Green Stallion is a 100 % natural electrolyte developed for horses. Green Stallion consists of amino acids and minerals in order to increase the amount of drinking and to improve performance, stamina and recovery. Green Stallion is tested at Testing Lab by using objective test group with 25 testers during 1-1,5 month test period on december and january in Finland. This means winter conditions and temperature was above and below zero degrees during the test period.
In total the product was used by 67 horses as follows:
During the test period, horses were more energetic and that was shown also on performance. Increased energy did not cause anything negative on horses. Horses were relaxed and event horses concentrated well on the given tasks. In case of one horse, typical scaryness did not increase, instead it decreased. Horses had better performance on trainings than usually and performance stayed on a good level all the way to an end of tougher training sessions. During the test period, there were noticed speeding up on the training drives on the race horses.
Tester comment: ”During the test period, we have been able to fasten the speeds on the training drives. Before the test period, training speeds were on the level of 1.35-1.45 and now we have achieved 1.25 level. Especially at the end of the training drive we have let the horse to run freely and there has been significant fastening on the speed of a final line after the last curve.”
Increased performance could be noticed also on the sweating of the horses. The horses were sweating less than normally on similar training on similar conditions.
Testers told that electrolytes and increased amount of drinking have had a positive effect on performance and especially on maximal performance. If horse had used electrolytes regularly when the test period started, the results on an increased performance were not as clear on some of those horses. Some of the horses were in the basic fitness season (not a race season) and they were not able to estimate the performance and recovery or it was not easy. 68 % of the testers were pleased (45 %) or very pleased (23 %) on an increased performance. 32 % of the testers were not able to estimate the effect on performance.
During the test period, horses had been more brisk and they have had a good stamina on the trainings. Show jumping horses had enough stamina also when they trained longer courses. As a whole, the increase on stamina could be shown on the best way on long training sessions.
Recovery was faster than normally
After the hiits recovery has been fast and horses had not been as breathless as normally. Also heart beat has decreased fast to the rest heart rate level.
Tester comment: ”During the test period we were able to increase the amount of hiit frequence”.
Two similar tough training days next to each other showed that race horses were able to do the same hard training on the next day as they did on the first day. Horses used 60 ml of the product after the first training and on the next morning before the training.
Horses recovered well from the training sessions and their muscles were relaxed and muscles stayed in good condition. The horse massager said that the state of being stuck was smaller compared to the massages before the test period was started.
Tester comment: ”Horse who normally have had problems on recovery, was recovered quickly also from the tougher training sessions during the test period by using the product”.
Based on the feedback of the test group, it was noticed that the most positive effect on the horses happened in recovery. 84 % of the testers were pleased (48 %) or very pleased (36 %) on recovery. 16 % of the testers were not able to estimate the effect on recovery.
Horses were more attentive and they observed the environment more than normally both in training and in other time. Horses were alert and they concentrated better than normally. Horses reacted more easily on voice and commands.
Tester comment: ”Horse was before quite shy for example for the tractors in the race area. When using the product, horse came more relaxed and it was not firstly running away when new things were shown up”.
The product was tasty and also horses that were normally choosing their nutrition carefully liked the product. Only 5/67 horses did not like the product or at least a lot of practising was needed.
The desire of drinking was increased. Only 6/67 horses the desire of drinking was not increased and those horses were drinking quite well before the test period.
Increased desire of drinking
Metabolism was increased when the product was used. The product was very good to support a daily well being of the horse.
One stable had used Green Stallion and also race horse specific nutrition (not ready bag feed) for several years. Horses have not had any stomach problems during this time. The stable said that Green Stallion is great because it is natural, unprocessed and mineral rich. Horses of the stable also started to drink better when they started to use Green Stallion. Before that Drinking was difficult also on race places. When Green Stallion is in use, horses also drink on race places after race and recovery starts better and faster on that way. Horses of the stable are well hydrated and due to that the appearance of a fur of the horses gets better, fur is more shining and muscles can be seen more clearly. The stable said that when horse drinks well, it also eats better. Horses of the stable look and feel great. On the pictures, there can be seen the winter fur of two horses of the stable.
Testers were given instructions on how to use the product.
Final report can be read from the link below:
Tested high quality sports and wellness products are awarded with the “Tested Testing Lab” brand licence. The Green Canine is awarded the “Tested Testing Lab” brand license.
10 measurements on each animal. Wellion Vet Gluco Calea blood glucose meter (own chip for dogs and horses) and Wellion Vet Gluco Calea test sripes were used. Blood glucose level range reported on the test stripes for the horses were 5,4-8,8 mmol/L. Blood glucose level was measured before using the product and 30 minutes after using the product because on that time blood glucose level shoud be at the highest level. In addition, testers wrote down possible other nutrition and sport between the measurements. If single measurements were not reliable, those were not included to the results. For example, if blood glucose of the second measurement was decreased compared to the first measurement before the product was used.
Some of the testers wanted to do the measurements on summer time, so final results will be ready during summer 2021.
Maximum value of the blood glucose did not increase over the normal reference range (8,8 mmol/L) on any horse. On average blood glucose increased 1,2 mmol/L.
Figure below illustrates the effect of using the product on blood glucose. Orange curve shows blood glucose 30 min after using the product and grey curve shows the maximum value of normal reference range of the blood glucose. Results show that blood glucose is yet far from the maximum value of the normal reference range of the blood glucose (=safe blood glucose level).