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StressLess For Event Horses

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Event horses are often some of the most sensitive of all competition horses. 

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Many are  OTTB's  which make excellent event horses. Their natural athletic ability and love of running helps them excel during cross country. 

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Problems come up when they're asked to perform more controlled exercises ( like dressage and show jumping ) where their sensitivity, tension and lack of focus works against them.   

About 70% of our clients are event riders. They have found the ingredients in our vet developed, calming supplement, have helped overcome this anxiety and tension.

If your horse is talented

but does not show well,

if he has anxiety and tension 

and sometimes over-reacts, 

Let StressLess help your horse, 

reach his full potential !

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Why Do Some Horses

           Act Out?

 

In the beginning, horses had to develop quick responses to avoid danger.  

 

Fear and anxiety produced a surge of

the hormone Cortisol, which resulted

in the life saving  "fight or flight” 

response. 

 

Once returned to safety, a horse's

Cortisol levels went down, and the

feelings of fear and anxiety left. 

 

Today many performance horses are under constant stress.

Competing requires continuous traveling, training and performing.

This never ending stress can result in the overproduction of  Cortisol.   

 

Some horses remain in a high

state of anxiety and exhibit

dangerous behaviors like:

 

Tension,   Anxiety,   Bolting,  

Rearing,  Spooking,  Shying.

 

The main ingredient in our supplement,  Casein,  has been

scientifically shown to help 

horses cope with this stress.  

 

In 2015, a leading horse magazine, Equus, featured an article titled:

 

"Calming Without Medication" 

"Ten Ways To Reduce A Horse's 

Anxiety Without Resorting To

Sedatives or Tranquilizers."

 

 

The article said this about our main ingredient, Casein: 

 

“Casein is an all natural

supplement that has been

proven to provide a calming

effect in horses”. 

 

 

Additional Research:

StressLess Works!

 

In 2012, noted equine behaviorist,  

Dr. Sue M. McDonnell, Ph.D  

published her research in the

          Journal Of

Equine Veterinarian Science.

 

Her research article 

( based on her  work with wild, feral ponies )

stated the positive effect of feeding our main ingredient, ( Casein )

alpha-casozepine.

 

 Before receiving the supplement, the ponies were graded on the following behaviors: 

 

Introduction to:  

Grooming,  Stabling,  

Haltering,   Leading,  

Tethering,  Social Separation,  

Lifting Feet,  Stall Confinement, 

Transportation, Simulated Girthing,

and   Health Care Treatments.

 

At the end of 2 weeks

she concluded:   

 

"The results of this blindly conducted study indicates the benefit of

adding alpha-casozepine  ( Casein ) as a dietary supplement."  

 

"These findings in horses, supports a growing body of research and 

clinical evidence, showing the

calmative, anti-anxiety effects

of alpha-casozepine  ( Casein )  in mammals

- Sue M. McDonnell, PhD

                                                                               

Where Does Casein

Come From?  

 

Casein, the active ingredient in 

StressLess, is an all natural amino protein that is derived from cow's milk. 

 

 "Casein has been found to have calming, anxiety-relieving property in horses, dogs, cats, and even humans!" 

 

How is Casein Produced? 

 

Casein, found in cow's milk, is isolated without the use of chemicals, through an all natural process called "enzymatic reaction".    

 

This process is similar to the way cottage cheese curds are derived from milk. 

 

StressLess Can Be Fed During Training As Well As When Competing

Because Is Does Not Contain Any Forbidden Ingredients! 

 

To prove that it is "Legal and Show Safe"  we had blood & urine tested from a long time user. 

 

These tests were done at the premier lab, LGC Science, in Lexington, Kentucky.

 

This lab has been used for years to process tests from  USEF Sanctioned Horse Shows. 

 

All of these extensive tests came 

back "negative" proving that StressLess does not contain any banned ingredients.

Our Clients Say This About 

StressLess:

"I love StressLess!   Within 4 days of starting it my event horses' goofy attitude turned into one that is concentrated and working!"

"After starting StressLess, Betsy began to focus.  The hot horse that I bought for eventing turned out to be a dressage star!    I just earned my  USDF Silver Medal on her!"

"I would not hesitate to use StressLess to help keep a tense, nervous or overly excitable horse more relaxed and focused!

"StressLess has totally changed my relationship with my horse.  I am no longer afraid of my formerly hot, spooky event horse !  After feeding StressLess, I'm comfortable taking him everywhere.  I no longer worry about what he might do or if he will bolt or have bad behavior!"

"I thought I was getting the best dressage scores that I could from my horse.  After feeding StressLess, my horse is more focused and less tense.  We have been wining our Fourth level Dressage tests and my scores have gone from an average of 68% up to 76% and 78%!"

StressLess is working !  I no longer feel like I'm waiting for the next spook or explosion.  On StressLess, he is calm and paying attention to me and we are finally progressing in our training.  Our Blue Ribbon and Reserve Championship just proved it !

"My horse was known for dumping his past two owners.  He would scream and spin and go nuts at shows.  After feeding StressLess I could 

compete him effectively and we showed 

successfully at Second Level.  I just bought an OTTB and I've started him on StressLess too.

( He spun and I came off a few weeks ago. )"

"I bought StressLess for my daughter's horse prior to going to an eventing camp.  He had 

been injured and had not been off the farm in almost 2 years.  It was because of StressLess that they had a fun and uneventful week long camp.  I would recommend StressLess to any mom that wants her child to ride a calmer and safer horse. " 

"We thought we were buying a safe horse for our 15 year old daughter.  We soon found that he was awful away from home.  Frantic in his stall; spinning and screaming and hard to control. 

My daughter was in tears and wanted to sell him.

We started him on StressLess and in less than two weeks they won multiple ribbons and a Reserve Championship. 

Now a year later they are happily competing on the jumper circuit and have even started eventing.  Something we never thought would happen! 

We bought our daughter the best horse, the safest helmet and best saddle and boots that we could afford, but we know now, that the best gift we have given her, is his daily dose of StressLess !"

Copy of Lab Tests that prove StressLess

does not contain any banned ingredients. 

It Can Safely Be Fed From Training Through Showing !

Prior to Starting StressLess, Mr. Nibbles ( the horse that we tested) had been considered dangerous by his doctors at UCF in Gainesville.

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He was extremely over reactive during schooling, would shy and bolt in the arena  and was difficult to mange during routine appointments with his vet and farrier. 

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His owner always felt that he had great potential but his tension and anxiety prevented them for making much progress in their training.  

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After starting StressLess, she reports that his anxiety slowly went away and his focus increased.  Now he is enjoyable on the ground and under saddle and they have mastered Fourth Level Dressage and are working toward the next level !

Helping Horses Win,

One Scoop At

A Time!