Success Stories – Horses

Oklahoma State University Case Studies – By John Staude, Herd Manager

The Balancing Tonic – Oklahoma State University Case Studies
Performed by John Staude, Herd Manager, Oklahoma State University

Case Study 1: The Balancing Tonic fed to a 6-month old boar at a rate of 2 oz. per day for 30 days prior to show. Results were outstanding. The boar stayed healthy during this entire time and had the fastest average daily gain of the entire show. This boar went on to be Reserve Champion of the show and sold for $12,000 and was the second top selling boar.

Case Study 2: A young gilt came up lame in a hip and after being examined by the veterinarian was diagnosed with her hip being out of place and pinching nerves. After several treatments recommended by the veterinarian was not improving her for a month, so after one week of feeding The Balancing Tonic at rate of 2 oz. by mouth twice a day she started walking normal like nothing was wrong. It made a believer in me. The following week she was administered by mouth 1 oz. twice a day and then continued until she finished her show career which she was second in her class at a very competitive county show and made the premium sale for the young exhibitor. (Have video of this gilt)

Case Study 3: The Balancing Tonic was administered to a gilt that had pinched a nerve in her back and down and could not stand up. The veterinarian recommended several different types of pain killers, muscle relaxer, and steroids. They would work for a while and it would allow her stand up but she could not put pressure on both back legs at the same time. Then she would get bad again. The Balancing Tonic was given to her at rate of 2 oz. twice a day on her feed for 2 weeks, and she got better and was walking like nothing had happened. She was walking good enough that she was breed and kept for a sow. Waiting for her first litter.

Case Study 4: The Balancing Tonic was fed to a group of 4 show barrows at a rate of 1 oz. per day on their feed. The feed was not medicated. These hogs did wonderful, and never got sick with no shots ever given to them. Their performance was outstanding.

Kim Brock, ANSI Farm Coordinator – Oklahoma State University

Without medicated feed, The Balancing Tonic has been the critical ingredient contributing to the excellent health and growth of our show pigs. Considering my outdoor facilities and the hogs dealing with extremes in weather, it makes these results even more impressive.

This gilt (shown in photo) was fed 2 oz. per day of The Balancing Tonic and raised outdoors during a tough cold oklahoma winter. She grew fast and stayed healthy. She was the supreme champion breeding gilt at the Noble County Jr. Livestock Show in February 2019 for my granddaughter. My grandson had the supreme champion gilt in 2018. [Supreme Champion] 2 years in a row with the help of The Balancing Tonic!

Kim Brock, ANSI Farm Coordinator
Oklahoma State University

Suzanne Genova, DVM – Red Dirt Veterinary Services

I have been using The Balancing Tonic for approximately 8 weeks in my show pigs. The results are remarkable in every single one of them. The gilt I originally got The Balancing Tonic for had injured her hip/si joint at approximately 4 months of age. I tried all the traditional therapies, including both steroidal and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, in addition to non-traditional modalities such as chiropractic care and Magna-wave. The non-traditional therapy helped the most, but she was never totally sound. We have since bred this gilt and she is due to farrow in 4 weeks. I started her on The Balancing Tonic (1 ounce twice daily) and within a week she was dramatically improved. Even being bred she is not as lame now as she was when she was 100 pounds lighter. The Balancing Tonic has made an improvement from a grade 3.5/5 lame to a 1/5 in this gilt.
The next gilt I tried The Balancing Tonic on was described as being “tight hipped” and “restricted off her hind end.” Needless to say, before starting the tonic she was sifted at every show. Following the tonic, she was described as freer moving than anything in the ring and started placing in the top end of her class. She is sound as a cat and moves with an ease she didn’t have before the tonic.
The last barrow didn’t have any movement or gait issues, but, was difficult to show and would become easily agitated in the ring. He received The Balancing Tonic because his pen mate was on it as well. The improvement in his attitude and show ability was dramatic. He went from running the rail to actually staying in the middle of the show ring for the whole class.
I started taking the tonic myself and could tell a difference in my mood, digestion, and how I felt physically. My aches and pains were non-existent. I am a large animal veterinarian and the vast majority of my patients are show livestock and horses. I look at patients daily that could benefit from the use of The Balancing Tonic.

Suzanne Genova, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)
Veterinary Specialist
Red Dirt Veterinary Services

Gary Duffy – Little Brook Farms

Our high-performance hunters need to be sharp, supple, and without any tension to jump their best. The Balancing Tonic keeps our horses and ponies relaxed both at home and in the show ring without making them feel dull. We would recommend The Balancing Tonic to anyone who wants to keep their horses and ponies feeling great.

Gary Duffy, Owner and Head Trainer
Little Brook Farms

Show Jumping – Shane Sweetnam (IRL)

My horses have never felt better since I started giving them The Balancing Tonic [over 10 years ago].

It is a key part of their daily diet and keeps them all in top form.


Shane Sweetnam (IRL)
Sweet Oak Farm


Show Jumping – German Camargo (COL)

We have used The Balancing Tonic on our horse CENTURIO since 2013, and he has never felt better.  It seems like The Balancing Tonic  is the one thing that we can add that really helps him if he is not as healthy as he should be. We trust The Balancing Tonic to keep our horses in excellent health. Healthy horses are winning horses.

German Camargo (COL)
Wellington, FL

Show Jumping – Callan Solem (USA)

I cannot say enough good things about The Balancing Tonic! With all of the traveling and constant stress that my horses are under while competing in Grand Prix Events, The Balancing Tonic helps them not only to stay healthy but focused on their work as well.

Callan Solem (USA)
Callan Solem Show Stables

Show Jumping – Ali Wolff (USA)

Since 2009 I have used The Balancing Tonic for my horses, competing in the High Amateur Owner Jumpers to Grand Prix Level and this Whole Body Tonic has helped to keep my horses at their peak to be able to compete at that highest level. The Balancing Tonic has helped to extend their careers.

Before we began using The Balancing Tonic, his poor circulation made daily bandaging a necessity. After we began feeding him this supplement his legs stay cold and tight every day. I use The Balancing Tonic on all of my horses and believe it has contributed to their soundness and overall health AND their success in the ring. The Balancing Tonic will always be part of my horses’ daily diet.

Ali Wolff (USA)*
New Albany, OH/Wellington, FL
*This athlete is an amateur and has received no compensation for this endorsement.

Dressage – Arlene ‘Tuny’ Page (USA)

The Balancing Tonic has been the constant supplement in our management protocol for the past 12 years and the results speak for themselves.

My horses have competed throughout all of North America and Europe and have maintained their health and well-being throughout. Cumulatively my horses have competed in over 200 Grand Prix competitions,National championships, world cups, nations cups etc.and have consistently ranked in the top 100 in the FBI rankings. Our success in managing and competing these horses is not a mystery. Their bodies and brains need consistent support during the stress of competing traveling and changing environments.

The Balancing Tonic has been there at the core of our program and is undoubtedly the staple ingredient supporting good nutrition and best training we can do. I never leave home without my Balancing Tonic!


Arlene ‘Tuny’ Page (USA)
Stillpoint Farm

Show Jumping – Cian O’Connor (IRL)

I have been using The Balancing Tonic on my horses for over 5 years now – originally, we began giving it to our horses to help recover from the stress of transatlantic trips and immediately noticed that the horses were able to maintain ideal weight and amount of energy while on the product. Their overall health and performance has increased significantly, and I have seen that the recovery time after competition is greatly reduced. I feel that The Balancing Tonic is an important part of my horses’ diet and they don’t go anywhere without it.

Cian O'Connor (IRL)
Karslwood Stables

Pure Thoughts Horse & Foal Rescue

Through the years of rescue we have seen many different physical conditions and we never know what we are going to be faced with. When you have over 1,400 horses come to you, it is inevitable that something new will always pop up. As with different horses having different ailments comes, different techniques, applications, remedies and different products.

It is imperative that you do your best to keep certain components steady like the digestion system and the cardiovascular system. Anything you can do to boost their immune system is a huge plus.

With the amount of horses that we save from so may different circumstances, you can be sure that you will have a few with special needs. One Belgian gelding named Billy had a tendon sheath infection that was affecting his entire body. Billy was given a less that 10% chance of survival even though he was only 5 years old. The doctor put him on many antibiotics and other medications. The problem was, due to his suppressed immune system, we were not sure these medications would work for him? During this time, Billy was also given another product called The Balancing Tonic. To everyone’s amazement, including his doctor’s, Billy made a full recovery and is now a very healthy and happy young Belgian gelding who will go on to live a normal life.

We also have a racehorse named Lady Hyacett who had raced just two weeks before being sent to slaughter. Lady Hyacett was walking with a limp and it was gradually getting worse. We had a specialist come out to see her. It was the worst case of White Line Disease he had seen in 20 years. The decision had to be made on what was best and most humane for Lady Hyacett. We went ahead with the treatment and decided that we would reevaluate in a month. The hoof wall from the quarters forward including the toe, needed to be removed. Since the heels were still intact and strong, he was able to a make a special shoe with a plate that would properly support the hoof. All the Whiteline disease was cut out and the hoof treated every day. At this point it was a race against time on whether the hoof would grow quickly enough for her to put enough weight on it so as not to cause founder in the other leg or damaging the tendon. We anticipated a year recovery for this. Lady Hyacett was put on The Balancing Tonic and the growth was nothing short of miraculous. Three months later her hoof wall had grown halfway down, there was no sign of lameness and we expect full recovery

The Balancing Tonic seems to aid in the horses body working more efficiently, like a well oiled machine without any cogs. Many of our horses have been on this product at one time or another. We have seen quicker recovery times in sick horses and an overall better well being of the horses.

Pure Thoughts Inc Horse & Foal Rescue is an all volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of horses, yearlings and foals from abuse, neglect and slaughter. Although we cannot endorse any product, the statements made in this testimonial are factual occurrences and information that took place while the horses were given The Balancing Tonic.

Bradley Gaver
Founder/Director, Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue




I have a 15 year old large pony that was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease.

I started using The Balancing Tonic instead of prescription medicine and the effects were astounding!

I also take the product myself and it makes me feel great.

Christian Currey
Founder, FarmVet


Dressage – Marco Bernal (COL)

I have witnessed and experienced the change that The Balancing Tonic has had on my horses. Since I have been using The Balancing Tonic on my horses their digestive systems are functioning better; they have steadier behavior and more controlled energy.

I tried the product because at the time I had two horses that were very irritable. I tried several products and The Balancing Tonic is the only one that really gave me the results I was looking for. It took about three weeks for me to see a difference, but now all my horses are on it everyday. I notice a big difference if I take them off of it.

The quality of the product and the quality of the service is exceptional and for me, this is very important. I have had great results with my horses and with my own health. I completely trust and would recommend this product to anyone who seeks the best out of their horses.

Best Regards,

Marco Bernal (COL)
Marco Bernal International Dressage

Show Jumping – Heather Caristo-Williams (USA)

I have been using The Balancing Tonic since 2012 and I love it! My horses look and feel great! When competing at top levels, every edge counts and I definitely feel a difference since my horses have been using this product. I find their coats are beautiful, their energy levels are exactly where they need to be and their recovery time after hard competitions is significantly lessened. Both my hunters and jumpers get it and I wouldn't have it any other way!

I even take it myself! I highly recommend using The Balancing Tonic for any horse and riders too!

Heather Caristo-Williams (USA)
Glenview Stables

Erika Hogg-Belden – Left Bank Equine

I have been using The Balancing Tonic on my horses, from top equitation horses to Grand Prix jumpers to race horses, for the past 15 years, with much success.

It is extremely helpful in the rehabilitation process because it helps with their circulation and seems to accelerate the process of overall improvement.

There are too many specific success stories to put on paper here, but the improvements in so many areas is proof positive The Balancing Tonic does indeed work.

I also give it to many of my customers’ equitation horses that compete weekend after weekend throughout the year. As they rarely get a break, this helps keep their legs tight and their bodies fresh, as they show nonstop.

I cannot say enough about The Balancing Tonic, as I am a firm believer in its ability to improve a horse’s overall health and performance.

Erika Hogg-Belden, Owner and Head Trainer
Left Bank Equine, Inc.
Wellington, FL

Naomi Katzowitz, DVM

I wanted to thank you so much for having such a wonderful whole body Balancing Tonic supplement!

I have a patient, Picky, that is an older pony with insulin resistance. He has been suffering with laminitis and not sweating here in Florida for the last two years. After putting him on The Balancing Tonic he was evidently much more comfortable walking. Not only did Picky remain comfortable, but he was sweating!

Picky thanks you! He is now comfortably barefoot and able to go play in turnout.

Naomi Katzowitz, DVM
Wellington, FL

Show Jumping – Hope Glynn (USA)

I had a young hunter that was having a very hard time getting to work and would often seem cranky and unwilling to want to go out for the days work. We tried vets, ulcer medicines and various supplements to try and see if anything could help improve his attitude and work ethic. When I was ready to give up I tried The Balancing Tonic and within two weeks started to see a real change in attitude. After 30 days I had a completely different and happy horse.

Thank you,

Hope Glynn (USA)
Sonoma Valley Stables


Valerie Renihan – Findlay’s Ridge

I have been using The Balancing Tonic since 2009. Most of the horses in my stable now are on this product.

I first tried The Balancing Tonic on our Grand Prix jumper, Alaska, because he was always stocked up in his hind legs. We had spent many hours icing and wrapping his legs but they always looked the same. When Paulette talked to me about The Balancing Tonic and said that it may increase circulation, I asked her if she thought it could benefit him.

Three weeks after he started on the Tonic, a friend of mine with an extensive background in showing and judging conformation hunters, commented on how amazing it was that he could jump the size courses he jumps and his legs stayed so tight.

Alaska went on that year to win Grand Prix classes in Palm Beach, Europe and The Presidents Cup at the Washington International Horse Show.

Valerie Renihan, Owner and Head Trainer
Findlay’s Ridge


Jill Townsend – Winter Heaven Farm

In 2009 I saw a horse that I had brokered two years previously. This horse always had huge back legs and was dull. When I saw him he was absolutely beautiful, his coat was iridescent and his legs were tight. When I had asked what she was giving him she told me about The Balancing Tonic so I contacted Paulette to ask her about it.

I purchased a gallon to try it on an old retired horse that boarded with me and I put some in a container to bring into the house for myself as well. He too had stocked up hind legs and his coat was always fuzzy and dull. I had great results with him, and for an old horse it was quite interesting to see that it could have such an impact. A black pony that I gave The Balancing Tonic to, within two weeks his coat became iridescent as well. He went home for a few months and when he came back dull and brown, I put him back on the product and again we had the same result. They just bloom …. Another horse that we used it on had been sick, a non sweater, skin disease and was a very picky eater never finishing his feed. Once he got The Balancing Tonic put in his feed he would eat every bite. He kept sweating all summer and did not struggle with skin problems and I hear today he will not eat his food without The Balancing Tonic in it.

I personally have had acid reflux problems and it has been a struggle to keep it at bay. I started taking The Balancing Tonic and my stomach problems have all but disappeared as well as the swelling in my fingers and ankles at day’s end. My dog has had skin and allergy problems and was a very picky eater. I put a little in his food and you would have thought it was steak the first week. After he has been on The Balancing Tonic for a while he does not seem to crave it like he did before but still gets a little on his food every day and his coat has never looked better.

I think what I can say is that I have seen a variety of results with many horses, people and dogs who are using the product. If you just cannot put your finger on something or you have tried to treat a problem with conventional methods with no or limited results, you owe it to yourself to try The Balancing Tonic. See for yourself what it can do for you.

Jill R. Townsend, Owner
Winter Heaven Farm