Support from KER Helps Sport Horse BreederBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · July 30, 2015
Sport horse breeder and trainer Mary O’Connor is a client of CFC Farm & Home Center, a Brand Alliance Partner of Kentucky Equine Research (KER). Mary is proud of this spring’s foal out of Camille, a retired show jumper that is one of the farm’s best broodmares.
She said, “As Di Amedea made her debut in the foal class at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show's Hunter Breeding division in June. As recommended by KER, Amedea has so far received all her nutrition from nursing and grazing, but is at the point in her growth that we will now ask for a consultation from KER as to what she should begin to receive in order to assure healthy growth rate and optimum bone development.”
Camille, Amadea’s dam, receives CFC Pacemaker feeds along with EO-3 and RiteTrac, two dietary supplements developed by Kentucky Equine Research. Rite-Trac (sold in the U.S.) supports total digestive tract health. EO-3 delivers omega-3 fatty acids which may have a positive effect on the equine immune system. These substances also support reproductive function and reduce the severity of inflammatory conditions in horses.
Another of Mary’s homebreds, Cougar Trail, is a three-year-old gelding out of As Di Ani Z, a mare Mary’s daughter has been showing. “This young horse is working beautifully under saddle, starting to jump small fences,” Mary said. Cougar Trail is developing well on CFC Pacemaker feeds, EO-3, and Restore SR, a slow-release electrolyte supplement.