When Jennifer Savard first brought her horse named Thunder home, she was told he was about 15 years old and had an array of health issues. The winters on Prince Edward Island off the east coast of Canada where Savard lives were especially hard on him. Troubled by how much weight he was losing, she turned to her vet who recommended Sentinel horse feed.
“I was so worried about him,” Savard recalls. “But he started putting weight back on right away and just had more pep. He’s over 30 years old now, and yet he immediately comes running for his feed when I call him. He might be out of breath but he wants to eat his supper!”
Savard says Thunder’s activity level and alertness improved after starting him on Sentinel – so much so that he joins in with her other horses in games of hide-and-seek.
“My daughter and I go riding and we have this stand of trees in the middle of the field,” she says. “Thunder and another horse have their backs turned to us and we’ll hide from them, but Thunder will come tearing around the corners at a canter and find us every time.”
Savard says she started Thunder on Sentinel Senior but now gives him the Performance feed. She has been so impressed by the changes she’s seen in him that she has offered to buy bags of Sentinel at her local dealer and send them to other horse owners who live more remotely.
“That’s how much I believe in this product,” she says. “If I couldn’t buy (Sentinel), I don’t know what I’d do.”
Savard says Thunder “licks his bowl clean” and she has to shoo her other horses away from it.
“He’s the only one who gets Sentinel because he’s the old guy,” she says. “But they all want to eat his food.”