The following testimonials are from actual Capstar customers who
have used Capstar Equine Products on their horse. In order to protect
their privacy rights we are using only their initials.
Testimonial from T. C. from
"Took him round
the track tue eve about nine pm he was very good much calmer than
normal, still alittle stressy by woods but other than
that he was super. Had a lesson in the school wed lunchtime it was warm and
windy and he was amazing so happy and relaxed, its like having the old horse
back. Can i not stay on the HP-30? it seems to work so well, or is it that
he will get used to it. Thanks for all the support its been a great help
Testimonial from M. W. from
" I feel that Capstar has truly saved my horse's life. I don't see any way he could have continued with the drugs and the misery he had before Capstar; and the spiral of symptoms would have continued downward until I would be out of options.
Testimonial from D. C. from
just wanted to say thank you and hears to you for being on the
right track. I didn't get Thelma any shots this year and she had
a mild bout of headshaking that was put under control with left
over Capstar from last year. My vet wanted to try an allergy test
to see what might be done and I had it taken just to see what
might come up. Well she is not allergic to anything. I think my
stumped. Thelma is back to normal within 3-4 weeks and back to
work. I hope that next year will be uneventful but I know where
to go for help. Thanks for your help and information."
Testimonial from T. J. from
"I am sorry I haven't been in contact
but I thought I would you get you up to date. It is a MIRACLE!!!!! Watson has been
headshake free for about three weeks!!!!! This is the first time in two years!! The past
week has been humid and the temp in the 90's, with nasty deer flys and horse flys and he
has been perfect! I forget he ever shook his head. I want to thank you for all of
your help and patience, especially when I was feeling hopeless! Words can't express
how happy I am to have my dream horse back. Watson thanks you too. I can see it in
his eyes- He is at peace again! I would like the opportunity to share this with others
who may be struggling with the same thing so please put this on your website and if
any customers need to talk about the process of Capstar please give them my e-mail.
Thank you so much. I will keep you up to date."
Testimonial from M. W. from
" I have to
tell you this. I'm sitting here in tears. Today I needed to
try out a particular bareback pad. I picked Forrest, because I
to see how he was doing, if the corn had him yet. I went
down the lane, winds blowing at my back between 10-20mph, and I heard just
the fluttering. No other symptoms.
Then I could smell the corn.
It's the sweetest smell, always bringing back memories of warm summer days
past, the shows and fairs, picnics and hanging out laundry on the line.
We rode between two fields, one that was downwind that hasn't tasseled
fully yet, and one that was upwind that has. The wind was stiff enough to
do it, and I figured that was over for us for at least a month, maybe
longer on account of the draught.
Still nothing more.
We walked, trotted, and cantered. Nothing more. I figured when we return
home and he gets both the wind and the pollen full in the face, the whole
thing would come apart.
I rode through the woods, relaxing and enjoying my horse, even though I
dreaded the inevitable return home, and the bad news I'd get on the way.
We turned toward home, rode at a walk, nothing changed. We trotted a nice
working trot, he was delightful. I asked for a canter, and he kicked into
gear. I got the most relaxed, rhythmic, comfortable canter; we floated
along, and I realized that this is the first time that my horse has been
able to do this since he was two years old. No shaking, no bobs, no
ducks, no dropped shoulders, no hollow back, no rushing, only the
fluttering. I burst into tears.
Now I acknowledge that it's early, that when the millions of corn plants
cut loose all around us, it could be overwhelming and his symptoms could
return. But this was the best day, and the best ride, and I have to thank
you for that.
Testimonial from G. M. from
have done it, hour and a half no headshaking in the woodland, no
nose net and except the occasional flick he was fantastic, we were
in the menage again yesterday, flat work with no nose net is not
a problem for him, and nor is the woodland now, a big thank you
to every one for all your help, not so many e-mails now as to
busy riding. thank you!"
Testimonial from K. M. from
"I rode Rio
yesterday in the middle of the day and he was pretty good no head
flipping. Tonight I rode around 8:30 and he was ok at the end when
were doing canter work he started fliping his head some but not too bad.
Even though he's not cured yet the capstar has made such a difference, he
has really become so much better and I am very thankful for that."
Testimonial from J. P. from
"The results have been amazing - it is like she is not a head shaker We have done loads of dressage competitions this season and she has been brilliant and successful Recently she has consistently scored 7's for her free walk She is going brilliantly and she is a happy enthusiastic little girl. I have not used her nose net for weeks or her ear covers She does snort alot on one rein in canter but we can cope with that!!! Out hacking she has been a doll and the whole picture is unrecognisable from last year. I HAVE wormed her (no choice) and it has made no difference Capstar has DEFINITELY worked - no question. I do thank you - she is my dream horse!"
Testimonial from C. L. from
"How are you?
I know it has been ages, I haven't been in touch... James is doing
very well and since we had him on a course of HP200 - which I am
almost out of now - he has been totally cured from his headshaking!
He has not been on it since May last year! We are using an different
vaccine to which he has shown no reaction at all. So he is now leading
a normal life, and totally stress free. Thank you for that!!!"
Testimonial from K. H. from
"I rode him twice
this past weekend (hot and sunny weather). Worked him in the arena
and took him out on a ride...did quite a bit of trotting and some
loping. He was not wearing his mask (hasn't worn it in a week).
HE HAD NO symptoms except at the very end of our ride and that was
only a few mild shakes and a couple of sneezes. He is no longer
rubbing his nose either. I am very hopeful that he is on the mend.
He also seems quite calm and steady right now. I'm keeping my fingers
Testimonial from J. L. from
"Well its been
a little over 7 weeks now that Loot has been on the medicine. What
a miracle it has been!! I cannot believe my eyes the improvement
i've seen in Loot. The past two days (not including today) iv'e
been lunging loot in the roundpen for about 15 min and then riding
him for about 30 min to 45 min in our large arena. He starts off
a little shaky (not nearly as severe as it was though) and then
by then end of my ride he is almost perfect. I can now lope him
around on a loose rein with no problem and he is completely and
extremley calm (no spook!!)!! However today was not as good but
still its not nearly as severe or often as it was. I just cannot
believe my eyes. Everyone at my barn had tears of joy yesterday
and I must have cried a river
Thank you thank you thank you so much for this awesome product!!!
PS; The bond I have created with my horse now is
far greater than any thing or any other horse i have owned, its
soo amazing to have this bond!!!!"
Testimonial from J. B. from England:
is perfect in every way. No headshaking whatsoever, either ridden,
stabled, travelling, out riding in the countryside, whatever the
weather. He has not been in the stressfull situation of competing
yet , but I hope to take him out soon. He did stay away from home
again for 3 weeks, although this time I took his own dust free bedding,
and he was fine. We manage his environment in terms of dust as much
as we can, so it is difficult to answer your question fully. He
has however been absolutely perfect, and this year we have had an
unusually hot dry summer, and I dread to imagine how he would have
coped prior to Capstar. If the next step of your programme is as
successful as we have been so far I will be even more delighted
than I am already (which is virtually impossible). I am so delighted
with the results and cannot thank you enough. I have told everybody
about Capstar, including my vet, who I think has already been in
touch with you. Please advise further of next steps, we will proceed
as usual until further notice. He has not been vaccinated at all
this year, and I am loathed to do it. We can cross that bridge in
the future if we need to. Many thanks and kind regards"
Testimonial from S.W. from Ohio:
just returned from a whirlwind of County and State Fair Shows these
past two weeks solid. Tiger is doing great! Our weather continues
to be hot, humid, and bright sunshine. Some of our show days were
very long with few breaks and Tiger has had NO significant headshaking
incidents these two weeks. On two extremely long days, he did exhibit
some blowing, but only one or two quick jerks of his head and then
he continued on like nothing happened. We continue to give his daily
doses in the evening and have seen no new symptoms. We are using
no other preventive devices at this time. Aside from being just
plain tired, Tiger seems to be feeling fine. He works and rides
normally and is not having any type of adverse reactions at this
Testimonial from M. B. from California:
"I have to tell you that I took Ace to lessons
on thursday. The temp was about 80 or so. I have to say that for
the first time in years, I finally felt like I was riding my horse.
He was really good. Better than good. There was no rubbing of his
nose, there was no blowing at all and just a little headshaking.
And I mean alittle. Really nothing to even write about. I was so
excited. Lessons have been good, but all the stuff has been there,
just ridable. This was better than that. I really felt like I rode
my horse for the first time, in a lesson. Now he is usually good
at the beach and semi good on trails (as long as its not hot), but
I have had 3, yes 3 good rides in a row. How exciting. I am actually
crying right now. Its almost to good to be true. I am afraid to
believe that he might actually be getting better, for fear that
it might go away. He has always been my dream horse, and to think
I might have him back is so emotional. I am still crying. Just thought
I would let you know this good news so you could cry with me. Even
my riding instrustor could not believe it. She could see that he
actually has a personality under all that shaking going on. So thanks"
Testimonial from J. S.
is doing great on the Bottle H. I have about a quarter of a bottle
left. I just can't believe this is the same horse. She acts like
she does in the winter. No head shaking, no nose flipping, no coughing,
no snorting, no blowing. It is wonderful. Thank you again. Will
I need another bottle of H? How much longer should I be giving her
this? Take care."
Testimonial from K. M.
is an update on our thoroughbred, Rudy. We have been giving Bottle
B every other day. Rudy continues to show NO signs of headshaking
at all. We had a cool month of July, followed by some very hot weather
this past week. I thought we might see some headshaking behavior
during the heat, but nothing. I even stressed him to see how he
did, and nothing. His entire energy has changed. I have been able
to bridle Rudy and hack him around the property. He has been simply
great. We lunge him and he looks good, no excessively low head carriage.
Just feels like he's out of shape. A pleasure to ride and handle.
I must admit I am a bit dumbfounded that we've seen such a drastic
change in so short a time. Keep waiting for the other shoe to drop----to
see symptoms flare back up again. But he continues to look fantastic,
is gaining weight, seems so happy and relaxed. I feel that Rudy
is a bit bored out in pasture and really ready to start back to
work. It has been 6 weeks now since we've seen any symptoms. Should
we start him back lightly and see how he does? Also, there is a
local woman interested in adopting Rudy. She has experience with
a photic headshaker (a mild case, managed by keeping horse in during
day----horse showed FEI level dressage). I had not intended to look
for a home for him so soon, but she is a good fit and we'd love
to give her/Rudy a trial period together. She wants to know what
is involved in her working with you ongoing, so that she can continue
Rudy's capstar treatment (our
condition for adoption). How long/much do you consult for the initial
$250 kit fee, and what are your rates for additional consultations
or if another owner takes over? Thank you so much. This all seems
like a miracle for us"
Testimonial from M. M. from Australia:
"Have recieved & made up CS3 & prepared to begin
the dose. Will I continue to dose as I have been with CS2?--ie Dose
--leave2 days--dose etc? Will await your instructions. Thankyou
so much for your continued support ---I have my old horse back!!--(The
one before the allergies appeared). Iam very gratefull & sing your
praises to all."
Testimonial from S. K. from Florida:
"Sorry its been three
weeks (computer problems) Bottle B is a God send. My mare is taking
Bottle B every other day. She had the runny noses for about 1 week,
but that has gone now. I have ridden her 4 times since Bottle B
and no symptoms. I finally have my horse back. I can't say how happy
I am. We are not up to long trail rides yet, she got fat during
her lay off. HAHA. But she is coming around fast. I am taking baby
steps with her but theres progress every time I ride. I can't thank
you enough. I will contine Bottle B until you advise differently."
Testimonial from M. G. from California:
"I just wanted to give you an update on Roz.
She has been symptom free all summer. She has been out in hot sun
and wind and has shown no recurrence of head shaking symptoms. She
is progressing well with her work both in dressage and jumping.
I think it is safe to say at this point that she is a Capstar success.
I appreciate the time and energy that you spent working with us
and would be happy to offer encouragement to others in similar situations.
Testimonial from G. H. from Minnesota:
"I'm so excited! Homer is definately making improvements.
Our rides were so much better this weekend - even his sneezing is
decreasing. He had only a couple of head jerks, 1 actual head nod
and I thought his sneezing was reduced so I counted as we trotted
around the arena and he only sneezed 4 times all the way around!
He only itched once and that was when I stopped him. His nasal discharge
is decreasing also. When we started out he had a couple of little
drops in his left nostril, after riding, he had a few drops in each
nostril. The amount was so much less than previous rides. When he
itched his face, he did itch both sides which would correspond to
the slight drops from each nostril. He has a great attitude and
hasn't been crabby or anything. He is actually very tolerant of
my novice skills. I wish I could afford to board him so I could
ride all winter! I think my daughter is going to lose her horse
if things keep going the way they are! I love bottle O!!!! Let me
know if there is anything else I should do other than keep on with
bottle O for the time being."
Testimonial from J. B. from California:
"Hi. Sorry for
the lapse in updates on Diego's status. Lately he has been symptom
free, as far as we can tell. The weather has cooled off and we have
had more cloudy and partly cloudy days. I have cut Diego's bottle
M dosage back to once a week. He seems fine and reasonably happy.
How should we proceed with the treatment? Lynn and I are very happy
with his improvement, and want to thank you for helping our horse."
Testimonial from C. K. from Iowa:
"It's been awhile since my last update. I have
a lot of news. I sold the mare this past weekend. This past month
she has been really quite good regarding the head shaking. I was
using the bottle of H-2 striking it 4 times. I took the horse to
a sale in Iowa this weekend and she did just great at the sale.
She did not get any worse under all that stress. She did a little
shaking here and there but nothing really bad. In fact, it was not
very noticeable if you didn't know about the problem. I was very
excited to see that she obviously can be very competitve yet in
the show pen, etc. I really only noticed shaking when she walked
while riding her and a little with leading her. Nothing at all with
jogging and loping. Several potential buyers also rode her. Up until
that point, I have been the only one to ever ride her, so none of
that stressed her out. I also had her mane banded and had a tail
extension on her, neither of which made anything worse. I would
just like to express a very sincere thank you to you for all you
have done for my horse and for me. This has been a wonderful experience
working with you. I gave the bottle of H-2 to the new owners and
demonstrated giving her a dose. I gave them your e-mail address
and explained that they need to e-mail you to get more of the formula
when they run out. They should have enough for a couple more weeks.
I truly hope they continue to give it to her. Thanks again for all
Testimonial from J. S. from Colorado:
me? I just wanted to update you on our new contact info, and my
Annie's continued success since the move. We were all worried that
a move from California to Colorado might stir up some symptoms in
Annie. We gave her the one dose you recommended, and she made the
trip just fine! This past September 2002, marks one year since Annie
has had any Capstar, and she has not had a single sign of head-shaking!
The whole barn is in love with her...they all know her story and
what she went through before I found your website in sheer desperation
the night before she was to be put down! I tell everyone about how
you saved her life that night. I'm proud to say that after a year
of a completely symptom-free horse, we got back to training, and
won a couple blue ribbons and a "Reserve Champion" in
our first show together this summer! It was my first show in my
life, and I sure never thought I'd see the day with Annie! I'm attaching
a photo of us from the show (in a separate email), for your use.
Thanks for not ever giving up on her and being such a great support
Testimonial from K. N. from Ohio:
"Thanks for the info, and tonight he was calm,
I'm going to give him a dose on Monday and I'll let you know how
it goes. Thanks for your help and patience, I think only people
who have gone through this truely understand this and how helpless
and alone it feels."
Testimonial from S. D. from Canada:
"Commander has responded well to the GD. He
was dosed last Sunday, Wednesday, and Saturday. How should we proceed?
He didn't become dozy this time. He played with my daughter around
the arena yesterday. She runs on foot and he follows her, even over
small crosspoles and verticals. He seems very happy. She rode him
the other day but we don't want to push things. Keep in mind that
this was a top dressage horse, not a back yard playmate so we are
very happy to see him happy again!"
Testimonial from C. J. from France:
"Yesterday at the end of the day, the climatic
conditions were favorable to the 'headshaking'. I went out with
Unic during almost two hours: in the step, in the trot, in the gallop,
and still, and still ............. It is a walk of dream. Unic was
completely freed, he breathed perfectly (" and me also "). Simply
by arriving home - as souvant-three small whims. Three preceding
days he accepted less easily the treatment; yesterday no problem
to take him after this magnificent ride... I continue the treatment
looking forward to your instructions. One thank you. Goodbye."
Testimonial from P.B. from Texas:
The last time I talked to ya'll we put put buckshot
on "C" remedy. I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank
you! He has stopped the headshaking completely! Unbelievable! He
has enjoyed being outside in the full sunlight with the other horses
like never before and made a believer out of my husband. The only
thing I am worried about is his vaccinations. Here in East Texas
we are having an outbreak of West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephlomyelitis.
I really could not take a chance on not giving him his shots since
several horses in the area have died. I do not believe in vaccinations
100%. I worry that the headshaking does not return after this. I
have read that headshaking, or trigiminal neuralgia, could possible
be brought on by rhinopneumonitis vaccinations, so I shipped that
shot. I am so amazed at your remedies. I thought that I would end
up having to put Buckshot down, he was so miserable. That would
have been devastating to me. He has been such a part of my life
for so long! Again, I can't thank ya'll enought I will continue
to keep ya'll updated. Thank you"
Testimonial from K. K. from
"Horand has had
an incredibly responce to the Capstar! He was a horse we considered
putting down because he was dangerous! Now he is so happy and loving
that we tested his blood to see if your solution had a sedative
in it! He shows no symptoms, stays out in the pasture for hours
and is happy! We took him to a show this past weekend to see how
he would be. He acted like he had been to a million shows! He was
so quiet and did his job well. He had only been to 1 show before
and it was a disaster! When he became nervous before starting the
Capstar the headshaking would really flair up! We use a net over
his nose which really seems to make a difference. Our personal feelings
are WOW! This horse is so happy and even loving now. Thank You!"
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for this page to do so either by sending us an email or to go to our
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