TuffRock G.I.+ & C+ Testimonials
Testimonials from Australia
ALBERT STAPLEFORD, Gosford, NSW, Thoroughbred Trainer (Licensed 55 years)
"I have been using TuffRock Conditioner Plus in feed now for almost 6 months and am certainly impressed with the results. It works for me, helps my horses maintain top condition and I am happy to recommend this product to any trainer serious about their racing.
ALAN SCORSE, Newcastle, NSW, Thoroughbred Trainer
“I have been using TuffRock Pty Limited’s product Conditioner Plus for some time now. I can happily recommend this easy to administer product that is palatable to horses & provides good results.”
CLARRIE WILLIAMS, Condobolin, NSW, Thoroughbred Trainer
“Danny Williams up at Goulburn tipped me onto TuffRock’s Conditioner. It has really helped my program and we recently won both the Bedgerabong and Condobolin Cups. Two of my favourite horses Muhayaa’s Image and Al Medraar really love the product. This is one of the best products I’ve seen in years.
KEVIN HAY, Goulburn, NSW Harness Racing
TuffRock Conditioner was introduced as a product that can help racehorse maintain top condition and support healthy digestive tracts. I have experienced this myself on our spelling and agistment farm, Homelee Hollow, and cannot believe how well this product works. We use it on our broodmares, weanlings and yearlings as well with incredibly good results. My racing colleagues now also use this product and are continuing to enjoy success. Great product and very easy to work with
PETER ROACH, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Thoroughbred Trainer, Licensed 51 years
“I trained for years in Sydney, have seen some of the best and worst gallopers you could imagine with people using all sorts of feedstuffs to help their condition. So when I was introduced to TuffRock I was a bit skeptical about using molecular reinforced volcanic liquid to help condition my thoroughbreds for racing.
After trying the TuffRock Conditioner I was amazed at the results. You can easily see the results by how well they shine in their coats and it has really helped them on the track.
In cases where we are treating injured horses, I have found their poultice to deliver results and work really well with laser therapy.
I believe TuffRock has helped me reduce the time it takes to bring them back into work and seems to support bone growth in the young horses as well. All my horses love the natural taste making it really easy to use as well.
I have also tried the Stable Plus and find it another good product. Simple, easy to use, keeps ammonia levels down and helps keep the flies out of our stables in the warmer months.
TuffRock have a good range of products and I have no hesitation recommending them.
KEVIN & BELINDA KAY, Chyandra Park Paint & Quarter Horse Stud
“Our National Champion paint stallion ‘Oh I’m Awesome’ is using your product. He is currently training under saddle for his 2YO season where he will be shown at all of the major shows in VIC, NSW, & QLD. Last weekend he had a very big win at Halter at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre against some of Australia’s best quarter horses. Professional photos were taken of him and I will forward them onto you as soon as they arrive for the photo testimonial.
ANTHONY HURLEY, Brettony Park, NSW
I discovered TuffRock Conditioner in July when I was doing my western show run. Brettony Park Wat-Eva is like most t-breds and can be a bit picky when away from home. I started him on TuffRock Conditioner, within one week I noticed a difference not only in his coat and skin but also with increased appetite, he now licks the bowl clean wherever we are. I now have all my horses on TuffRock Conditioner and recommend it to all.
TuffRock Poultice is another fantastic product not only for healing cuts and wounds, its great for those puffy fetlocks we get from standing on those stable floors at the Royals. It would be the best product I’ve used in a long time.
BELINDA CAMARDA, Quarter Horses, Jamberoo
Our Acres Destiny colt headed to the Dalby Sales recently. As you know we have been using your product exclusively in his work and sale preparation. We think we are doing something right…we had 2 genuine pre-auction offers. He was top priced 2 yr old colt and made $18,000. He was a real head turner that’s for sure and had people asking to see him out of his stall all day on Saturday. The same guy who made offers prior to the sale after seeing him at Mick’s actually came to the sale and bought him.......he had to pay a bit extra. I have told everyone about Tuff Rock! Thanks again for a brilliant product and the chance to expose it.
ALAN STAFFORD, Scone Polo Club, NSW
“I was interested to try Conditioner Plus as I had a thoroughbred mare playing every weekend, loosing condition quickly. A successful but hard campaign it was mid season. Pasting 20ml before feed twice a day my groom soon noticed as I did that her weight picked up dramatically… she was obviously metabolizing all her feed well using the Condition Plus. Chris (groom) mentioned a brilliant shine on coat, mane and tail…”
BRENDA OGILVY, Belltrees Polo Station, NSW
Polo pony specialist, 30 years
Brenda makes the following comments having given TuffRocks ‘Conditioner Plus’ 20mls twice a day to a very light mare that had difficulty keeping condition on when in full tournament play. “Within a week I saw that the mare had a renewed interest in feed and noticeable shine showing through on coat, second week a weight increase was evident. An extremely useful and natural product.”
KEVIN COOK, Yarra Junction, Victoria
I was introduced to TuffRock Conditioner through the Australian Stockhorse Society and it sounded like a worthwhile product to try. Being skeptical, I noticed it took about 4 weeks before the results spoke for themselves, excellent coat condition and a noticeable improvement in tail. I have no hesitation in recommending TuffRock Conditioner for stock horses.
ADDINGTON PARK, Canoelands, Sydney, NSW
PAINT & PINTO STUD
Sydney Equestrian Supplies hosted an evening about new products where I was introduced to TuffRock. At first we had difficulty believing that just by using good feed and TuffRock Conditioner our horses could have fantastic coats and perform better.
It’s true, even after clipping for show purposes their coat condition is fantastic and we found that their overall wellbeing is great. Mares that used to be nervous at shows in led class and under saddle are definitely much better than previous shows.
We have since tried the Poultice as well; it works miracles on swollen legs, down within a day, great for cuts and also worked well on allergic reactions. We are very happy with TuffRock.
ANTHEA MORAN, Tamworth, NSW
I like to feed a simple, cost effective feeding program and yet at the same time expect good results. Big Ask!! After feeding Tuffrock for 2-3 wks (approx 15ml per day) I found that I was feeding less quantity foodstuffs, horses produced better muscle tone, hoof growth was healthier and weight gain more easily achieved.
My horses are mostly used as Show Hacks/Riding and receive lots of roadwork with traffic conditions. Although, I expect all my horses to handle whatever discipline I ask, I have found since feeding the nervous horse TuffRock, he is much more relaxed, more settled and easier to work with. All my horses now seem to be brighter in the eye and more alert, but without any nervousness, enjoy better muscle tone and their coats have more depth of colour. I achieved all this (without mixing different quantities of various minerals) by using a simple balanced feed and TuffRock; it could not have been easier.
No hesitation in recommending TuffRock. It’s Great!! … as if they glow from the inside!!
KRISTY CAMPBELL, Buchanan, Maitland, NSW
I had a 4 year old warm blood with a parrot mouth who was not putting on the condition I needed for obvious reasons, he was also very nervous and really did not travel well at all. Before we got him he had only travelled on trucks so the first time in our float he did a really good job at busting it up!! Even on short trips he would continually paw the floor so by the time I arrived at a show, he would be so stressed and agitated it was very difficult to settle him.
A friend of mine suggested I try TuffRock Conditioner as it helped settle her nervous horses and she could not stop talking about how good her chestnuts’ coat looked, how much success she had with the hoof condition and now she is even feeding less with better results however I was skeptical.
My experience with TuffRock Conditioner is even better!!! I just pasted 20ml before his afternoon feed and after 3 weeks you would swear it was not the same horse. My horse is now ‘Captain Casual’ yet still very alert in the eye, he has stopped pawing the float and now travels like a dream. No more playing up around other horses at shows and his coat, mane, tail and hooves all great.
I have just bought a little black pony for my kids, very dull in the coat but really great potential. I know now that with TuffRock, my little pony will soon be a champion.
JENI SNOWDEN, Wagga Polocrosse Club NSW
I was introduced to the TuffRock Products through a sponsorship the Company did with our local Polocrosse Club in providing some of their products as trophies. On talking in detail with Steve Hurley I was interested in trying these products and as such purchased some for my own use. The two I was most interested in was the Conditioner Plus and the Poultice Plus.
Having three of our family members actively involved in playing polocrosse we have had our horses in constant work, and playing demanding games for the past 2 months. The hard grounds due to the dry conditions, the tough competitions, the traveling etc all takes its toll on the horses in one way or another. This is where I have been able to use these two products the most. We have had several occasions where horses have been quite shin sore at the end of the day. We found by applying the Poultice Plus to the swollen area, the cooling affect seems to take affect almost immediately. This was left on overnight, or longer depending on the nature of the problem and reapplied as necessary and within a matter of time all swelling, cuts or lameness had lessened or disappeared.
The Conditioner Plus was used as a starter on two of our older horses who still compete actively in polocrosse. The “older” of the two who carries a sub junior around, representing club & zone has had a few trips to the dentist and has few teeth left and is unable to eat hay for fear of colic. Once we had started her on the Conditioner Plus after a week or so we found her coat had an extra glow about it and her general well being seemed to improve greatly as did her appetite. She used to pick at her hard feed throughout the day and never seemed to ever finish completely, whereas now we find her consuming all and looking for the next. We are now looking to give this liquid application to all our competing horses to help maintain their stamina throughout the rest of the season.
I have found since we started using the product ourselves there are a lot of people we know who also use the above mentioned products as well as other products from the TuffRock range. When asking these people about their experiences the feedback has been all good.
In my opinion, TuffRock make excellent products and sell them for a reasonable price. I can see the benefits for Polocrosse and am happy to recommend them.
JENNY MCKEOWN, Dressage, Ballendella VIC
After an infection my horse developed Wind Galls just before the Victorian Championships at Werribee and I did not hold much hope of making it there, as my horse was also quite an anxious type. After consulting Steve Hurley from TuffRock I decided to try TuffRock Conditioner and Poultice. To cut a long story short we made it in to the competition and scored above 69% putting us in eighth place in our level. He was extremely calm and the leg held up fine. If it made such a difference in such a short timeframe, I can’t wait to see the results when he is in full work. Thank you for such a great product, I will sing it’s praises to all my horsey friends down here in Victoria.
ROSE RUSHTON – Chittering Gully Stud
I recently used Tuffrock on a filly that we had, who seems to be accident prone. She has always managed to injure the same leg in exactly the same spot.
This was her third attempt to get rid of the offending leg and the vet came again and debrided the wound and wrapped it up. I am not happy about bandages, but as we have been in drought for 6 years, we only had dusty dirt paddocks. I was told to leave the bandage on for 7-10 days. At this time, I was also told about Tuffrock. I rang them and they kindly offered to send out a bucket of Poultice. As she was having antibiotics, we were not her favourite people, so I was hoping TuffRock Poultice would help quickly.
I took off the bandage after 3 days and the leg stunk of rotting flesh. Naturally she was not happy to have anyone touch the leg and kept moving it away. The next thing that happened was just short of amazing. As I applied the Tuffrock, the filly stopped moving her leg away. The poultice was soothing and I liberally applied it to the leg. Each day we would redress the wound and she began to be more tolerant of having the poultice put on.
She was most appreciative of the cooling effect of the poultice, plus the added benefit of NO FLIES! The swelling in the leg went down and her leg has healed much more rapidly than if Tuffrock had not been used.
The filly is now galloping around, sunfishing and bucking in her padded paddock, so to speak.
I would recommend Tuffrock to anyone that has an injury to their horse. Apart from the obvious medicinal properties, the cooling effect makes the horse happier, the flies can't annoy the horse and because it is a paste that you apply, you are able to gauge how sore the wound is and how it is improving.
BARBARA SMITH, Yarraman Lodge, Buchanan NSW
I was introduced to TuffRock’s products years ago but being a skeptic I was hesitant to use them but after reading about these products I decided to give them a go. I had a pony who had the worst cold that I had ever seen and so I decided to start her on 20ml of Conditioner and after two days her cold had completely disappeared. Well I was hooked! So I put all my ponies on it.
It is an amazing product, I noticed that their coats were gleaming and there general well-being had improved. I highly recommend TuffRock to anyone that wants to bring home a winner!
JULIANNA KENT– All Horse Biz
I just wanted to congratulate you on a wonderful product “TuffRock”. I have bought the product from a suggestion of Anthony Hurley. I have a 12 year old show Galloway that just wasn’t right …he was flat, coat was dull and his appetite was minimal. I was having trouble getting him to eat all of his food of which he desperately needed, nor was he drinking enough water. I started him on the “TuffRock” and within the week he was licking the feed bin clean and his coat and eyes looked better, a sparkle was back in his eyes and his coat was sitting down again and a shine was beginning to appear. I have now got all of our show team on “TuffRock” and they are all looking so much better plus they never leave or waste any feed, they also appear to be drinking much better.
I thank you for creating and supplying such a wonderful product. My daughter and I currently have four show ponies/galloways in work. They are all at Royal Show level and they are all competitive, so it is great that your product will give us a better overall look on all the team.
AMY BRIGHT, Hunter Valley NSW, Australia
I recently went to the 2007 Appaloosa National Show and purchased a jar of Conditioner Plus for my gelding that unfortunately had gotten sick before this show, which meant I was unable to ride him.
He had eaten some wheat, which caused him to get laminitis and grain poisoning. He is now coming along fine, and on Thursday he trotted for the first time in a month, (his feet have been sore). I just want to thank TuffRock because before I started him on the Conditioner Plus he was entirely off his feed and would sit down for long periods of time. The vet said the build up of lactic acid from the fermented wheat might have stripped the lining from his gut and stomach so when I heard the collagen effect of TuffRock might help this I thought it was worth trying. It was 5 weeks ago he ate the wheat then about 3 weeks ago I started him on TuffRock 20mls a day. His appetite has picked up, his eyes are brighter and he hasn't dropped off, (I am only feeding him white and green chaff due to laminitis). What I love is his attitude has completely changed from being sore and lazy, to being happy, trotting a little when I feed him and even cantered a couple of days ago. Thank you TuffRock. It may not have been just the Conditioner Plus, but if I hadn't started to give it to him, he may have not improved as much as he has.
I also purchased some Poultice that I have been using on my Appaloosa mare because she injured her legs. Her legs had large cuts and were quite swollen, after about a month, her legs are gone down (vet also gave some anti-inflammatory), but the wounds have almost healed, they are now a light colour, rather than being bright red and sore. I also used this product on my 3 year old Appaloosa gelding who’s rug had rubbed away at his wither. I’ve only used it twice, but the wound had already reduced and I can now ride him without worry of the saddlecloth rubbing on it.
Thank you once again, although I must admit before I used these products, I was a bit skeptical, but now I believe in the products, and will always use them.
Jade Park Smokin – Multiple Australian Supreme Champion Arab “returns to show circuit”
Debra Patridge – Arabians Orchard Hills, NSW
Jade Park Smokin entered East Coast Arabian Championships 2007 after 3 years “off the circuit”
Top 5 – Senior Arabian Gelding Championships, Finalist - Arabian Gelding 4 yrs and Over
Veterinary advice received in 2005 to have horse put down.
Major suspensory ligament damage, 3 tears, horse lame and struggling on 3 legs, major tear size 1.8mm thick, approx 150 mm long, ultrasound scans before and after TuffRock show recovery process.
Over 2 years off with injury, last 12 months on TuffRock Conditioner Plus regular exercise and a lot of patience = one extremely happy customer. “I cannot thank TuffRock enough for Conditioner Plus – I am sure that without this product to help me there is no way I would ever ride Smokin again and to be able to show him again is a dream come true. There is hope for horses with these problems and I am only too pleased to tell the world how wonderful TuffRock has been for us”
CHARLEE ANTHONY – Arabians Cobaki, NSW
Name: Charlee Anthony
Age: 9 year Old
Horse: Rascal of Ravenswood
2006 was a fabulous year of showing for Charlee. She only began riding in 2005 and 2006 was her first year out in the open showring. We purchased her new pony Rascal of Ravenswood in December 2005. He is an 8 year old Arabian Riding Pony gelding bred by Sally George out of a purebred Arabian mare by Mike and Greg Smith's imported riding pony stallion Rosvean Galeforce, that had only lightly been shown mainly at Arabian shows.
Charlee has just been awarded the National Youth of the Year by the Arabian Horse Society of Australia
Some of their major achievements have been
Northern NSW Hack Championships - Lismore - Top 5 junior rider
EFA Amateur Owner - Brookfield- 4th Amateur owner large hunter pony
Brisbane Royal - riding Smithfields Bardeau - 6th girl rider under 10years, 7th Novice Pony 13.2hh - 14hh
Australian National Arabian Championships - Toowoomba - Arabian Riding Pony Ridden top 10. Reserve Champion Youth Bridle Path Hack, Youth rider under 14years top 10, Arabian deravitive ridden by a youth Reserve Champion.
Pan Pacifiic Arabian Championships - Ipswich - Reserve Champion Youth Gold Nugget, Top 5 in all 5 youth events.
Qld Arabian Challenge - Toowoomba - winner of all 5 youth under 10year old classes Reserve Champion Youth Hack, Winner of the Open Deravitive Hack and 3rd the Open Bridle Path Hack
Northern Rivers Arabian Show - Reserve Champion Deravitive ridden, Champion Novice Pony, Reserve Champion Junior Rider, and winner of all 5 (youth under 18years) arabian classes.
Qld Arabian HOTY - Champion Youth Hack under 13yrs, Champion Youth Bridle Path Hack, Top 5 Youth Equitation, Top 5 Youth Western Pleasure, Top 5 Deravitive under saddle, Reserve Champion Show Hunter Pony, Reserve Champion Senior Horse Bridle Path Hack.
Qld Arabian Youth Show - 2nd Youth Hack, 2nd Girl Rider and Reserve Champion Girl Rider, 1st Youth Hunter Hack, 1st English Pleasure, 1st Open Barrel race, 3rd Western Pleasure, 3rd Western Equitation
Terranora Lakes Autum Show - Champion Led Pony, Champion novice Pony Hack, Reserve Champion Open Pony Hack, Reserve Champion Junior Rider.
Mudgeeraba Show - 1st rider 9-11 years, 2nd on Open Pony Hack 13-14hh
Gold Coast Show - 2nd in Novice Pony, 2nd in Open Pony Hack, 3rd Rider, 2nd Open western Pleasure, 2nd Arabian Deravitive under saddle, 2nd Bridle Path Hack 3rd English Pleasure
Nimbin Show - 2nd Riding Pony ridden, 2nd Saddle Pony ridden, 3rd rider class, 2nd Novice Pony Hack, 1st hunter Hack
Terranora Lakes Winter Show - Champion novice Pony Hack, Reserve Champion Open Pony Hack, Reserve Champion Junior Rider.
Tweed Heads Pony Club 2006 Junior Point score winner, Runner Up Dressage Piontscore, Runner Up Sporting Pointscore, Runner up Flat riding Pointscore and Overall Club Pointscore winner. 2007 Australian Arabian Championships 2 reserve champs and 4 top tens runner up hi point youth.
Sandra James, Coachwood Show Team, Matcham, NSW
Just a photo of Flame from yesterdays show, he has been on Tuff Rock Conditioner for 2 years now and is growing and the shine is incredible and iridescent, his appetite is amazing now, before he was a very picky eater. Thank you so much for a great product.
Here is Kolbeach Flame, won 3yr old riding Pony Gelding and Reserve Riding Pony Gelding at the APSB Youngstock Show at Coorangbong, many thanks to Edwina Wilkes for showing him for me.
Kerrianne Thorp – Barrell Racing Young, NSW
Kerrianne is in her first full season of competition barrel racing and currently sitting third in the National Junior Standings, and with a new horse on the way, Kerrianne will also be Breakaway roping, along with her barrel racing.
We have been using TuffRock Conditioner Plus for the past three months and have noticed significant improvement in temperament, speed and stamina. Through constant use, a continual and ongoing advancement is seen in their behaviour and appearance. We are now using this product on several horses, all of which have responded greatly to TuffRock Conditioner Plus.
We also use TuffRock Poultice for any strains and injured joints with impressive results.
Sally Cole – Ziggy’s Hotrods - Medowie
Hi Steve, just wanted to give you a update on the Tuff Rock deal here.
I LOVE the product, my horses look amazing, and I am shocked that my feed costs have decreased markedly and to be honest I can't wait to tell people all about your wonderful product. My horses are still EI free, which is totally amazing as I am in the centre of infection city, Medowie, It's like waiting for the 'black plague' but so far so good. The disease has been only 1 street away for 4 weeks now. Incredible!!! I'll keep you informed, everyone I gave your product to is delighted and I know it will equate to sales....I am very excited to be associated with you, best wishes, Sally
Sherrie Hilliard – Sarahn Pony Stud
TuffRock Conditioner plus has made a positively remarkable change in my horses’ coats, hooves, temperament and general well-being.
The Conditioner plus definitely increases the shine and darkens the coat of my coloured ponies without smutting – this I have never before achieved with any other feed additive that I have used.
The TuffRock Poultice is not only fantastic for wounds, injuries and swellings but also clears up greasy heel in a matter of days, not weeks!
BGW Outback Quarter Horses – Petersborough SA
I can not speak highly enough of the results that I am seeing with me foals born to mares fed with TuffRock conditioner. they are fatter stronger and far superior to foals born without the TuffRock conditioner. Our foals have been born with fabulous legs, no softness in the fetlocks. We have so far this season had nine foals born here seven of whom were on TuffRock, the other two clients mares but by our stallions same as our own, the first clients mare to foal was down on his fetlocks a bit at birth like many a foal is born the second had a low brith weight and was a small foal. All of our foals have been big robust fat healthy with good legs. I doubt very much this is a coincidence.
REBECCA STUBBS – Kemps Creek, NSW
My mare Tahnee ( the aged appy mare) has been doing really well.
Anyway Tahnee foaled last night, and as you know I was having trouble with her and her weight, well she has only been on TuffRock for 4-5 weeks roughly, and has picked up so much.
I will also send a picture of my filly foal born 12 days late as they had developed Equine Influenza.
I believe that the TuffRock also helped them through the EI and the pregnancy.
Tahnee foaled a stunning filly foal that is so well grown (no weany foal here), she looks three weeks old, no scrunchyness, lol at all.
I’ll attach pictures and you are welcome also to use photo's. I am wrapped with Tuffrock Conditioner, my other mare was only on it for a week and foaled a stunning colt, but was weany.
Last year Tahnee's foal was also not real big, different sire, but was not as filled out as much as this little filly.
Please see attached pictures of her at 4 hours old...She is cantering around already today strong as a few weeks old foal would.
MELISSA REID – Reid RiverArabians QLD
This season we decided to make a small change and include TuffRock Equine Joint Formulae once a day on top of our broodmare’s feed, the results speak for themselves. Just look at my baby … look at how well filled out he is and this photo was taken when he was only 12 hours old!!! We have just had another foal with the same brilliant results!! Thank You TuffRock.
Tricia Pauling – Paulgren Park – www.paulgrenpark.com.au
Since we have introduced Conditioner Plus into our breeding program, our older mare Centaine of Marceau who historically had been foaling some three to four weeks early we have noticed dramatic improvement. She now carries full-term and instead of the foals presenting knuckled over they are now coming out with excellent confirmation. I have not had a leg problems since and the big thing I have noticed is the foals improvement using Foal Plus as a starter to eliminate foal heat scours.
TuffRock as a weaning aid is allowing all the foals coats and condition to be almost show ready. Have had incredible results with TuffRock Poultice on major wounds like the photos we sent on Phoenix’s leg one month out and virtually undetectable at the 2008 NSW Foal Show and placed highly in all of his classes. Much better than a no show, thanks TuffRock, happy to recommend.
Ann-Maree Mianowany, Alchemy Ranch, Grafton NSW, Australia
2007 PHAA National Champion High-Point Senior Horse
I have been working with Paint Horses for 15 years in Australia, competed at APHA World Show in 2002 held in Forthworth, Texas, USA and stayed for 12 months working with top trainers and top horses including 9 months breaking and working 2006 APHA World Grand Champion ROYAL STATUS FLASH.
In February 2007, TuffRock asked me to try their liquid feed additive, Conditioner Plus and to advise on suitability for the US market. To be honest I was very sceptical about how one product can replace several others however it is true and the condition of my horses has improved.
At the recent 2007 Australian Paint Horse National Show I also observed the effect on young horses being prepared for the Futurity Classes. The majority of winners in these classes were all using Conditioner Plus.
Interesting while visiting the TuffRock stand at this show all the customers who “discovered” this product at the 2006 Nationals and had experience over the last 12 months all commented how well it works. One large stud said it is the best product for helping wean horses they had ever seen in their lifetime and they are regular visitors to the APHA World Show.
Based on my experience working with paint horses in Australia and the United States, Conditioner Plus is an extremely good product and is definitely of world-class standard.
All we do now is feed a simple balanced diet with one tablespoon of TuffRock in-feed every day. I can feel the difference when riding and see the difference on halter horses. They digest their feed better, travel well to shows, have excellent overall well-being, remain calm yet are very responsive plus their coat, mane, tail and hoof condition are all fantastic. TuffRock has definitely been a part of my recent show successes and believe it will be well received in USA
Hi Steve, I just wanted to let you know that my horse Fancy L Expensive Hobby now for the end of year awards for the 2007 show season for the PHAA, as well as that High-Point Senior Horse award at the National Show, has now won High-Point Senior Performance Horse, High-Point Overall Performance Horse and the #1 in the Top Ten Performance Horses....
P.S The people who I’ve been showing the products too have loved the stuff.... and I hope to continue to help you guys sell your products....they are great.
Having SPONSORED BY TUFFROCK embroided on my work shirts along with my logo etc, have been turning heads, Not only asking what is Tuffrock but also helping my business as well by people saying wow, your sponsored already......etc etc etc...
Troy & Stacy Crawley, Hunter Valley, NSW Australia
Stock Horse & Quarter Horse Breeders / Trainers
One of our friends told us to contact TuffRock when one of our weanlings was mauled by a dog and suffered horrendous injuries on her front right leg. It was a 8 inch wound with 4 fingers of bone exposed on the inside with 5 inch wound on the outside. In fact we were going to put the horse down so we thought let’s try the TuffRock and see if what we had heard was true or not.
She was extremely fidgety, in a great deal of pain and we had one person holding her head, one person lifting the off leg then Steve simply put one good smear on the wound and let the filly feel the pain relief. Less than one minute later she stood completely still and let us cover the wounds completely, it was that easy, we did not even use bandages.
Results were amazing, every day you could see an improvement and after one week flesh was growing back, 3 weeks outside wound healed. 8 weeks later almost full recovery with good movement and almost no scar. During this time we also gave her Conditioner Plus 10 ml every day and we watched her bloom on this product as well.
Now we use the Conditioner Plus on our daughter’s 29 yr old mare that goes to pony club and does barrel racing, again unbelievable results, she is still winning ribbons and her coat is fantastic. One problem we had was this mares knees, every time she floats her legs were swelling and we could not even travel 4 hours so we decided to put the TuffRock Poultice to the test again!!
It was a really hard test, we floated from the Hunter Valley to Brewarrina (10 hours) and simply put the TuffRock Poultice half way up the forearm and down to the hoof on both front legs. When we arrived I told my daughter to be careful (who is only 6!) and walk her slowly off the float, she told me her legs were fine and trotted the mare off the float!! To our amazement our daughter was right, her legs we absolutely perfect. We then repeated this on a trip to Lightning Ridge (8 hours) with the same results, now we will not float this horse without our poultice. People still don’t believe us when we tell them about our experiences but there is no way you can deny the facts, TuffRock works.
We have now started to use the Canine Conditioner on our working dogs and are seeing the same results. We are happy customers and only too pleased to endorse their products.
Tania Noble – Tascon Park, Eden Valley, South Australia
Thought I’d share this picture with you. The picture on the left, I took the day I received my Tuffrock and started my show horses on it. The picture on the right was taken on Saturday, I knew he had ‘improved’ since I’d started him on it, but didn’t realise just how much.
(left) Before Tuff Rock (right) After TuffRock
We love the product and were hooked on it after we saw the results on a broodmare that had only been on it for 1 month, I thought her transformation was wonderful, but Beejs change just left me speechless :)
Jo Fowler Lazy W.M. Appaloosas Kundabung NSW
Just thought you might like a photo of Zippin Champagne at the Appy Nationals. Thanks to TuffRock she breezed through the entire 10 days with no stress to either herself or the foal she is carrying (now 9 mths). My other horse Kinda By Choise was reserve state yearling gelding and 5th in the national yearling gelding futurity. Both George and Blondie came home with ribbons, prizes and money. Once again thank you for a great product. Photo.....Zippin Champagne 4th ,3Yr old national trail futurity.
MICHELLE HALLIWELL – Tatura Vic
Just a quick note to say thank you. I run a foaling down and aftercare centre here in Tatura.
Every year we battle with foal diarrhea and cuts and infections as the weather heats up. We lost a mare a month ago while she was foaling we managed to save the foal and had him on a bottle while looking for a foster mum. He developed the scours really bad and started to go down hill quickly in this heat. I had to administer all the normal stuff, penicillin, scourban etc, with no improvement I tried out the Foal Plus and to my amazement the foal was great by two doses.
I have been using it on all the babies now and I am amazed at how fast it works, it has now become a major item in our vet box.
P.S. Guys I want to be a rep for your product I love it!
Kath Peterson and Peter Flynn – Coronation Park Stud Mulbring NSW
Coronation Park Stud in the Hunter Valley has been the home to many National, State and Royal Show Champions over 4 decades. We are responsible for breeding and raising over 250 national champions with in the paint Paint Horse Quarter horse and colored breeds registries, and far too many Royal Show Champions to even try to remember.
I have used Tuff Rock products since the inception of Tuff Rock. Introduced to me through my Partner Peter Flynn, who at the time managed one of the largest privately owned Thoroughbred nursery's in the world 2008 Commands x Shingle Moss TB Colt
" Woodlands Stud” - Denman in the Hunter Valley
Peter stood such greats as Champion race horse and Leading sires Octagonal, his champion son Lonhro, Commands and others. All yearlings under Peter's management were reared using Tuff Rock from birth till they left the stud either as racehorses going into the private racing stables of Crown Lodge or clients Yearlings, heading for the sales.
After Peter’s recommendation I took on the Tuff Rock program at our own property Coronation Park. I have found Tuff Rock an amazing product. You would not believe the results I have achieved in the space of time in short preparations on Show and sale horses. I use Tuff Rock poultice, the stable compound, Conditioner plus and Foal Plus with wonderful results.
I rear and prepare my show team and finish our own Thoroughbred yearlings on Tuff Rock.
I am sending you a couple of photos of our Commands yearlings heading to the Inglis Yearling sales. The colts are still 3 weeks off completion. You can see your reflection in their coats! Also attached is our champion Quarter horse mare, her coat was long and course and would not let go. After 4 weeks on Tuff Rock she is coming along wonderfully. Her first 3 shows have resulted in 5 champion QH broad sashes, champion Palomino, grand champion QH and Supreme Over All breeds exhibit. We are looking forward to the 09 shows and sales.
Thank you Tuff Rock you complete our breeding and training programs. We can thoroughly recommend you.
Kath Peterson and Peter Flynn
Coronation Park Stud
Cutting Horse Testimonials
Geoff Saxby & “Georgey Oak” – Hunter Valley
Winner 2006 Tamworth Cutting Nationals Non Pro Futurity
President of Hunter Valley Cutting Horse Club
A friend and fellow member of the Hunter Valley Cutting Horse Club introduced TuffRock Conditioner Plus liquid feed additive to me. I had heard it was a product worth trying however being skeptical I gave it the hardest trial, preparing my 3 year old filly, “Georgey Oak” for the 2006 Cutting Horse Nationals inTamworth.
The results were fantastic; I found the conditioner really helped me train her properly, it was easy to use, helped her relax but at the same time you could see the alertness, stamina, endurance and condition coming thru that all good cutting horses should have.
I decided then to continue with the Conditioner during the competition and we just went from strength to strength. The results obviously spoke for themselves!!
TuffRock Conditioner Plus is a great product and I am happy to recommend it.
Rob Hallett, & “Oaks Classic Pep” - Hunter Valley
Member of NCHA, AQHA, ABCRA & WKCA
Committee member Hunter Valley Cutting Horse Club
For 25 years I have been working with horses and cattle. During this time I’ve seen many feed additive products for horses and to be honest, most of them don’t work, but I decided to give the TuffRock horse conditioner a go.
One of my horses was very nervous and stressed, particularly when pressured to perform during competitions, so I decided to try this new product. I gave it 20ml in feed, it took about 3 weeks to take effect, but now you can really tell the difference.
You could see the difference after a couple of weeks in the condition of the coat and muscle definition but the real benefit to me was the way the horse was calmer in it’s attitude to work.
I then tried their volcanic Poultice on a damaged knee with one of my camp draft horses and found a significant improvement after a couple of days. Since then they asked me to trial TuffRock Canine Conditioner on my working dogs and the results were great, particularly with the older dogs having more stamina.
Am very happy to recommend the TuffRock range of products.
Mel Fleming and Tony Robinson - The Ultimate Horsemanship Experience
Connecting with Horses and Riding with Synchronicity, Universal Energetic
Mind and Body Work
Feeding horses can be a very complicated and confusing business with so many processed and premixed feeds available on the market today.
Horse's digestive systems are designed for a simple diet and a lot of problems in horses today are a result of feeding feeds that are too rich and not compatible to their digestive systems.
Basic feeds like lucerne, oaten chaff, good quality pasture or hays either lucerne, oaten or pasture hays with the addition of oats or barely if more energy or protein is required will usually be a good starting place for a feeding program when combined with good vitamin and mineral supplements. (Note that whole grain barley must be soaked, preferably with boiling water for about 12 hrs, or boiled before being fed and oats are also easier to digest if soaked.)
For a more specific and individual diet hair testing can be used as a means of assessing dietary needs.
Tuffrock Conditioner is a mineral supplement that we have used with very good results across the board. We have seen it help horses that are finicky eaters, have scours, stomach ulcers or nervous and excitable behaviour.
Horses with dull coats, no top line and those that would not put on weight began to improve dramatically after just a few weeks and it helps horses to recover quicker after injury or hard work.
Tony Robinson Mel Fleming
Jessica Wills – Timor VIC
It has been about 3 weeks since I started using your Products the Conditioner Plus and the Poultice.
I have been overly impressed with the results I have so far.
I have been feeding my horse the conditioner plus and Deek had put on a nice amount of weight and with the work he has added a nice shape to his topline this product has left him gleaming and is really doing wonders for his coat.
I have been using the poultice like shown in the article you sent to me over the kidneys but also around the dock area. Deek when ridden had been so freely moving and really stepping out more then ever since he had his accident "the being hit by lightening" When riding I can really feel him cover the ground with his steps and really reach out and move along. I am very impressed with this product. I told you I would update you as soon as I notice some results but I’m just loving the products and the very positive changes to my horse I do have lots of photos but they are on another computer
I have a ridden photo and you can see the movement my horse has, he was very much lacking the implosion in his trot and was not moving from his shoulder or hips, in just 3 weeks he is really moving well. I have put little red circles for the areas that were causing trouble or pain for him, they seem to be gone now.
You can now count me in as one of your biggest promoters now have been telling every one about your products.
Thanks for your time.
Robyn Fidler –Glenview QLD
Just wanted to share with you what’s been happening with a case of mud fever on our 3yold Q/H
It’s been raining heaps up here in QLD and my horse developed mud fever, he’s had it for about 4 weeks now. We have tried white ointment, all the old remedies, you name it even this new product for greasy heal (can not remember the name), at this stage we are up too and over the 100 $$ mark with no results...... then I remembered Tuffrock (T/R) can be used for greasy heel, so off we went again ….. I bought a small bucket of Poultice from my local saddlery and started the treatment on a very painful and swollen leg.
First I washed the leg then applied the T/R all over his leg, even in his heal where it was very red but no G/H.....wrapped it up with vet wrap and a bandage......left it on over night, next morning took it off - well what a remarkable difference, although not gone but not as inflamed!
Day 2 Sunday, washed it off and re applied the T/R and did the same....again sooo much better.
Today is day 3 and boy it’s so good, the swelling has all but gone! the redness gone! the M/F is so much better, just a little still there, but just remarkable Steve...We thought we would not be able to show him this weekend as well but now he will be fine..
BGW Outback Quarter Horses – Petersborough SA
Thank you for that, all the babies are doing well, we have an orphan that we took on that is on milk powder with the powder TuffRock added to it, he is going ahead in leaps and bounds literally. My two year old colt that is showing has attended three shows as a two year old for champion and reserve champion and high point two year old at two of the three. Once I figure out how to find my photos on this new PC I will send you one. He is also on TuffRock of course and looks amazing. I will also send you a photo of the orphan when i get some.
kind Regards Bridget
Husbands wonderful creatures that they are, Graeme knew where he had hidden the photos so here is a photo of BGW Spot On, a TuffRock walking commercial, you would not believe the amount of people that enquire what he is fed to have his coat so wonderful, simple 20mls of TuffRock daily...
I hope you like him, he is our baby.
Pekka Korpi : Horse Trainer Finland
In horse training it is important to use products that enable the horse to develop to its full capacity and allow them to perform at the best possible level. It is also vital that the horse is able to recover quickly from the strenuous racing. I heard about TuffRock products from other trainers and decided to try them since their experiences had been positive. After trialling the products myself I noticed that they really work. They are easy to use and there are no withholding periods for racing. The benefits from using Conditioner Plus on a daily basis have really been remarkable.
Petri Salmela: Horse Trainer Sweden
I have always believed in traditional methods in horse training, particularly in hard work, and therefore I have been slightly hesitant in trying new products. Nevertheless, I decided to try Conditioner Plus, since Australia is one of the forefront countries in equine products and since I had heard positive feedback about the product. After trying the product I decided to take it to a daily use for all of my horses and foals. The changes in horses following a regular use have been impressive and I intend to ensure the well being of my horses and their top performance by continuously using Conditioner Plus.
Jori Turja: Horse Trainer Italy
I heard about Conditioner Plus from my colleagues when I visited Finland last summer. I initially was skeptical about the product as there are lots of similar products in the market place – some being better than others – but because the Finnish trainers’ feedback about Conditioner Plus was extremely positive I thought I’d give it a go. I took the product with me to Italy and I have been very happy with the results. The performance of my horses has improved, many horses have had a better appetite, their digestion has improved and their recovery from hard racing has been quicker. I have introduced the product to some of my colleagues in Italy and they have achieved similar results – this is really a great product.
Jarkko Ristimaki: Horse Trainer Finland
After trying Conditioner Plus the first time my expectations were exceeded multiple times. Conditioner Plus is really an unbelievable product – it suits perfectly both in maintaining the well being of foals and older horses and in maximizing the performance of the racing horses. In the past I have never encountered so visible positive changes that took place in the horses after regular use of Conditioner Plus. In many cases the effects have been better racing results and quicker recovery after the race. I warmly recommend Conditioner Plus.
Markku Nieminen: Horse Trainer Finland
Having the right diet is one of the important success factors in horse training. It is important to ensure that the diet consists of right ingredients, and one important ingredient is TuffRock Conditioner Plus. After trying the product with a few of my horses I clearly saw the benefits that can be achieved with it. My philosophy is that the prevention is the best cure, and this is exactly what TuffRock does.
I also have started to use Stable Plus to improve the stable hygiene. By using it I want to minimize the illnesses during the training and competition periods. With less illnesses I can train and compete longer periods, and this is a clear advantage. According to my experience Stable Plus is easy to use and, very importantly, cost effective.
Susanna Hartikainen : Owner of the Equine Shop “Ravitarvike Hartikainen”
When we took Conditioner as part of our product range I first wanted to try the product with our own horses to make sure that the quality of the product meets the high expectations of our customers. The results we achieved were fantastic, and soon many common problems, particularly related to horses’ digestion, disappeared. The positive changes were enormous!
The horses looked better, their coat was shinier and the gut and intestine related problems stopped. I only can recommend everybody to try Conditioner Plus and experience herself how the product works. I fully believe in this product.
Tapio and Auli Siekkinen : Horse Stud Farm Owners
We invest a lot of time, effort and money in horse breeding and horse training and we want to make sure that we only offer the best possible products to our horses. Therefore, after regularly giving Conditioner Plus to our horses and noticing the positive changes in them, we were extremely delighted that we had found a product that really works and brings the results. Digestive problems diminished and the racing results improved. We recommend that you try the product with your horses and see the results yourself.
Henrietta Mikkola : Competitive Equestrian Rider Finland
I have always been a little bit skeptical towards “new top products”. However, TuffRock Conditioner Plus does work extremely well. I have given TuffRock to our horses, mainly to the ones suffering from “stress stomachs”, but also to one suffering from stomach ulcer. The difference between now and the time before is significant. The horses are more relaxed, it is much easier to work with them, they recover more quickly and they use their feed more effectively. I warmly recommend Conditioner Plus.