I haven’t had to buy any Ulcergard since using this. I barrel race heavily at least two races a month and I just use gastro elm in place of when I would dose with ulcergard. I’ve had the calmest horses I’ve had in 6 years of running barrels. They’re almost too calm. I wasn’t sure if we were warming up for pleasure class or a barrel race this past weekend!
My one filly gets really worked up easily and hates when I pull away my other horse and now she stays calm, doesn’t get nervous and barely calls after my other mare when she leaves.
They both started to refuse going into the gate at the end of last season and this year they are walking in flat footed ready to work and it just makes a world of difference. Many things I’m noticing changing in both my performance horses. It’s just been a game changer, I still can’t believe it!
One thing we hear quite often is a horse that seems to be fine on a day to day basis, but shows signs of anxiety, distress and other changes in demeanor when attending a horse show. Other customers have commented that these types of changes occur when simply loading into a trailer or even tacking up. Some horses (including ours) can go so far as displaying signs of colic after leaving for the day to attend training or a show.
In most cases these are signs of an underlying condition that is aggravated by excess stomach acid during periods of stress. As in humans, digestive issues such as mild ulcers can be exacerbated in times of stress. Even if your horse loves going to shows and gets excited it’s still a form of stress increasing the production of stomach acid. GastroElm Plus can help to protect the stomach and entire digestive tract. Simply give a tablespoon of GastroElm Plus prior to loading in the trailer and you can give another an hour prior to the show. Many people also give a daily maintenance dose at evening feeding to prevent more serious digestive issues down the road.
Here is a note from one of our customers who recently started using it:
I bought GastroElm Plus for my gelding. He was experiencing pain from ulcers which caused a decline in his performance. He is a horse that has anxiety at times and this has helped tremendously. He eats it all never leaving a spec 😁. I am a barrel racer in South Florida and my horses are competing almost every weekend. I started him on GastroElm Plus and by the 3rd day I noticed a change in him. On the fifth day we went to a show and he performed one of his better runs placing out of 88 riders and showing no ulcer signs!
Thanks for making such a great product!
Jill F & Dueling Chaps
We hear lots of similar stories about how GastroElm Plus has helped horses feel better and perform better. When the issues are in the cecum / hindgut it can take 2-3 weeks to start seeing results but these are issues that are often very difficult to treat. Most owners will find that the horse’s demeanor improves, their energy level improves and they act more like they did in their younger days.
Nothing works for all animals (or humans) but overall we are extremely happy with the results we have seen over the past several years. Read more about using GastroElm Plus for horses.