A Redmond Story:  How Shanon Used Our Loose Minerals to Save Her Rescue Horse

May 30, 2021

Worried your horse may be deficient in minerals? With today’s controlled feeding programs and often depleted feeds, many horses are lacking essential minerals they need. This creates deficiencies that can cause health issues like a dull coat, brittle hooves, dehydration, weight loss, and decreased bone strength.

Shanon Higgins runs an animal rescue center and frequently deals with dehydrated and mineral-deficient horses. Learn how she helped one of her rescues using Redmond loose mineral products and how you can help your horse become healthier too.


Meet Shanon and Her Rescue Blaze

I run a horse and large animal rescue. I rescue animals because I love the look in the eyes of a horse I’ve saved—some of which come to us in very poor condition. A huge problem our rescue horses face is struggling to stay hydrated and being depleted in minerals.

My most recent horse, Blaze, was in extremely bad shape when I picked him up. He was dehydrated and dealing with a fused tendon plus a host of other maladies: his eyes were dull, his hooves awful, his coat was sun-bleached and suffering from rain rot, and he was severely underweight.

Before and after images of Blaze after using Redmond Rock Crushed loose minerals for horses.

In short, this dehydrated horse was lacking in everything. I didn’t hold out much hope for him and expected he’d have a very poor outlook. Still, I wanted to do all I could for him.

I started Blaze on a couple of Redmond's loose mineral products because they covered all of the minerals I add to my other horses’ daily feed.

The turnaround in Blaze was wonderful to watch! Within just a few days his water intake increased tenfold and his eyes looked brighter. And after a few short months, he actually started looking like a horse again. His transformation back to health was simply amazing.

I use your products on a daily basis now, and every new rescue I receive will forever be given Redmond. Thank you for helping save Blaze—he’s a beautiful soul.

— Shanon Higgins

LEARN ABOUT REDMOND PRODUCTS

Redmond Mineral Products Help Horses Thrive

All of our sea salt supplements contain 60+ natural trace minerals and electrolytes for horses harvested from our Redmond mineral deposit. Our products naturally improve horse health, hydration, and performance in all breeds. Keep reading to find out which Redmond mineral supplement is best for your horse.

Redmond Rock:  Natural Horse Salt Lick

Horses need salt to replace essential trace minerals and to trigger their thirst for water. Redmond Rock natural salt lick is packed with 60+ trace minerals and equine electrolytes that hydrate and bring horses back into healthy mineral balance.  Eight out of ten horses prefer Redmond Rock salt licks over manufactured mineral blocks.

Redmond Rock Crushed: Loose Trace Minerals for Horses

In some cases, a salt lick doesn't provide the full amount of minerals and electrolytes hard-working horses need.  That's why we created Redmond Rock Crushed. It's the same as Redmond Rock, just crushed into a loose mineral salt. Crushed salt is added to horses' feed to ensure they receive a full balance of minerals and electrolytes needed to stay healthy and perform at their peak.

Daily Red:  Fortified Loose Mineral Mix for Horses

Daily Red is similar to Redmond Rock Crushed, but contains a fortified vitamin and mineral formula for increased nutritional support. Daily Red is beneficial for boarded or stabled horses,  performance horses, pregnant mares and growing foals, or nutritionally depleted/rescue horses like Blaze.

Daily Gold Stress Relief: Loose Minerals and Digestive Aid

Daily Gold is Redmond's all-natural bentonite clay digestive aid. Our clay buffers stomach acid, resolves digestive issues and diarrhea, and eliminates pain from ulcers. It also has 60+ trace minerals to naturally nourish your horse and improve health. Your horse will feel healthier, and more calm and relaxed with Daily Gold. 

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Did you know there are 12 mineral and vitamin deficiencies common in horses?  Read this article to find out what they are.   

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