Stories From the Saddle

Red Edge Gave My Rodeo and Racehorses an Edge

March 10, 2021 1:21:09 PM MST / by Amber Foote

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During my 15 years as a jockey, I quickly learned when you’re running in a Maiden race or the featured Stake races, every hundredth of a second counts. Keeping our racehorses’ legs resilient and the tendons tight was vital.

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Helping Our Endurance Horses Stay Healthy

February 23, 2021 11:23:06 AM MST / by Amber Foote posted in Digestion

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They say you can get a horse fit, teach it to handle any obstacles it might face on the trail, but you can’t teach it to eat or drink.

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My OTTB is Now Colic and Ulcer Free

February 23, 2021 11:04:02 AM MST / by Amber Foote posted in Ulcers, colic

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My horse Ike is an amazing 19-year-old show horse and off-the-track thoroughbred that’s been with me for ten years. Ike’s taught me about horses, about myself, mucked with me through good and bad, and I can't imagine life without him. A few years ago, however, I wasn’t sure he’d still be around today.

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How I Calmed My Mare's Race Anxiety

February 23, 2021 10:25:32 AM MST / by Amber Foote posted in Ulcers

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Pre-race anxiety was paralyzing my 5-year-old barrel horse GCH Dash to the Sun. The loud noises in the arena, the scary lights, the blaring music and rowdy announcers—all of it had her kicking out, rearing, and acting up before we even entered the alley at races.

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I Switched My Horses' Lick to Redmond Loose Minerals

May 12, 2020 8:08:33 PM MDT / by Amber Foote posted in Dehydration, Mineral Imbalance

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Before I found Redmond Rock mineral products, my horses Sadie and Midnight totally ignored every single brand of salt lick I purchased.

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Flighty and Frustrated to Calm and Focused

May 4, 2020 9:01:44 PM MDT / by Amber Foote posted in Unfocused, Digestion, Mineral Imbalance

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I compete in Country English Pleasure, which is Arabian saddle seat equitation. I love the sport, the thrill of riding, the competition—and I love my horse!

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A Supplement Worth its Weight in Gold

May 4, 2020 11:37:16 AM MDT / by Amber Foote posted in Ulcers

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My barrel horse, Prada, suffered from an unusual underlying condition that caused her to develop terrible ulcers and become very cinchy. The ulcers resulted in major problems, and my mare lost 100 pounds at one point.

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Settling Drama’s Stress and Stomach Issues

April 30, 2020 11:19:21 AM MDT / by Amber Foote posted in Ulcers, Unfocused

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My job is the most stress-relieving, rewarding business out there! I train barrel and ranch horses, and also buy, sell, and take on clients and consignment horses.

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How My Horse Regained His Appetite for Life

April 29, 2020 11:40:08 AM MDT / by Amber Foote posted in Digestion

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Our family horse, Comanche, is one of a kind. The first time I rode him, I knew he was special—like he’d turn out to be the horse that changed our lives. He did!

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My Dream Horse Turned Into a Nightmare; I Got Him Back with Daily Gold

April 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM MDT / by Amber Foote posted in Ulcers

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Two months ago I bought my dream horse, Ted By Williams. Ted is an extremely well-bred, talented horse with a world champion title to his credit in the Racking Horse division. He was a stallion until he was five and a show horse for his whole life.

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