ROBERT SMITH'S WINNING FORMULA
Following a period of rest due to injury, Mr Springfield made an impressive comeback at Olympia. The 15 year old gelding, who is owned by Jimmy McCloskey, looked in top form again, having lost none of that famous 'Mr Springfield sparkle' which gained him such notoriety when he finished 4th with Robert on board in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.Robert Smith is pleased to be officially endorsing Formula4 Feet following some months trialling the feed supplement from Equi Life Ltd on several of his top horses including Mr Springfield, Kalusha and Ronaldo. Formula4 Feet provides unique benefits for horses with poor hoof horn quality, cracked hooves, weak heels and those at risk of Laminitis. It is the first new generation non-GM hoof supplement to be made anywhere in the world. It has been developed by Robert Eustace FRCVS, Director of the Laminitis Clinic in collaboration with Dr David Frape, a leading equine nutritionist.
Mr Springfield had been back home to Ireland to Jimmy McCloskey during his recuperation and it was there where he first came to try Formula4 Feet.
"We first discovered Formula4 Feet after an extensive search on the internet to find a cure or treatment for a recurring abscess," explains Jimmy McCloskey. "Robert had given his old mount "Vanessa" to my wife Bridie to retire on her family farm. The first year we had her we had a lot of trouble with an abscess in her front feet, not to mention huge vet bills. We thought we had tried everything when Bridie found the Equi Life website and ordered a few months supply. It has made an incredible difference to "Vanessa". Three years on at the grand old age of 31 she is still on it and enjoying her retirement.
"So when Mr Springfield came home to us to rest after his injury and treatment he had very slow heel growth on the hoof so we tried him on Formula4 Feet also. It was not long before the blacksmith began to notice a huge difference in his feet. His initial suspensory problem stemmed from the fact he always had very poor heel growth. With Formula4 Feet he appeared sound and the wear on his shoes became even for the first time in his career. He is now back with Robert Smith and he is continuing to use it on him as well as several of his other top horses. We have also had fantastic results with our other horses. We recommended the product to other horse owners who had not heard of it and the feedback was all positive. Mr Springfield deserves the best and with Formula4 Feet we feel he's getting the best," says Jimmy McCloskey.
Robert Smith says "We are extremely pleased with Formula4 Feet and what it has achieved to date for Mr Springfield in terms of healthy hoof growth. We had previously been using another product from a different manufacturer but switched to Formula4 Feetwhen we heard how effective the supplement is. It is early days for Kalusha and Ronaldo as they have only been on it for a couple of weeks but we are confident that once more, the results are going to be beneficial in terms of maintaining healthy hoof condition. It goes without saying that I need all my competition horses in tip-top physical condition as they are competing with the very best in the world."