Delwyn Ogilvy is a successful event rider who’s professional riding and coaching career spans more than four decades. She competed in England 1992 and just missed the Australian Olympic Eventing Team for Barcelona when she was named 1st reserve rider. In 2017 she is still out competing and has a particularly special partnership with her stunning mare “Precious Dreams”.
“I don’t think it’s any secret that at almost 60 years of age I’m feeling very grateful to be out Eventing again. I had hung up my competition boots in 2012 and it’s only since meeting my partner Julie 4 years ago that I decided to go back out and have another shot with the wonderful support I now have around me. My body has been through a lot over the years and I do suffer from some arthritic aches and pains. After a serious accident more than a decade ago I started taking Rose-Hip Vital and was astounded at how much it helped with the joint pain I was suffering. I have continued to take the Rose-Hip Vital and if I happen to run out I know about it within 48 hours as the joint pain, especially in my fingers, returns. Without Rose-Hip Vital I know I would not be able to successfully Event at the level I am.
When I was approached by Justin and the team at Rose-Hip Vital to try the equine product it just made sense. If the product worked so well on me then I believed it could only be healthy for my horses. I had read so many testimonials about the improvement in movement, willingness and overall wellbeing that I was excited to commence feeding it to my competition mare Precious Dreams. I have been feeding Rose-Hip Vital for over a month now and she is feeling fabulous. The powder is very palatable and I didn’t have any issues with it being introduced to the feed once a day. Fortunately I didn’t have any soundness issues to commence with but after the first competition of the Eventing season Precious Dreams performed better than ever before and pulled up better than ever also. She put in three fabulous phases to take out a 1* win at Friends of Werribee Horse Trials. I’m now looking towards her first 2* start in a few weeks’ time.
Based on my personal experience I’m happy to recommend Rose-Hip Vital without the slightest hesitation for both humans and horses. I’m looking forward to starting our dogs on the product soon too.”
Photo credit Equine Focus Photography.
To win my horses need to be at the top of their powers. With Rose-Hip Vital Equine as part of their diet I am confident that I have left no stone unturned for them to operate at their athletic best. GV Billy Elliot has been on it for 3 years now and I am thrilled with the results.
After I returned from England with GV Billy Elliot, who was travelling reserve for the London Olympics, I was approached by my vet to try a new product. She had said there were spectacular results with dogs and horses. I was of course skeptical as we are often approached to try new products. My vet was insistent and I am glad she was. Rose-Hip Vital Equine is different. Very different.
I have a large team of eventers who all live on Rose-Hip Vital Equine as part of their training regime. I have several with arthritic changes and recurring lameness that appear to have settled. My best horse GV Billy Elliot has no soundness problems but I was recommended Rose-Hip Vital to help prevent inflammation and arthritic changes. He has remained very sound and he looks and feels fantastic. The added bonus I have found with Billy who is traditionally a fussy eater is that Rose-Hip Vital mixed in the feed is a fantastic appetite stimulant. Unlike a lot of other joint powders horses love Rose-Hip Vital. Further to making my horses operate at their best, I have now started taking the human version which is equally effective. I have well developed arthritis after many years with many falls and a lot of broken bones. Rose-Hip Vital has been a great assistance to me and my team and I recommend it highly to anyone wanting to win.
Rose-Hip Vital Equine keeps my team sound and moving freely. Best of all it doesn’t swab. My whole team are on it and I am very happy with the results. I urge all horse lovers to include Rose-Hip Vital Equine in their diet, especially if you want to have your horses in the best possible shape to win. Rose-Hip Vital Equine is my advantage. Everywhere my horses and I go, Rose-Hip Vital Equine comes too. It will not just be another mumbo jumbo additive. It really works.
I am proud to represent RHVE and I urge those who haven’t tried this wonderful product on their horses yet to give it a go. You will be amazed!
Photo credit: Geoff McLean
For some time I’ve been looking for a product to give Chester (GB Winchester) assistance in his general joint health and wellbeing.
A number of my students have suggested that I look into a product called Rose-Hip Vital®. These students have had success with this product with horses that suffer lameness or stiffness through “ringbone” and “joint degeneration”. That success means that they are now competing their horses in competitions and handling all the training their horses are receiving.
I decided to see what all the excitement was about and rang to speak to Justin from Rose-Hip Vital®. I explained that Chester was sound and not suffering any lameness but with all the Grand Prix training he was undergoing, I felt he needed something to assist in his recovery. Justin explained in detail how this product does much more than help maintain healthy joints. It’s anti-inflammatory qualities help with systemic inflammation which helps to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain associated with a wide variety of conditions. He shared stories and examples of a number of performance horses at national and international level which have had success after taking this product. He suggested I trial the product for a month and report back with my feedback. After discussing the benefits of using this product, he asked about myself. Did I feel any stiffness, do I feel any soreness? It was like he read my mind. While he was previously explaining about the product, I can’t help but think what can it do for us humans. Training and riding horses is physical and there are a lot of demand put on our joints and muscles.
After a month of Chester and myself taking Rose-Hip Vital®, I found Chester much more consistent in his approach to his work. No longer did I find him lazy and lacking in motivation one day and then enthusiastic and keen the next. I think Rose-Hip Vital® made him feel better whether its because it reduced joint pain and soreness or whether it enabled him to recover quicker. Whichever it may be, I have found a positive result.
With myself, I have found a huge difference. No longer do I take 30 minutes to get going in the morning or feel like I need a soaking bath in the evening. Similar to other equestrian riders and trainers, I have part of my body that wears quicker than other parts. Mine is my lower back with a bulging disc and spine bone degeneration. I no longer use pain killers.
With the success and difference I felt, I introduced my mother to the Rose-Hip Vital® Joint Health capsules. My mother had a hip replacement last year and as a result of the operation, her right leg is shorter than the left. Consistently walking unevenly has given her sore ankles and she has suffered sleepless nights from the pain. I am pleased to report that my mother is now pain free and she speaks highly about the product and what it has done for her.
Overall, success from each party and as much as this product has had positive results, I love that Rose-Hip Vital is a natural plant-based anti-inflammatory, it helps to maintain healthy joints, it improves general health and it improves performance.
This is to say that I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine on my horses for about 2 years now with amazing results. I found it particularly useful in assisting preparations of older horses who may be feeling a joint or a knee. Once they were on Rose-Hip Vital the response was almost immediate and the horse raced successfully during their preparation, almost pain free.
Having led a seriously sporting life from a young age and being competitive by nature, my body has had it’s share of gruelling times. Being a Physiotherapist I know the problems with joints and ageing, wear and tear, it’s inevitable and especially when an active sporting lifestyle has been a way of life. More to the point is that I am still wanting to be active and competitive. My joints ache but I ignore them or take anti inflammatories. I have tried many different joint formulas and can say that I have never found any benefit and It wasn’t from the lack of trying.
I was asked for some photos to use in an advertising campaign for Rose Hip Vital. I had a meeting to discus the pictures needed and found out a little about Rose Hip Vital. ( here we go another one of those natural therapies !!!) Now being skeptical about additives for horses etc I was not prepared to use it. It wasn’t free and how can you tell in an equine athlete. I then said if it worked on people then I would consider it of benefit to horses. I did start the Rose Hip Vital and despite my ho hum attitude I have been truly blown away with the result.
I can not tell enough people the difference it has made to my life. I am fitter, thinner and healthier and my joint pain is without doubt minimised. I am on no other medication at all and I can absolutely say that Rose Hip Vital has changed my life.
I can get out of bed and walk straight down the stairs with out any problem which I haven’t done for years. My wrists and thumbs no longer hurt and I have not run a step for years and the other day I had to hurry to get somewhere and I ran without thinking and when I got there a bit puffed !! I realised what I had just done. There is no question at all, that Rose Hip Vital is an amazing additive to my life and I will not go a day without it. I have to say that above all I have not felt so fit and healthy for years and I have not changed a thing. I simply feel better and have less joint pain so I am able to do more and so the wheel goes around. I feel fantastic and of course this all leads to a better mind set and positive outlook. My life is all good and whats more so many people have asked how come I look fitter and healthier and that I am riding better. The answer is obvious! It’s exciting.
Of course my horses are both on RoseHip Vital and Weltsohn who 15 months ago sustained a serious stifle injury that required surgery and the prognosis from top vets here in Australia and America gave him little hope. 12 months later he became sound and I was able to start working him gently and this was the time I was trying Rose Hip Vital and believed it helped so Sonny started. Its been three months and he looks fantastic. He has bloomed from a hairy no muscled unathletic looking dressage horse who was a Grand Prix Athlete 15 months ago. He is healthy and shiny and back to being his excitable self. Above all he is having no problem with his joint at all and the scans and Xrays are remarkable. I attribute his lucky break to great vet attention and prompt and appropriate treatment and above all rest. I never thought he would come sound and nor did most vets. He did and now Rose Hip Vital is helping keep him on track. Never believed I would ride another Grand Prix test on him and he travelled to Melbourne for his first competition and was Fantastic. Totally healthy and placed mid field. His luck was that he developed a foot abscess and I had to withdraw. His stifle is perfect and his health is the best ever. He is absolutely as he was prior to the injury. I am sure Roes Hip Vital is working.
It’s a wonderful product and I swear by it for me and my horses.
Rose-Hip Vital (RHV) was initially recommended to me by a colleague. Since I have had much earlier experience with rosehips while living in Denmark, where I was in love with the rosehip (hyben) jam and a powdered concentrate made into a warm drink, I was extremely curious about what benefits RHV could provide to my patients.
Soon after contacting RHV directly, they helped me by generously providing some products to trial on a variety of cases. The cases included:
The results were astounding after just a few weeks: the equine vet was not reaching for the ibuprofen anymore, the fussy Thoroughbred was eating everything and winning races, the horses with the insect bite hypersensitivity were no longer rubbed raw and the other medications had been stopped when RHV started, the geriatric patient’s gait improved dramatically so he could walk straight, and the plantar fasciitis patient could start to run again.
Since then I have used RHV in horses recovering from severe infections and colic surgery, as well as horses, humans and dogs with osteoarthritis. I have really liked their friendly and approachable service, the quality and consistency of the product and how all the animals love it! The geriatric patient would have his mouth open and ready as we syringed it into his mouth each day.
I found the experience since using and supplying RHV for myself and for friends or clients to always be a positive one. I am still excited when I hear positive feedback from clients when they have started using it on themselves, their dogs or their horses.
I would recommend Rose-Hip Vital to anyone looking to reduce their reliance on anti-inflammatory medication for osteoarthritis or an immune boost when recovering from surgery or illness.
What I don’t recommend is that you stop taking it! Your aches and pains return and you find yourself reaching for the paracetamol or ibuprofen.
Dr Suzanne Polak
BVSc BAppSc (equine science)
Grad Dip (Animal Biomechanical Medicine)
Basically I was chatting to Roger Fitzhardinge about joint pain and just feeling it all a little bit more as I am getting older. He mentioned how he takes @Rose-Hip Vital with GOPO for himself and how good it makes him feel. After googling it and having a read of many stories I decided to give it a go. I started using it for myself and I can totally feel the goodness it is doing. I am very busy at my office and at horse shows and at night I certainly feel the effects of all this activity. After starting on Rose-Hip Vital I don’t have any of the niggling joint pain and it just makes me feel better in myself.
Because of my reaction I felt I just had to start my daughter’s 2 older Off The Track thoroughbreds on @Rose-Hip Vital Equine. One is 20 yrs old and the other 16 yrs old. My daughter show jumps and we need these 2 horses to be feeling super well so they can compete at their best for her. They are performing fabulously and I can see their coats are healthy and they appear to have minimal or no joint pain now. Once I saw the great results with these 2 horses I felt I needed to then include the rest of the team on Rose-Hip Vital. My son has showjumpers and I need his horses to feel great as well. I think the brilliant effects of Rose-Hip Vital Equine should not be restricted to just the older horses but all the competition horses so they feel the best they can be. My theory is if I can do everything I can to make them look & feel good then it is all up to the kids to ride them well.
I must add I am so impressed with Rose-Hip Vital for myself and the horses I also give it to an older blue cattle dog we own. She is 15 years old and @Rose-Hip Vital Canine has been great. It has given her more energy and certainly freed up her joints and made her more mobile. She is now back to running with the kids when they ride.”
I have trialled many joint supplements over my years as a Veterinarian and I have finally found a supplement that ticks all the boxes. It is a natural product that supports the entire animal and is well tolerated by the digestive system. I have seen first hand the benefits in both my own and clients horses and dogs.
I have swapped many clients over from other premium joint products to Rose-Hip Vital and the clients are commenting on the obvious difference in their animals. The differences are in behaviour, comfort, mobility, reduction in joint effusion, improved range of motion, improved coat condition, improved top line, performance and hoof health in horses and general wellbeing. The animal’s ability to heal from my ABM treatments is also greatly enhanced.
I now feel confident to recommend a joint product to my clients that has the scientific backing and that I not only use personally but have great faith in as a holistic veterinary therapist.
Dr. Raquel Butler BVSc mBTAA, mETAA, mCIVT
Holistic Veterinarian and Animal Biomechanical Medicine Therapist
Equine, Canine and Cat Muscle Release Therapy Practitioner
Kinesio Taping Practitioner (Equi-tape)
Canine and Equine Rehabilitation
Veterinary Consultant for McDowells Herbal Treatments
Graduate Diploma of Animal Biomechanical Medicine Student
Equine Anatomy and Biomechanics instructor
Red Light Therapy
Rose-Hip Vital is an essential part of mine and my team of Showjumper’s daily routine to ensure we do everything we can to have optimal joint health and wellbeing. The results speak for themselves, Cassiago has had 4 World Cup wins and 3 seconds this season, is the current leader of the Australian World Cup league and has also gained a full certificate of capability which makes him eligible for selection for the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Having a great product supporting myself and my horses like Rose-Hip Vital gives me the peace of mind that Cassiago will be able to perform to the best of his ability on our exciting road to Rio.
Photo credit: Stephen Mowbray
I am writing to you to say thank you for supplying us with such a great product “Rose- Hip Vital”.
Around 3 years ago we visited your trade display at SIEC. We discussed how we had a horse with stringhalt and it seemed to be getting worse. You suggested Rose-Hip Vital and there was an amazing change with the horse. His signs decreased and we are able to compete regularly on him.
We have all ages and levels of horses we use for eventing competition and we find Rose-Hip Vital is beneficial to them all. We use it daily on all horses from child’s pony to a 19 year old 4* eventer.
I was also finding that my hand was cramping and I have started taking the human Rose Hip Vital “Joint Health”. It really helps and have now put my in-laws onto it.
I’m a dressage rider whose passion for the sport is currently somewhat greater than her ability. I’m working on the ability part but, as a “mature” rider (at least in body if not in outlook) I find that the day to day demands of keeping two dressage horses in work, combined with time at my desk and days on my feet in my professional life as a consultant and trainer mean that the body sometimes just doesn’t feel up to the demands I make on it. I’m committed to putting the work in but with a body aching and hurting in very inconvenient places (back, hips, shoulders, and pretty much everything connected to them), it can be a struggle. Up to now, my routine pre-ride was to pop enough ibuprofen to deal with the pain and to hell with the consequences afterward. Riding is my passion, and my release, and no pain was going to stop me doing what I love!
About four months ago, one day while working at my desk, Roger Fitzhardinge popped up on my computer, (I suspect I was live streaming a dressage event while I was supposedly working) extolling the virtues of Rose-Hip Vital. He sounded very convincing but it all seemed just a bit too good to be true. However, my interest was piqued and I started to research Rose-Hip Vital; the more I found out, the more interested I became until I finally succumbed and bought a bottle of the Rose-Hip Vital with GOPO capsules to try out.
At this point I should note that I’m a dreadful skeptic when it comes to supplements for either me or for my horses and while I really hoped that the claims about Rose-Hip Vital would be true, I was still very skeptical.
Not only were all the claims I’d read true, I’m actually tempted to say that they were understating the benefits! I’ve been amazed and delighted at the affect it’s had. No more ibuprofen – I now have a body that can do what I want it to do easily and without pain. For the first time in years I can get serious about fitness (I can run again – I don’t like it but I can do it!) and instead of feeling like a crippled octogenarian after riding two horses, I could now happily ride another one.
The next logical step was to consider that my two 13 year old dressage horses, who work hard and are starting to train some of the higher level movements, might be feeling just like I was. If I felt so much better, how good would it be if they could feel the same? So, they were the next guinea pigs and both started on Rose-Hip Vital in early April.
As noted on the packaging, it took around 4 weeks at the loading dose to make a discernible difference but by week four both horses were moving more freely, felt more supple and were generally happier in their work.
We’re now three months down the track and I’m thrilled to say that the improvement has continued. Jed, my 16hh chestnut warmblood with a great work ethic, is finding the movements we’re working on much easier and is starting to perform them with some competence when the rider sorts herself out and gives the right aids. Gandalf, my 16.2hh grey warmblood with a chequered history, is the happiest I’ve seen him. From a horse who would hardly move when he came to me two years ago, I now have a happy athlete who is proving to have some real talent and is happier to work harder. He’s a complete nut in the paddock and it’s a joy to see a horse galloping and bucking just for the sheer pleasure of it. If he decided to display his exuberance that way while I was riding, I might not be quite so enthusiastic; thankfully he’s a gentleman under saddle!
Perhaps the most exciting thing is that Rose-Hip Vital Equine has meant that our training, which has always been two steps forward, one, two or even three steps back, is now moving inexorably forward without the setbacks of stiffness and soreness for any of us. Sure, there are times when my muscles are screaming out after a couple of intense rides and I’m sure that both horses are the same but that’s just a case of fitness and building the right muscle function and capability to cope with the work. Muscles can be managed relatively easily.
While my main focus has been on the mobility enhancing properties of Rose-Hip Vital, I’ve also noticed an effect in terms of general health benefits for both my horses. Their coats are gleaming and have come back in better than ever before after being clipped this year and they generally look a picture of health and wellbeing.
I’d love to say that I look younger and more glamorous and gorgeous than ever before but Rose-Hip Vital is a natural anti-inflammatory, nutritional supplement for joint health and general wellbeing, not a miracle powder!
Thank goodness I overcame my skepticism and gave Rose-Hip Vital a go – I’m fitter and feel great, my horses are fitter and obviously happier in the paddock and at work and we’re all set to get out there again and start competing again after a two year break. Now that’s a scary thought!
Kerry Mack is a successful Grand Prix Dressage rider. She is best known with her star stallion Mayfield Pzazz. Pzazz placed at the World Young horse Championships with Kerry and then went on to be a consistent CDI competitor. Stud principal at Mayfield Farm, Kerry not only trains her own horses, but breeds and produces them. Kerry has a very broad experience, competed showjumping to World Cup, 3 day Evented, ridden western, was successful as an amateur jockey, and grew up with Stockhorses and Arabs. Kerry enjoys the challenge of bringing out the best in her horses, seeing them develop physically and mentally as they become the best they can be. “Training for the high levels takes a long time. You have to be patient and meticulous to achieve excellence. There are no short cuts to develop a confident, relaxed Grand Prix horse.” Kerry says.
When it takes so long to train a horse it is really important to care for them so they maintain fitness and soundness. Kerry is a medical doctor in her other (non horsey) life, so understands the importance of good nutrition for health. An athlete’s diet must include antioxidants to reduce the effects of stress and aging. Pzazz is a wonderful example. Now 20 years old he looks and feels fantastic. He is still competing at Grand Prix. Rose Hip Vital has become an important part of his diet, and that of Kerry’s younger FEI horses.
“I need to maintain my own flexibility and fitness if I want to keep competing at the top. I have had one hip replaced to help my riding, so am very aware of the need to look after myself. Rose Hip Vital is also an important part of my own fitness plan”
Tori Stuckey competes at a high level in both dressage and showjumping. Her main horse is Mayfield Pzazz, owned by her mother Kerry Mack. Pzazz was Australian Young Horse champion at a 6yo and his health, soundness and welfare are of upmost importance to tori and kerry.
“I’m currently competing at grand prix level with Mayfield Pzazz, a well known stallion who has now reached the age of 20. Rose Hip Vital ensures Pzazz and myself are on top of our game. I feel confident riding into the competition arena that Pzazz is ready to give his all, thanks to Rose Hip Vital.”
I want to tell you what a wonderful product Rose-Hip Vital is and how much it’s changed my Grand Prix horse Ambassi! He has never felt so good in the whole time I’ve owned him (since he was a 4yo). I now have my whole team of competition horses on it, my 4yo that came 3rd at Dressage With The Stars this year then my 5yo young gun that’s just been imported out here and ready to take on the young horse classes and my 8yo Advanced Prix St George stallion. I cannot speak more highly of the product!
I started Ambassi on it as more of a preventative, he has never had any joint issues thankfully! But does have some stiffness at the beginning of my ride. I have tried all the typical joint formulas from Technyflex to Cosequine and everything in between including injectable methods. Nothing and I mean nothing has given me any results like the RHV has, he truly feels a million bucks!
I’ve been using it for about 6 months now and I think the reason for trying it was that RHV has such a great name in the equestrian industry that it was my logical next option to try! I feed it to my team for joint health and general wellbeing as it is extremely important in dressage (or any performance ) horses, all my horses are thankfully very sound but each having different small issues or inflammation here and there and I thought with such a cracking result in Ambassi why not have the whole team on it! I also have quite a large client base in which I’ve converted many of my clients to RHV with as much success as I’ve had!
My name is Sally Kirkwood and I am friends with Roger Fitzhardinge. He organised some Rose-Hip Vital for my husband Robert who was a jockey and now a race horse trainer as well as runs our cattle property in Charters Towers. Robert has already had one operation on his back and both knees are stuffed, he’s had operations on both of them as well.
Anyway BIG news! We have been feeding all of our race horses and my super star gay bay total champion of the CDI 4year old class in Brisbane Rose Hip Vital and guess what? Rose In Bloom who is a high maintenance highly strung race horse mare has just won a big race at the Cairns amateurs race meeting. OMG this is her first win for us and not only won but won by 3 lengths and running home strong!! It is very exciting and maybe just maybe it has something to do with the pep talk I gave her about the pal tin or maybe she is feeling freaking AWSOME and it may have something to do with the RHV!!! Robert swears that it makes a big difference to him and we have been taking ever since!! We have put heaps of people into it and just thought we should touch base and let you know.
Our Rose-Hip Vital journey started over 12 months ago. Robert used to be an amateur jockey back in the good old days, as well as helping run the family cattle property. All the years of race riding, a few nasty race falls and hard work on the property has meant that the “good old days” caught up with him.
14 years ago he had surgery on his spine and over the last 6 years he has had an osteotomy for both knees. I am sure that we have funded many surgeon’s holiday funds!! We still see the neuro surgeon every 6-9 months as our next step is a fusion. Robert may not be as young and active as he once was but he is still riding our own track work every morning and running our cattle property. The neuro surgeon is also happy with how he is travelling and is quite pleased that he hasn’t needed quarterzone injections for over 12 months now.
We have had our race horses on Rose-Hip Vital for just over three months and we are very happy with the results. The majority of the horses that come to us are tried, older horses, and it is no secret that up here in North West Queensland our tracks are dry with harder surfaces. We have no doubt that Rose-Hip Vital assists our horses with their joint relief. Seeing as we ride our own track work we are lucky enough to get a real feel for the horses and how they are working and preforming. If we can help maintain our horse’s health and keep them feeling fit and happy, then surely that gives them every opportunity to put in 100% on race days.
We realise that there is no magic wand, however the fact that Robert can tell a major difference between taking it and not is a very big indication that Rose-Hip Vital works.
In this extremely competitive sport of thoroughbred racing, it is important that we have our horses fit, healthy and know that we have given them the best chance possible to go out there and run to the best of their abilities. This is why Rose-Hip Vital will be part of our training program not only for our horses but the trainer as well.
I have been competing in Dressage for more than twelve years, and in that time I have campaigned a range of horses, including three at Grand Prix level. Over the last few years I have maintained 5-6 horses in work whilst undertaking study and now my profession – I spend a lot of time each day in the saddle, but also a large amount of time sitting in the car or behind a desk. As a younger (more stupid) rider, I have also found myself riding horses that were more exuberant than most. As a result, I’ve been dealing with back pain for a long time. I was on scholarship with the ACT Academy of Sport for four years – weekly physio sessions, and ultimately expensive scans, failed to diagnose or treat the pain. Strength and conditioning work at the gym several times per week also made little impact; often making it worse. Since coming off scholarship I dragged myself to physio when things got unbearable, but aside from that, I just got on with it (though apparently my family put up with a bit of whingeing too). In late 2013 my back flared up, so I was once again at physio, every competition I rode with my back taped and all I could smell was Dencorub. I was thinking that I’m 26 years old and this shouldn’t be happening!
I’ve now been taking the human version of Rose-Hip Vital for the last six weeks. While I still have a minor pinching, the burning ache is gone and I have to say, I haven’t been to the physio nor had to have my back taped since I’ve been taking the product. Where before, if I saw something on the ground, I had to make a conscious decision whether it was worth the pain to bend down and pick it up, or whether it could stay there. It took a while for me to realise that I was suddenly picking things up without thought. I have more energy which is not surprising seeing as I’m no longer in a fog of pain. I have made plans to go and train in Europe, something that I wasn’t confident my back would cope well with before now. I can safely say that I’m very impressed and I’m relieved to have found something that works for me.
As far as Rose-Hip Vital Equine goes, I’ve always been extremely sceptical of most oral supplements on the market. Most of the time, these products only have anecdotal evidence of their success – nothing quantitative or scientific. Given the impact that the product has had on me, I’m prepared to use the equine version as a maintenance supplement for my horses. Neither Jive Matrix or Danse Avec Moi had any significant issues, so their response has not been the same emphatic one that I’ve seen in myself, however they are both moving more freely and consistently. The horses don’t mind the taste either. I like the fact that it is a natural product, particularly in this day and age as we start to discover the ill-effects of synthetic substances. Of course, competing at major competitions I need a product that does not contain prohibited ingredients, and once again Rose-Hip Vital ticks the box. So, as an athlete, I couldn’t speak more highly of the product and its contribution to my wellbeing and my equestrian objectives.
My second horse, and first at FEI level, was Bridgford Princess, a Stockhorse Thoroughbred cross. She isn’t the most conventional dressage mount – a little bit bum-high and pretty hot, but together we made various State and National Young Rider Squads and she gave me an insight into the top levels of the sport.
Unfortunately, she also gave me an insight into trying to manage difficult soundness issues. Ultimately, we decided to retire Prinnie far before her time, but she taught me so much and the least she deserved was a wonderful retirement at home with loads of grass and my first horse Czar as her companion. They’d been very happy munching away in the back paddocks of the farm, but she was progressively getting worse – crotchety and visibly lame in the right front leg. This had been an ongoing issue and had had significant veterinary attention over a number of years. Czar, at 29, was far more sound than her at 24. I was giving her a well-reputed oral joint supplement which had little to no effect. After the results for myself with Rose-Hip Vital With GOPO, I decided to try her on Rose-Hip Vital Equine. The first video was taken on 12 November 2014 when she was still on the other product, which she’d been getting for about six months – there’s not much footage but I was taking it on a camera phone and just for our records. She stopped that product and started on the RHVE on …… and the second video was taken on 5 February 2015. I wish RHVE had been available back when I was competing her – I have to say I’m thrilled that for a senior citizen my precious girl is looking comfortable again (so much so she went gallivanting around the paddock rather than be caught for the second video!). These results also justify why I am glad to have my competition horses maintained on RHVE.
I have used Rose-Hip Vital Equine for over 18 months in performance horses of all disciplines and continue to be impressed by the results. It appears to have useful anti-inflammatory properties resulting in a reduction of pain, inflammation and even lameness in a number of horses with osteoarthritis. Some of the most noticeable results have been seen in older horses with chronic lameness conditions. Additional benefits include appetite stimulation and reduction of inflammatory and allergic skin conditions.
Dr Rachel Salz BSc(Hons) BVetMed MRCVS
As a professional equine bodyworker for over 10 years, and a trainer prior to that, I know the importance of joint health. Joint pain and dysfunction should be considered from a whole horse point of view. Through the fascial system one unhappy joint can create a myriad of negative changes in the horse’s body affecting: performance, trainability, temperament, recovery, muscle condition, digestive health and saddle fit.
When Dr Raquel Butler mentioned Rose-Hip Vital as a viable joint supplement I did some research into the product and then recommended it to my clients. The feedback has been positive, both from my clients and from the horse’s themselves. The horse’s body tells me when it is feeling more comfortable, areas that were tight due to compensation become freer and muscle rebuilds in a normal pattern.
Dogs in my practice have also gained new enthusiasm for life on Rose-Hip Vital Canine.
As Rose-Hip Vital appears to be gentle on the stomach I gave it a go for myself and I feel so much better, not just my joints but muscles as well. Of course I was silly enough to stop taking it for a while and quickly realised the benefits I was missing!
Robyn Larson-Shelton of Equine Miracle/Pet Miracle is based in Canberra but also travels Australia and New Zealand. She is passionate about bodywork and educating owners and therapists in the best way to maintain the musculoskeletal health of their horse or pet.
RHVE was recommended by a close friend who couldn’t speak more highly of the positive effect it had on her horse. Moscow is currently 18 years old and a grand prix trained warmblood gelding. I wanted to maintain his performance and support his health whilst I had the opportunity to compete with him. Moscow had been semi-retired for a little while before I commenced riding him and I felt with his age I wanted to help his joints and muscles as much as possible and needed to find that ‘one’ supplement that would assist his joints and prevent inflammation and those niggling minor problems that can occur in the older horse. Reading about RHVE, testimonials and actual stories I knew it was a proven supplement.
After a month of Moscow being on RHVE I noticed an improvement in his demeanor. In fact many people commented on how good he looks, his coat is shinier and looking healthier. It also improved his recovery time after a competition, he feels less stiff after a few days off. RHVE had a huge impact on Moscow when travelling to Boneo Park CDI in Melbourne and Dressage with Altitude in Orange earlier this year. I doubled his dose a week before and continued this for 5 days once returning home knowing a big journey was on the horizon. He tolerated the travelling very well, was happy and settled and I believe our results confirm the benefits RHVE. RHVE is the only supplement Moscow is on and has ever been on and I strongly believe it is keeping Moscow fit and healthy. Moscow performed and felt great for the whole duration for both competitions and have RHVE to thank for that. Moscow absolutely loves his RHVE, and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a joint supplement.
At home I also have my very first horse my parents purchased for me when I was 12 a spotless Appaloosa part Quarter Horse “Colonial Black Douglas”. He is currently 12 years old and a very laid back type of gentlemen who loves attention. I trained ‘Douglas’ to Advanced level ready for PSG before colic surgery in 2013. The vets saved his life and removed a 3.3kg enterolith from his large intestine. The surgery really knocked him around and lost some of his spark. Unfortunately due to an extended recovery time we found Douglas didn’t come back into work 100% he wasn’t completely sound. After X-rays we found a small spur on his knee which explained the swelling and the slight unsoundness. I started him on RHVE and after a month the swelling from his knee was completely gone and he is sound. I do look forward to bringing him back into work soon.
My mum has started on Rose-Hip Vital aswell, mum is a keen sewer and loves making quilts. Mum sews most nights in her spare time, hand sewing and machine sewing. Rose-Hip has helped the joints in her fingers and has kept them agile for the fiddly parts of hand sewing. Mum is now recommending her sewing friends the benefits of Rose-Hip Vital.
As one door closes another one opens
My equine companion and good friend Moscow has retired. The last two years together have been eventful, exciting and the best years of my life. I have been able to take him to the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Caboolture in Queensland and copious trips to Sydney. Moscow has taught me the ropes in FEI and has broadened my horizons and knowledge that I can now pass on to my young horses.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to call him my friend and I cannot thank Adam Vellere and Ken Hosking enough for allowing me into his life. I was given the ride on Moscow at the end of 2013 after my horse suffered colic surgery.
We forged a strong bond together and were successful at being selected on the NSW and National Youth Development Squads and we have achieved great success together.
Moscow started on RHVE in 2014 and I attribute a lot of our success to this product. It helped with travelling, recovery time but more importantly Moscow seemed happier and the improvement in his coat was amazing. I found despite his age he could maintain his workload and training, and always thrived on RHVE. I thank RHVE for being a part of my team with Moscow and look forward to their continued support as I now move onto the younger generations.
14 year old Sophie Bennett has been out achieving some outstanding results on her big Irish Sport Horse Branigans Irish Connection or Connie as she is affectionately known. They stepped up to 1* together in 2017 and won 3 out of 5 of their 1* starts, placed 2nd in the CCIJ 1* at Melbourne International 3 Day Event in June and topped off the season with Sophie winning the 2017 Victorian Eventers, Amateur Event Rider of the Year.
“I’m really surprised and grateful to have had the journey so far with Connie. We have been learning together as Connie had never evented past EvA95 before. We cannot go to 2* until 2019 due to my age and Connie is almost 17. I started Connie on Rose-hip Vital over a month ago and she is feeling fantastic. She is strong and is moving really well. With the help of Rose-Hip Vital I’m hoping that Connie will still feel so well and look forward to stepping up to 2* in 18 months time. I’m really grateful to Justin and the team at Rose-Hip Vital for supporting me”.
Photo credit Equine Focus Photography.
My name’s Sydney, I’m 16 and I have been riding for 14 years and competing EFA Dressage for over 6 years. I am currently on the NSW Youth Development Squad and am incredibly lucky to be sponsored by Rose-Hip Vital Equine and Horseland Terrey Hills.
I started riding when I was just 2 years old, coming from a horse experienced family I have always had mum (Rachelle Evans) to teach me all the ins and outs of what I know now. Having this background I was always on horses that grew my confidence and learnt on so I am very grateful for this. I have had some super ponies that have taught me so much and led me to where I currently am.
My main competition pony is ‘Dara Park Tequila Sunrise’ (Sunny). Sunny is an 8 year old Welsh/Arab/Riding pony who I competing medium level and training some advanced movements. We have been training Sunny since he was three years old, so I was privileged to compete in all of the Young pony classes which was an invaluable experience. My coach of 7 years Deirdre stock has contributed to all of sunny’s successes and without her we both wouldn’t be where we are heading now. Sunny has won numerous state and national titles in the past few years but overall he has the biggest heart and personality to match and is such a pleasure to own and have in our lives.
Sunny has been on Rose-Hip Vital about a year now and since he has been on this supplement we have noticed that he has maintained his soundness no matter what surface we have put him on, his coat is immaculate and skin is very healthy, he hasn’t had a cold or cough since he has been on it as well. We feel that it is a huge benefit to have him in rose hip vital equine and is paramount to his future dressage career as I would like to one day compete him at Grand Prix level.
In our horsey clan we also have our family stallion ‘Belcam Geldof’ (Bronson) using rose hip vital equine for approximately 12 months. Bronson is an FEI stallion, training Grand Prix but has had multiple severe tendon injuries, enough to consider retirement. Since he has be on Rose-Hip vital equine his soundness has not faulted and his overall wellbeing has dramatically improved. Bronson is 18 years old and we feel that this product has given his longevity in his dressage career with the aim to compete at grand prix in the future.
We can’t thank Rose-Hip vital enough for supplying us with such a successful and fantastic product!
We started using Rose-Hip Vital Equine a couple of months ago on Belcam Geldof (Bronson – 18) and Dara Park Tequila Sunrise (Sunny – 8) we have seen outstanding results from both horses within such a short time.
Bronson is an FEI stallion that has had some severe suspensory trauma to his legs over the last few years. Since he has been on Rose-hip Vital he moves more elastically and recovers well from hard training sessions and competitions and generally has a lot more energy. He has an amazingly shiny coat and is looking extremely healthy.
Sunny my super pony has never had a severe injury however I felt as a preventative for joint pain or arthritic changes as well as better health I would try him on the Rose-hip Vital, the noticeable changes I have seen is Sunny’s incredible work ethic he never seems to get tired, he also has glossy coat since using Rose-hip Vital.
Both horses also seem to have a higher immunity to colds passing through the stables.
I am so impressed with how helpful the team has been, they have really put my horses first and wanting them to feel the best that they can as well as the ongoing support for me. If you are looking for a joint supplement for you or your horse I couldn’t recommend Rose-Hip Vital Enough!”
Tori Stuckey competes at a high level in both dressage and showjumping. Her main horse is Mayfield Pzazz, owned by her mother Kerry Mack. Pzazz was Australian Young Horse champion at a 6yo and his health, soundness and welfare are of upmost importance to tori and kerry.
“I’m currently competing at grand prix level with Mayfield Pzazz, a well known stallion who has now reached the age of 20. Rose Hip Vital Equine ensures Pzazz and myself are on top of our game. I feel confident riding into the competition arena that Pzazz is ready to give his all, thanks to Rose Hip Vital.”
I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine on my competition horses for the past 2 and a half years after finding out about the product at Equitana 2013. I was very impressed with the studies and information they had undertaken to release the product.
With so many different supplements available on the market it is sometimes hard to know which is the best and most cost effective to use and the scientific data behind Rose-Hip Vital was very refreshing. I needed a product that would help my horse’s health continue to flourish and I have found this in Rose-Hip Vital. My horse’s coats and joints look a million dollars and their performance results show they are feeling and moving at the best possible level. I feel the product has certainly helped improve their health due to the high quality all natural ingredients and the results certainly have shown this to be the case since starting it.
I have also been very impressed with the results seen by others who have tried the product on a range of horses from the very young through to older horses, the proof is in the pudding so it is definitely worth trialing to enable your horses to give back to you the 100% you give to them.
Our Rose-Hip Vital journey started over 12 months ago when my husband Robert decided to give it a try. Robert use to be an amateur jockey back in the good old days, as well as helping run the family cattle property. All the years of race riding, a few nasty race falls and hard work on the property has meant that the “good old days” caught up with him. 14 years ago he had surgery on his spine and over the last 6 years he has had an osteotomy for both knees. I am sure that we have funded many surgeon’s holiday funds!! We still see the neuro surgeon every 6-9 months as our next step is a fusion. Robert may not be as young and active as he once was but he is still riding our own track work every morning and running our cattle property. The neuro surgeon is also happy with how he is travelling and is quite pleased that he hasn’t needed cortisone injections for over 12 months now.
We have had our race horses on Rose-Hip Vital Equine for just over three months and we are very happy with the results we are getting. The majority of the horses that come to us are tried, older horses, and it is no secret that up here in North West Queensland our tracks are dry with harder surfaces. We have no doubt Rose-Hip Vital assists our horses with their joint relief. Seeing as we ride our own track work we are lucky enough to get a real feel for the horses and how they are working and preforming.
If we can help maintain our horse’s health and keep them feeling fit and happy, then surely that gives them every opportunity to put in 100% on race days. We realise that there is no magic wand, however the fact that Robert can tell a major difference between taking it and not is a very big indication that Rose-Hip Vital works.
In this extremely competitive sport of thoroughbred racing, it is important that we have our horses fit, healthy and know that we have given them the best chance possible to go out there and run to the best of their abilities. This is why Rose-Hip Vital will be part of our training program not only for our horses but the trainer as well.
Rose-Hip Vital® has recently come on board as sponsors of both myself, Michelle Robson and the horses here at Wallaby Hill and we are so grateful. We have been using Rose-Hip Vital® for approximately a year now and can genuinely state that with or without the sponsorship we would still continue to use their great products, Equine, Canine & human. All our competition horses are on Rose-Hip Vital® Equine and we have noticed a marked change in the following:
The hounds of Wallaby Hill are all derivatives of Labradors, no one is quite sure how pure bred they are; but they are all prone to the common Labrador arthritic complaints. Since Rose-Hip Vital® Canine has been added to their diet, it appears joint complaints no longer hinder their daily activities and they forever in and out of dams and paddocks as if age were never a factor.
Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® for humans is a personal must. I have been on Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO® for about the same amount of time as the horses, and am noticeably less creaky. I also notice when I have forgotten to take it for a couple of days or more as the creakiness reappears. I have noted that my hair and nails grow quicker and this year I have not been prone to the usual colds and snotty noses that come with winter riding.
For those of you who may not know I recently had a nasty accident at Melbourne 3 Day Event, being knocked off my horse mid cross country course by an errant tree branch. I sustained multiple fractures & breaks not to mention multiple lacerations to my face, which required intensive stitching. 2 weeks later my face had virtually fully recovered from all scabs and scarring, displaying an insanely fast rate of recovery. By the end of the first week I was off all pain medication. While I can’t thank the doctors and nurses at the Royal Melbourne Hospital enough for their excellent care, I genuinely believe Rose-Hip Vital® with GOPO played an integral part in this remarkably speedy recovery, long may it continue.
To find out more please come and talk to either Michelle or I at events
I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine on both my dressage horses for a few years now. The horses are both Australian Warmbloods doing dressage, the 11yo is competing advanced and the 5yo is competing novice. With the horses being young and having no joint disease I am aware of, it was hard to know what to expect from the product. I started using Rose-Hip Vital on the recommendation of a very knowledgeable client. I always like to try products on my own animals first before I recommend them to clients.
Another part of my rationale for trying Rose-Hip Vital on my horses is a sort of preventative management for them. I hope to have both of them sound for as long as possible. The most outstanding part of the response I noted in both horses in the 3-4 weeks after I started them on Rose-Hip Vital was a noticeable calming effect which was a bit of a surprise to me. They also both appeared to look really glossy and fat in the months after starting Rose-Hip Vital and I put this down to the effect of bioflavonoids. As I have already said it’s hard to monitor joint effects when I am not aware of any pre-existing disease.
A few years down the track and both horses are still maintained on very minimal feed and both continue to look and feel well and also continue to be sound and perform well. Very recently I have decided to try the product on myself as well because unlike the horses my joints can ache and I’m interested to
Dear Rose-Hip Vital Equine, Just wanted to say OMG I cannot believe the difference in my horse after just 3 weeks on this product. He has ringbone in his off hind and I manage it with special shoe/pentosan every 6 weeks. We are a competitive level 1 combination in HRCAV (Horse Riding Clubs Association Victoria) and despite my good management with the above and regular visits from an acupuncturist there was always an element of stiffness to our work. I cannot believe the difference I feel in him in just 3 weeks!! Like riding a totally different horse!!! He was due for his pentosan injection last week and usually by the 6 week mark comes around he feels stiffer than he usually is but not this time. Thank you for a fantastic product and my horse thanks you too!!
Tonight as I write this update I am so proud to share with you that Flash (Aldebaran Admeyer) and I have made it into the Saddle Up Top 10 Awards in the discipline of Dressage riding for the HRCAV. (Horse Riding Clubs Association of Victoria). Something that I am certain we would not have achieved without the success that we have experienced using Rose-Hip Vital. You may recall that Flash has Ringbone and was having 4 weekly pentosan injections. Well I am so pleased to report that since starting on Rose-Hip vital he has not required any pentosan injections!! That is almost 6 months now!!! And to add to that his training schedule is much tougher as we have started to climb the levels and are well onto our way to being an established and competitive Level 1 combination.
Next on the agenda for Flash and is a show!! Yes a show…..he looks so well and shiny that we have decided to compete next weekend at a HRCAV show in Level 1. After that we have a clinic with Gary Lung (Grand Prix Dressage rider) on the 23rd and 24th of October. Following the clinic we will compete at a 2 day dressage comp on sat & sun 25th/26th Oct. So being a tough week I will plan to up his Rose-Hip Vital as suggested.
Going better than ever 12 months on…….. where does the time go!! Today I walked into the feed room and noticed a date on the whiteboard. That date was written almost 12 months ago and marked the day that I started flash on Rose-Hip Vital Equine!! So with that in mind I thought I’d put pen to paper and give you all an update on how Flash is going.
Over the last few months we have have been training hard to improve our marks and be more competitive at HRCAV level 1 which we pointed up to late last year. This in itself was a huge achievement having started only 18 months prior in level 4. To become more competitive at this level a higher degree of collection is required which means Flash has to carry more weight on his hind legs. This of course worried me at first as it is his off hind that has ringbone in it which is the very reason that flash was first started on Rose-Hip Vital Equine. Well like every other report I have written I am pleased to say that despite having to carry more weight on the affected limb Flash remains 100% sound with the use of only Rose-Hip Vital Equine!!!
Next on the agenda for Flash and I are the HRCAV Individual championships in 2 weeks time followed by the EV Masters Games at Werribee.
If you see us out and about please come say hello and if you have any questions about Rose-Hip Vital don’t hesitate to ask me. It truly is an amazing product for which Flash & I are very grateful for. Until next time…. happy riding.
My journey with Rose-Hip Vital started just over 12 months ago after a friend suggested I should try it on my horse Flash. At the time I was giving him Pentosan every 4-6 weeks to manage his ringbone to try and keep him sound enough to compete. Over 12 months on and he continues to go from strength to strength and is managed now on Rose-Hip Vital alone.
Our partnership together started out 3yrs ago where we competed as a level 4 combination and over time we have worked our way up through the ranks of HRCAV where we now compete at Level 1 and are knocking on the door of advanced!!
It has been an exciting year which has included winning a few championships, gaining our 100 point dressage award and just last weekend we acheived some great scores competing in the Level 1 HRCAV at the Saddleworld Dressage Festival where we placed amongst a strong field of riders. But probably the biggest highlight for me is the fact that my horse has remained sound and continues to give me 100% as we continue on this totally addictive journey that is dressage!!! But it’s not only my horses that benefit from Rose-Hip Vital, the dogs are now all on it after our Kelpie (spike) ruptured his cruciate 12 weeks ago. The vet was keen for me to start him on cartrophen and 4Cyte straight after the operation which included placing titanium bits in his leg to repair it. Despite the vets advice I chose to use just Rose-Hip Vital and Spike’s recovery has been amazing!!! Even my vet is impressed with just how well he is and how well he recovered!!! He is back to chasing rabbits full speed down the back paddock…….the very thing that ruptured his cruciate in the first place. (Aaaargh!!!!)
It has been a great 12 months with both competition horses going from strength to strength in their training and in competition and we couldn’t have achieved all that we have without Rose-Hip Vital!!
From the horses, to the dogs and to the humans……….over the past 12 months we have all enjoyed the benefits
Lydia Jackson is a level 3 Dressage Specialist coach, Level 2 General Coach and Coach Educator. She and her husband, Jonathan run the family business, Kingston Agistment and Training Centre approx 15 min from Hobart. Lydia and Jonathan have 3 children, Harry 8, Sabrina 6 and Charlie 3yo. Before children Lydia was a successful Eventing Rider with wins and placings at all major 3DE over Australia and twice a member of the Australian Young Rider Trans Tasman Team. Lydia was also on the National B Squad for Athens and on the NSW Institute of Sport Squad for a number of years.
Since returning to Hobart a little over 10 years ago she has primarily concentrated on a Dressage Career with success at National level with numerous horses. She has had success on Snowy River Blackwood and Precizion at Grand Prix and is about to compete GP in a couple of weeks on a homebred and produced horse Splendido.
“Our horse family and human family from Kingston Agistment have been using Rose-Hip Vital since March 2014. My mum Cheryl has noticed a huge improvement in her overall strength and mobility. She is almost lifting the same weights as me in our PT sessions and finds it much easier to get up and down.
My husband Jonathan recently ran a successful Gold Coast marathon with a fairly substantial tendon injury sustained prior to taking Rose-Hip Vital. He completed his training and the marathon on Rose-Hip Vital and is still taking it religiously.
I myself have not visited the chiropractor as much as I have prior to taking rosehip and I have got through winter without a cold or flu. I can honestly say this is the strongest, least tired and healthiest I have felt for a long time. I thought I was just getting old!
We have 2 horses on Rose-Hip Vital. Snowy River Blackwood who is a successful Grand Prix horse for Di Jenkyn, my mum and myself. He is retired from competition but is still worked at home and attends the occasional clinic. He has bloomed on Rose-Hip Vital, his weight is easy to maintain and his coat is shiny and his first trot step is 100% sound.
My almost Grand prix horse is loving his work, is finding the work load easier, he seems fitter and stronger and my coach is impressed each month.
I have a client’s horse currently in work and she has put him on Rose-Hip Vital Equine and the difference is staggering. Within a week his entire attitude to work changed. He always had the handbrake on so to speak and if he thought things were a little difficult he would just quit. He is a happy horse that loves his work and more often than not I am saying “woah’ not GO.
At the recent Tasmanian Dressage Championships in 2016, Lydia’s Clients and Rose-Hip Vital users scooped the pool…..
Preliminary Championship- Malteaser R and Lydia Jackson
Novice Championship- Malteaser R and Lydia Jackson
Elementary Championship- Neversfeld Rommany and Belinda Snooks
Advanced Championship- Just Victory and Alison Watson
Small Tour Championship- Sir Archibald and Meegan Daun
Medium Tour Championship- Splendido and Lydia Jackson
Reserve Medium Tour Championship- Sunbury Lodge Toronto and Miriam Coleman
Para Championship- Kooinda Saint and Catlin Radcliffe
Pony Medium Championship- Elmos Fire and Karina Lane
I Just wanted to say how much I love this product! I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine for a few months now and I am really starting to see the results, it’s keeping my horses in tip top condition.
Philly is definitely less tail swishy, she has always been really stiff on the right rein and since being on Rose-Hip Vital she is a lot happier on that rein and the tail swishing has stopped. She is moving a lot better in general and seems a lot happier to work. Her coat condition has improved and she is keeping weight on really well. I have been able to cut back her feed and she has maintained a fantastic weight since being on it. Her joints also used to make a clicking noise all the time and since being on this product it has stopped! She just seems happier overall.
I also have an older horse and I really want to make sure her joints and her overall health is always excellent. After seeing the results of Rose-Hip Vital and her coat condition, I will never take my horses off it. Really love this product ❤
After having such a positive outcome on my previous dressage horse I didn’t hesitate putting Don Ravel on Rose-Hip Vital Equine (RHVE) as well as my up and coming young horse, I was very impressed with RHVE and how quickly I saw results in only 2 weeks and more importantly how quickly I noticed an improvement in Ravel’s suppleness and wellbeing .
Don Ravel’s weekly training shows that he is happy, sound and healthy and I love seeing him give 100% in everything I ask of him, particularly with training the higher movements of Dressage. I love seeing how well his body copes with the demands of the sport, each and every time we enter the arena Ravel floruishes mentally and physically. I couldn’t be happier having my horses on such an amazing product that I know and trust.
Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with results from the trial packs of Rose-Hip Vital Equine you sent. I trialed it with 2 horses. One horse has been plagued with joint issues from day one; the other has a touch of laminitis. I ride my own work; I cannot believe how much better they both feel. They are both due to resume in the next few weeks. I have been able to decrease the use of Pentosan with these two horses since having them on RHVE. They are very bright and their coats look great. No coughs, colds or any other issues. I am really convinced the RHVE are benefiting them. I only trialed RHVE on two horses as I thought a couple of horses would benefit from being on the trial longer than too many horses being on a short trial. The two horses I chose have really put it to test…which is what I really wanted. I could not be more pleased with the results.
Thank you for allowing me to trial the product. I am now a convert.
I’m completely blown away with the results I have had using Rose-Hip Vital Equine.
I was introduced to it by Sue Hearn as Remmington started on it before leaving to go overseas to help with the recovery with all the travelling he has had to do. I have a 16 year old Arabian Warmblood Monty that I had to retire at the age of 10 due to ringbone. Coming into this winter I found he was really struggling in his joints and dragging his back feet when he walked wearing out the toes of his feet which was creating a whole new problem! So I decided to try RHV and within 4 weeks I could see improvement trotting around and starting to move free in the hind legs. Monty now has been on it for 4 months and he’s moving so much better and not wearing out the toes of his feet! But most of all he is sound which is amazing!!
I was so happy with RHV I started my 12 year old Warmblood Avonlea Jivago (Jaffah) who is very nervous anxious and spooky! I have found that it has helped him internally he is not as anxious or spooky! He feels so much stronger, filling out nicely and his coat looks absolutely amazing! It really has helped with his overall health. I highly recommend Rose-Hip Vital Equine and I’m so glad I tried it I couldn’t be happier with my results!!
November 24, 2017:
“My Mare was having difficulties getting over her Capped Hock injuries which she sustained in August 17. Constantly limping, very swollen and standing on 3 legs, she had 3 vet visits, injections, weeks of Bute meds, compression wraps day on day off, roll on cortisone, Tuff Rock, magnesium and Isolation. Not improving greatly, I decided to give Rose-Hip Vital Equine a go. It has been four weeks now and all of the swelling has disappeared, hocks are enlarged but will probably stay that way. She doesn’t hold her leg up, she is moving freely and we went on a 2 day trail ride (very hilly and steep) last week and she never looked back. I will continue with Rose-Hip Vital indefinitely. Many Thanks.”
Fast forward to March 9, 2018:
“My mare is doing fine thanks to Rose-Hip Vital, we never miss a day of a scoop in her night feed. One hock is still a little fluidy, but over ll she is 100% better and I owe it all to this amazing product. Have attached a couple of pics of my best friend. Cheers. Ps. There’s no stopping her now!”
Woodside De Lago AKA Lyle has been with me for just over 3 years now, our journey started in February 2014, Lyle was a 4yo ottb with lots of potential but had lots to work on.
Lyle started his eventing career in march 2014 cruising around the newcomers, I knew at that point he was going to be a special horse, we continued our journey together working our way through the grades with a lot of ups and downs. Lyle finally started to mature and show how talented he was.
In February 2016 Lyle competed his first pre novice at the Wallaby Hill Extravaganza, he truly made me feel like the luckiest girl in the world, jumping around like a seasoned pro! It had finally all come together, with big plans for Lyle in 2016 we focused on our next few events, he just kept getting better and better.
Unfortunately leading up to Equestriad I got a phone call on the morning of Friday 15th of April that Lyle had sustained a leg injury overnight in the paddock! Unsure of what was going on I rushed to be with him. Once I arrived we slowly walked him down to the wash bay, it was horrible to see him in such pain he could barely walk. Initially the vets and I thought he had just gotten cellulitis, so we started treating him for that. Including all the normal veterinary treatment, we also put him straight onto Rose-Hip Vital.
Once the swelling started to come down over next 3 days we could see something wasn’t right with his leg, immediately Lyle was taken into the clinic and had an ultrasound, the feeling that you get when you’re looking at the screen and not being able to tell where the tendon begins and ends is gut wrenching.
The prognosis wasn’t good at all. Lyle had managed to rupture and detach his tendon sheath and tear the extensor and flexor tendons. His future wasn’t looking bright, I had some of the best vets in the country agree his future was not going to be what we wanted, no jumping and they would be surprised if he became 100% sound again under saddle. We were going to do a follow up scan in 3 months and at least 6-12 months recovering in the yard. I was heart-broken.
So we took Lyle home put him in his yard and along with equine shock wave we had Lyle on a high dose of Rose-Hip Vital. 11 weeks after the initial scan we went back in to rescan and we could not have asked for a better result. He may return to light work walk and trot, we were all in utter shock! Not only was I told he may never come back into work or jump again but then to be told 11 weeks later that there is no reason why he shouldn’t be able to event again. It was such a sensational moment!
I believe Rose-Hip Vital was a large part of his recovery and I could not describe how important it is to believe in the strengths of today’s new treatment options. To know that yes it may look like it can all be over in such a short space of time but understand that with the most outstanding new treatment options you must never say never, don’t give up on your best friend because believe me they will surprise you in many ways.
Stay tuned for part 2 of Woodside De Lago’s journey, it definitely does not end there!
Just thought that I would touch base with you again to let you know what I am up to with your product use. Well I am now feeding it to 3 horses consistently:
So I am a very happy customer and I would be more than happy to promote your product in any way that we can. Love it.
Even now going to try it on my own stiff body 🙂
My name is Matilda (Tilly) McCarroll, I am 15 years old and a very committed event rider. I attended the Equestrian Boarding school, New England Girls School (NEGS) located in Armidale, about 7 hours from Sydney (my home town). I have been riding for about 13 years. I am extremely lucky to be sponsored by Rose-Hip Vital and Koolabah Equine Massage Therapy and Performance Horses.
I started riding when I was just 3 years old. Having grown up around horses it was bound to be in my blood. My late dad used to teach me the basics of riding. My mum (Sheridan McCarroll) has a huge part in my riding career. She is always there for me and tries to help me in every way possible.
What I love about my discipline is the thrill of it. The feeling when you accomplish something with your horse after working really hard for weeks or even months. From going out of the start box in cross country to entering at “A” in a dressage arena, it’s all about the connection between you and your horse. Although this discipline is very dangerous, it is also very rewarding. The adrenaline rush in cross country is definitely my favourite part of the sport. When I finish my cross country round, I always feel proud to be doing what I am doing. This is definitely a sport I will be doing for as long as I can.
I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine for about a year now and the difference I have seen in my horses is incredible. Within the first month or two, I saw a huge difference in the shininess of their coats. My high level event horse Tom, a 1* 17 year old WB x TB eventer, was showing small signs of arthritis in his left front cannon bone when we vet checked him to buy. He didn’t seem to be in pain but did have a slight limp (which didn’t effect his performance in any way) and after about 3 months of using Rose-Hip Vital Equine we saw a huge difference! He is now moving more freely and his coat is gleaming! My other lower level event horse Macca, a very green 9 year old QH x TB has been on Rose-Hip Vital Equine for the same amount of time and he is definitely at his peak in performance and look wise!
I cannot thank Rose-Hip Vital enough for this amazing opportunity!
Well, my old Mare, Tia Maria, is now 31 years old. When she was 27 years old you really could see she got a bit of arthritis in her back legs, especially winter time. I do not believe in rugging horses unless freezing and wet. Anyway, the Arthritis got worse in the hind legs and at age 28 I put her on fish oil and Glucosamine. Well a little better but you gotta realise AGE is taking over and I always said the time is coming. Let’s see then about 1 1/2 years ago I come across the advertising of Rose-Hip Vital and was not quite sure because of the high price….by that time my mare after resting, standing, sleeping really had difficulties to walk off …turning was impossible only with jumping because them hind legs are just so full of Arthritis. I nearly rang the vet to put her down but something told me even with the price of nearly 500 dollars then I give it a go and WOW. I could see after only 14 days the horse was more alert, happier and starting to put on weight, shiny coat you name it and then after 3 and 4 months we walked and trotted, even cantered and this winter no trouble walking off or turning. Here are some photos. Tia Maria is the Bay FAT little woolie horse and she will be, in October, 31 years old and will enjoy pain free the rest of her couple of years or so left I hope she be gone by 40.. just joking!
I give Rose-Hip Vital to her everyday on a full squeezed flat scoop with Lucerne chaff, gumnuts and of course also apple cider vinegar, also the big Appy, only 8 years old injured her front right deep flexar tendon about 3 weeks ago and also is now on Rose-Hip Vital, 2 scoops to start with then later on 1 scoop. I am very happy and Rose-Hip Vital is the best thing ever. I also put another friend on this and she is very happy and also can see after a month a little result and after so 3 to 5 month full result of a happy horse! Cheers, Romy Grammer
Keeping our horses in optimal health is very important in every horse’s daily life. They can then go out and compete feeling 100%. I started using Rose Hip Vital Equine in May 2016 and the results have been unbelievable. I had always heard good feedback about Rose Hip Vital and the huge list of benefits it offers. I was eager to try it out myself. My horse showed great signs after using the product for a short time. His overall health and condition had improved immensely, he has been jumping the best he ever has and he just looks like a happier, brighter and healthier horse.
So far I have only used Rose Hip Vital on one horse but I’ve recently purchased more and can’t wait to try Rose Hip Vital on him too and see the amazing results. My current horse is a very fussy eater and he will usually not go near anything new but he loves Rose Hip Vital and is never put of his food. I am extremely happy I tried this product because it has helped so much and it is good to know your horse is feeling at the top of his game too. I would highly recommend this product for anyone whether you’re just wanting your horse to be in overall better health or for a more specific reason like for joint pain, lameness, fast recovery and prevention. Rose Hip Vital is definitely the product to look into.
I’ve been using Rose Hip Vital for almost a year now. Virgil is 15 next month and I tried your product after hearing about it through following Amanda Vella and her SAHA rescue group. Virgil is sensitive to any product with MSM which is found in a lot of joint supplements. I noticed a difference in Virgil after 2 weeks, in fact I had booked the physio to see him as he was quite sore. When the physio came after 3 weeks on Rose Hip Vital, he was amazed in how freely he was moving. His exact words were – Don’t change a thing! Since being on Rose Hip Vital, his regular physio sessions have only been a “tune up”, not the full work up he has needed in the 5 years that I’ve owned him. Can thoroughly recommend this product for joint health and total well being!
I Began using Rose-Hip Vital when my 14yr old Thoroughbred started to feel very unwilling to jump often looking for a way out and not traveling to his fences like he use to, he had been on shark net for many years and as he wasn’t lame as such i thought he had just come to a stage in his life where he needed to retire from high level showjumping.
I researched both Rosehip Vital and 4Cyte as a last bid attempt to get my horse back to high level competition. As a vet nurse i see a lot of products come onto the market for joint assistance but Rosehip Vital is the only one that offers not just anti inflammatory components but antioxidative properties as well.
With in 2 mths l didn’t just get my old horse back but a new an improved horse that began to love jumping again, traveling to his fences with a lovely smooth, eager attitude ( If i thought he felt FINE before he felt amazing now).
I have also put our 8yr old mare that has tendency’s to tying up as a preventive maintenance treatment and have noticed she now travels with more free movement especially from behind, and loves to kick up behind over her fences, which is a great sign shes feeling happy and well.
We then noticed there was a capsule for humans, my partner Anthony has a bulging disc which gives him a lot of lower back and groin pain. We thought if the horses can feel this good why cant he. After a few months he has found movement is a lot easier and his recovery after competing has dramatically reduced.
Thank you Rose-Hip Vital for not only giving me my horse back but a newer happier horse, and a much happier pain free partner.
Rumple (aka APH True Seville) came into my life when I was his travelling groom. At the time he was on the Australian Dressage Squad with Paula Price. Late 2011 I got the opportunity to buy Rumple – at the time he was 18. He is a beautiful horse, not just to look at but also in personality, and very generous. He always gave 110% when we were training and competing. We did our last CDI together when he was 21yrs old. Unfortunately in May 2015 he sustained an injury which has resulted in his retirement. During this past winter he became very stiff in his hindquarters and found it difficult to get moving in the mornings – typical of arthritis which is to be expected in a horse of his age and one that has done as much high performance work as he has. He was prescribed 5mls of bute per day and this did help him, but there was still residual stiffness. So, I decided to try Rosehip Vital. We started November 1 with the loading dose. In 3 weeks there was a noticeable difference and after 4 weeks Rumple was moving normally, even in the mornings. He was perhaps a bit too well and started playing in the paddock – we always use to joke that he thinks he’s 4 years old, and he seems to have returned to this mentality. On December 1 I reduced the dose to the maintenance dose of 1 scoop, and it only took a few days to notice some stiffness return, so I spoke with Justin, who advised that we can return the loading dose with no risk. As you can see from this photo, taken just after Rumple’s 23rd birthday in late November, he is a picture of health and loves life, and this is how I intend to keep him for a long time to come.
I will keep in touch to let you know how we go with the increase back to the loading dose and our journey to keep Rumple as happy and comfortable as possible.
I just wanted to thank Louise Curran and the Team at Rose-Hip Vital (RHV) for talking me through the Rose-Hip Vital products. I started my 11yo FEI Lusitano Stallion Asceta D’Atela, my 5yo Hanoverian Warmblood Gelding Hollingrove Dazzler and Myself on the product at the start of December and I’ve seen a great improvement.
Asceta had an injury early 2016 and his training since recovering has been a bit “hit or miss”, 1 day he would be going brilliantly and the next he would be “off”. But after starting RHV at the beginning of December, by the end of December he was sound and having only his usual 1 day off a week. I was very excited to get through a huge 3 day clinic with our Coach to finish off the year and not have Asceta feeling out of sorts.
For Hollingrove Dazzler starting him on RHV was more to do with maintaining a healthy body, assisting in recovery and preventing any problems. I will admit I have noticed he’s recovering a lot quicker between our training sessions, which is great to feel. Usually at day 3 in our training week, he starts to say “No, I don’t want to, can’t be bothered, let me have a day off”, but now he’s a lot more willing to “keep going”.
On a Personal note I started taking RHV Capsules. Training the 2 horses 6 days a week, doing Pilates training 2 times a week and keeping up with a fast paced lifestyle is not easy, so I figured if it’s good for the horses it could help me… and within a week I already felt better. My body just felt so much more rested in the mornings and I had a lot more energy. Even my husband noticed a change and asked if he could start RHV too.
All I’ve ever wanted was to have happy, healthy horses, that love their work. And all I’ve ever wanted within myself was to be able to physically keep up with it all. It’s safe to say that RHV has really helped us all to achieve it.
Thank you Louise and the RHV Team.
After purchasing this OTT in April 2016, he rapidly lost weight and showed very disturbing behaviour to say the least. I was completely at a loss and practically threw food at him 24/7, had him treated for ulcers, stomach drenched, turned out, complete bloods taken and more. A costly first 6 months and enormous regret for my diminished bank account and broken body!
I consider myself a pretty lucky person (i.e. someone who goes after what they want and therefore appears “lucky” to outsiders, lol) and was contacted in regards to a potential sponsor via Geoffrey McLean.
Enter Rose-Hip Vital Equine and Justin Diamond. What great timing! This horse’s future was very likely to end before it even begun and Justin was keen for me to start him on RHVE and see how things went. He has now been on it since mid-October 2016. I don’t have a photo showing him at his worst as it was mortifying to see. If I had taken his rugs off surely someone would have reported me to the RSPCA! It was that bad. Anyone who knows me will attest to the condition my horses are kept in…NEVER SKINNY! Perhaps plump 😉
The ‘after’ photo shows the enormous improvement in his weight, coat and general condition. I have not yet started him back in work but I’m hoping he will continue to build muscle and condition when this happens.
Justin has been hugely supportive and his sponsorship has been instrumental in the health and wellbeing of my horses and myself. If anyone would like to chat about the product and its uses both equine and human I have many stories to tell, lol. The before and after are undeniable. RHVE rocks!
The Stable Design EMP team, all three are on Rose-Hip Vital Equine, it has made its impact on all of us but you have got to love the dapples coming through on Woodleigh Radience.
Thanks Justin and RHVE for your ongoing sponsorship and support.
We have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine for a couple of years now and have had the most fantastic results. The product is excellent!
My partner and I run Sanden Equestrian, we now have 3 horses on Rose-Hip Vital Equine full time. One retired 3* horse, it keeps him feeling good. Another younger TB, who struggles to jump around clean, the results have been the most obvious on him as he was able to jump around the 130’s clear.
Finally we have a young mare who had a paddock accident as a yearling. She is now 7 but has huge arthritic changes in one of her fetlocks. Rose-Hip Vital has not only kept her sound but allows us to lease her out to beginners and they can enjoy her without the burden of needles and injections. The mare is too young to retire and when on Rose-Hip Vital she is sound and pain free. It is expensive but it is one of the products we 100% vouch for!
Just wanted to let you know how amazed I am at Rose-Hip Vital!
This is my 18yo TB Goldy. We recently started him on Rose-Hip Vital Equine and I am honestly still in shock at the unbelievable results I have seen in less than a month already. Have just started my 8yo Warmblood on it as well.
Goldy didn’t do too well this winter, he wasn’t holding his weight too well & his coat, believe it or not until Rose-Hip Vital, was extremely dull and wiry. As you can see now he is just gleaming, eating faster than he ever has which is amazing. He likes Rose-Hip Vital so much as he is an extremely fussy eater.
Mum came across Rose-Hip Vital Equine on Facebook and thought it was worth a try so glad she did!! We’ve just ordered a 3kg tub…. Goldy feels amazing, he is really bright and happy!!
Nine weeks ago I started feeding Rose-Hip Vital Equine to my Grand Prix dressage horse, Oscar B. Since then I noticed a marked improvement in Oscar’s suppleness, soundness and wellbeing, with less recovery needed between training sessions. People cannot believe that he is 17. On Oct 5th, Oscar and I were back in the Grand Prix arena at our first competition in over 2 years. We both had so much fun and even came home with a win. I have been so impressed with the results on Oscar B that I am now using Rose-Hip Vital Equine on all of my competition horses with great results.
Oscar B has now been on Rose-Hip Vital Equine for 7 months. Since the initial improvement in his suppleness and well-being, I have now noticed I can increase work levels in our training sessions and really work hard on movements he has struggled with over the years without the worry of damaging his legs or brain as now he is feeling so fit and strong and loving his work. I’m just so excited to be enjoying our daily training sessions. Oscar has taught me so much our partnership has been 15 years long and I love the enthusiasm he has for work even as he turns 18 this year.
Flowervale Florenz is the young man of my stable but is a big powerful horse. Since being on Rose-Vital Equine, I have noticed improvements in the condition of his coat and feet, along with his suppleness and strength during work. As Florenz’s work level becomes more demanding of him both physically and mentally, I have really noticed how well he is recovering from these sessions each time.
Since seeing my horses and my clients horses flourish on Rose-Hip Vital Equine, I began taking it myself. It’s great to be able to experience what the horses must feel while taking Rose-Hip Vital overall body wellness as well as keeping all those aches and pains at bay. I also put my dog on Rose-Hip Vital Canine. She developed chronic arthritis in her back leg and has been very lame on it for the past couple of years, however after only being on the Rose-Hip for a short period of time, to my amazement she was back to running around with the other dogs again. From horses to dogs to humans Rose-Hip Vital really looks after my whole family.
Since retiring Oscar B from the Grand Prix competition arena at the end of 2014, I stopped giving him Rose-Hip Vital Equine and the change was dramatic. He went extremely lame and just looked really sore and uncomfortable. I put him straight back on Rose-Hip Vital and within 4 weeks he was again sound and acting like a 2 year old again in the paddock. I was so relieved to see him happy and healthy again.
World Star is getting stronger and fitter each time we compete, after a great show on Feb 1st World Star won the PSG with a massive 74%! I thought he may be tired the next day but alas he was squealing and leaping in his paddock. It’s great seeing him so happy and feeling fantastic as he has had a bad run over the years with his body.
I have seen so many great results with Rose-Hip Vital in my clients and friends horses, from all kind of issues like muscle soreness, navicular issues, arthritis/joint pain, stiffness, older horses all these horses have improved since starting on Rose-Hip Vital Equine and are in work, happy, healthy and out competing successfully which is fantastic and I just love seeing these results with happy horses and happy riders.
I was trialling two of our race horses, “Farm Boy and Fancy Pants” on Rose-Hip Vital which Shannon Betts from Emeran Park was supplying for us. I found that I was seeing a huge change in the way they were getting around on track and feeling freer, and also looking better in their coats. Fancy Pants has had stem cell research and was on constant cortisone treatments. However when we were using Rose-Hip Vital we completely stopped using cortisone as we found it wasn’t necessary. In the last two months we haven’t had any Rose-Hip Vital to give to the horses and can notice a difference with them not being on it. We would like to put a few more horses on it as we think it will really benefit them.
Warrior, my horse in his early 30’s with ringbone was as stable as I thought he would ever be on MSM, but since being on Rose-Hip Vital there is no sign of lameness. He has a spring in his step and is walking around the paddock much faster and brighter. Before if he got a spook and tried to run off he would only take a few steps and be lame for a few strides. Although he can’t run far now he does not limp. He actually tried to pigroot in the paddock the other day. So he is obviously feeling great. Considering I started Rose-Hip Vital at the beginning of winter and I can see a great improvement in him already, I’m thinking come spring and summer he will be even better.
Earlier this year my mare has injured her hamstring and was taking a very long time to recover not to mention an old hip/ groin injury she has had from 3 years ago was causing extreme tightness through her hip and restricting movement dramatically. My mare is 11 and she was lame every couple of months from straining or tearing her muscles and tendons from being so tight up and stiff all throughout her body …. until I found out from a friend about this Rose-Hip Vital stuff for horses. Within the first 3 weeks she seemed to recover very quickly from lameness, and by the 4th week I could get her to stride out further than she has ever done before it was like riding a new horse , she was moving forward and just felt so much looser in her back legs and hips it was the best feeling being able to finally have her come good and stay good.
The other bonus benefits were her coat and colour had become much deeper and shiny. I am now putting my other horses on the same thing as one has shin splints and one just for maintenance. One horse that always seemed like an itchy horse is no longer itchy or scratchy so even though he looked amazing there must have been something in his skin that caused him to be itchy that cleared up and allowed him to be less agitated within himself.
I recommend this product to any horse owner even if there is no problem there is prevention, or unseen problems that will benefit from Rose-Hip Vital.
I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine for some months now and have been amazed at the positive effect it has had on my horses.
Waverley (Wavy) is a 22 year old Cleveland Bay/Australian Stockhorse. She has been suffering from Cushings Disease plus arthritic joints for a couple of years now. With the arthritis she was unable to be ridden and was lethargic and cranky, which is understandable. Since being on Rose Hip Vital Equine her demeanor has changed dramatically. No longer the old creaking creature that she was. I am now riding her again and she is enjoying every minute. Only problem is that she now thinks that she is a teenager again and piaffes and passages around the paddock. This is just wonderful and I am very grateful to the team at Rose Hip Vital Equine for developing this wonderful product. If it were not for the Cushings, I am sure she would be back to her winning dressage ways!
I started our 2 year old Stockhorse, Domingo, on Rose Hip Vital Equine to try to alleviate his Queensland Itch problem. We had tried everything else, plus rugging even in our hot Queensland weather, to no avail. Since being on Rose Hip he is scratching a lot less and seems much happier in himself.
Needless to say we will be putting our entire polo team on Rose Hip Vital Equine when they come back into work next season.
I was thinking today that it was time to report to you about Hoodlam’s progress and I was noting in my mind the things to tell you, like his improved brightness, and his standing up to his friend’s bullying better. We have had 5 inches of rain just recently and I have been worried about his front feet… (shod), but they have remained sound, but the culmination of things to report to you happened this evening, I heard galloping feet, at first I thought it was Mum’s big fat cat on the cement right near where I was but I realized (yep you guessed it) it was Hoodlam coming flat strap up the paddock leading his mare friend (the bully) a merry dance! It’s the first time he’s galloped (that I’ve seen anyway) in a year! He really does seem happier too. I’m so pleased for him.
Since July, Hoodlam has remained sound in his front feet and hasn’t had a foot abscess. His feet look healthier, he is shod Queensland style (in the front only!). I was able to ride him over Christmas and he was fresh and excited to go out, tired the next day but sound. It’s too hot to gallop around much these days but if he needs to trot he does so without any pain. He is in fine spirits with a bright friendly demeanor. Before the rain it was drought conditions and I had to put the mare and foal in with Hoodlam and Flo. Hoodlam loves the foal and Mum trusts him with her. Flo is a bit touchy with her and Hoodlam protects the foal from Flo! At 26 he retains his 2nd in the pecking order, only to Suzi the mother of the foal (Cosmic). He looks like a much younger horse. His coat is in full summer bloom with dapples and his condition is good. I have he and Flo on 1 scoop each, which I increased to 1½ during the mud fever. Flo is back on one, and Hoodlam will stay on 1½ until the mud fever is cleared up.
Flo’s leg swelled during the rain but is back down very quickly, in a matter of days, due, I’m sure to Rose-Hip Vital’s anti-inflammatory properties.
Rose-Hip Vital Equine has become a key component of our rehabilitation programs. We were first recommended to try the product by one of our vets and have since incorporated it into the feeds of all our racing thoroughbreds with joint issues. We have noted definite improvements in lameness especially with horses suffering from palmar and plantar condylar disease.
Tyrone is a 21yr old, 14hh, Connemara gelding with an absolutely lovable personality. He is my best buddy. At a young age he had a nasty accident where he went through a fence and was caught upside down in the fencing. He badly damaged his left foreleg and as a result has never been able to reach his full potential. He now has degenerative joint disease in this leg. He is a good little trail riding pony and works very well in straight lines but because of his injury has limited ability to work in deep sandy arenas or on the circle.
He has been given Rosehip Vital at the recommended dosage for 3mths and it has definitely improved his performance. He is far more supple and is now able to work in a much more forward manner in the arena. The length of his stride when doing arena work has also improved markedly.
3 weeks ago Tyrone had an accident in the wet, slippery paddock. He did a skid with his front legs and a split with his hind legs and appeared lame on his left hind leg. He was seen by the chiropractor and it was decided that he should be rested for app. 12wks. I doubled his dosage of Rose-Hip Vital and within a week he was moving about the “infirmary” paddock much better than was expected. It is now expected that he will be able to return to light work in 6 – 8wks from his injury rather than 12. This is great news.
I have had my 22 year old ex school horse Zed for over 2 years now. Many years ago he had a bad incident with some wire and cut across his off hind, leaving quite a big scar. This resulted in over compensation on his left side, causing the odd shoulder problem, balance issues lifting his legs on the left side and some unsoundness in the fore at times.
In April of this year (2012), Zed managed to cut deeply right across the top of his front right knee. After daily treatment scrubbing back and adding what was necessary, it took three months for the scab to finally come off. Next was the task of getting him back into light work. Around this time, I started Zed on Rose Hip Vital. As it was difficult to pinpoint cartilage damage without a vet consultation, I have relied on Zed’s capabilities with a strict routine. Also being Winter, which is never a good time for an older horse, I had to be sure of what I was noticing.
There was definitely an improvement by the 6 week mark. It was suggested that he stay on the double dose for an extra month, which I found to be worthwhile and he is now on the maintenance dose. Gradually I have noticed improvements in his flexion and length of stride when he is not being lazy. Bearing in mind too, that even though the open wound was no longer, there was still a degree of swelling and soreness. This past weekend (October 2012), Zed has been more forward and was able to complete a Cross Country course (jump poles only) and games day with no after effects the following day. It has taken 6 months of strict, regular work and daily doses of Rose Hip Vital to have my horse back better than he was before.
I look forward to continuing the use of Rose Hip Vital as a maintenance program for Zed. Overall, although it has been harder from my point of view to report on his progress as I am with him most days, a change has been noticed by others as well. Anne
A further update to my last report in October. Zed is 22 years old and been on RHV since July 2012. At the time of starting, Zed was still recovering from a gash above his knee from April. There was a period of about 1 1/2 months that he would not eat his bowl feeds, so RHV was stopped. This was during the Spring time when the grass was lush. Since being back on it for the same amount of time, I have noticed improvements in his forwardness and recently, his ability to do regular jumping, both in the paddocks and arena and better than he has before with me. The ground is a lot harder at the moment so more likely that he wouldn’t cope as well, but not a problem. I look forward to continuing RHV at the beginning of Winter this year, as that will certainly be a good test for Zed, being the worst of the seasons.
This being my third testimonial throughout this past year, the big test for RHV was going to be this Winter, due to the fact that we started late July/August 2012 and heading into Spring. Zed, who will be 23 this year, has always been sluggish during the Winter months that I have had him and his hardest time. Quality of work was harder, but that could be the rider who needs to be on RHV. Originally I could report small improvements but nothing substantial from that time. Although the weather has been unusual and despite a small time over the Summer when Zed wasn’t eating his bowl feeds, he has remained on RHV, 6 days, if not 7 days a week. The difference this Winter for me so far, is the joy I am having getting that quality of work needed to keep his muscles built up and the overall picture is looking great.
I do feel that RHV has helped to keep him more supple during this icy weather in the hills of South Australia.
I have had both my OTTB eventers on Rose-Hip Vital since October last year. In October, after 6 weeks of acute lameness, my 12 year old gelding Lantief was x-rayed and diagnosed with mild degenerative joint disease. On vet advice, I started him on Rose-Hip Vital and made changes to his shoeing to give him the best chance of continuing as an eventer. Since then he has successfully competed in 3 one-star level events and continues to be healthy and sound.
My second horse, Magic, retired from racing as a 6 year old in May 2012. The vet had advised he be retired due to x-rays showing signs of degenerative change in the fetlocks. He retired sound, but the vet believed that should he continue to race, he would be unsuccessful and highly likely to suffer further trauma to the joints, leading to injury, potentially permanently. Magic was started on Rose-Hip Vital in October 2012 and has been on them since. He is going very well and adapting quickly to life as an eventer. He has completed his first two intro level events, and showing promise in his ability in the dressage and jumping phases. He does have swelling on his fetlocks, but doesn’t show any signs of being impaired or in pain from it, but I like the idea of having him on a natural product like Rose-Hip Vital to give him the best opportunity to both prevent (or address any existing) cartilage damage in his joints. I have high hopes for his future as an eventer, so giving him the best opportunity to stay healthy and sound is of utmost importance to me, and having him on Rose-Hip Vital is an easy addition to his diet.
The old horse which was touch and go to survive after a serious but mystery illness, has made a remarkable recovery (the vet was very surprised!). Once he started eating again I re-introduced Rose-Hip Vital powder at the loading dose for 3 weeks and have just reduced it to the maintenance dose. I did not put him back on the MSM and Glucosamine so I can get an accurate reading of his progress on just Rose-Hip Vital. He is also now on Cushings medication. I am pleased to say that he is “blooming” with health, eating really well and recovered the weight he lost during the illness. His previous soundness issues (in front) are reduced but not gone, and he is moving much better behind. The major improvement is in his attitude, he is keen to “march” out to his paddock, something he has not done for several years, and my husband has recently started riding him again and has commented that he is “ keen to work” , which is not usual for this horse. I know that the Cushings medication could also be contributing to his new found energy, but feel that Rose-Hip Vital is helping considerably. I feel that it has helped his liver recover and regenerate, and boosted his immune system which was severely depleted by the Cushings disease, infection and antibiotics
Flo is a 3yo (rising 4yo) Paint filly. She won Hi Point 2yo performance and halter at our local western show club in 2012. In November of that year she kicked over the top of a plain wire fence and landed on it. This was in the middle of the night and she struggled and lacerated her near side, inside of her hock, very badly. Hoodlam alerted me that there was a problem by whinnying as close as he could get to my window. I found her in the neighbours paddock as she could not get her leg back over so she went backwards into the neighbours. It was quite horrific. The vet did not want to stitch it so I had to deal with it in all its glory. It was 5 months before it was healed enough to start her back in work. I started her on RHVE straight away, 2 scoops daily until May when she went on to 1 scoop. In the beginning the RHVE helped her with the shock of the injury and kept her eating up well and in the course of the healing, the anti-oxidant and other properties of RHVE must have speeded the process. She had to go through months reducing the proud flesh that developed to cover the wound. Although the wound looked terrible, Flo did not lose condition or look any worse for it. She always looked healthy and shining.
In May she went to her first show since the injury and spite of the rather fresh looking scar, she did very well, placing in the all breeds and winning the Paint class. She is also back under saddle and has won 2 Western Horsemanship classes, the last one being in July.
I think the scar will improve a lot more yet too.
Hoodlam is a thoroughbred gelding, a retired dressage competition horse. He was 26 and a half when I first started putting Rose-Hip Vital Equine in his diet. He was suffering from a foot abscess which occurred during very wet weather. He had suffered with them before. His feet are very flat and during his later life the pedal bones have dropped and rotated making him very prone to laminitis. He has been on RHVE for 18 months. I started him on 2 scoops for about 6 months and reduced to 1 ½ up until the end of last summer and the likelihood of wet weather, when I reduced it to 1 scoop. In this time he hasn’t had any laminitis and has only been sore if his shoes have come off but has always recovered after they have been replaced.
He also did not get a foot abcess in the 2013 Bundaberg floods, standing in wet paddocks for a week, plastered in Zinc and Castor oil cream! He did however, (as did the other horses) suffer from Mud Fever in the ensuing weeks. He was ridden gently at Christmas time 2012, and he was spritely too. I do not ask him too often as he is really animated and tires himself too much. Every year I have with him is a bonus and I am convinced Rose-Hip Vital has been the reason he has done so well in the past year. He is now the best friend of a weanling filly and is very valuable to me in that role. Long live Hoodlam and thank you RHVE!
About 4 mths ago I was given a small sample of Rosehip Vital to try on an old dog that was having tramadol daily for mobility and pain relief. Ivy is 16 and within days I noticed a big improvement and was able to stop tramadol treatment and just use rhv. Ivy could run and play again, panting stopped because of being out of pain. Ivy is a very fussy eater but readily eats the rhv on food, which didn’t happen with other products tried.
I decided to try rhv myself for sore shoulders and neck from years of heavy lifting and being over 50, found the same as the dog, much relief plus bonus of leg cramps reducing and general well-being feeling. We own and train racehorses so thought with great results on Ivy and myself would like to try the product on 2 horses, one being Mister Milton who benefits from treatment, so in using rhv hope to have a great spring racing with him and many more years of healthy happy horse.
The other horse is a retired 6yo mare who severed the tendon in front leg above the knee, should have been put down but decided to try to save her. For many months a very lame horse with big ugly swollen leg, was told she will have very limited mobility. Giving her bute daily was the only thing that allowed her to get around, but knew it was not a long term product to use. We put her on a herbal treatment with no bute and was just okay with sometimes still needing bute, used rhv with herbal mix and have had great results, no bute needed and she can now gallop around her paddock bucking and playing and the swelling in leg reduced greatly, very happy horse and owners.
I ran out of rhv about 3 weeks ago with in that time Crystal is back to very sore limited mobility, leg swollen again and very unhappy. Desperate to put her back on rhv have just started her on the canine one yesterday so hope to see improvement soon. The dog myself and horses will all continue to take rhv with another filly going on it when it is available. Thank you rosehip vital .. Janine
My experience with Rose-Hip Vital Equine started when my partner Tim began using the product a few years ago for himself and his eventers. After seeing the results with my own eyes and hearing him rave about it, I decided I would have to… borrow… some for my own eventers. After a few weeks of… borrowing… I noticed a difference in the way my horses felt. They felt free in their action, their coats were healthier, and their attitude to work had improved.
Six weeks ago Tim left for England with two of his horses – GV Billy Elliot and Napoleon – to compete for the season.. and with him went my supply of RHVE!!
It literally took less than 2 weeks of not using the product for me to feel the difference in my horses. In particular my 2 star horse Umunga. At 16 he is relatively old for the level he is competing at, however he has NEVER felt his age. He is an exuberant character and can sometimes get a little too excited for the dressage. However that healthy spring in his step always comes in handy for cross country and showjumping, where he usually shines.
After not having his daily RHVE, Umi felt instantly creaky, shorter in his stride and generally old. I can honestly say the difference was unbelievable. The whole time he had been on RHVE I took for granted how effective it had been.
Needless to say they are all back on their RHVE and I am very much looking forward to having my horses looking and feeling their best again. Particularly Umi as he heads towards Melbourne International 3 Day Event in June.
Our Labrador Teddy has been a loyal customer at SASH since he was 6 months old. He has had OCDs removed from both his elbows. He has also had surgery to repair the cruciate ligament in his left hind when he was 4 years old, then the right hind when he was 6 years old. We joke that he is the world’s most expensive dog! He generally didn’t do much, mostly slept on his couch at home and in the tack box when we were away at horse events.
When we discovered Rose-Hip Vital Equine, we also discovered Rose-Hip Vital Canine. Suddenly our slovenly, lame Labrador was running around like a puppy, playing and spending more time outside on the yard and less time on the couch! Even Andrew, Teddy’s surgeon from SASH can’t quite believe how well Ted is moving? He was genuinely surprised to hear recently that at 8 years old Teddy is able to happily walk a 5km cross country course with us pain free.
I have been using the Rose-Hip Vital Equine on my 15yo, 17hh, Warmblood dressage gelding, Catalina Florimo for approximately 6 months and the results have been quite remarkable. I currently compete him at FEI small tour level. About 5 years ago, when he was at Medium level, he started having soundness issues that vets have not been able to diagnose. I have had some success with chiropractic, massage therapy, ultrasound, etc. and a few long periods of rest, plus I have tried various joint supplements and injectables with variable results. I changed his hoof trimming, which has probably had the most impact, however there continued to be niggling, intermittent soundness issues, that I have not been able to solve. He would be stiff in warm up, and sometimes with a slight unevenness in his trot which was worrying. He would generally warm up out of it, but some days his work would seem laboured, which also concerned me.
I started him on the loading dose of RHV Equine in April 2013. It took 3 weeks before I started noticing any difference, which included less stiffness in his warm up and no sign of unevenness in his trot. I was not prepared to draw any conclusions at this early stage as the unevenness would come and go, however the reduction in stiffness was quite noticeable. We moved to the maintenance dose, however after a week or so he appeared to get “stiff” again. The RHV team suggested putting him back on the loading dose, which I did, and the stiffness dissipated reasonably quickly. I have kept him on the loading dose ever since and occasionally I will give him a “top up” scoop if I am in any doubt, and the results have been quite remarkable. I now have a horse with much more energy and willingness to go, who has been consistently sound for longer than I can remember and is getting much stronger in his work which is showing in our scores. I am so delighted with the outcome, and to know that my long term equine partner appears sound and happy.
What I really like about this product is, not only does it appear to really work, but it is completely natural, vegetarian product (which I am much more comfortable feeding to my horse that the marine or bovine based alternatives), that has a long list of additional health benefits.
I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine on my 16yo, 17hh, Warmblood dressage gelding, Catalina Florimo for over a year now and I can only say the results have been consistently remarkable! Some years ago he developed some niggling, intermittent soundness issues, stiffness, unevenness in trot, etc. In addition to spending a lot with vets, I tried a number of joint supplements over time, including Pentosan, without much noticeable effect. So I had this wonderful horse that I loved and had owned since we were both beginners, who was stiff and often uneven in trot, and I was incredibly frustrated about his future.
I sceptically trialled the RHV-E product before market, in April 2013 and I can only say I have been amazed with the results. It took 3 weeks to see a definite difference and I have established that I need to keep Florimo on the loading dose of RHV-E, but in doing so, I feel like I have a young horse again. He is much more willing, happy and consistently sound. I can tell if anyone in our stable leaves the RHV-E out of his feed for any period, as he becomes stiff and slightly uneven in his work. A day or so of topping him up and he is back to full soundness and performance.
It is not the cheapest product on the market, but for this horse it is absolutely worth every penny and I am so grateful for having stumbled across it!
Charity has been on Rose-Hip Vital for a good couple of months now. We have noticed a little bit of improvement since about week 6 or 7, I actually
managed to get her out for a walk one day and then she even had a trot! We were amazed at that since we haven’t seen her trot for a long time!
It was so good to see that I got tears in my eyes 🙂 She has good days and bad days but we are still working with the vet and
farrier regarding her feet, so overall really happy with how she is going!
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Longy is a 15.2hh 16yo Stockhorse gelding. My daughter has owned him for five wonderful years. They both enjoy jumping even if he did rush at the jumps. A couple of years ago, we noticed that Longy started to kick out when approaching a jump, to which we thought it was his jump boots, then his saddle, which we replaced with a brand new one. Unfortunately his behaviour deteriorated and we were at a loss. My husband and I first met Justin from Rose-Hip Vital at Equitana Sydney when we were on the lookout for a supplement of some kind for Longy. Being a sceptic, I reluctantly tried it at home with Longshot out of pure desperation. Surprisingly his behaviour improved. No more kicking out, pigrooting and misbehaving. I thought it was a coincidence so when we ran out, we didn’t rush to buy more. Big mistake! His antics in the jumping arena returned with a vengeance. It was then discovered that his lower spine behind his saddle was stiff and locking, causing him pain. We ran into Justin again at another event and restocked with RHV and started adding it to his feed immediately. And yes, he is jumping happily again. How can we not believe when the proof is right in front of us. Exceptionally happy and relieved.
We have a mix of performance, brood mare, retired and young stock at home. We have recently introduced our two performance horses to your product. My wife’s horse Ego Centrepiece (Artie) is competing at one star level in eventing. He is a 10 year old warmblood and use of Rose-Hip Vital Equine is essentially preventative at this stage and maintenance given eventing can be quite stressful on joints.
My mare competes a bit of dressage and Show Jumping. Garuscha (Woosha) is warmblood but rising 17yo. Given her age she has been taking longer to bounce back from work and getting stiff and sore which results in a bit of jarring in her gait which further effects her performance. For her we introduced Rose-Hip Vital Equine as a repair intervention to stiffness and hopefully maintenance/prevention going forward. At this stage Woosha seems to be have responded with more flexibility in work however biggest improvement is in recovery post work or competition allowing her to back up next day. Artie is the large black warmblood with little white star on forehead, Narelle rides in blue and yellow outfit cross country. She was recently part of Gary Lung clinic featured in The Horse Magazine. Woosha is bay with big white blaze down face and two back white socks.
Pepper was great on the weekend, very enthusiastic dressage (a bit too much energy) but she managed a clear round in show jumping and cross country, feeling better than ever!
I’ve been giving Rose-Hip Vital Equine to my 22 year old Appaloosa mare Pepper for around 6 weeks. I had noticed her hind hocks were clicking each step and she was feeling a bit stiff, so decided to try this product. After about 4 weeks Pepper’s legs had improved so much that I hardly ever heard a click and was able to ride her more frequently for longer periods of time. Pepper was feeling so good I decided to enter her in our first 2 day event at Ballarat since November 2013. Pepper performed as if she was in the prime of her life, jumping clear show jumping and cross country under time, recovering very quickly as well. I am very happy with Rose-Hip Vital so am now using it on my 4yo WB as well who absolutely loves it and eats the parts of her hard feed sprinkled with RHVE first!
The rate of growth of Pepper’s hooves have also increased since being on Rose-Hip Vital Equine, improving the overall quality of them.
My mare suffered a very nasty injury after she impaled herself on a star picket. I knew that she needed every support I could give her during the healing process and I put her straight onto Rose-Hip Vital Equin. Initially, as the wound was so great, progress was slow but she remained healthy and in good spirits, despite the daily needling and confinement. Within a couple of weeks she looked the picture of glowing health and I know Rose-Hip Vital was boosting her immune system, purifying her blood and facilitating in the reduction of inflammation and promoting overall healing. I am convinced that the rapid and complete healing is largely due to this supplement and I highly recommend it for every horse.
Wanted to update you on the progress of my 28 year old retired horse. Started him on the loading dose 10 days ago and have my farrier to him today. Generally he finds it had to do his feet and does them leading on the toe of his (farriers) boot, well today he did them on the stand with no trouble at all!!! Farrier was amazed and on leaving all he could say that if he didn’t see it with his own eyes he wouldn’t believe it.
The results of Rose-Hip Vital are amazing. A very happy owner and horse. Yesterday he was rearing up playing with our 5 year old playing. He is now on the maintenance dosage 🙂
This is Bailey my 6year old QH. Before I started using your product I didn’t think I’d ever ride him again due to many issues. After 3 weeks on Rose-Hip Vital I started him in light work and this pic is from last Sunday at a dressage comp 6 weeks on Rose-Hip 2 x 1st place and a 2nd place.
Don’t think about trying just try it!!!
In May 2014 I attended a Rose Hip Vital with GOPO seminar in Hobart. It was organised by my coach Lydia Jackson of Kingston Agistment and Training Centre as she was very excited about this product. I listened intently and I went home with a goody bag including 250 RHV tablets. I am a later converter to many new innovations and before I would try RHV on my FEI horse Sunbury Lodge Toronto, I thought I would try RHV on myself first. I took the loading dose and then another month of RHV caplets. I noticed the impact of RHV on my wellbeing when I STOPPED taking them. My energy levels decreased, I injured my calf muscle, my knee joints started protest and I just didn’t feel as well as I did when I was taking them. It took me a few weeks to realise it but when I did I went straight back on to RHV and I haven’t looked back. I have recently run my first half marathon, injury free (I only started training for it in November), my energy levels are back where they need to be and my troublesome knees don’t give me any grief.
In early Dec 2014 I started Sunbury Lodge Toronto (Tiny) on his loading course of RHVE.Â By January I already noticed many changes. His coat and skin had improved and his windgalls (he has many being 17 years young) had reduced in size. However the most noticeable change was in his work, in particular the quality of his medium and extended trot has improved immensely.Â Â Sunday we achieved a great result in our new foray into the Medium Tour with a great score in the Inter A, it would have to be our best test ever.Â I have no doubt that I can attribute Tinyâ€™s fitness, wellbeing, recovery and general health to the addition of RHVE to his regime.
Thank you RHVE I don’t know where we would be without this great product.
I just wanted to let you know how awesome I think your product is, I have been totally won over by it! I started my 7 yr old Barrel Racing horse Black Power on it over a month ago in preparation for our Pro Christmas run of rodeos. I have noticed a more fluent action in his gates and also a much happier, healthier horse. We competed in a total of 6 rodeos held over 11 days, we won 3 and placed 5th in another 2.
Thanks for making such a quality product available to us horsey people, love it!
It has been 4 months since I purchased my first lot of Rose-Hip Vital Equine. I have also included my family both immediate and extended who have all been taking the human version of the product for the same time.
By way of background I have a horse based business, agistment, breeding (warmbloods, and thoroughbreds), coaching, and competing both with dressage horses and as a racehorse owner.
I personally have never used a feed additive for my horses, principally because of my clients who feed many and varied feed additive supplements I have never seen one indicator either in their appearance or in their way of going or working to indicate any improvement or benefit or otherwise.
The horses that I put on the product were as follows:
The results are:
Horse number 1 started in winter as they all did, after 2 weeks there was a considerable change in the horses coat condition it looked like a summer coat. To ride he felt amazing very soft and supple and considerably less issues with the contact.
Horse number 2 similarly his coat bloomed, he did start to feel very well, and I had to reduce his food intake, he is competing successfully with wins at official novice level.
Horse number 3 again the coat improved within a couple of weeks, and watching her being worked she was clearly more comfortable in her action than I had seen previously.
Horse number 4 again the coat condition was the first indicator, she is a horse that is on pentosan, so apart from the healthier appearance I haven’t noticed a difference in her way of going.
Incumblonde has raced successfully to wins and placings during the time she has been on the product, and the rash that she has had for over a year has gone.
Deux Foix has returned to racing for 2 wins and placings.
I am aware of another horse in our trainer’s stables that has had quite a form reversal since commencing on the rosehip vital equine, and has notched up several wins since going on the product. The stallion has struggled in recent years to serve the taller mares, we are part the way through the stud season, and not only does he look magnificent, but he is definitely appears more comfortable bearing weight on his hocks even with the tall mares.
As for the humans all are reporting increased energy and mobility. I believe Rose-Hip Vital Equine does what it says it does, and I will continue to use the product both for the horses and for myself.
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Rarity is an 11 year old Warmblood mare, currently competing at Advanced Prix St George Dressage with Adam Vellere. Rarity had a nasty leg injury when she was 7. She got her hind leg stuck in a wire fence. She had many months off and it was a slow recovery. Rarity is also quite a ‘moody mare’, she can be very cranky to ride and to handle on the ground.
We have tried many different remedies and products to no avail. I heard about Rose Hip Vital Equine at Equitana, where I had a chat with Justin who gave me some product to try. Within 3 weeks I had really noticed a difference. Rarity has to be stabled at night as she also suffers from the Itch. This results in her hind leg swelling from the old injury, and a snotty nose from the dust. In the 3 weeks she stopped getting the snotty nose and her leg was nowhere near as filled as it used to be.
The longer she has been on Rose Hip Vital Equine, I have noticed that not only has her coat improved and grown back from the Itch, her whole temperament and work ethic has changed. Rarity has gone from a ‘won’t do it’ mare, to a ‘ok let’s do this’ mare. We have been able to take our training up a gear and she feels much more supple and is actually enjoying her work. She is also much much friendlier and her PMT appears to be under control.
Rarity is not on any other supplements other than the Rose hip Vital Equine and I can honestly say that I believe it has worked wonders for her. I have also put my up and coming young horse on the product and my 18 year old Grand Prix horse, Moscow, who has just been picked for the National and State Young Rider squad.
I have even started our 15 year old cattle dog on Rose hip Vital Canine. She was having trouble with the stairs and generally a little bit stiff. She is now much happier and running around with the other puppies.
I recommend Rose Hip Vital Equine to all of my clients and agistees. It’s natural, non-swabbable and above all it works!!
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I thought receiving a communications internship from Rose-Hip Vital was my lucky break, it turned out that it was my horse Fox’s lucky break too! When I started with Rose-hip Vital in August last year Fox was three weeks out of colic surgery having battled through several colic episodes during the four months prior, giving us no choice but to resort to surgery. These episodes of varying severity and the surgery to correct what turned out to be a partial twist of the large bowel took an enormous toll on Fox’s body. To add to this, his body rejected the stitches which began a series of minor infections at the site which were remedied only with bute and antibiotics taking approximately one week to heal each time and causing Fox even greater pain and discomfort during that time.
On starting my internship with Rose-Hip Vital I was lucky enough to be given a bucket of Rose-Hip Vital Equine to trial on Fox. Having worked my way through all the product information, testimonials and scientific research to familiarise myself with the product on my first day in the office, I couldn’t wait to get it into his feed and see if it worked for myself, hoping it would provide him with the anti-inflammatory and immune system support he so desperately needed at this time. Expecting to see only a slow and gradual change in Fox I was completely shocked when after only one week I witnessed the incredible impact of Rose-Hip Vital Equine when Fox had an infection at the site of the stitches for the third time. On this occasion however, it grew to nothing more then a bit of soreness and redness and within 24 hours it was gone. No bute, no antibiotics and not another week of further discomfort for Fox. I couldn’t believe the immediacy and the enormity of the impact of Rose-Hip Vital Equine. Not only did it put the brakes on this infection but it was also the last infection he had.
Fox continued to improve quickly over the following weeks and months. His coat, weight, energy and personality returning to reveal the healthy and happy horse we had known before his first bout of colic. When it finally came to bringing him back into work I expected him to lack energy and to struggle with recovery after each ride. But again I was surprised to discover that quite the opposite! Fox felt as though he had the energy and stamina that he possessed when in peak condition. He was happy and willing and felt like we hadnâ€™t missed a days riding, let alone 9 months worth! Even after work he was bright and happy and ready to go again next time. I couldnâ€™t believe it and had to keep reminding myself that he actually was unfit and out of condition and to take it easy because you certainly couldnâ€™t tell by riding or looking at him! Rose-Hip Vital Equine was definitely doing its job!
Nearly 16 months on from surgery Fox continues to blossom. He is happier and healthier then ever and back out competing in the show and dressage arenas, constantly receiving comments from people on how well he looks. This product has given me back my content, healthy horse, providing Fox with the support he needed to return to full health and work and I donâ€™t know if that would have been possible without Rose-Hip Vital Equine.
Thank you to Rose-Hip Vital for the incredible opportunities you have given me and Fox. It is a great feeling to have peace of mind knowing that my horses have the support of a natural and effective supplement for their ongoing joint health and wellbeing.
Absolutely loving Rose-Hip Vital. My advanced dressage mare, Danbry Park Delta, no longer gets pentosan, looks incredible and her movement is freer…we can actually see how much it has improved the action in her joints.
Delta and I competed at the APDC Champs – Regional Dressage Festival on the 5th October and won our division in the mediums, got over all medium champs and won their advanced test. We are more than thrilled. I have no doubt some of this success has to do with the RHV. It has helped Delta in so many ways.
I am on a high. Today I watched the very first foal I bred do her first Prix St George Dressage test. I am so proud of both Katrina and Delta. Katrina has done at least 98% of this horse’s training right from the very start including breaking her in. It has not been an easy road. Delta went through some pretty interesting issues with competition nerves and they came a nasty buster a few years back that dented both their confidence but today it was all made very worth it. Yes, the test had mistakes, yes both were being very cautious considering the rainy weather and slippery going, even in the deep sand but it is finally done. Delta is officially an FEI level horse. Katrina has some great sponsorship in Sublime Equine Performance Therapy and Rose-Hip Vital Equine, I know for certain both have played a major role in Delta sound and finally being able to keep a calm head at competitions.
It was only 18 months ago that fellow sponsored rider Lizzie Wilson Fellows suggested Rose-Hip Vital Equine for Delta and we haven’t looked back. Even able to take her off Pentosan with amazement at seeing her start to use her hindquarters, in particular her off side hind properly again. Her whole demeanor also changed. Gone was the temperamental, moody mare who was competing Elementary/Medium and in her place a happier, easy going horse who finished this year with Advanced Championships, two starts at Prix St George and showing a lot of talent as a small tour horse. I can’t recommend Rose-Hip Vital any higher…..amazing product. We will also be starting our young horse on it as a preventative.
16 years ago we purchased Ranger a 5 year old for our daughter to compete on. He has represented Queensland and became a successful Showjumper and Eventer. He has been retired now for a few years but she still rides him occasionally. Some months ago he suffered bouts of Colic and was
starting to look poorly. Some buckets of Rose Hip Vital had been given to our vet to trial. He chose Ranger as an obvious candidate and we commenced giving him this supplement. Within a week he was back to his usual arrogant self and after one bucket his demeanour was that of a much younger horse. It was obvious in his movement, coat and eye.
I have since commenced our 27 year old on the supplement and to see them kicking up their heels in the paddock is wonderful and a sight to behold. Thank you Rose Hip Vital.
My vet suggested that I put my two middle-aged dressage mares on Rose-Hip Vital. On X-ray both showed signs of early arthritic changes and we included Rose-Hip Vital as part of an overall management plan. I am very happy that a year later, both horses are sound and happy, both are competing regularly and going great. They also look amazing.
This is Nikshar Nomination or nom to us he is owned by a wonderful friend of mine Nicole. Both Nicole and Nom have represented Australia at many para events with fantastic results. But due to her illness gradually getting worse she is unable to ride him any more. Nom is an 18 year old Dutch warmblood and Nicole has given me a wonderful opportunity to ride and compete him at both dressage and showing.
He had been out of work for a while and it was a gradual process of bringing him back into work and I found him to be quite stiff and ridged in his movements, I had tried a few joint supplements which all worked to an extent but I thought he needed a little more help with his work load increasing. I had heard good results from Rose Hip Vital and decided to give it a go with a bit of help from their team.
The result are fantastic he is remarkably freer in his movement and a lot happier in his work. I would like to thank the Rose-Hip Vital team for all there help, support and patience.
I just wanted to give you an update re my 18 yo gelding and Rose-Hip Vital. Absolute difference! Two national and international coaches/riders have said how much freer he looks and his work ethic has completely changed – forward and willing! Much looser and softer, less stiffness and easier to supple and loosen up in his work. I haven’t had to give him a pentosan injection either as he feels that different! Many thanks and absolutely stoked.
I have now been using Rose-Hip Vital and Rose-Hip Vital Equine for about 8 weeks. I have definitely seen and felt some changes on both myself and my young horse Jazzmin.
I have had a back issue, been fit a long time , and it flared up again after Christmas. Despite going to physio every week, it did not get any better. But since I have taken Rose-Hip Vital, I have had no back issues, and also feeling much better in myself.
I have also felt a big improvement in Jazzmin (6 y old mare, by Jazz!) She can be a bit flighty and spooky, but she seems to be a lot calmer and happier in herself. She also used to feel a bit uneven, when I first would trot, but that has completely disappeared.
Having only used it for 8 weeks, I’m looking forward to continue with Rose-Hip Vital, both for me and my horses.
I also told my husband, Rob, to take some. And he found that he is feeling much better overall, as he always gets colds over winter, but has not had any yet!
Rose-Hip Vital Equine was suggested to me by a friend of mine. I started giving Holly Rose-Hip vital 5 months ago, as I was afraid she wasn’t ready for winter, she can’t keep weight on all too well. She was also starting to get arthritic pain.
After 2 weeks of 2 feeds with rose hip vital each day, I noticed her galloping around her paddock, whining when she would see us & canter up to the gates. After 4 weeks she was gaining weight & her coat & hooves improved immensely. I was given Holly from my parents for Christmas in 1999, she was an old breeding mare.
She was the best riding pony to learn on completely ‘bomb’ proof as everyone would say. We would go trail riding, jumping, & galloping around the property. I made the decision to retire holly after we found out her real age ~ 39 (at the time), We were told she was a 19 year old by the previous owners. Holly had adopted our pet goats & sheep, she followed them everywhere.
She is such a placid & beautiful natured pony. She loves little kids, my 1 year old nephew & the neighbourhood kids always come & give her carrots & a pat. So thankyou rose hip vital for giving my old girl a healthier life – an extremely happy customer!
My name is Tori Henderson and I currently have a team of three show jumping horses and am based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Without a doubt the top priority for me as a rider and carer for my horses is to assure they are feeling the best they can in order to perform the best they can. This is particularly important to me for my Gymnstik Star mare, Kinnordy Garcia who is a 7 year old Warmblood who has only recently made her way to our stables at the start of this year. She is a very exciting new prospect for me and I have done extensive research in supplements and brands in order to give her the best on the market. This was particularly important for me as she has come from NSW up to Queensland where some of our biggest shows are on some of the hardest surfaces in Australia. Since trialing her on Rose-Hip Vital about 4 months ago she has noticeably felt more comfortable making the transition to competing on these surfaces.
For me, the most important aspect in bringing up a young horse is to give them the confidence. With the help of Rose-Hip Vital she does not hesitate when approaching a fence in fear that the landing is going to hurt. Recently we have attended the run of Grand prix shows in here in Queensland where she started in all of the Bronze/Future Stars classes and made qualification deadlines and comfortably jumping courses up to 1.35m with all of the comfortability and confidence in the world thanks to Rose-Hip Vital.
Not only have we found Rose-Hip Vital beneficial to horses in current work but with an injured horse we have. Another competition horse of mine, Graphic Design was diagnosed with nerve paralysis in his shoulder and was told to have 1 year off. 9 months down the track he has made a vast improvement that has left vets jaw dropped and has given him the go ahead to be brought back into work early. Our theory that Rose-Hip Vital has played a very big part in his recovery has been further backed up by the professional following his progress.
Another horse of ours that has been benefitted by Rose-Hip Vital is my first pony Red, a 35 year old riding pony that can no longer eat hay and until a few months ago, could no longer break out of a stiff trot. It is with great pleasure that we can now watch him attempt to keep up when the other horses play and even throw in a buck every now and then! As he has been such an important part of our family we have always tried all kinds of variations of supplements to help his severe arthritis and have not noticed such a dramatic difference in his behaviour with any other supplement.
The next adventure for me and my horses is the Australian Showjumping Championships in September which I have high expectations of as I trust my horses will be feeling their best in the lead up and when attending the event all thanks to Rose-Hip Vital!
My name is Danielle Weymark, I am a grade 2 para dressage rider. I started my 9 year old mare Champagne on Rose-Hip Vital Equine just after she got diagnosed with degenerative joint disease after suddenly pulling up lame at a competition.
I’ve proudly trained Champagne myself and we were preparing for our first ever interstate competition and WEG qualifier. So when I received the bad news that she had to have at least 4 months sitting in the paddock, I was gutted. So at very short notice I borrowed a horse from his generous owner for the event.
When I returned Champagne was galloping around her paddock bucking and leaping. After just 3 weeks on RHVE she was as sound as could be! So we decided to get her checked over by our trusted vet and she was given the all clear to be bought back into work over 3 months early! I was over the moon and now we could start preparing for the second WEG qualifier which was again in VIC. Champagne’s joint handled her first overnight trip with ease and we went on to win the pleasing result of Grade 2 Champions with qualifying scores! I’m so pleased with the results of Rose-Hip Vital Equine! Now I have my horse back and she’s happier and healthier than ever!
My horses have been back on Rose-Hip Vital for the past 10 weeks now and we have once again seen fabulous results. Jellystone Park Chivas is typically one of our most fussy eaters and doesn’t fancy anything the same for more than a week. Making it hard for us to get good condition on him, when using the Rose-Hip Vital we notice a large difference in his eating pattern and consistency in how much he eats. He still leaves a small portion of food behind some days, more so in the morning than at night but we once couldn’t get him to eat breakfast at all. So that is a big benefit in itself let alone how much it protects and supports his joints. We all want out horses to last a long time and to have next to no soundness issues in their career, I feel confident knowing my horses joints are being maintained and cared for with Rose-Hip Vital.
Also over the last few weeks we have been using the product on one of our Geldings JP Cassime as a trial to see if it would make any changes to his behavioural state. Colin as he is known at home, has attitude to burn and likes to skip straight to the easy part (the jumps) and miss out everything in between. We found after starting with the product there were very minor changes at first like small wins with just getting to the arena with minimal argument, then no argument. Those who have seen him competing over the last two months have seen a change in him and I have had lots of people telling me how much better he’s looking. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying it’s the answer to all his problems but so far he is getting more tolerable and easier to conceive the harder work especially on the flat isn’t that hard. This means by doing more of it he is getting stronger and then obviously isn’t as argumentative because he is finding it easier and more enjoyable. So all in all I think it’s been very successful for this horse.
All our team are busy preparing for our up and coming state championships with Jellystone Park Chivas in great form winning the main class at the last 3 shows. As well as JP Cassime moving up the heights and placing in 5th in the recent Future stars event and 2nd in two of his recent 1.10m championships. We are hoping to have a big team of around 7 horses campaigning at the state champs ranging from the babies in the 90cm classes up to the main classes 1.35+.
Photo credit: Stephen Mowbray
I believe that maintaining optimal health is critical to one’s wellbeing in everyday life. Given that I am a passionate showjumper, this is particularly important when it comes to competition day. I have learnt from my various coaches over the years, and in particular since I have been working at Equus Australia, that this is just as important when it comes to the wellbeing of your horse.
I discovered Rose Hip Vital through a friend who suggested I should start giving it to my horse, ASB Vienna. Not until doing some research did I realise that this product has an extensive list of benefits for both horses and human beings. The ability of my horse to maintain high level performance over days of competition is crucial.
I have been giving Rose Hip Vital to my horse for over 12 months and I have noticed positive changes in her attitude towards her day to day training, in her ability to back up during competition and in her overall condition.
I have also been taking Rose Hip Vital for over a year and I have never felt better!
I really notice a difference physically if I forget to take the daily dose. Whenever I go to competition I always make sure I have packed some, as it keeps me feeling in great shape.
At the recent 2015 NSW State Showjumping Championships I was delighted to win the Grand Prix on the third day of competition. Over the three days, both my horse and I felt the best we have as a combination for a long time.
If anyone is looking to incorporate a regular addition to your horse feeding program, I recommend Rose Hip Vital. In my opinion, this addition will give any horse the best opportunity to reach and maintain optimal wellbeing!
Rose-Hip Vital Equine has proved to be a winning formula for both my Galloway Fairfield Staccato and myself in 2014 and 2015.
I suffer arthritis in both hips and, as horse riders would be well aware, that can be crippling. Since starting Rose-Hip Vital the condition has eased dramatically and I am now virtually pain free, allowing me to work any number of horses without feeling the discomfit later.
Fairfield Staccato has bloomed on RHVE! His coat condition is magnificent, having struggled with coat issues in the past, RHVE has turned him around. His topline has improved along with his overall well being. Adding RHVE to his diet is the only change I have made with his feed and I am super impressed with the results!
Stacci is virtually unbeaten this season, taking out both Royal Show championships in this state, Supreme Ridden at Champion of Champions, SHC Small Galloway of the Year and runner up EA Galloway of the year which qualifies him for the EA Nationals for the third year running. Stacci has also started off in dressage and competed at the Tasmanian Dressage Championships in pony dressage where he placed third with very tight margins in both his tests.
Stacci’s next big adventure is heading to Grand Nationals in March 2015. I am indebted to RHVE for assisting me on my way with this horse and for providing a product that not only benefits my horse but myself as well.
Hi, my name is Matilda Alexander, I’m 16 and live on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. I have 2 show jumpers, Hedge and Dreamtime Invader (or Todd as he is known). Hedge is 12 and Todd is 16. To date my major showjumping achievement would have to be winning the Victorian State Junior title (on my old horse Eliza Jane) and the Young Rider State Title (on Todd) on the same day last year.
Other highlights include being on the winning Victorian Junior Team at the 2014 Aus Champs, winning the first round of the Victorian Tekna leg at Boneo this year and then the Young Rider at Boneo WC show as well as winning the A2 at Sydney Royal this year – all of these highlights have been on Todd, who is such a special horse and has taught me so much. I also made the top 10 in the Victorian Young Ambassador weekend, which was a great honor.
At the end of this week I am going to Germany with two other juniors from Australia to participate in the German Friendship Games at Herford, Germany. We get paired with a German rider who has to bring an extra horse for their teammate. There are 3 days of training with professional German riders and then 3 days of competition. It is so exciting to ride at a show in Europe and I am looking forward to meeting riders from around the world.
We have been using Rose-Hip Vital on all our horses for about 2 ½ years and it is now a regular supplement in all of their feeds. We started using it when I was competing Eliza Jane; who was 17 at the time and starting to feel her joints a bit. After a few months on Rose-Hip Vital she started warming up so much better and went on to win the Vic Jr Title for me. Todd is rising 16 and has done a lot of jumping in his life so it is very important his joints are looked after as well as possible- Rose-Hip Vital is an important part of his maintenance program.
Since starting to use Rose-Hip Vital all our horses’ coats look fantastic all year round, they all have very healthy appetites and their overall health is great. If any of them have any nicks or cuts we use the Rosehip Oil and they heal quickly and cleanly.
I cannot imagine not using Rose-Hip Vital as part of my horses ongoing maintenance program.
Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is a plant-based anti- inflammatory and immune system support for your horse’s joint health and general wellbeing. Made from rosehips manufactured with patented processes, Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is scientifically proven to reduce inflammation, protect cartilage, improve general health and improve performance.
Patented extraction and drying processes isolate and activate the compound GOPO® which has scientifically proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. GOPO® works by stopping excess white blood cells from gathering around inflamed tissue, thereby helping to break the cycle of inflammation and protect cartilage. Rosehip products that do not contain GOPO® have not been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is a plant-based anti- inflammatory and immune system support for your horse’s joint health and general wellbeing. Made from rosehips manufactured with patented processes, Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is scientifically proven to reduce inflammation, protect cartilage, improve general health and improve performance.
Patented extraction and drying processes isolate and activate the compound GOPO® which has scientifically proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. GOPO® works by stopping excess white blood cells from gathering around inflamed tissue, thereby helping to break the cycle of inflammation and protect cartilage. Rosehip products that do not contain GOPO® have not been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.