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Re: [RC] [RC-Digest] Vol: 03.0618 - NdurN

In a message dated 8/27/2003 12:24:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ridecamp-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

Tell me more about the Athlete...  why do you think it affected them adversly.  

This was back in the days before (gasp) the Internet.  Several friends of mine thought it was the newest, greatest thing in the world and jumped on the bandwagon with both feet.  It caused problems from the beginning but when the word was spread, we were told it was only a problem in our region.  later on of course the whole country had some problems...Before anyone calls me and says their horses did fine, I know there were exceptions as there always were.  Same thing happened when the everyday wormer came out.  Most of us are guilty of thinking the latest thing is just what we need to help our horses in some way or another.  The only reason I didn't get caught up in using Athlete was the horse I was competing at the time couldn't handle any ...repeat any suppliment...Hay grain elytes and water ..that was it.  Now I just always wait a year or two before I jump into using a new product of any kind.  hey I still don't do beet pulp...