Pros: Works wonderfully, inexpensive, my horse loves the taste and texture
Cons: Can be hard to find when you're not shopping online
One of my horses has arthritis in one of his front pasterns, and a chronic bowed tendon in his other front leg. Needless to say, he is no longer ridden, but I am still always looking for the best equine joint products to keep him comfortable as he lives out his days at a pasture pet. The best joint supplement I have come across isn't extremely popular, and quite a few horse owners have never even heard of it, let alone used the stuff. Platform Joint Supplement for Horses has kept my horse comfortable and happy, and even though you can't put a price on that, I can honestly say that it didn't break the bank! Platform Joint Supplement is fairly priced and works tremendously well. On top of that, my very picky horse will actually consume it!
WHAT IS SAID ABOUT PLATFORM JOINT SUPPLEMENT FOR HORSES?
Platform Joint Formula helps to support normal healthy joints with a combination of the most effective joint health ingredients on the market. High levels of glucosamine HCl work together with chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and hyaluronic acid to keep your horses joints in top condition. Specially formulated Platform Joint Formula is the first joint supplement available in an extruded red pellet. Available in a 45-day, 2.815-lb bucket.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT REALLY LIKE?
Platform Joint Supplement for Horses is not only tremendously successful at keeping your horse's joints healthy, but it also lubricates joints that are already arthritic, so it will make things more comfortable for a horse that has arthritis. I have tried different joint supplements, including the very popular Corta-Flx and 100% MSM alfalfa pellets. All things considered, I am most satisfied with Platform Joint Supplement. Although it isn't very popular, most online equine supply stores carry it, so it's easy to order.
Not only does it work well, but it tastes good, too. My horse has never rejected Platform Joint Supplement, in fact, he eats it up like it's a treat! It has a green apple and molasses flavor and round pellet texture that he loves.
Last but not least, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg! The first time I bought this supplement, I only purchased it because my horse needed a joint supplement, I didn't have a lot of money, and this was the cheapest one I could find. Since then, I have tried the more expensive supplements and have had significantly better results with Platform!
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS?
The active ingredients (per 1 oz scoop) are 5000 mg glucosamine HCI (shellfish), 500 mg MSM, 250 mg Ester C (calcium ascorbate), 250 mg chondroitin sulfate (shark cartilage), and 15 mg hyaluronic acid. The inactive ingredients are apple pomace, citric acid, glycerine monostearate, green apple flavor, ground corn, ground oats, ground soybean hulls, iron oxide, mineral oil, molasses, soybean flour, tocopheryl, and wheat middlings.
PRICE AND APPEARANCE:
At Doctors Foster and Smith (www.drsfostersmith.com), a 2-3/4 lbs container (a 45-day supply) is $35.99. I have not seen any other size for sale. The container is white with a red and taupe label featuring the vertical Platform logo in red letters and a photograph of a bay horse in motion. The container isn't awkward at all; it's comfortable to work with and includes a strap for easy carrying and moving. The lid is easy to open. The container also includes a clear plastic 1-oz scoop. The actual pellets are sphere-shaped and are dark red in color. I love that it's in a pellet form, as I can never seem to get my horses to eat powder supplements. The scent is unusual, but you can smell the apple in it.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?
Yes! Platform Joint Supplement for Horses is a fantastic product and a miracle worker for horses dealing with arthritis and other joint issues. It's a great product at a great price.