Kayleigh Donald, Polocrosse

I wanted to give you some feedback on your product. We started feeding it to one of our polocrosse horses late in the season. She is 15 and has had a very big polocrosse career playing for Qld numerous times. She is only little but takes on the biggest horses and puts them over the ... Read More
Kayleigh Donald, Polocrosse

I wanted to give you some feedback on your product.

We started feeding it to one of our polocrosse horses late in the season. She is 15 and has had a very big polocrosse career playing for Qld numerous times. She is only little but takes on the biggest horses and puts them over the side line. (So has had a lots of big hits) She was showing her age and was getting slower and was stiff in her joints when first riding her. We were ready to retire her when I saw some of your clips of clients using your product and decided to give it a go.

We started feeding it to her and within a fortnight it was as if we’d turned back the clock 10 years. Her speed has returned and she is showing energy that’s she hasn’t shown in a few years. The stiffness is gone and after a three day big weekend she cantered out not showing any signs of her.

We are excited to use it next season on more of our horses. Thank you for making such a great product!!! We look forward to using it next year!!

Photo credit: Katrina Elliot Photography



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Part 1: Madi Martin. Lyle recovers from severe tendon injury

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 ... Read More
Part 1: Madi Martin. Lyle recovers from severe tendon injury

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.

Images taken from the first scan

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!

Before and after images

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!



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Regina Buchanan

  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: Diamond B Vixen (World Cup Winner) who is resting with a small cartilage tear and currently in foal. She looks amazing and have ... Read More
Regina Buchanan

 

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:

  1. Diamond B Vixen (World Cup Winner) who is resting with a small cartilage tear and currently in foal. She looks amazing and have noticed changes in her hind legs where she some fluid pockets just below her hocks, they are reducing and looking normal
  1. Diamond B Carla, also looking amazing and has always had a small amount of stiffness in offside shoulder, now has a completely even stride in front and no sign of any stiffness at ALL and her temperament is exceptionally good. This become even more evident to me when I ran out of product for the last 3 weeks (thinking I would be able to buy it somewhere in the next few days but places where out of stock etc and I keep forgetting to ring and order it). Sam Buchanan her competition rider keep saying “she doesn’t feel quite as good, something is different” and I could hear from her footfalls that she had a slight difference in length of stride in her front legs and I was noticing again that she was becoming a cranky mare again!! Ding Ding the Penny Dropped!
  1. Diamond B Centurian, again looking amazing with a beautiful colour to his chestnut coat. And again not having any product for the last 3 weeks when taking him to a recent comp on the weekend broke out in hives (as a reaction I believe to the change in bedding) resulting in needing vet treatment and no competing. Previously he had been a very sensitive skinned horse often suffering from mysterious bites/reactions etc but I now realise that whilst taking Rose-Hip Vital he suffered from none of these.

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 🙂

Ragina Buchanan



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Bronwyn Shortt

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 ... Read More
Bronwyn Shortt

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. 



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Rumple's story (aka APH True Seville)

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 ... Read More
Rumple’s story (aka APH True Seville)

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.

Kind Regards,

Leesa Murray



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Rebecca Williams-O'Brien

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 ... Read More
Rebecca Williams-O’Brien

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.



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Sarah Wheaton from Sanden Equestrian

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 ... Read More
Sarah Wheaton from Sanden Equestrian

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!



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Goldy feels amazing, he is really bright and happy!

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 ... Read More
Goldy feels amazing, he is really bright and happy!

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!!

Holy Penfold



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Sallyanne - Millers Forest, NSW

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 ... Read More
Sallyanne – Millers Forest, NSW

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.



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Sara - Lilli Pilli, NSW

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 ... Read More
Sara – Lilli Pilli, NSW

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.



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Sue - Durham Pastoral Company, QLD

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 ... Read More
Sue – Durham Pastoral Company, QLD

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.



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Cathi from Avondale, QLD

17.07.2012 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 ... Read More
Cathi from Avondale, QLD

17.07.2012

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.

4.02.2013

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.



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Shannon Betts, Emeran Park Thoroughbred Spelling and Rehabilitation

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 ... Read More
Shannon Betts, Emeran Park Thoroughbred Spelling and Rehabilitation

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.



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Denise, Campbletown, SA

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 ... Read More
Denise, Campbletown, SA

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.



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Anne, Highbury, SA

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 ... Read More
Anne, Highbury, SA

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.
Regards Anne

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.



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Lauren, Manly, NSW

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 ... Read More
Lauren, Manly, NSW

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.



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Tracy, Banjup, WA

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 ... Read More
Tracy, Banjup, WA

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



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Cathi, Avondale in QLD

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 ... Read More
Cathi, Avondale in QLD

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!



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Janine, Hastings, VIC

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 ... Read More
Janine, Hastings, VIC

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



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Fiona - Glenorie, NSW

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 ... Read More
Fiona – Glenorie, NSW

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.

Update

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!



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Kim - Paralowie, SA

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 ... Read More
Kim – Paralowie, SA

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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Ian - Facebook

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 ... Read More
Ian – Facebook

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.



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Evie - Hampton, VIC

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 ... Read More
Evie – Hampton, VIC

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.



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Toni - Bargo, NSW

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 ... Read More
Toni – Bargo, NSW

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.



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Sue - Gelorup, WA

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 ... Read More
Sue – Gelorup, WA

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 🙂



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Rachel - Cedargrove, QLD

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 ... Read More
Rachel – Cedargrove, QLD

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!!!



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Sue McDermott, NCAS Coach and Racehorse Owner

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), ... Read More
Sue McDermott, NCAS Coach and Racehorse Owner

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:

  1. An aged dressage horse with no noticeable soundness issues often tricky to ride and with contact issues at times
  2. A young dressage horse with no soundness issues
  3. An aged show horse with some minor soundness issues
  4. An aged dressage horse with arthritic changes in the knees and hocks
  5. Incumblonde a racehorse mare some ability, has had a consistent skin rash
  6. Deux Foix a horse with ability, some soundness issues
  7. An aged warmblood stallion (northern ariel) arthritic deterioration in the hocks

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.

Racehorses

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.

Regards

Sue Mcdermott

Ncas coach

Forest Hill Stud



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Adam Vellere, Advanced Prix St George Dressage

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 ... Read More
Adam Vellere, Advanced Prix St George Dressage

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!!

Photo credit: Franz Venhaus



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Adrienne - Advance Town, QLD

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 ... Read More
Adrienne – Advance Town, QLD

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.



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Dorothea Lungershausen

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 ... Read More
Dorothea Lungershausen

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.



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Millicent Ashton from Acton Park, TAS

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 ... Read More
Millicent Ashton from Acton Park, TAS

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.

Millie



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Charlotte from Macedon, VIC

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 ... Read More
Charlotte from Macedon, VIC

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!



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Madi from Sydney, NSW

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 ... Read More
Madi from Sydney, NSW

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!

Madi Fleck



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Tori Henderson, Mooloolah QLD

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 ... Read More
Tori Henderson, Mooloolah QLD

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!



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Danielle Weymark - Para Dressage Rider

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 ... Read More
Danielle Weymark – Para Dressage Rider

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!



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Rod McQueen, Grand Prix Show Jumper

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 ... Read More
Rod McQueen, Grand Prix Show Jumper

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!



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Improve your horse’s joint health and wellbeing

Reduce inflammation, protect cartilage and boost immunity

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.

  • For a 500kg horse, 1.5kg will last 30 days on the loading dose and then 60 days on the maintenance dose. Results are usually noticed within the first 3 weeks on the loading dose.

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  • For a 500kg horse, 3kg will last 120 days once on the maintenance dose. The first 3kg will last 90 days, including an initial 4 week loading dose. Results are usually noticed within the first 3 weeks on the loading dose.

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