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Omega Alpha Blogger Challenge: Conga Finds a New Solution with Sinew-X

We recently selected a few bloggers to try out a 30 day supply of Omega Alpha’s popular joint supplement, Sinew-X. These bloggers have received their supply and will be starting their horses on a 30 day regimen, all while blogging about their observations and results! We can’t wait to see how their horses take to the supplement, and we hope you enjoy following along! Ute Shepherd sent in her recap blog of her experiences using Sinew-X on her OTTB mare, Conga.

Photo by Ute Shepherd.

Photo by Ute Shepherd.

Conga finished her final dose of Sinew-X a little while ago now and I can’t be more pleased with the results. We have been working with her on the lunge line and under saddle again now that the weather is cooperating a little more, and she has been doing wonderfully.

As a matter of fact, she has done so well on the Omega Alpha Equine Sinew-X that I will continue her on it. Lucky for us, it is available at the tack and vet supply store that I frequent, so I don’t have to worry about trying to locate a dealer. It is very affordable and available in a 1 liter bottle as well as a 1 gallon jug.

Her movement has been fluid and she has had no issues with stiffness or soreness or inflammation.

Conga is very young and will benefit from a joint supplement due to her previous injuries from the race track. I am please how she continued to eat the supplement added to the top of her grain without any problems. That in itself is huge for me. She likes the taste and I don’t have to worry about her sifting through it and wasting it. During turnout she has been feeling good and if my horse is happy, I am happy.

It is very important to me that the Omega Alpha products are all natural and uses the best ingredients. If I had a question, a knowledgeable person would respond quickly and answer all questions. I am thankful for having been selected as one of the guest bloggers and the opportunity to try this product. I have already bragged and recommended Omega Alpha Equine’s Sinew-X to my other horse friends.

 

Omega Alpha Blogger Challenge: Conga

We recently selected a few bloggers to try out a 30 day supply of Omega Alpha’s popular joint supplement, Sinew-X. These bloggers have received their supply and will be starting their horses on a 30 day regimen, all while blogging about their observations and results! We can’t wait to see how their horses take to the supplement, and we hope you enjoy following along! Check back this coming week for introductory blogs from all of our writers!

My mare, Conga.

My mare, Conga.

My mare, Mor Conga, is a 4 year old OTTB that has been with me for 3 months now.

I came across Conga in May of 2014 while she was in rehab after having undergone knee surgery to repair a slab fracture — a break in the knee whereby the “slab” of a carpal bone splits and the front part becomes detached to her knees — an injury she sustained at the race track.

She was a real trooper and a good patient during her recovery. I visited her every week and got to know her and found her to be a very kind, sweet and sensible mare. At the first follow up visit from the vet, he notice that her left knee had not healed as well as the right, so additional stall rest was prescribed.

The big question was whether or not she would be sound enough as a riding horse. Jumping was definitely out of the question, but the hope was to get her to be at least fit for flat work or perhaps low level dressage.

We kept the first ride very short in order to give her plenty of time to readjust and of course not cause her any pain. She was very stiff, especially on her right front. While the first ride was short, it also was promising. She improved with every short ride and I was able to adopt her and bring her home in September.

Knowing that she will likely need to be on some sort of joint support for her knees, I researched several products. I like that the ingredients in Omega Alpha products are all natural and I am looking forward to trying Sinew-X on Conga. I am hopeful that it will help her joint function and keep her sound.

I had tried another Omega Alpha product in the past on one of my geldings with respiratory issues and the results were amazing. I had not been able to ride him in years and with the Respi-Free we started to enjoy short trail rides again.

Conga and I are excited to have been selected for the opportunity to try Sinew-X and are looking forward to share our results with you.