A Bute-Less® Success Story From A Therapeutic Riding Program

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Here at Absorbine®, we strive to only offer products that we know will help horse owners. We’d like to share a heart-warming testimonial for our comfort and conditioning supplement Bute-Less®, we couldn’t be more proud! This one was sent in by Megan Stapely, Equine Program Director at High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding. It sounds like Bute-Less® really helped her hard-working horses! If you have a horse with a lifetime injury like a fused hock or shoulder injury, or one who’s just getting older and is starting to feel “creeky” in their movements, you may want to consider Bute-Less® Comfort & Conditioning Supplement!

Megan Stapely:

“I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you how happy we are with the Bute-Less Pellets. As the supervisor of a therapeutic program in WNY, we ask a lot of our horses. Not only do they go through humid summers and bitter winters, the horses in our program are often coming to us after their 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th careers. Their joints have usually gone through quite a bit before coming to us!
When we initially switched to the Bute-Less pellets in 2013, we saw a nearly immediate change in several of our horses. One Percheron mare, at the time in her early 20s, had been known to have an especially arthritic shoulder due to an old injury. In classes, she would mainly walk and have to be begged to trot. After a short while on the Bute-Less pellets, we saw her demeanor and vigor begin to change, and for the next few years in the program she performed happily at the walk, trot, and even would canter during her instructor / exercise sessions! A huge change for her!

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Another of our horses, in his mid-20s, was said to have needed hock injections due to his long career as a western pleasure show horse. After adding Bute-Less to his daily regime, he’s perked up, felt more frisky, and is happily and soundly participating in lessons as well as his fitness sessions with the instructors.
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There have been several cases with us where we’ve seen a huge boost to performance and overall comfort for our equines. Of the 8 in our herd currently, the 4 seniors are taking Bute-Less daily in the morning much to their advantage and delight. Thank you for making a wonderful product that has helped horses, as well as the quality of services we’re able to provide for our riders with special needs! If you would like some photos or any additional information about us, we’d be happy to share!

Thanks again, and have a wonderful holiday!

Sincerely,

Megan Stapley
Equine Program Manager
High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding
Sardinia, NY”

3 comments on “A Bute-Less® Success Story From A Therapeutic Riding Program”

  1. Patti says:

    I use Bute-Less on my horses an it makes the worlds difference in how they can move an feel. I love this product because it Really” works “

  2. Joni Waggoner says:

    Hi, My mare is IR and has cushings. Can she take this product?

    1. Sean says:

      Likely yes, but check with your vet to make sure. In a one ounce (28 gram) daily serving of Bute-Less, there is 1.4 grams of dried molasses and 0.42 grams of dried apple flavoring. These ingredients do contain sugar, but the amount per day that you would feed is very small. There is 0.64 grams of sugar per one ounce serving in the formula for the Bute-Less pellets. The dehydrated alfalfa meal contains less 11% non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) which is less than some feedstuffs like grass hay. Alfalfa is usually a good option for IR and metabolic horses and there are some great articles out there that talk about the sugar and carbohydrate levels of feedstuffs. We enjoy reading articles from Dr. Juliette Getty and you may find the following helpful, even though it is related to PPID and not metabolic horses, managing these horses are often done in similar fashion.

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