A month or so ago I decided to take Loki off his Smartgain. He is finally looking good maybe even a teensy tiny bit chunky. Chunky for him at least! But, I wasn't happy with the way his coat and hooves were looking. He was just a little dull and while his hooves didn't look horrible (much better than last year) they still weren't perfect. So my trainer recommended I put him on Glanzen 3. There are so many coat and hoof supplements out there promising this and that so I figured I would go with the one my trainer recommended.
And I am glad I did! Loki has been on this for about 3-4 weeks now and this is the first supplement I've ever used where I can actually visibly see a difference. Loki is easily the sleekest and shiniest I've ever seen him. It almost seems too good to be true but nothing else has changed in his diet or routine to explain the difference. My trainer swears by this supplement and all of her competition horses are on it and now I know why.
As far as how palatable it is I'm afraid I can't give you a lot of feedback. I have really never seen Loki turn his nose up at anything before. He seems to be a Hoover when it comes to eating and he has been fine with eating all of the supplements he has been given so far. Apparently he is NOT a picky eater.
Anyways, if you happen to be looking for a coat/hoof supplement this is the one I would recommend.
Loki update: I did go out and lunge him this week. He seems absolutely, 100% fine and fit as a fiddle. He even went so far as to give me a little horsey finger as I was lunging him which is not really like him so I think he must've really been feeling full of himself. I just ignored it and had him continue cantering for an extra few minutes after he wanted to stop. He isn't showing any signs of lameness or anything but I do have the vet coming out on Monday. She's coming out for some other horses so I'm going to have her look Loki over too just to get another opinion. She's going to check his teeth and some other things. I should be riding again by next week so hopefully all will be well.
|Not quite The Black on the beach with Alex but it's a good substitute for day dreaming.|