Monday, January 18, 2016

A Week of Things!

This week had a mailbox full of things. It was pretty exciting! Especially because I only bought two of the things. It started off with getting my awesome secret santa present from Olivia!
Squeee!
I got a nice package from The Hunt Club and was very confused as to what I ordered from them. Turns out, I didn't! I opened the package and right away, I read the letter that came with the gifts. Everything was so nicely wrapped and cute.
Look at all of my stuff and things!
I first opened the chapsticks (both smell heavenly) and I have a dire need of chapstick all the time, so that was very welcomed. Next I opened my beautiful purple crystal earrings and matching bridle charm. And lastly, the most delicious looking horse treats I have ever seen. Seriously. My friend almost ate one while I was in the bathroom because he thought they were donuts. I squealed with joy at everything. Thanks Olivia!
Yummy horse treats!
Next, I recieved a package from my grandma and in it were these cute little earrings. She gets a thumbs up.
They look like old time classic thoroughbreds
And then I opened my Fun Bonnet. I had been wanting one so badly for a while, a nice basic dressage one, and promptly forgot I had ordered one until the 12 week wait time was up. She is so popular now, so I highly recommend ordering now and not waiting until you want one in your hands right this second. Of course, it is lovely and I can't wait to try it on my horse.
It matches my new earrings and bridle charm!
She even included a charm. How awesome is that?
My first shipment of Performance Equine Nutrition MagRestore also came. Bacon has always done better on a magnesium supplement and I had ran out of the Magnesium 5000 that I order from SmartPak last week. I was wondering while my regularly nervous horse was EXTRA on edge. She likes having a routine and when it is disturbed, she gets a little on edge. Well, she lost her mind one day and weaved so hard that she stuck a leg in the water trough. Much to her surprise, she didn't like that and yanked the sucker out hard. She had a nice gash. The following day, she was still quite off and then I realized what it was. Magnesium.
Ooooo. Please be magic horse cocaine. 
Based on a recommendation from a friend who also owns slightly crazy OTTBs, I thought I would look into this particular supplement. The website has you take a 43 question quiz to determine which supplements you horse might benefit most from and you get free shipping for your first order (if you take the quiz). It suggested both MagRestore and Focus Equine for Bacon, but at $19.99 for a 7 day trail size of the Focus Equine, I had to pass. If I feel like she needs it later on, I may try it. They mostly recommend use of that product for shows ore stressful situations, so that helps spread out the use. At $55 for 135 servings for MagRestore I hesitated, but after breaking down the costs, MagRestore ended up $3 cheaper a month (with the free shipping and after the initial loading dose). I also threw on a 60 serving bag of Glucosamine for funsies. So be on the lookout for a review of those products after a couple of months!

Lastly, my Back on Track pad came from my contest win! I hugged it and I am half tempted to try it out first and wear it around the house. I can't wait to see if Bacon likes it or not. Her black pad will go great with her black and purple dressage bonnet!
Lyme buddy likes it.



19 comments:

  1. You're the second blogpost today about Magnesium...and I just never got anything out of it with my cray cray OTTB. I wonder if he is just extra special or if I'm not using the right dose/etc

    YAY goodies though, what a haul!

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    1. You know, it may just be that way. He may not be deficient. The info I got from Performance Equine was very interesting though. They included what all uses magnesium to function and how the cells use it. It also included how a lot of diets today are high in calcium, and calcium needs magnesium to help with muscle contractions. Too much calcium actually inhibits the absorption of magnesium, and when there is not enough, it begins to pull magnesium from the bones and soft tissue. Etc.

      It talked about so many things. It also stated that the daily magnesium requirement is estimated to be 13mg of elemental magnesium per kilogram of body weight. So, for a 500kg non-working horse, it should be receiving 15.5g. Working horses require 10-30% more magnesium, especially if there is a lot of sweat loss. And a horse that has been deficient for a long period of time will take an extra long time to catch back up again.

      If I can find the whole article, I will send it your way. It is very interesting!

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    1. I do too! I want MORE though. All the colors!

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  3. I love how all your things are color coordinated. I wish I was that focused.

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  4. I just started Bobby on heaps of mag last week. Can't wait to see if it actually makes a difference in his speshul brain.

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    1. I hope it helps him! What brand/amount are you trying?

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  5. That bonnet looks great! When I got my BoT I laid on it to see if it would help my back and I promptly crashed. I slept SO good. Anyway, it's definitely worth a try. I still need to order their shirt and pants to sleep in. They might be worth looking into if you try out the pad and it helps.

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    1. Ooo, I like the sounds of that. I would really really like to try one of their knee braces to see if it can help. It is no fun walking like an old lady (some days with a cane) every day.

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  6. Love the bonnet. I posted on Nicole's blog about cheaper magnesium. I use Animed Remission, which is a founder supplement, but has a lot of magnesium in it.

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    1. Good to know! I will have to look into that for sure. Thanks!

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  7. Love the bonnet! I really want one but I've never had any use for them (need permission from the TD to use them in dressage shows). Maybe I'll have to get one just as a fashion statement though! It's so cute.

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  8. I'm pretty sure magnesium is what keeps me alive with ms. Kat....

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  9. I want your mailbox! So much good stuff.

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  10. Such fun! Poor Bacon, hope she likes the BOT pad!

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  11. Such awesome things, I cannot wait to see yourself and the lovely Baconator decked out in all your matchy-matchy amazeballness

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  12. i pretty much adore my BoT pads and they've held up well to constant use. hope you love them!

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