Hard Keeper Solution
I have only 1 horse out of 15 that will eat this product. With my latest skinny guy, I soak beet pulp, hard keeper, and a little sugar plus "Safe Choice" and he eats it. All the others say "No way!".
March 9, 2012
No noticeable effect
I only used one large container on a 12 horse TB barn. No visible effect. I do have a lot of confidence in Vita-flex. Love Acculytes.
February 15, 2012
Only one that works!
I tried everything to put weight on my tb for 8 months, I put him on this supplement as a last resort before winter, with major doubts because I've never seen these supplements work. Within 3 weeks my horse put on 75lbs...since then he's put on at least another 100!
February 8, 2012
I've tried a number of products on my thoroughbred mare and this is the first product that has given me results. I noticed weight gain within 1 month. She has been on hard keeper solution for about 2-3 months now and I have gotten many comments from others at the barn about how great she looks and how she is developing muscles and a topline, not just a fat belly. This product works for my mare and I would recommend anyone with a hard keeper try it.
October 8, 2011
A Good Option
The product does what it says it can do. My horse liked the taste, but that's not saying much, he'll eat anything! The weight gain is slow which is what you want. But the coat conditioning, showed within a week. Follow the product instructions and consult your vet. Remember that you are introducing something to the equine digestive system that is unnatural even though the animal may need it. Proceed slowly. You'll have better results in the long run.
September 13, 2011
Too soon to tell?
Our mare is presumed to be a QH, one of two horses I adopted from a rescue. We're not certain of her age - probably at least late teens. She is purely a companion due to severe arthritis and is on full turn out. In January all the horses at our barn dropped considerable weight, possibly due to the fact the last cutting of hay was not as good quality as usual; her Hennecke BCS was a 3. We upped her grain to the maximum our barn will feed without going to a third feeding, and the vet recommended researching fat supplements. For most of the summer, the mare seemed to be gaining on the new grain ration, although not as nicely as the others; at best she was a good solid 4. A mid to late summer drought affected the pasture quality significantly and she dropped back down to 3. I decided to act on my research. I was looking for a dry supplement so that our barn's feeders wouldn't have to deal with a messy oil. My girl is not a picky eater; I'm not sure how a truly picky eater would like this stuff. After a little more than a month on Hard Keeper we have had to increase her from the minimum dose to not quite twice the minimum, and winter is not here yet. I'll continue with it, and increase to the maximum if necessary. If she continues to drop weight as we increase, however, I'll resume my research. I want to be fair to the product by saying that we have had horrible weather of late and now we are approaching the change of seasons.
September 13, 2011