As a result I now have several horses using the product. Some customers are on their fifth bucket and the results are plain to see."
John Mee (Derbyshire)
"Hi, I have been using your product for almost 10 weeks now. I have noticed a change in my horse and was wondering if your product could be responsible as I have not changed any other element of his diet or management. He suffers from greasy areas of skin behind both front knees and over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that this has cleared up to the point where he no longer has sore looking scabs and crusts. I did clip off his legs last night just to check there were no nasties underneath, all his feathers and both knees were clean as a whistle. I originally bought the product because the wet, muddy weather had taken a toll on his feet so I thought I 'd give them a boost. His hooves are fine now and I seem to have the added benefit of resolving his knee skin problem. Is this possible or should I look for an alternative explanation as I would like to avoid the problem recurring. Many Thanks",
Name withheld at owner's request
Reply from Robert Eustace;
The condition you describe used to be called mallenders in the old texts, sallenders were a similar condition at the front of the hocks, usually affecting cobs or heavy horses. Formula4 Feet contains over 65 micronutrients which provide the essentials for the entire epidermis, all of which, skin, horn and hair are made from the same types of tissue. You cannot supplement the hoof horn without supplementing the rest of the skin and hair. I'm sure Formula4 Feet is responsible for your horse's improvement.
"Robert, thank you for developing Formula4 Feet. I used to use ******** ******* (product name removed by Equi Life for legal reasons!) but it made my 8 y.o. Irish TB x so excitable that I had to stop using it. I used to work him at dressage, combined training and as a hunter, but within a day of starting him on that supplement he became a different horse. He could not concentrate, was on a high all the time and became an absolute pest to be about. Thankfully, your Formula4 Feet, has kept him in tip top form without making him so ridiculous".
Mrs D.W. Bushton.
"Thank you Equi Life, my horse has grown half an inch of better quality new horn within a few weeks of starting him on Formula4 Feet. I have had horses all my life, worked in the industry and Formula4 Feet is the only supplement or balancer I have ever used which has resulted in a visible difference to my horse's feet. I might as well have thrown my money into the street for all the good all the other products I have used have made."
Mrs V. W. Sheffield.
"After 1 tub of Formula4 Feet the improvement is noticeable, it is highly palatable and I think it is brilliant!"
The Hon Ms Jane Borwick, Hereford
"I have found Formula4 Feet invaluable in maintaining my small driving pony "Ginger" in good health and in work."