I have been an Equine Products, Inc. customer for the last six years and have used many of their products over this time frame. I have consistently used Nutri-Plus and Mike's Original Bleeding Powder. Nutri-Plus is the most complete multiple vitamin/mineral supplement on the market in that my horses red blood cell and hemoglobin counts have been consistently held high over the extended racing seasons.
I have found Mike's Original Bleeding Powder to help cure the root cause of this critical problem. It works to help strengthen the capillary walls through its unique combination of bioflavonoids (rutin) and vitamins to reduce the incidence of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.
Multiple Graded Stakes Winners Since 1960
Belmont Park/Elmont, NY
I have worked with Equine Products, Inc. since the early 1980?s. During this time I have used many of their products and found them beneficial to my horses? overall health and performance. They consistently provide quality horse healthcare products.
My horse, Val?s Prince, completed a highly successful racing season with earnings exceeding $1,200,000 by winning the Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup. We were the first American trainer and horse to win this prestigious race.
Suellen "Rosie" Mally
My involvement in this family business started in my early teen years; working from groom through every aspect of the horse business to company president today.
It has been said that, first hand experience is your best teacher. Equine Products Inc. (EPI) was founded out of this premise in 1981 by my father, Michael Procino, an owner and breeder of Standardbred horses in the Greater New York/New Jersey area. In 1968, my brother, Jerry Procino, opened a Public Racing Stable in New York and is currently training Thoroughbreds on the Florida racing circuit.
For the past five years, the United States Dressage Federation has awarded my half-Arabian gelding, Que Sera, the all breeds award in 2nd, 3rd and 4th level dressage.
As a successful dressage trainer and competitor, I use many products, including, Nutri-Plus, Nutri- Lytes, Egyptian Oil, and most of the herbs and homeopathic products from Equine Products, Inc. to keep my equine athletes in top condition, increase longevity and peak performance.
As an alternative practitioner specializing in physical therapy and massage for equine athletes, I have found that there is nothing on the market today like Egyptian Oil.
I have used this product for over 10 years, for not only loosening up tight and sore muscles, but found it a great aid in keeping the flexibility in knee and hock joints. When used before riding or competition, it helps prepare your horse for a better performance.
Over the years I have used most of Equine Products Inc. preparations and have found them to be very beneficial in the care and well-being of my client?s horses.
The Horse Journal
August 1999 Edition
Article Excerpts From "Electrolytes = Sweat"
"The potassium (in Equine Products, Inc. Cherry-Flavored Nutri-Lytes Electrolytes) is higher relative to other ingredients than that found in most horse's sweat, and calcium is much higher than in sweat. But this may be a plus if the product is used during exercise with horses who tend to show calcium-related problems such as tying-up or thumps."
"Sodium and Chloride are present in appropriate ratios but overall amounts are low because of the high-dextrose. Dextrose is higher than needed for enhanced absorption (would prefer more sodium chloride added) but this does make the product palatable. Good choice for racehorses receiving Lasix."
Trainer J. Paco Gonzalez
?Catchy Tune was not eating well and stayed in the back of the stall sulking most of the day. After she lost six races in a row, I sent her to the farm for a break. When she came back to the track, she was still the same, no energy and not eating too well. Someone told me about Re-Borne so I tried it on Catchy Tune.
In one month, her energy was high, she was eating and her training has improved! I entered her in a race of the same class she was beaten previously and she win and paid $37.80 to win! This is a very good supplement that I am using and will continue to use on all my horses now!?
Below is some of trainer Gonzalez?s accomplishments:
· Bien Bien won the 1992 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes, the 1993 Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap, and the 1994 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap before retiring with earnings of US $2,498,370. Bien Bien sired millionaire Bienamado whom Gonzalez trained and who in 2000/2001 won the same three major races as his sire had.
· Free House retired with earnings of more than US$3.1 million having won major races such as the 1997 Santa Anita Derby, 1998 Pacific Classic Stakes, and 1999 Santa Anita Handicap. He also ran third in the Kentucky Derby, second by a nose in the Preakness Stakes, and third in the Belmont Stakes.
· Came Home earned US$1,835,940. His wins included the 2001 Hopeful Stakes and the 2002 Santa Anita Derby and Pacific Classic Stakes.
· Paco Gonzalez was 1998 California Trainer of the Year.