comment from Robert Smith
Robert Smith, one of Great
Britain's most successful international show jumpers, has been feeding Formula4
Feet as a supplement to his top string of horses for several years and remains
a staunch supporter of the product.
"Although we initially started using Formula4 Feet some years
ago on a couple of horses that suffered from poor hoof condition, we now feed
it as a supplement as a matter of course for optimum hoof health. Talan, Vangelis
and Balourado are all fed Formula4 Feet because of the nutrients it
provides, so for us Formula4 Feet is all about prevention rather than
cure. The horses like it, so it is easy to add to the feed. Obviously, it is essential
that our show jumping horses are in tip-top condition to perform at their best
and feeding Formula4 Feet is an integral part of their overall dietary
says Robert Smith.
I would like
to take this opportunity to tell you what a great product Formula4
When I first started to use this, it was for one of my Appaloosas. He hasn't navicular,
or laminitis. However, his hooves were in such poor quality that my farrier made
casts for his feet to keep them from falling apart. He lost shoes constantly,
and his hooves literally fell apart if he came anywhere near standing water. In
addition he was very low heeled. After 6 months, my farrier was able to get him
to a point where with 4 wk visits, and special shoes, and constant maintenance
on my end, he at least had hooves.
They still looked very bad, but I thought that was probably the best they would
Then I saw an advertisement in John Lyons magazine. Knowing that products don't
get advertised there, without John's endorsement, I decided to give it a try.
I did not tell my farrier, because he is completely against supplements. I wanted
to see what he noticed, and what I noticed. My farrier was out just 2 wks after
I started him on it, and I had noticed nothing. My farrier made a comment that
his horn walls are looking good. In the next couple of wks, I noticed he was getting
more white spots on his coat, and he had an overall shine that he didn't have
before. On the farriers next visit, he took one look at my horse and said "Your
horse is breaking out in Appaloosa". When he picked up the first hoof to
work on it, he put it back down, stood up and said, "What are you giving
this horse?" When he read the ingredients from the bag, he told me to keep
it up, and I should also give it to my other app, who had recently gone through
colic surgery; saying it would be good for his hind gut.
Today, you would never believe my horse had either low heels or poor quality hooves.
My farrier has several of his clients using this product now, and both of my apps
have great feet, shiny coats, and have "Broken out in Appaloosa".
Veva Buffington, USA.
Dear Sue and
I bought a young brood mare
last year with a foal at foot- she had a very badly damaged eye and was blind
in it, but worse was her overall general condition- very thin, feet completely
untouched- split, broken and flaking badly- and took a very long time to get a
I had the eye removed in
January and put her on Formula4 Feet as it seemed to be the best I
could find to help her recovery but also with a view of getting her in foal reasonably
early in the season.
The improvement in her condition
was noticeable, after just a month, bearing in mind the time of year. I got her
in foal first time in early April and her feet are now not cracking or splitting-
I still have a way to go but the Formula4 Feet has turned her around;
her coat came properly, her feet are growing and not breaking up on the hard ground
she now looks like a horse; the best bit is that the maintenance now is low but
I know that she is getting everything she needs without having to be pumped full
of this that and the other.
Jane Borwick. France.
on our 2nd sack of Formula4 Feet and the horses adore
it - I used to have to mix the old supplement (product
name removed by Equi Life for legal reasons!)
up with allsorts to get them to eat
it which was a pain when trying to feed a fussy TB and a Section
A pony who seems to put on weight on practically desert and
a nice view!!! (Especially didn't want to have to fed him anything
Love your product! My horse's
feet have never been normal until I used Formula4 Feet. I tried everything
else to no avail. This stuff is phenomenal! I've told everyone I know about it.
Whilst writing we would like to thank you for the advice you gave us regarding
one of our school horses Seamus. We have been feeding him Formula4
Feet for about 3 months now and the results have been excellent. His feet are
improving all the time and his general condition is much much better. The advice
we received was excellent.
Dear Equi Life,
I felt I had to email to let you hear the huge difference Formula4
Feet has made to my horse's condition. VANESSA
is my 30 y.o. mare. After a successful showjumping career she is now retired on
my father's farm. Two years ago she developed a problem in her near fore hoof.
Several vets visited and treated her with different drugs etc to no avail. I purchased
some expensive remedies and poltices to treat her myself but unfortunately the
problem became rapidly worse.
Vanessa went down in the stable, unable to walk, My father and
I sat with her and hand fed her until eventually we arranged
for the vet to put her to sleep.
Desperately I searched the web for help or an answer that I
couldn't get fron the vets. Then I found Formula4
Feet and started feeding it to Vanessa straight away.
One year on. Vanessa is sound, has gained condition and is cantering
round the field like a 4 yo; I havent had a vets bill in months!
Thank you for your wonderful product it is amazing.
I have received
several favorable responses from our clients regarding both the presentation and
the results regarding Formula4 Feet.
I am happy to continue to provide it for our horse-owing clients.
Philip Johnson, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA.
I am not comfortable
sending pictures, but I would love to tell you what wonderful effects
Formula4 Feet has had on my horses.
I have 2 Arab-Pony mares
- Mausi is 35 years old and Fala, her daughter, is 13. Fala became lame (in all
four hooves) a few years ago and we have been battling the damage
in the hooves since then and also tried to determine the true underlying cause
of her problem (basic digestion and metabolism problems). I tried several holistic
and homeopathic remedies with some success, but her recovery was not progressing
as rapidly as we hoped. A friend in Germany introduced me to Formula4
Feet. She had experienced great success with that product. I immediately called
the UK and was given a contact in the US for Formula4 Feet. Fala has
been receiving the supplement now for about 6 months. She is walking out into
the pasture (only slightly lame), she no longer spends most of her day laying
down, her coat is shiny and beautiful. Fala has regained full interest in life
and today actually bucked with joy!!! I hope to ride her again
or at least
to see her running and bucking in the pasture.
Feet also had a great impact on my older horse. I stopped riding Mausi
about 2.5 years ago because her age appeared to catch up with her very
rapidly. She lost a lot of weight and became stiff and lame. Mausi also
started receiving Formula4 Feet 6 months ago (she loves it!).
I havent started riding her again and dont expect to (though
it could happen!), but she has gained a significant amount of
weight, her coat is shiny and she is barely lame. I also noticed that
she did not grow as much hair this winter. Last year, her winter coat
was extremely long and the hair was very fine (shedding was also a problem).
This winter her coat never grew as long and she has already shed most
of it. She has that sparkle back in her eyes and is working
on a new trick to teach us.
The hoof quality
has impressively improved for both horses. Fala had to wear specialty
shoes for the last year, but has now been switched back to regular shoes
by her farrier. Mausis joints and hooves have also improved significantly,
allowing her to slowly recover her original hoof shape that was impacted
by her leg and joint problems.
Thank you Formula4
Tobiesen, Mausi & Fala, Double Oak, Texas, USA.
Our pony has
had severe hoof problems in the past but since using Formula4 Feet,
alongside a strict management routine, he has been amazing and now bouncing around
all over the place. We are very pleased with the way our pony is now, he is completely
different. I will certainly be keeping him on Formula4 Feet.
Mrs Jenny Pike,
I simply had to put pen to paper to let you know, for the past
year or just over, I've been feeding my Gelderlander "Brandy"
(who's in his twenties) Formula4 Feet instead of ********
******* (product name
removed by Equi Life for legal reasons!).
frankly, I can't believe how much better his feet are - what a
difference. Even my farrier is amazed at how much hoof there is
to trim and also that his hoof is a lot stronger. I can also see
his coat has a lot more shine since he started on the Formula4
Feet. There is never any left in his feed bowl, please continue
to make this supplement - we cannot manage without it. Hopefully
this information is of interest to you.
Mrs J. Johnson,
our newly opened tack shop, Petwise at Treforest, to get some Formula4
Feet for me and I gave him a copy of one of your advertisements. He
now has four satisfied customers using it, all of whom have reported
good things about the product. I have been using it for both my cobs
since early in September this year (2005). I was previously using a
well known broad spectrum mineral and vitamin supplement but gave it
away because I was so keen to try Formula4 Feet. I am very
pleased to be able to report that even in this short time I am glad
I didnt wait any longer.
One of my cobs suffers with poor quality horn and although it may be
a little soon (5 weeks) to report a marked improvement I am confident
it will happen with the help of Formula4 Feet. The other
horse has a rapidly disappearing mane and tail - not in keeping with
his flashy personality - and people were remarking on his foal like
tail. Today however one of my friends commented on how good both their
coats were looking and how soft and shiney the mane and tail of my black
cob was - what there is of it!. Nothing to do with good grooming as
I am afraid of pulling out even more hair. I had been quietly thinking
to myself that I could see an improvement but this just confirmed it.
I am looking forward next summer hoping to see a proper tail from top
to bottom and not just a few wispy strands swaying in the breeze.
So thank you for this very good quality supplement.
Mid Glamorgan, South Wales
I have just
ordered my second tub of Formula4 Feet. At long last here is a product
that really works and I have tried loads of others! My Icelandic horse had recurrent
hoof problems. His hoof quality has already improved after only one tub of this
supplement and the farrier is now finding it a lot easier to put his shoes on.
Many, many thanks
to tell you that I am over the moon about the improvement Formula4
Feet had made to my 15 years old Shetland mare. She has not been able to get in
foal and has not looked well for the last 3 years. She became lame every time
she came into season, to the point that I was about to put her down. I then received
your sample pack of Formula4 Feet and read the information about the
her on Formula4 Feet and the change was absolutely incredible.
After only four weeks on the product she got in foal and is absolutely
blooming. The ridges on her feet don't seem so noticeable and the new
horn growth looks really healthy. She runs out on Dartmoor and I trim
her feet myself so I can really appreciate the difference; AND she is
sound now, trotting around and feeling really well. I was in so much
despair but Formula4 Feet has given me a glimmer of hope
for what is my best brood mare having previously won the Championship
at Devon County Show on three occasions."
is doing very well indeed on Formula4 Feet. This is her first summer
for 2 years that we have enjoyed hacks out most days, no raised clenches or movement
of shoes. The new growth looks healthy and strong, not full of rings and ridges
as it was previously".
tremendous on Formula4 Feet. The horses couldn't have looked
better over the winter time. Their coats are shiny, they are all TB
and live out all year long. This winter there was no scurf in their
coats as there had been in previous years. Everybody has always commented
on how wonderful my horse's look and now they look even better.
hoof quality is a lot better than before. This year we have been much
more free of splits, even though we have the extreme weather of rural
Perthshire. It is easy to make a starving horse look good, as in other
adverts, but when you already have horses that look fab, to make them
look even better I did not think was possible.
the horses are unshod and at one point the farrier did say that he might
have to put shoes on a couple; but since using Formula4 Feet
that has not been needed. I am thrilled to bits with this product!"
"I have been using Formula4
Feet for 12 months now and I am happy with it
and would not change. The farrier comments on how good his feet are
and everybody comments on how shiny his coat is and how well he looks.
I feel safe using this product as it comes from Equi Life and is used
at the Laminitis Clinic. He is 15.3h and all he has all year round is
chaff and Formula4
Feet to eat and he looks fabulous. I recommend
this product to others and I am chuffed to bits with it."
Feet is an Excellent product and does what
it says it will. Stick with it and you can really see the results. The
horn growth has been incredible and such good quality. The horses Love
"We have a Welsh Section A which suffers. A number of potions have been 'tested'
over the last couple of years. Some have had a greater effect than others but
non have made an appreciable difference - with one exception. Formula4
Feet had an obvious and positive effect on Scottie.
The outward physical differences were significantly healthier and stronger hooves.
Over and above this, his coat shone, he looked much happier (and fitter!) plus
his appetite returned. He was the original, perky pony we had known for many years".
Mike and Gillian Lithgow, Farringdon.
pleased with Formula4
My horse has never had good feet but his feet are better than they ever
have been, the feet are really hard and it has also improved the horn
growth rate. My farrier, who suggested I tried it in the first place,
said his feet are the best he has seen them. I would recommend this
product to anyone. It was developed by the people who know what my horse
I must write to tell you how pleased I am with Formula4 Feet. My Connemara
had a problem which made his hoof horn very weak and powdery. He has had weak
heels, for several years (since I've owned him). I have tried several products
on the market which were supposed to help with his problem; with no improvement.
well known product he refused to eat, whatever I tried.
I then tried
him with Formula4 Feet. I must say that I made no other changes to
his stable or work routine. Also, I have always used the same very good farrier.
We noticed an improvement, even after just one bucket of Formula4 Feet,
but waited to see if this improvement persisted. After using Formula4
Feet for almost a year, my farrier and I are delighted. Now the horn quality is
much better, much stronger heels and the powdery weak horn has all but gone. An
incredible difference in his feet.
thanks from Arthur, (the pony), myself and a very happy farrier, Mark
"I would just
like to say thank you for the excellent feeding advice that you gave
for my "dull" driving pony. The Speedi-Beet, High Fibre Cubes,
grass nuts and of course Formula4 Feet gave him that spark
that was missing; thank you. Also to say that he is very happy and comfortable
in the grazing muzzle".
"I am sending you a few lines about Formula4
I have been a farrier for 38 years and I have always been somewhat sceptical
about hoof supplements. However, some horses obviously suffer with poor
After discussions with some of my customers, and mainly due to the endorsement
by The Laminitis Clinic, I was tempted to try Formula4
The results have been very impressive, with definite improvements in
horn quality. As a result I now have several horses using the product.
Some customers are on their fifth bucket and the results are plain to
John Mee (Derbyshire)
"Hi, I have been using
your product for almost 10 weeks now. I have noticed a change in my horse and
was wondering if your product could be responsible as I have not changed any other
element of his diet or management. He suffers from greasy areas of skin behind
both front knees and over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that this has
cleared up to the point where he no longer has sore looking scabs and crusts.
I did clip off his legs last night just to check there were no nasties underneath,
all his feathers and both knees were clean as a whistle. I originally bought the
product because the wet, muddy weather had taken a toll on his feet so I thought
I 'd give them a boost. His hooves are fine now and I seem to have the added benefit
of resolving his knee skin problem. Is this possible or should I look for an alternative
explanation as I would like to avoid the problem recurring. Many Thanks",
at owner's request
from Robert Eustace;
The condition you describe used to be called mallenders in the old texts,
sallenders were a similar condition at the front of the hocks, usually
affecting cobs or heavy horses. Formula4 Feet contains over
65 micronutrients which provide the essentials for the entire epidermis,
all of which, skin, horn and hair are made from the same types of tissue.
You cannot supplement the hoof horn without supplementing the rest of
the skin and hair. I'm sure Formula4 Feet is responsible
for your horse's improvement.
thank you for developing Formula4
Feet. I used to use ********
******* (product name
removed by Equi Life for legal reasons!)
but it made
my 8 y.o. Irish TB x so excitable that I had to stop using it.
I used to work him at dressage, combined training and as a hunter,
but within a day of starting him on that supplement he became
a different horse. He could not concentrate, was on a high all
the time and became an absolute pest to be about. Thankfully,
your Formula4 Feet, has kept him in tip top form without
making him so ridiculous".
Mrs D.W. Bushton.
you Equi Life, my horse has grown half an inch of better quality
new horn within a few weeks of starting him on Formula4
Feet. I have had horses all my life, worked in the industry and
Formula4 Feet is the only supplement or balancer I
have ever used which has resulted in a visible difference to my
horse's feet. I might as well have thrown my money into the street
for all the good all the other products I have used have made."
Mrs V. W. Sheffield.
1 tub of Formula4
Feet the improvement
is noticeable, it is highly palatable and I think it is brilliant!"
The Hon Ms Jane Borwick, Hereford
"I have found Formula4
Feet invaluable in maintaining my
small driving pony "Ginger" in good health and in work."