How To Tell If Your Supplements Are Working: Tracking Your Progress

Why should you take pictures? To highlight your horse's progress!

If you see your horse every day you may not notice the change in their body from day to day over the long term. You'd be surprised what improvements will happen right in front of you! You don't have to be a professional photographer to showcase your horse's great transformation! We can help!
Here are some tips to help you show off your horse's results!

Location

Taking both pictures in the same location helps keep the focus on the horse's results. Try picking a place that stays consistent, in front of a gate or the same side of the barn, or the same hitching post. Look for simple backdrops that aren't too distracting.

View Point

The goal of a before and after's is to compare, which means consistency is key! We want to compare apples to apples, not apples to oranges. Make sure that you include the same view of the horse. For example, if your first picture consists of the horse from nose to tail, make sure the "after" image includes the whole horse, from nose to tail.

Explore Different Angles

It's important to showcase different angels in addition to a confirmation shot. This is especially helpful when you are looking at new muscle gain or weight gain, capture the haunches or top line from above! Remember, for hoof transformations, make sure the horse is standing on a level surface.

If You're Not Seeing Results, Keep This In Mind

It's important to remember that every horse is different and every horse should be treated as an individual, just like us. You also need to keep the starting condition of your horse in mind, ie. an emaciated horse that is 300 lbs. underweight will see more drastic improvements in body condition than the under muscled sport horse who has lost some top line. The same goes for product. Weight products like Super Weight Gain & Glow often offer visible results faster than hoof products like Biotin Hoof Blast or Hoof Guard because you are changing the new growth of the hoof. It can take up to 9 to 12 months for a horse's hoof to fully grow out. Whether you're looking for a shinier coat, a little more weight, strong hooves, or a big thick tail, good things take time. While we have seen our products work miracles for our customers as early as 3 weeks, the improvements you're after don't happen over night. If at any point you have questions or concerns, reach out to our nutritionist here! 

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