Gillian Taylor, Brisbane, QLD
Discipline: Endurance Horse Rider – been competing for past 7 years and am an Open rider. I am a current member of QERA.
Best Horses: Cool Water Moonstone is currently Open horse and will continue to keep open and go for a State Championships buckle in 2021. Cool Water Voyager (Yoda) is the new kid on the block and is newly broken to saddle so it will be slow and steady for Yoda. We aim to get out on track and do a couple of 20km rides and a couple of 40km rides to get him exposed to the endurance scene. Cool Water Safara (Safara) is semi-retired from Endurance but if I need a back up horse, Safara will easily come back into work and be ready again.
Photo credit to Sarah Sullivan photography.
Career Highlight: My career highlight was doing the Tom Quilty in 2019 at Imbil and having the Farmalogic team there to support me and get me through the ride. I rode Cool Water Safara and I also trained Cool Water Moonstone who was ridden by Ema. Both of us successfully completed, earning our Quilty buckles so that is a huge achievement in itself -training 2 horses and both getting buckles. It took 5 years of training to reach this goal, and my motto is “To complete is to win”.
Why do you choose Farmalogic products?
I choose the Farmalogic products because my horses’ health is a priority for me and endurance is not an easy sport – it’s quite demanding on the body; therefore, having the best products for my horses helps me achieve the completions that I require for each ride. The Farmalogic products are economical to use. I have 3 horses on Farmalogic products and I save money in feed bills and vet bills due to all horses being happy and healthy.
How did you first get started on Farmalogic products?
I was initially using EVM Premium Blend but in 2016 I requested a free Farmalogic Diet Analysis and then upgraded the products I was using to my current regime (see below).
Which products do you use?
I use EVM Omega-3 PLUS, Farmalogic Reflex, Farmalogic Releaf, Farmalogic Melox and Farmalogic Rejuvenate. Melox and Rejuvenate are used throughout the endurance season and once the season is over I just stick to the basics – EVM Omega-3 PLUS, Reflex and ReLEAF. I was so impressed with the difference these products made to my horses that in 2017 I joined the Farmalogic Equine Ambassador team! I love talking about the products at events and have a couple of close friends who have now switched to Farmalogic and are very happy with the results. Safara is now retired from endurance and is still on EVM Omega Blend PLUS, Reflex and he is looking fat and happy and still fit. I have also used the pastes B-Good Paste, Mega-B Boosta and Replenish and they are a favourite as they are quick and easy to use at rides to help settle the horses and also encourages them to eat and drink. All three horses are shiny, fit and healthy in their Farmalogic products. I find Farmalogic Reflex keeps all three horses’ joints and muscles working at their premium and Farmalogic Melox is essential in times of heat, stress and heavy training workloads.