Ramona Petrillo – PEFORMANCE HORSES – CRIBBER – Chronic Pain – More Calm – Better Focus – Not Hot anymore – thin shelly hooves – what happens when you stop giving Equinety
John Dowdy: Hello and welcome to another Equinety podcast. This week we’re going to swing down into Anthony, Florida. We are going to be talking about quite a few critters this week. We’ve got, well, about eight horses and a Dalmatian. We’re going to talk about how Equinety has impacted the lives of these horses and dog. Without further ado, Ramona Petrillo, welcome to the Equinety podcast.
Ramona Petrillo: Thanks, John. Thanks for having me on the show. I’m so excited to talk about Equinety and what it’s done for all my animals.
John Dowdy: That’s great. Well, we’re glad to have you. Let’s start off with a little bit of your background. Well, let’s just go all the way back to the beginning, your initial studies. You’re a nurse now, so you understand the science and the things, but you’ve been around horses for many, many years. Let’s go back to your initial studies.
Ramona Petrillo: Mkay. Yeah, I rode as a child pretty much just backyard 4-H stuff. I always wanted to be a vet. I first went to college to get my degree in animal science with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine. I graduated with my bachelor’s.
I chose instead of going into veterinary school, I had a great opportunity to do some riding and teaching and I chose that route just mainly because I wanted the opportunity to ride and teach and didn’t think I could pass that down, thinking that school would always be there.
Then I dabbled into teaching. Didn’t make as much of a impact as I wanted to on my career and wanted to focus more on my horses and I decided to go back to school for nursing. I am now an ER nurse.
John Dowdy: You see lots of activity, being an ER nurse.
Ramona Petrillo: Oh, I do see a lot of activity in the ER.
John Dowdy: Yeah, no doubt. In your spare time, you also are a Magna Wave practitioner?
Ramona Petrillo: Yes.
John Dowdy: Yep. Then you also do eventing, dressage, and some jumping?
Ramona Petrillo: You got that right. I have three horses. One’s an eventer, one does dressage now due to a previous injury, and the other is a showjumper.
John Dowdy: That’s great. Well, I want to get into talking about all three of these horses, maybe what they were dealing with prior to Equinety and then after you started using the product. I think it’d be interesting to talk about Magna Wave and the benefits of Magna Wave, maybe why you picked up on doing that and how that really helps in the body. Maybe just do a little education on the benefits of Magna Wave in general, maybe why should people might should look into that.
Ramona Petrillo: Well, Magna Wave is the brand of pulse electromagnetic field therapy. Can I just say that again?
John Dowdy: Sure.
Ramona Petrillo: Magna Wave is a brand of pulse electromagnetic field therapy. I have a machine and I go to client’s farms and work on their horses and them as well, if they request it. What it does, it helps heal at the cellular level, much like Equinety. I’ve been involved with Magna Wave for going on a little bit over three years.
Going down to the cellular level, each cell has an electromagnetic charge. Inside the cell, it’s a negative charge. The extracellular fluid outside of the cell is a positive charge. It’s that negative-positive charges that allow for nutrients to flow into the cell, nutrients, oxygen, and then toxins, and waste to exit the cell.
When a cell becomes injured, sick, damaged, diseased, whatever, stressed from daily training, the cell tries to heal itself, but it loses its negative charge, so becomes more positive on the inside, which means that it can’t get the nutrients and oxygen that it needs and neither can it expel the waste and toxins that have built up inside of it. Then eventually, the cell dies.
Each pulse of the Magna Wave coils sends an electromagnetic charge through the body where the cells that need it pick it up, are able to recharge themselves, and get back to healing. It also recruits STEM cells to come up and become a tissue, such as if you tore a ligament or tendon, they’ll call it up and help repair and build down new ligament tissue to repair itself. It increases circulation, increases oxygenation, detoxifies, helps remove toxins and waste from the body and all that at the cellular level.
John Dowdy: That’s incredible. When we’re talking about the Equinety product, which is a 100% pure amino acids and these amino acids, they’re specifically formulated or put together in this stack to stimulate the pituitary gland, which last week, if you tune in, we’ve got an almost an hour of a podcast talking about the real more in depth around the science of amino acids and how it works at a cellular level.
Essentially, what it’s doing is it stimulates the pituitary to release the unnecessary hormones, which then help repair and regenerate at a cellular level. In combination with using the Equinety with a Magna Wave is very, very powerful.
Maybe you could tell people that are tuning in, you’ve been doing the Magna Wave for quite a while: What have you experienced since adding the Equinety to the Magna Wave?
Ramona Petrillo: Well, since adding the Equinety to the Magna Wave, since the Equinety helps heal at the cellular level as well, which will make the horses feel better all over. The Magna Wave, when I go out, before I do each horse, I go over their body on the lowest setting. That’s one of the fabulous things about the Magna Wave therapy is that you can detect where they’re sore, reactive, tight by on the lowest setting going across the body and the areas that are tight or sore will react; they’ll pulse a little bit more so than the areas that aren’t.
Not only on my own horses, but on all my clients’ horses that have been using Equinety now, I’ve noticed that every time when I go out to Magna Wave them, I’m picking up less sore, less tight, less reactive areas, which just tells me that, and their training hasn’t changed, it’s in fact because these horses are feeling fabulous and a lot of them are gearing up for the big Jockey Club competition down here in November. They’re training harder, they’re galloping more often, longer distances, faster speeds, jumping bigger jumps. They’re feeling better in their bodies since adding the Equinety to the Magna Wave.
John Dowdy: That’s great. Anybody tuning in, might be a nice combination for you to try. We’ve heard nothing but great things about Magna Wave. I think, if memory serves me correctly, this might be the first podcast we’ve had to actually explain what the Magna Wave does. I just think it’s important and beneficial when you use the Equinety in combination with things.
Now, in your business you are primarily in, we’ll say the higher-end type of performance forms. Would that be somewhat accurate?
Ramona Petrillo: Yes, I do a lot of upper-level event horses and dressage horses.
John Dowdy: Yeah. One of the things with the Equinety product, we found that whether it be a rescue horse, a pasture ornament, performance horse, or you get into these high-end performance horse barns where a lot of them are getting the creme de la creme, the best of the feed, the care, and everything else. Then you add the Equinety and they’re still seeing the benefits because, well, they need amino acids. That’s really great.
Well, let’s get right into talking about your three horses. We’ll start off with the first one, which I believe is Daisy. Tell us a little bit about what was going on with Daisy prior to using the Equinety and then what you’ve experienced since adding the Equinety to it.
Actually, prior to that, how were you first introduced to Equinety? What were your thoughts when you first saw the product? Maybe tell us a little bit about that and then get into Daisy.
Ramona Petrillo: Well, interestingly enough, I was introduced to Equinety by one of my Magna Wave clients. They use Equinety and had samples. She gave me a little tub, a sample tub to try on my eventer for the dressage phase, hoping that it would help relax them and get our dressage scores better. They’re a dressage trainer, so that was their thought that, “Hey, try this on him. Maybe he’ll relax a little bit in the dressage arena.”
I came home and decided, “Well, I have a good test subject to try this on.” Daisy is, she is a chestnut off-the-track thoroughbred mare with four whirls on her forehead, so she’s extra evil. She really is a sweetheart, but she is a very reactive, high-strung horse. She never just would settle down to work. It would always be at least 20-30 minutes of riding out every buck, rear, spin, taking off before she would be able to calm down and focus and get to work. Then you would just hope that you could just contain the explosiveness to get through whatever you were doing for the show.
She used to be an eventer, but she did have a big injury to her right front leg three years ago, almost four years ago, so now we just do straight dressage. Because of that injury, we didn’t think that she would ever be pasture sound, so the fact that she is able to be ridden for dressage is a blessing, thanks to Magna Wave, to repair that leg.
Because of her injury, and now that she’s exceeded our expectations about being pasture sound and I’m able to ride her for her dressage, she would need to be on anti-inflammatory, so she was on Previcox longterm. Which then in turn, even though it’s gentler on the stomach, it causes some belly issues.
I wanted to try it on her, the Equinety, and see if that made a difference, because like I said, she was always reactive. Four days of trying that and not, I was like, “Well, I’ve tried everything with this mare. I doubt this is going to make a difference, but I was given it. Let’s just go with it.”
After four days, this went from a horse that hated to be brushed or touched and would try to kick out or nip you to one that loved being curried. I mean, the harder you curried her now, the better she felt. She was loving it. You could touch her, she was less reactive, her muscles became softer. When you’re brushing her, instead of tensing up and hollowing out her back, her muscles were soft. I stopped having to give her anti-inflammatories and she’s been sounder.
John Dowdy: This happened in four days?
Ramona Petrillo: In four days. She stopped cribbing. She’s a cribber; she would crib in her stall, she would crib at the wash stall. After four days, I’m hosing her off and I’m noticing, I was standing there at the wash stall, which is wood, and she’s not cribbing on the wood.
John Dowdy: Wow.
Ramona Petrillo: I’m thinking, “Huh.” Then it all like started coming together. I’m like, “She’s been quieter to ride. She hasn’t been explosive. She’s not cribbing and she loves being groomed and she’s just softer all over.”
I used the Equinety; it was a 15-day supply and then I ran out. I thought, “I’m not going to go out and get it right away. I’m going to see what happens.”
Sure enough, two days of being off the Equinety, she hated being touched again, her back got all tight, she started cribbing. I ran out on my lunch break at work and got the Equinety and started her back up on it. Then literally within a week, she was back to being the soft-backed Daisy. That’s when I called you and told you what a wonderful thing I thought this was.
John Dowdy: Right. Now, I think this would be good point to answer. I’ll ask my own question: Why does a horse have that kind of a reaction from a complete demeanor change by adding the Equinety and then you run out and then they go back to the way that they were doing?
Well, the reason why this is happening is because the hormones that are released have a 23-and-a-half-hour life cycle. Typically, we’ve heard a lot of stories of people, either one doing a test like you’ve just described, or they’ll think, “Well, I’m just going to use the product to help heal my horse. Then once they’re all sound, then I’ll just stop using the product.”
The challenge is is once the hormones are released, they have a 23-and-a-half-hour life cycle and then the hormone levels go back to the way that they were prior to using the Equinety. This is why the horse typically will revert back to the way they were doing before the Equinety. I’m glad you brought that up, because that’s why that typically happens. I would guess to say that she has not been off her Equinety since?
Ramona Petrillo: No, nobody is coming off of Equinety.
John Dowdy: Okay, how is she doing these days with performing?
Ramona Petrillo: She is doing fabulous. Things have been going so well. In August, I took her to a dressage show. She hadn’t been off the farm in two years. Prior, I would have to always tie a red ribbon in her tail to warn people not to come near us because she could be very explosive off the trailer. I mean, I would typically have to lunge her. Of course, I was running just a bit behind and got there with just enough time to tack up and warm up without being able to lunge.
I did not expect to have a successful go. I knew that she would be just hot coming off the trailer, new surroundings, hasn’t been off the farm in two years.
Well, I pulled in, dropped down the ramp, she stuck her head out, looked around, took a sigh, came off the ramp, and started eating grass. There was no show going on with her athletic abilities.
John Dowdy: Whoa.
Ramona Petrillo: I tacked her up and decided, “Well, let’s just see what I got.” Literally, 15 minutes of warmup and we walked into the ring and she was as calm and supple and focused as anything.
John Dowdy: You’re probably thinking, “Okay, did I bring the right horse?” Is this the …?
Ramona Petrillo: Exactly. I did not know how to ride her in the arena because I’ve never had that horse in the arena. I mean, I had always been dealing with just trying to keep a lid on the pressure cooker. Here I had a horse that was so relaxed. I’m like, “I feel like I need to kick, but do I?”
John Dowdy: Oh, wow. That’s pretty awesome. That is pretty awesome. Since you then experienced the results with Equinety on Daisy, then you decided to try it on Dublin, so tell us about Dublin.
Ramona Petrillo: I did. Dublin, he’s a 16-year-old thoroughbred Connemara gelding. He is owned by a very dear friend of mine and I graciously get the ride on him. He’s done upper-level eventing. We’ve always struggled together with our dressage. He’s always been a little bit funny about the dressage arena, wanting to look around.
Since starting him on Equinety, it took a while. I didn’t see the results as quickly as I did with Daisy, but I just felt that I needed to stick with it because I knew the results I had with Daisy, it wasn’t just a one-shot thing. I felt that just maybe his problems, and every horse is unique, I mean, just like people, sometimes you respond quickly to something and sometimes you have to stay with the program. I mean, anybody who tries to lose weight, that’s them.
John Dowdy: No doubt.
Ramona Petrillo: I mean, sometimes you have to stick with it a little bit longer.
John Dowdy: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Ramona Petrillo: I just stuck with the Equinety and it really took about two months before I started seeing changes in him where he became more focused in the arena. His topline is just blossoming. He’s getting all new muscle, correct muscle through the top of his neck and over his back, which, because now that he has the proper amino acids, I mean, I feel like these, especially the upper-level horses that exert a lot of energy, they need that extra amino acid that might not be found in their diets to help support that protein synthesis to build the muscle.
John Dowdy: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Ramona Petrillo: Now that he has that, he’s been able to build the proper muscling, which not only has helped with our dressage, but has helped with our jumping because his form and his shape over a fence is so much better.
John Dowdy: Wow. He’s 16 now?
Ramona Petrillo: Yes, mm-hmm (affirmative).
John Dowdy: Yeah, but acting much younger.
Ramona Petrillo: Yes, he feels like he’s six.
John Dowdy: I think it’s important to point out for those tuning in: In your first horse, you noticed a significant difference in four days on this little sample tub. The little sample tub we have is 15 days, so a lot of people purchase that just to see if it’s palatable, which we’re going to be talking about nine animals here. Have you had any palatability issues?
Ramona Petrillo: No. If I did have a palatability issue, it would be with either Daisy or Lola, especially Lola since she didn’t clean up her feed at all before starting her on Equinety.
John Dowdy: Right, and we’ll get into Lola next, but the thing that I think is important here, with Daisy, you noticed a significant difference in four days. When it came to Dublin, you didn’t really start seeing a difference for about 60 days. But really, the muscle tone and the really filling out with the muscle didn’t happen for about four months, so you’re already through a whole tub.
We’ve heard every now and then people say, “Oh, I went through a whole tub and I didn’t see anything,” and then they just stopped. What would be your feedback or recommendation for somebody that’s experiencing a similar scenario?
Ramona Petrillo: I would recommend giving it a good six months. I mean, I had results in four months, but I think that just like I mentioned earlier, everybody responds a little bit differently. I think if they just stuck with it for at least four to six months, they would not be disappointed.
John Dowdy: Mm-hmm (affirmative). No, and I would say the vast majority, I’m thinking in the high 90 percentile do see a difference within 30 days or less. That’s very, very, very common. It’s very uncommon to go beyond 30 days, but there are those scenarios. I would agree with you, stick with it. I mean, they are amino acids, they are the building blocks of protein and they have to work, I mean, there’s no other use for them but to be the building blocks’ protein.
Okay, let’s get into Lola, your third horse here. What was going on with her prior to Equinety and then what happened?
Ramona Petrillo: Lola is another off-the-track thoroughbred mare. She is not explosive like Daisy. In fact, she’s the complete opposite, which she internalizes all of her stress, which can cause upset bellies, decreased performance.
It got to the point where her and I were just having so many bad rides together and her performance decreased so much and it made it a little difficult to go out to shows and have her internalize all that stress and anxiety and not have her perform well that I basically, I was busy enough with Dublin and Daisy that I just stopped riding her.
I had other people give it a go and see if they could help us out and train her and take her to shows, but the same thing, she was still internalizing all that stress from the atmosphere and the training that she would just not perform.
Then when I saw the results of Daisy and then started seeing the results with Dublin, I started her on the Equinety as well. Since she’s been on the Equinety, she has been cleaning up her food, which she never used to. I mean, she’d always leave something in her bucket and sometimes it would be more than half of her ration, which she only gets three pounds three times a day. She wouldn’t clean up her. She would just kind of hang out.
Since starting her on the Equinety, she’s been eaten everything and she filled out, she’s fat and shiny. The best part about it is that I ended up riding her again at the end of July and not really having much hope for the two of us and she’s just been getting better and better. In fact, the two of us have been going so well together that we’re going back to the showroom.
John Dowdy: That is awesome. I’m sure she’s happy about that. She’s getting her job back, less stressed.
Ramona Petrillo: Yes, I think she is, yeah.
John Dowdy: Yeah.
Ramona Petrillo: Less stress and she must be feeling better.
John Dowdy: Yeah, obviously. Yeah, for sure. Let’s go to a little bit smaller animal. Tell us about your 10-year-old Dalmatian. What was going on with him? Which, by the way, these are amino acids and since the pituitary is roughly the same size in mammals, about the size of a pea, a dog would get the same dosage as a big draft horse. Tell us what was going on with your dog.
Ramona Petrillo: Eli’s my 10-year-old Dalmatian. Last year, we got a puppy and Eli thought he was a puppy and would play very rough and run around the house, jumping over the couch. We don’t jump on the couch. I mean, we jump over the couch. Thinks he’s a puppy.
John Dowdy: He was watching your jumping horses.
Ramona Petrillo: He was. There were plenty of times I would look at him and be like, “I wish I could put a saddle on this one.”
John Dowdy: Yeah.
Ramona Petrillo: Then after about six months of having the puppy around, he started slowing down. He would not walk on the wood floors. His hind end would give out. I mean, he just looked super uncomfortable. I started him on hip and bone joint supplements.
Then he got a little bit better, but still didn’t want to play, was still very cautious about walking on the wood floors, would literally walk, we have area rugs, so he would take a couple of steps, go from one area rug to the other even if it meant the long way to getting out the door.
When I saw the difference in my horses, I decided to put Eli on Equinety. Here’s another one that could be very finicky about his food. Since being on the Equinety, he’s been on it about three weeks no, he is back to playing with the puppy, chasing him around the house. He’s able to jump up on the bed and sleep with us, which I prefer. It’s great to see him happy and be able to run again as a 10-year-old.
John Dowdy: Sure. That’s awesome. As you started seeing the results with your personal horses and your dog, and of course, then you have clients that, although they are benefiting from Magna Wave, but you know what adding the Equinety can do for them, so you started handing out strategically a few samples.
We’ll run through these real quick. We’ve got, what, about five client horses? Let’s go right into the first one, which is a level four eventer. What was going on with this one and then what’d you find by adding the Equinety?
Ramona Petrillo: This horse, she did events at the upper levels. Prior to becoming a client, she had some injuries, some unsoundness, was just a little bit hard to keep sound without a lot of injections and interventions, which can get quite costly.
John Dowdy: Right.
Ramona Petrillo: She was another tight one, tight in her back with the Magna Wave; could be very reactive. I suggested, I was like, “Whoa. I just got this product. I’ve tried it on Daisy. Her and Daisy are quite similar with the tightness and the unsoundness.” I was like, “Give it a go. See what you think.” I mean, this was getting to the point where her owner was contemplating just having her as a pasture pet because she couldn’t keep her sound enough to compete.
Since she started her on the Equinety, she’s just been sounder and sounder and she’s back in training, getting ready to show this winter season.
She has another mare that was very finicky about her food. She would literally have to stand there. If she didn’t stand there and hand-feed her, the mare wouldn’t eat. She started her on Equinety and now that mare is eating, gaining better weight, finishing up all of her food, which obviously frees up time if you don’t have to hand-feed a horse three meals a day.
John Dowdy: Yeah, and the chickens were benefiting prior to this as well, I understand?
Ramona Petrillo: Yes, the chickens were. Now they serve them some other foods so they have [crosstalk 00:27:01] to eat.
John Dowdy: Oh, man. Wow. Both of these horses were the first client. Now I think it would be beneficial at this point, too, now we’ve gone through five different horses and a dog and they’ve all had different types of things going on with them. Outside of everything that you are currently doing for them, all you did extra was just add the Equinety and it’s affected them all in very positive ways, but all very differently because they all had different needs.
Ramona Petrillo: Right, yes.
John Dowdy: Yeah, this is one of the great things with the Equinety product because we’re actually giving the horse what it needs to release its own hormones and then the body’s deciding where to send those hormones for the healing. It’s customizing to each horse, which is pretty awesome, I would say. Okay-
Ramona Petrillo: Yes, I am… Oh.
John Dowdy: … Yeah, you go ahead.
Ramona Petrillo: I’m absolutely amazed at what I am finding with not only my own horses, but my client’s horses as well because I go out there and Magna Wave them. Most everybody is on a weekly schedule, if not an every-other-week schedule. What I’m finding with the horses that have been receiving the Equinety that every time I go out, they’re just getting better and better through their bodies; softer, less reactive. The only thing that’s changed is the Equinety being added to their program.
John Dowdy: Mm-hmm (affirmative), yeah. Right. Okay, the next one here is an off-the-track gelding by the name of Cole, who I understand had a lot of tension at shows, but also, although this wouldn’t be effective or because of a show, just had poor hooves. Tell us a little bit about Cole.
Ramona Petrillo: Yeah, Cole’s another off-the-track thoroughbred. He was always very tense at shows, tense in the dressage arena, spooky with jumping, just being an off-the-track thoroughbred or just being a thoroughbred, he had his typical little thoroughbred feet that would fall apart pretty easily.
He’s another client of the Magna Wave. I just said, “Hey, why don’t you try this for Cole? See if it helps him like it helped Daisy with her tension.”
She tried him on it and sure enough, he’s gotten more relaxed, she’s been getting the best dressage scores she’s had on him. He’s gotten rounder and his feet haven’t been falling apart, he’s actually been able to hold onto shoes and his feet have been looking great. She started back in, I would say July, so it’s been a good three months.
John Dowdy: Mm-hmm (affirmative), yep. Yeah. The hoof quality is probably one of the most common things that we hear as well among all the other things. Yeah, we’ve been receiving a lot of feedback and pictures before and after pictures with the hooves, so that’s great, which actually leads us right into the next one, which also had some hoof issues and also challenges gaining weight. Tell us about this one.
Ramona Petrillo: Yeah, another off-the-track thoroughbred. We eventers love our off-the-track thoroughbreds; nothing better than galloping a thoroughbred around that cross-country course.
John Dowdy: Right.
Ramona Petrillo: She got him off-the-track. They’re fit athletes. They do require a little downtime getting used a new program, new environment. He came in quite thin with thin shelly hooves and she started him on it when she saw my Facebook post. She messaged me because she’s up in Michigan and she asked me about my experiences with the Equinety. I promptly sent her a little sample packets in the mail and said, “Try this. You have to try this. This is the game changer.”
Sure enough, she went out after she ran through a sample pack and got some more and he’s been on it and she says that he’s just plumped right out, calm, relaxed, easy to transition into, he’s starting his new career as an eventer. His feet are fabulous.
John Dowdy: That’s great. Now again, customizing to the horse and we get into, let me guess, another off-the-track thoroughbred mare this time?
Ramona Petrillo: Yes. Yep, yes.
John Dowdy: Tell us about this super athletic but very tense, over-reactive to new surroundings and explosive, as you put it.
Ramona Petrillo: Yes. Well, Rogue is Rogue; that’s the mare’s name, so she lives up to it. She’s super talented and her owner is such a young, talented rider that has just not given up on her. She was quite the handful when she came down and started in the program. I started Magna Waving her in hopes of relaxing her back muscles; super tense, tight horse. She has a little bit of cycle issue as well, which doesn’t help the whole back tightness and soreness.
Just being a regular Magna Wave client, I introduced her to the Equinety as well and she has just turned, I mean, like that. Very similar results to Daisy, just immediately relaxing and becoming softer through her body, more tolerant of being groomed, relaxed at shows, not as explosive. Now her owner loves riding her.
John Dowdy: Yeah.
Ramona Petrillo: And they’re able to. The best part about it is as they relax their body and have the proper muscling able to develop and support whatever needed extra support through their system, whether it is their belly. Are they having gastric issues that you can’t pinpoint or some soreness somewhere or just relaxation in the mind? Once all of that starts to happen, then you’re able to train and accomplish steps and goals because then you have a willing partner.
John Dowdy: Yes, yep. Everybody feels better and the rider, as a rider, you’re happier and more relaxed yourself, which translates down into the horse.
You know what? We’ve heard of a lot of people dealing with mystery lameness issues. I think if you’re tuning in listening to this and you’re dealing with some sort of a mystery lameness, you’ve tried all kinds of different things and nothing really seems to be pinpointing what the real issue is, give the Equinety a try because again, we’re giving the body what it needs to release hormones and then the body is sending those hormones with pinpoint accuracy. The body knows where it needs to be healed. This is the great thing about this product.
Now we go into, and I just noticed, I missed this one when I was saying, “Hey, we had nine,” but I think we’ve got one more horse here that was dealing with a lot of tension in the ring. Tell us about this mare.
Ramona Petrillo: Yes, she was an open jumper. She came from another program and they overfaced her when she was quite young. Because she had such an athletic jump, they just kept on going higher and higher and she didn’t have the proper muscling training at that stage of her training to support the bigger jumps. Mentally or physically, she just wasn’t prepared to be jumping that high over and over and over and especially in a show environment. Unfortunately, sometimes when you had to try her in the wrong hands, that’s what happens.
John Dowdy: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Ramona Petrillo: They just keep on racing the jumps and you go a little too fast too quick and it was too much for her mind. She ended up having a lot of anxiety and training issues, confidence issues because when they’re young like that and if you ask too much too soon and they scare themselves, well, that could just totally ruin the horse.
Then my client ended up getting her for a really cheap price because the mare would not jump and slowly started just breaking it all down starting from the basics again.
She’s been competing in the open jumpers with my client, but she just always felt that she was anxious. She could still feel a little bit of that tension and she didn’t want to push her and she did let her have her time, but she just felt like she just needed a little extra help to relax in the arena and in the training so that she could progress, so started her on Equinety and she has become more focused and less anxious about her training, which then translates into better performances in the show ring.
John Dowdy: That is great. Well, there we have it. We’ve got quite a plethora of examples here of how Equinety can help and in combination with a Magna Wave has found to work really, really well.
Well, Ramona, I really appreciate you taking the time out of your day. I know you’re very busy with nursing and riding and Magna Waving. Where do you have all the time?
Ramona Petrillo: Yeah, I know.
John Dowdy: Yeah. Well, awesome. Well, Ramona Petrillo from Anthony, Florida, thank you so much for taking the time to be on the Equinety podcast.
Ramona Petrillo: Well, thanks for having me, John, and thanks for such an amazing product.
John Dowdy: Well, you’re very welcome. We’re blessed. I’m not the mastermind behind it, but hey, I’m helping to get it out there, so we appreciate you supporting us and again, sharing your Equinety stories. Thanks again.
Ramona Petrillo: Thank you.
John Dowdy: You bet. Bye-bye.
Ramona Petrillo: Bye.