There is no doubt in my mind that the opportunity to share GENESIS™ Organic Horse Feed with the industry was answered prayer.
In the summer of 2009 I was introduced to Sargent, a quarter horse staying at a friend's barn for a few weeks. I got a call from the friend asking if I would come and work on Sargent. He didn't look well, seemed depressed and lacked energy. He had loss of hair, raised lumps on his skin and open wounds from gnawing at his itchy, allergic skin. Apparently he had an allergy to horse flies.
After a short time connecting with Sargent, I had a strong nudge to inquire about his feed. I asked to see it, and although I had no background in horse nutrition (I have since completed an 'Equine Nutrition' course through the University of Guelph in Canada), after reading the ingredients on the label, I could clearly see that Sargent was not getting the best nutrition available.
After having raised a child with severe allergies and asthma I know the benefits that organic, whole food nutrition could have on one's health.
So I sought out to find organic horse feed for Sargent. I called all the local stores and was surprised to find not one organic feed. Dog and cat food... yes, but not Horse feed?? I was actually astounded, that there wasn't organic horse feed!
I began to research the subject on the web and found GENESIS™ Organic Horse Feed grown in Saskatchewan, Canada, and was so sure that if I could get Sargent on this feed that he would be OK.
So after going through great lengths to get this feed Sargent transitioned over to GENESIS™. I also stopped all horse shampoo's and salves that contained any chemicals and only used all natural products.
So here's the happy ending...
After a couple of days we noticed a difference in his behavior. He seemed calmer yet more energetic... definitely feeling better! In only one week's time we started seeing little lumps diminishing, less itching, and wounds healing. We new we were heading in the right direction!
After the second week on GENESIS™, we were seeing a dramatic difference in Sargent. His skin was healing, new hair was growing and he seemed so much happier.
Needless to say when Sargent's owner returned after one month she was amazed at how good he looked. I got a call from her a couple of weeks after Sargent returned home, she said, "He went into the lead today, he has never done that before." She was pleased with his newly found confidence. Sargent was clearly feeling better.
So Sargent is the reason why Charles and I are devoted to sharing this wonderful feed with the equine industry!
Of course all praise and glory goes to God for answering prayer, for providing all we need from nature, and for loving and blessing all of His creation!
- ~Liz Norfleet
Charles and Liz Norfleet live in Greenwich, CT with their son Charles, Jr. (Chuck) and their two dogs, Squirt and Missy.
Horses in the very near future : )