My 21 year old gelding was recently diagnosed with DSLD (degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis - or in simple terms - thickening of the suspensory ligaments). Long story short, he's a former show horse who spent years training hard and consequently I've had him on joint supplements for over a decade.
Despite always using high quality products (see link below) he's been getting increasingly stiff over the last year. About six weeks ago he went from occasionally stiff, to sore daily; backing up was particularly painful. After a few weeks of that he came up completely lame one day; could barely move his hind legs. It took nearly 3 days of bute and poulticing before he was sound again and the vet diagnosed the DSLD and recommended changing his supplements, specifically including the ingredients found in SmartTLC.
I was dubious about it, but decided it couldn't hurt to try. Within *two days* of being on a normal (non-loading) dose of this product he was a completely different horse. Now he gallops and bucks when he's turned out with a vigor he hasn't had since he hit his teen years and getting him to walk anywhere is a bit of a feat.
I've waited a month to write this review just to make sure it isn't some kind of fluke, but I'm am incredibly impressed. I'm not going to take him off his other joint supplement because it's important too, but $30 a month seems a small price to pay to keep my boy happy and pain-free. I can't recommend this product enough. If you normal joint supplement isn't helping as much as you'd like definitely try adding this into the mix.
June 13, 2013
My 23 yr old QH is now acting like a new horse!!! She does NOT like the taste of them but she is getting enough of them to get her about 95% sound!!
April 9, 2013
Best Purchase Ever
This supplement is awesome and it really works! My horse is doing great on it and she has no stiffness at all anymore. I can tell she feels better and she had a stifle injury a year ago. She became stiff in her hind end six months later after the stifle injury so, I decided to try TLC supplement out and in two weeks she didn't have anymore stiffness at all. She is back to her old self. I would recommend this project to anyone. It really works!
March 26, 2013
I have had my 25 year old mare on this for about three weeks and the results have been nothing short of amazing. She has had chronic lameness in both hind fetlocks and I have tried EVERYTHING on the the market with limited success. I saw improvement in just a couple of days and I have have been able to wean her off of bute. If you have a horse that has been suffering with any lameness or any aches and pain give Smart TLC a try.....for the price it's worth a shot!
February 24, 2013
so far so good
It seems to make a difference on a arthritic geldin I have.
January 18, 2013
I have been giving my 16 yo mare SmartTLC in conjunction with SmartVite Senior for over a month now. After a horrible accident to her hoof a few months ago, then a later bone infection, I couldn't keep her on bute for too long. SmartTLC has her walking almost sound, which has amazed my farrier & vet thinking she wasn't going to pull through all of this. I would recommend this to anyone with a horse in recovery. She has gone from a horse who couldnt walk and wouldnt eat, to this big, beautiful, happy girl again without any swelling. She is also a VERY PICKY eater and has had no problem eating this, even when she'd put her nose to grain & hay, she thought this was a treat.
January 18, 2013