My thriving 32 year old veteran on Aloerde was unsolicited, very welcome feedback from Kim Davies in West Sussex:
“Just thought I would send you a couple of pictures of my 32 year old welsh gelding, he is on aloeride and looks amazing especially considering he has no back teeth so is unable to eat grass or hay and is on a fully soaked diet! He has even started coming back into work and really enjoys his hacking! he came out of the winter very poor and we did not think he would like this good. I also feed it to my 3 year old welsh mountain pony and it seems to have a calming effect on her as her behaviour has improved remarkably.”
On the internet or facebook you will see products aplenty that offer help with movement, stiffness and such. The succour they may provide is, as anyone who has ever visited their GP with arthritic discomfort knows, based on anti-inflammatory action. Not so long ago your GP would readily prescribe Ibuprofen, Naproxen and such. It results in a happy patient short term but does not necessarily avoid long term need for joint replacement. The latter of course never happens in horses but you get my drift. Controlling inflammation is only half of the job done. Now, just think how foals grow… nutrients, nutrients and more nutrients still.
My thriving 32 year old veteran on Aloeride
Veteran horses, just like OAPs, develop dwindling levels of enzymes, dwindling hormone panels, dwindling levels of minerals like Silica* (necessary for healthy collagen) or Chromium (necessary for glucose tolerance), dwindling amino acid levels (e.g. tissue L-carnitine levels have been found to decline with age in humans and animals). In veteran horse there are many ‘boxes that need to be ticked’ in order to help comprehensively. Aloeride helps (veteran) horses to a unique broad-spectrum of nutrients -in Nature’s own ratios- in a uniquely generous dosage. Also Aloeride helps the uptake of nutrients in your feed mix that includes turnout that ideally provides various grasses and herbs.
Veteran horse relevant articles:
Support For Digestive Health
Support For Veteran Horses
Farm Yard Manure improves paddock soil
* Plants uptake Silicon as silicic acid and this is what is missing in the soil. Something we have done in conventional agriculture appears to have compromised the conversion of insoluble silicon into the plant available form. It may reflect a mineral imbalance, or we may have knocked out some of the soil microbe species that solubilise this mineral. It is not yet understood what drove the widespread deficiency, but we do know that a healthy, disease suppressive soil should contain 100 ppm of monosilicic acid (as measured in a soil analysis) and very few soils come anywhere near that mark! [Source International Silicon Conferences].
The Soil Association recommends several companies if you wish to check the quality of your pasture soil. Agrigem offers a DIY Paddock Soil Analysis which indicates levels of Phosphate, Potassium, Magnesium and soil pH. They can also search for trace elements such as Sulphur, Zinc, Boron, Manganese, Iron, Copper & Organic Matter Content but they do not measure Silica levels. ProGreen tests for Phosphate, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sulphur, Sodium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Molybdenum, Boron, soil pH and cation exchange capacity. They do not measure Silica levels.