I have a colt who was feral when I rescued him but progressed wonderfully through his training. When it came time to move him to a new pasture, I was very apprehensive about trailering. He only had one trailering experience in his life, and it was coming to me from where he was captured — it didn’t go well. I heard great things about Confidence EQ® from my veterinary customers who use it in their practices, and I had a sample packet on hand. So, I decided to use it before we trailered him. I am still in shock as to how smoothly things went. My little formerly feral colt walked up and looked at the trailer, alert yet relaxed. He stood there for a moment, and then followed me into the trailer like a seasoned pro! I love that he was tranquil but not tranquilized. He was well aware of what was going on, but comfortable and taking it all in. It was truly a learning experience for him! As a Henry Schein Animal Health representative, I can now wholeheartedly endorse Confidence EQ with a personal experience to back it up!
PAMELA SPATZ, ANIMAL HEALTH DISTRIBUTOR REPRESENTATIVE
While on a ride, my horse and I were attacked by an unbroken six-year-old Arabian stud who had gotten away from his owner. We were both traumatized. He wouldn't even go past our property when I tried to ride him a couple of days after the incident. I called my veterinarian to see if there was anything I could give him to help him get through this trauma. He recommended ConfidenceEQ. The first time I used it on him, it was evident he was easier to work with. We can now go on our favorite trails without him shaking, flaring his nostrils, repeatedly backing up and basically refusing to go off of our property. I would highly recommend ConfidenceEQ to anyone having problems with their horses due to fearful or traumatic situations; it really works!
BRENDA MADSEN, TRAIL RIDER
My 23-year-old thoroughbred lost an eye three years ago and he has had a difficult adjustment. I have used ConfidenceEQ to help him feel more relaxed under the saddle and when we go to the veterinarian's clinic. He responds nicely.
DL BOVI, RIDER
I have been using Confidence EQ for the last month and couldn't be happier with the results. My horse Kaptain America is very sensitive and can get distracted very easily. I find Confidence EQ allows him to be more focused on the task at hand, and therefore giving a better performance.
DANI SUSSMAN, INTERNATIONAL LEVEL 3-DAY EVENT RIDER
I have used Confidence EQ many times and am very pleased with this product. I have used it with my own anxious horses that consistently paw and damage the floor mats in the trailer when going to a show. I found that when using Confidence EQ they looked relaxed when unloading. In addition, I also have used it on animals that would not enter a starting gate and horses that I am moving away from companions to a new barn. Typically these horses would pace the stall when separated from friends. With Confidence EQ they eat well and are comfortable. These are just a few instances where I have used this product successfully. I recommend this product as a useful tool in helping horses manage stressful situations.
NATHAN SLOVIS, DVM, DIPL. ACVIM, CHT (CERTIFIED HYPERBARIC TECHNOLOGIST)
HAGYARD EQUINE MEDICAL INSTITUTE
I was skeptical that ConfidenceEQ would work on my 10-year-old, off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding. He was inconsolable when separated from his stablemate — running and screaming for her until utterly exhausted. Letting them be together at pasture only reinforced the bond. ConfidenceEQ helped with his anxiety. After two weeks of use prior to afternoon pasture time, he is a completely normal horse. I’m amazed! No more drama around here! Around our ranch, we refer to it as ‘mama gel.’
ANDREA MCKIM, DRESSAGE RIDER
I rarely trailer my horse. When I do, the experience is uncomfortable at best. At worst, he will rear, buck and kick when attempting to load. I used a sample of ConfidenceEQ, followed the directions and watched in amazement as my gelding walked right on the trailer. He was alert, aware and had a happy — almost eager — expression on his face. He was quiet the whole trip and unloaded perfectly. I recommend this product without reservation.
GEORGANA WILPIZESKI, TRAIL RIDER
In the last few years, my horse has developed a gate issue. Once, my horse reared straight up and jumped — very dangerous! After that episode, my veterinarian of 20 years recommended trying ConfidenceEQ. Now, my horse is well behaved at the gate, which gives us the best chance for a good, clean run. All my competitors have noticed the change and are talking about how good he’s going in. This is the most incredible product I have ever used! My horse is now respectful at the gate, and it makes competing much more enjoyable.
CHRISTY BURLESON, BARREL RACER
I used a sample of ConfidenceEQ yesterday on my Friesian/Arabian cross, and we had the most comfortable ride ever. ConfidenceEQ allowed him to focus on our training and diminished distractions. I’m totally amazed and ordered more this morning. What a great training tool. Thank you, thank you!
BONNIE BINGHAM, TRAIL RIDER