My horse was diagnosed with burstitis of the nuchal ligament, right at the poll. It's incredibly rare so we're all in the dark. After vet diagnostics he was treated with a steroid injection at the site to help reduce the inflammation. Unfortunately this wore off within 5 weeks and (although milder) his symptoms (headshaking, tension, lateral walk) returned. Vets couldn't help at that early stage so I ordered some naturebute solution to see if that could help until his next steroid injection could be performed.
He's been on it for three weeks, I did the 10 day loading dose of 25ml twice a day just to give it all the help I could, and his symptoms have gone again. I'm delighted that he's comfortable and will be continuing this rather than taking the steroid route.
KJones, May 2017
I had heard of boswellia and after researching came across NatureBute, I bought the powder. Within two weeks I could see signs that she was more comfortable and after three weeks I had a different horse - completely sound and moving like I always knew she could. The vet and physio could not believe their eyes. She was only being given NatureBute so it had to be that. I was able to start bringing her back into work and she was amazing.
Sadly due to the extent of her condition and extra bone growth she is now showing some neurological signs, but I have switched her to Naturebute Solution, increased the serving and she is now comfortable again. To me this stuff is like a miracle cure, I just wish I had discovered it years ago. My girl will stay on this now for the rest of the time I have her. I would highly recommend it for anyone to try on any horse that is in chronic pain.
Carol Malin, March 2014
My horses are still going from strength to strength with it, Tornado the current Advanced Medium/ Prix St George horse is thriving on it, his coat is also looking better than ever and his energy levels have improved no end on it to be honest, his stride length seems to have increased and he is definitely much freer in his shoulders. The older 22 year old seems to have a new lease of life and is completely sound on this solution and again his energy levels have increased hugely, he always was a forward horse until the last year where he didn't want to really do his party trick of his extended but a month on this product and he is not only showing off his extended trot but he has been happy to piaffe (the highest collected movement in Grand Prix) and his moods have improved and is less grumpy in the mornings.
Alison Woulds, March 2014
NatureBute Solution I have to say is far better and more easily absorbed than the powder. The effects I have noticed so far is that they seem to have better appetites and eat all their feed, their droppings are normal whereas with the powder they were loose. Kornuit's lump on his head due to a fractured vertebrae 4 years ago has halved in size and he has become sounder within days on the liquid. Due to the wet weather for weeks on end the horses have been stuck in the stables and normally his sheath will swell but on this liquid this has not been an issue this Winter. Also the stable stiffness of this 22 year old horse has improved more quickly when warming up since taking it. I used 50 ml for a week then went down to 25.
The Championship horse Tornado is on the same amount and the most interesting thing in him is that his energy has improved no end and I have even had to take him off the competition cubes and put him on a more basic feed. He shows no signs of tiredness or soreness after a major competition and is just more alert and free in his body.
Alison Woulds, February 2014
I wrote to you last week regarding boswellia for footiness in my barefoot horse and just wanted to update you.
Although I've only been giving my footy boy the loading amaount for 7 days, I just wanted to say that there is definitely a big improvement. When leading him to the barn from his field, he would always choose the softer ground and was clearly uncomfortable across the stone drive. Now he walks across harder ground and although careful across the stones (as he should be) he is more interested in what is around him than where he is walking - very unusual for him!
I hacked him out twice over the weekend (booted) and both times he was striding out so well we did the hack in half the time! even booted he wasn't quite right before.
And another observation is his 'fat leg' - he is prone to filled legs and therefore lives out 24/7 to reduce this. His left hind fetlock area has always been slightly 'fatter' than his right even after a bit of work, but in the last few days i have noticed that even before exercise the left one is almost as thin as the right - in fact they both look slimmer than previously.
It's early days, but I am very impressed so far by NatureBute Solution.
Anne, May 2013
This product is amazing! I have a 16.3 hunter that was scheduled to be put to sleep. We decided to give her one last chance and managed to control her pain with 4 sachets of danilon a day plus twice daily accupressure. We were able to gradually reduce this until we were at the point where she was still having the daily accupressure, however, she was still in full rest at this point. In order to start building her fitness level up we started giving her 10mls daily of the Naturebute Solution and she remained sound walking out for twenty mins three times weekly. She enjoyed her work and was building up muscle nicely, however, she was not cantering at this point and we thought her jumping days were far behind her. We were very happily proven wrong! Sophie rallied and is now doing canter hacks and cross country. She is a very happy horse indeed with many thanks to NatureBute!
Mandy Chinn, August 2012