Ulcer Relief for Spartan

Where to begin….I purchased Spartan as a 3-month-old in the year of 2011 and he came to live with me a 5 months old.  I have done all the training and care for Spartan.  I have always instilled a low grain/high fiber diet, access to grass or hay 24/7 and tons of turn out.  I also attempt to keep stress levels down in all my horse’s lives. One would think I was doing everything right to prevent ulcers.  At the age of 5 I started to trailer him more frequently for lessons and a few shows and by that fall he was exhibiting behavior issues.  Many said it was him just being five years old. However, my gut told me otherwise. I decided to scope him and found he had grade 2 ulcers.  Did the Ulcergard 30-day treatment, rescoped and he was healed.  Yipee right?  Well, we still experienced some behavioral issues that told me not all was well so I continued to look into it further.  We then treated for hind gut ulcers. With great success, he was finally feeling better. The behaviors went away and he was going great. It has now been 2.5 years of treating and re-treating for ulcer fair ups.  It was clear to me that no matter how much I tried to keep “stress” out of his life, he was prone to getting ulcers.  He has always been a super sensitive horse, reactive and over thinks everything. Over the last 2.5 years, I have spent $1000’s of dollars on every supplement that you could imagine. I decided that throwing all these ulcer treatments at him was just not going to do the trick. I had to get to the core of the issue  So I decided to do two things; 1. I took him off all his supplements and put him on the very basics, hay, grass, a very small amount of grain and a vitamin supplement called Equipride and 2. put him on CBD oil.  I decided on CBD oil for two reasons, to help with anxiety and inflammation.  Hope Botanicals CBD oil has been absolutely amazing.  The change in Spartan’s reactiveness is impressive, he finally seems at peace with himself and he is moving better than ever.  He has more articulation in his joints and is so much more focused in his work. His coat is amazing and he is the fattest he has ever been in his life.  Jenna has been so helpful and quick to answer all my questions and so supportive. I initially reached out to her months ago but my vets pooh-poohed the thought of CBD oil.  I regret that I didn’t try it sooner.  Thank you Jenna and Hope Botanicals for such a great product.   – Jody

Gus and Stella

We  love getting feedback on our products.  Our Dog Chews and Natural Tincture are helping these two a lot.  Aren’t they just darling?

“I have 4 dogs…all seniors. .  I bought it for my pug Gus who is 13ish (black pug) He has lots of cognitive issues, the main one being that at night he wakes up and paces the house scratches to get on the bed then jumps off…and the cycle just repeats itself for hours.  I had tried some other brands of CBD and did not really see any difference.  We had also tried medications…Gabapentin, Trazadone Anipryl  etc that also did not help at all.  I saw something on social media about your product and decided to give it a try.  It has worked wonders for him…he gets 1/2 a chew at night before bed and sleeps through the night.

I also have a 16 year old pug who is healthy, but very arthritic she has gotten so grumpy lately and she frets about everything.   She is already on rimadyl and gabapentin and I do not want to up the dose on those, so I started giving it to her also twice a day just to try to help her mood. and hopefully help with any pain she is having.  She seems much more comfortable and the fretting has gotten much better.”  Alana

Arthritis Relief for Buster

Meet Magic Kinda Silver, retired AQHA/PBHA all around, three times PBHA Champion.  Buster didn’t really want to retire at age 19, so his owner Theresa,  and Buster, teach young children how to ride.  Buster was getting a little grumpy giving all those lessons and started not wanting to do his job.  Theresa knew he really liked staying active, but figured he was in some pain.  She was giving him a popular non-steroidal anti-inflammatory but that didn’t really help him much.  Theresa decided to try the CBD pellets and within days Buster was much happier, calmer and happy to do his job.  Theresa now has all her horses on CBD because she’s seen the difference CBD can make.

We want to thank Theresa for sharing her story.  We love happy beginnings:)

Amazing Healing for Don

Don Merisse: 2002 Hanoverian Prix St. George Dressage Gelding

So I got him in September of 2016.  He was given to me because he was dangerous – he would spin and rear frequently, and he has shivers.  I believe he was in pain then, and being forced to work through it, which was the major reason he had behavior issues.  He was very shut down emotionally.

In December of that year, he tore his LF suspensory.  I tried to do his rehab myself, but when it came time to start tack walking him, he was extremely dangerous.  He was angry, pent up, and neurotic.  I took him to a rehab facility to help me.

I finally got to the point where he was trotting laps under saddle (June 2017) but he had a terrible attitude…he had pretty much given up on life.  He colicked that month, and had to go to Rood & Riddle for surgery, where they removed a six foot long impaction.  He then flared up with a case of salmonella while at the hospital (apparently common when their immune systems are stressed) and he was put into quarantine, which further depressed him.  His recovery was complicated by the shivers, so multiple times he went down and wasn’t able to get up, and had to be put in a sling.

When I finally brought him home to my farm, he still had to be in quarantine for 30 days.  In the fall of 2017 I tried to bring him back to work, but he had severe behavioral problems, he was dangerous again, and he was lame.  The suspensory had healed, but all the time on stall rest over the past year had caused his shivers and arthritis to become unmanageable.  We tried bute, and previcox, and injections – none of it really made a difference.

By early 2018, I didn’t know what to do.  Because of his shivers, he needed to stay in work, but I couldn’t seem to get him going.  He wasn’t a good candidate for retirement, because he doesn’t do well staying outside for long, he can’t be barefoot, and he was getting progressively more depressed and angry.  He was lunging at horses, pinning his ears at people, including me, and over all had a vibe of “I give up.”  I began to think about euthanasia because I couldn’t seem to provide quality of life for him no matter what I tried.

Then Excel Eq Supplements approached me about a sponsorship, and putting Don on that product seemed to help make him a little healthier and more comfortable.  He was able to start doing some light work, and that seemed to help the shivers.  We were making slow progress, but he was still lame on his LF and RH.  I would frequently have to give him quite a bit of bute to help with that, which I knew wasn’t good for him, but I had so many variables to juggle with this horse.  Even then, the bute only helped a little. Some days were worse than others.  He still had days where he would rear and spin, but at least his mood overall had improved some.

When I started him on the CBD, he became completely sound in 2-3 days.  Since then, his ability and willingness to work has improved exponentially. He is hardly spooky at all now.  A year ago, I was terrified of this horse.  Now we can hack outside the arena, gallop in the fields, and have fun.  I don’t think this horse has ever been able to do that in his entire life.  The CBD has made him sound physically and mentally.  He has even started to bond more deeply with me– I think because he’s actually happy.  Words cannot express how much that means to me.

I can’t believe how much more effective the CBD is than anything else I’ve ever used with Don or any other horse.  100% recommend it to everyone!

Natalie Martin


CBD for Cash!

This is Cash, a once in a lifetime horse for this family that has won her fair share in her 19 years.  She’s a breakaway, heeling, calf horse, polebending, goat tying machine.  She started developing some pretty big knots on her knees from arthritis and her family was thinking she would have to retire.  About 5 months ago they put her on Hope Botanicals CBD 750mg tincture for the knots and general lameness.  This is how she looks today.  Pretty fast!  This short video is Cash and Jes winning a a go round at an open breakaway.  We’re pretty warm and fuzzy about this story:) #HopeBotanicals #CBD #Hopeforhealing

CBD for Sleep

CBD helps with sleep.  We know this from using it ourselves but have heard from numerous customers that, yes, our CBD does work.  Research studies have validated the use of CBD for sleep.


Full Spectrum and Isolate

I see lots of people complaining that CBD doesn’t work.  You’ve got to get the right amount from the right product.  Although some people believe in the effectiveness of  isolate, which is pure CBD, we’re starting to understand the great benefits of full spectrum CBD.


Get Full Spectrum

Watch for Full Spectrum CBD that is grown and processed in the USA using C02 extraction and organic practices.  Be wary of products from China or other countries.  Labs may buy product from other countries and bottle it here and not label the country of origin for the CBD.

Our Full Spectrum CBD has all the goodies of a marijuana plant including CBD, CBN, CBG plus terpenes and plant lipids, without THC.   All these together form the entourage effect.  These compounds hit the cannabinoid receptors in your body to heal and nourish.

Understand the dosing

If you buy a 250mg bottle of CBD because it’s inexpensive, that’s great.  Just understand that 1/2 a dropper of 250mg tincture gives you maybe 8.3 mg in a half a dropper full.  Not enough for even a small dog.  (yes, dogs can have CBD!)  Most people require a minimum dose of 25mg.  Consequently, this may be why some people are saying CBD isn’t working for them.

We’ve made the dosing simple.  One drop equals one mg of CBD.  It’s that easy.  So when you’re looking for CBD, rest assured that ours is Full Spectrum, made and grown in the USA with organic practices and no THC.




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