Testimonials from Users of Dr. Thornley's Hay Balancer®
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Testimonials from Users of Dr. Thornley's Hay Balancer®

Read success stories from some of the dedicated users of Dr. Thornley's Hay Balancer®. We fondly call these our "Thornley Horses"

  Eliminated Epiphysitis at Three Roses Ranch

"I have been breeding, raising and showing AQHA and APHA performance and halter horse for four decades. I feel a deep responsibility to care for my animals in the best way possible. I am so grateful I found Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer several years ago. It has become an integral part of the feeding program for all my horses.

"Since I began using Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer Vitamin & Mineral Supplement, my colts have never looked as good as they do now. It has really improved breeding and foaling in my mares. My foals’ legs are stronger and straighter at birth than ever before.

"By using Hay Balancer, I have eliminated epiphysitis in my foals. I used to begin showing foals when they were yearlings, but now I have been able to show them as weanlings because of the solid, balanced growth they exhibit. I have also used Hay Balancer on my senior horses, helping one of them live a comfortable and healthy retirement until his last days at age 32.

"One of our greatest successes with Hay Balancer has been with our AQHA/APHA gelding, Im The Showman, aka Manny. When we purchased Manny, he was suffering significant leg and joint problems from poor management, over-feeding and lack of appropriate exercise. Because he was an extraordinarily large horse (maturing to 17 hands and 1600 pounds), we knew getting him fit was of the utmost importance.

"With careful management and the addition of Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer to a hay-based diet, we were able to eliminate Manny’s orthopedic problems and he blossomed into a world-class show horse, with 31 AQHA Grands, 18 APHA Grands, many Reserve Grands, and Four ROMs, Superior in Halter.

"I swear by Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer and highly recommend it to all those with whom I come in contact."

Tina Wilson
Three Roses Ranch
Former Breeding Manager at the Big M Ranch in California
AQHA and APHA Performance and Halter Horses

Not a Single Incidence of OCD

Dear Dave,

"I would like to thank you for recommending Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer supplement. As you know it is hard to find a commercial supplement that can be fed with alfalfa and grain for optimal growth without causing a calcium to phosphorous imbalance.

"Hay Balancer assures a properly balanced ration consisting of the right levels of minerals, vitamins and amino acids. While feeding Hay Balancer we have not had a single incident of OCD on our foals. I even purchased a two-month-old, underdeveloped orphan foal, knowing that with the help of Hay Balancer he would grow into a big, strong, beautiful yearling.

"Here’s proof of what Hay Balancer can do. The first photo is the two-month-old orphan colt that I bought and put on Hay Balancer. The other photo was taken twelve months later!

"Thanks again for your help."

Gene Baron
BAR ON RANCH

Improved Gut Health

"After my American Quarter Horse “Quincy” suffered a near fatal case of colitis, we spent some time evaluating everything we were doing for our horses. After talking with our vet and trainer, we decided to add Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer as part of our everyday feeding routine to make sure she was getting sufficient vitamins, minerals and digestive support in her diet. The difference it has made over the last two years has been great. Quincy has stronger hooves, a better coat and is a much easier keeper during the cold winter months. We have liked what we saw so much, that we now feed Hay Balancer to all our horses year round. As a result, they have never been healthier."

Tori Phillips
Pleasure Horses

World Class Performance

"As a professional trainer, my livelihood depends on healthy horses that can perform year-round. I use Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer as the nutritional supplement of choice in my barn. All of my horses and most of my clients’ horses receive Hay Balancer daily as a key component of their alfalfa-based diets. Because I know the horses I train and show have all the nutrients they need without being overfed, I can count on them being strong, healthy, level-headed and performing like they should day-in and day-out."

Jim Montgomery
Montgomery Performance Horses


Improved Muscle Mass Retention

I made the choice to feed my performance horses Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer after extensive research. The science behind this supplement is solid, and the proof is in the improvement I have seen in my horses. My barrel mare is stronger than she has ever been. I have had fewer hoof problems with her after just 2 months of feeding Hay Balancer. She maintains her muscle better than before, and she is getting the nutrients she needs from a feed that does not make her hot. For my colt who is being trained to be a rodeo horse, I have noticed his temperament is better. His muscle is developing consistently, and his coat is shinier than before I fed him this supplement.

I like that Hay Balancer comes in two formulations, one for alfalfa hay, and one for grass hay. It is easy to feed, my horses love it, and I feel like I am helping them every time I feed it.

I can’t praise this product enough. I am so thrilled to have Hay Balancer help my performance horses stay in top shape. I would recommend this feed to anyone looking for better coats and feet, better top lines, improved muscle mass retention, and improved temperament. You’re giving your horses something they need in the best possible formulation. What’s not to love?

Kristina Chen-Watts
Performance horses


Better Stamina and Recovery

"While participating in the Sesquicentennial Wagon Train reenactment, we noticed our horses were holding up better than the rest. Our horses maintained their weight, stamina and energy levels better than the other horses on the ride. We also feel that the overall health of our horses improves by feeding Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer."

Roger and Arlee Benegar
Sesquicentennial Wagon Train Participants

No More Bucked Shins

"After I have used Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer for all my broodmares and foals for the last 15 years, and I simply do not have leg problems with my colts.

"There are a lot of people in the racing industry that just want their young horses to grow as much and as fast as possible, but they end up with problems like bucked shins, crooked legs and epiphysitis. We use Hay Balancer to provide sound and balanced growth in our colts because we want them to perform on the track without problems.

A lot of people just feed whatever supplement somebody tells them about. If they would take some time to find out what is in them and what a horse really needs, they would find that Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer will provide better results for less money."

Tom Close
Racing Quarter Horses


Healthy Broodmares and Foals

"We started competing in reining in the mid 1990’s and soon we wanted to raise some reining horses of our own. When we decided to breed my beautiful reining mare Zans Commander to Whiz N Chex, my vet recommended we use a good supplement for her during the pregnancies. With his help, we chose Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer.

"We love our horses like family, so we were pleased that both her foals, a filly named Whiz Zan in 2000 and a colt named Lil Whiz Kid in 2001, were beautiful and healthy. We credit this to good all-around care and a sound feeding program that included Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer Vitamin and Mineral Supplement."

Jan Sheets
Reining Horses and Ponies


“We have been feeding our horses Hay Balancer for years. Our horses’ endurance levels and muscle tone have improved, and they maintain a high energy level throughout the year. Two horses that we purchased had very poor quality hair coats. After we started feeding Hay Balancer to them, their hair coats thickened, and became sleeker and a lot more shiny.”

Steve & Joni Flint
Roping & Trail Riding

“My horses are used mainly on the race track and I’ve been feeding Hay Balancer for six years. I have noticed significant growth and well-developed muscles. I purchased a colt from a sale and he was very skinny and small. We put him on Hay Balancer and in just four months he really bulked up. My second colt has been on Hay Balancer for a little longer and is very bulky in muscle. These two colts that have been fed Hay Balancer are taller, with more muscle and stronger than the colts I have raised and trained before.”

Matt Larsen
Racing Quarter Horses

“Since my horses were all adults when I was introduced to Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer, no significant physical changes were noticed at first glance. But the horses exhibited behavior of just feeling well and healthy. They all have very healthy hooves and shiny coats. My horses had histories of periodic colic in spite of excellent, veterinary-prescribed healthcare. But since feeding Hay Balancer now for two years, I’ve had no episodes of colic! I highly recommend Hay Balancer.”

Nellie Plant
Barrel Racing and Pleasure Riding

“I feed Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer to all my horses. All of my mares caught easily at breeding time. They all have strong, health hooves. My pasture has a good amount of rocks in it, and since feeding Hay Balancer I’ve never had a problem with bruises or other foot problems. My two-year-olds have bulked up in muscle and are very strong. I bought a scraggily two-year-old and immediately put him on Hay Balancer. In just a couple of months he really grew and blossomed.”

Jay Hancock
Chariot Racing

“I purchased a mare that was in foal, and on my veterinarian’s recommendation I started feeding Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer to her. My foal was strong and healthy at birth. Both the mare and the foal have healthy attitudes, hooves, and healthier hair coats. I think Hay Balancer is an excellent supplement.”

Terri Manning
Arena, Trail and Pleasure Riding

“I have used Dr. Thornley’s Hay Balancer for two years. I have noticed a big difference in the foals that are born. They are healthier looking and mature better and faster. May mares also foal easier. Hay Balancer has really improved the overall health of my horses.

Darrell Greaves
Quarter Horse Breeder

“Because of Hay Balancer, I have never seen colts like this before! The same full-sisters as the year before are a full hand taller and look much healthier. They are big and strong, and I could really see a difference after being away on business for two weeks!”

Jeff Hill
Cutting Horse Breeder