"A while back in early July my mare Purdy had been having problems resembling laminitis so I emailed the group asking for advice and support. A lot of you know me from the mare, Sunny, I was trimming and caring for that had severely foundered back in 2008. Purdy was so lame after an event I took her to the prior weekend that she was standing with all her weight back on her hind end so as to keep from walking on her painful front legs and hooves.
Around this time, Doug had joined our group and started discussing Eyeonic technology. I went out on a limb and decided to try it. What did I have to loose? My mare had been head-bobbing lame since July 11th and I was not having much success with anything else I had done. I did the cold hosing, I changed her hay to a less protein type hay from the year before, I was giving herbs for inflammation and pain and I even had my friend come over and do some Indian medicine on her. :-) I had tried reducing swelling using domperidone the next week after her initial episode, which actually worked really well at reducing the swelling of her DDFT, but she still had some lameness.
I received the leg wraps and hoof pads on August 11th and applied them the afternoon of August 12th. She was still noticeably lame the day I put them on her. By the next day she was much better and even trotted a few strides without much trouble. Before this she was hesitant to even walk.
I attribute my mare's instant soundness to the Eyeonic material embedded in the wraps and the hoof pads. There is no other explanation. I even left the wraps on her for another four days just to be sure any soreness after the ride on Saturday was not going to affect her. She is back to her normal self and I've ridden her twice since then. She is still sound and doing well.
I believe in Eyeonic so much that I am reusing the wraps on a client's horse that is dealing with laminitis and has terribly arthritic legs. I put the wraps on him last Friday night and already the owner is saying they are going to start lightly walking him. I do feel that there is a significant decrease in healing time because of the wraps since the FIR reduce swelling and increase blood flow. I also believe that because the hoof pads have an antibacterial/antifungal property to them that they would benefit horses that are dealing with thrush that have to wear boots. There was absolutely no smell to the pads when I took the boots off Purdy. Normally the hoof will have an odor to it when you use boots with pads in them because of the moist environment, but these pads are different. They are also more dense and don't compress down to flat pancakes after one day of use. I was able to keep Purdy in the pads for an entire week and they are still usable. I even rode her that Saturday with them inserted in the Simple Boots and there is hardly any wear to them.
All I have to say is that I do believe that the Eyeonic products would be of great benefit to the equine community for overall healing and pain reduction. I knew I had to write this testimonial after using the products because of how well they worked. I think it is breakthrough technology!
Thanks for your time in reading this. I hope it can help others. I think in addition to what the barefoot method is already doing for our horses, the Eyeonic products can only enhance.
September 17, 2009 No lameness at all. I have ridden her two weekends in a row for 4+ miles and even loped/galloped her about a total of a mile with no lameness or soreness afterward. She is doing great and I hope to spend more time riding her than worrying about her.
The other horse, Brave, is doing better. He is a tough case to do since his injuries are permanent. The Eyeonic is more of a pain management for him at this point. His owner was seriously thinking they would need to put him down but now are having a lot of second thoughts that maybe he could go on for a while like this with minimal pain. The wraps have really made a difference in him. He romps and plays in the pasture with the other horses now. They have come to the realization that he is probably retired at this point...but comfortable.
My mare Panda with the hoof problems has been wearing the pad inserted in a boot on her left fore. She goes through periods of abscessing and pain and then some days she does fine. I do like how the pad stays firm and does not get "mushy" when worn for a long period of time. I had it on her for a little over a week and noticed that my slipper is wearing out...not the pad. So I will have to order some more Deluxe Equine Slippers to continue with her. The pad does seem to have made a slight difference in her. She is also a horse that has a lot of damage that was done over a long period of time so it won't be an overnight success with her but I do believe the Eyeonic has made her more comfortable.
I have a horse I trim for a client that is having problems with both of his front hooves. would love to put the pads and wraps on him to see what a difference it will make for him. He is a 15 year old Paint halter horse that was sold with a clause to his owner that he should never be ridden. I'd like to see that he doesn't have to just waste away being miserable with ouchy feet. I think the majority of his problems stem from a deep thrush infection and I think the pads would be a great benefit to him.
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