Granito the Goldic Horse

Click on the link below to see Granito

https://youtu.be/EqUe4o_PlwI

The Healing Magic of Gold

Better than IRAP, PRP, and Stem Cell Therapy

Since recorded history, gold has been the most sought after metal.  It has been used for jewelry, coinage, religious artifacts, dental work, decorations, and even woven into fabric.  You could also say that gold has also held a mystical presence given for example, the legend of alchemists, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and the craze of the California Gold Rush.  In ancient times it was considered a sign of immortality because it does not corrode as other metals do.  Those ancient cultures were not too far from the mark in that consideration.  Today there is a gold therapy that offers amazing healing properties.  Not exactly immortality but perhaps the next best thing, regeneration.  Although gold therapy has been used since the early 1900’s for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, it often caused toxic side effects. However, this new advanced gold therapy has no side effects.  Nor does it require surgery or medications.  Arthrogen Goldic is a stand-alone product that regenerates soft tissue.

Dr. Ulrich Schneider, an orthopedic surgeon and rheumatologist who specializes in regeneration therapy near Munich has developed a product and a procedure that enables us to receive the benefits of gold without the side effects. Through a very simple procedure Dr. Schneider with the help of specialists at Heidelberg University figured out how to obtain the healing properties of gold outside of the body and then put it back into the body.   Hmmm…. It sounds a little like alchemy.  Let’s demystify the magic of Goldic.

The patient’s blood is pulled into 4 different vials containing specially formulated gold crystals.  The vials of blood are then incubated for 24 hours and centrifuged afterwards to separate the blood from the serum.  Then the vials of blood serum are injected back into the patient with a special filter that catches any gold salts and cells only allowing your own blood serum back into the body.   The magic of Goldic happens while in the vials of blood. The gold crystals acts as a catalyst to up regulate growth factors such as Gelsolin, G-CSF, and SCCF-B.  For example the blood protein gelsolin which has a normal blood value of 1990 becomes up to 10 times more powerful with a blood value of 21250 after the Goldic process. All of these growth factors simultaneously stimulate stem cell proliferation at the site of injury and provide essential substances to injured tissue cells for differentiation and regeneration of the original pre-injured tissue.  Therefore there is no need for stem cell transplantation.  It regenerates injured ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints (pain and inflammation) naturally without the risk of contamination from stem cell harvesting and transplantation.

Arthrogen Goldic is a tissue regeneration product that outshines IRAP, PRP, stem cell therapy, and any other product on the market today!  Not only is it proven to regenerate tissue but even more importantly it regenerates the original tissue not fibrous tissue or scar tissue.  Therefore the regenerated tissue will not break down with normal wear and tear.  It will act as the original tissue because that is what it is.  Best of all, it is a non-invasive simple procedure requiring no surgery or medications.  Your vet can even do it in the comfort of your own farm.  Speaking from experience, that is exactly what I did.

Granito, a most extraordinary Andalusian stallion came to my barn in March 2014.  He was 15 years old and was trained to Prix St George level in dressage.  His owner was looking to sell him so I was to tune him up for sales.  When he arrived he was on Pentasan because of lameness issues.  His fetlocks had obvious bony changes and he had been diagnosed with low grade chronic degeneration of all 4 fetlocks.  He had also had a ligament injury at one time.   He was not glaringly unsound but he would sometimes collapse a fetlock when riding him and his front legs would be shaky after mild work.  I cautioned his owner that I thought he could not withstand a show career but only light riding that was not too demanding.

In December of 2014 I received an email about a product called Goldic.  I wondered if it might be of help to the stallion.  He was such a wonderful horse and I thought if it would make him more comfortable and give him longevity; he certainly deserved it.  I told his owner about it and we then started the hunt to find a vet to do the procedure.  Finally we found an agreeable equine veterinarian, Dr. Todd Burdick, to make the frequent trips to my barn to inject Granito’s fetlocks with the Goldic.

I watched as Todd would put the needle into the joint and then attach the syringe with the Goldic to inject.  I was not expecting quick results but ever so hopeful.  When Todd started the week of the third injections, he was pleasantly surprised.  After putting the needle into the joint, fluid began to run out of the needle.  Up to this point the joints were dry with no signs of fluid.  Todd commented that the fluid was of a good normal consistency.  The following week after his fourth injection I took Granito to an exhibition in which he performed fabulously.  His legs no longer shook after he worked.  Now it is 2016 a little more than a year later and I have used him for many exhibitions since his Goldic injections.  He moves with great ease and is absolutely on no medications any longer.  I feel like Granito has been given a second chance.

Goldic has been successfully used in equine medicine for more than 12 years and 6 years in humans.  In 2004 Goldic was used on the 1st equine patient. Commander, a 12 year old world class jumping horse in Germany had lameness in both front legs, 2 suspensory ligament tears.  Commander, previous to Goldic treatment, had remained lame in the pasture for 2 years. Originally Commander was treated with hyaluronic acid, drugs, and enhanced feed and would appear to have recovered, but he would reinjure himself after going back to competition.  Dr. Veith, an equine veterinarian specializing in lameness and arthritis in the Munich area heard about Arthrogen Goldic and decided to try it on Commander.  The horse was injected with the Goldic in both front legs following the protocol of one injection per week for 4 weeks.  To the amazement of Dr. Veith, Commander was completely regenerated and 4 to 6 weeks after the last injection, he returned to his training and on to further competition.  Commander now 22 years old, has not reinjured himself in the last 10 years of his successful jumping career.

Most recently Goldic was used on, Royal Journey, a Thoroughbred race horse in California from Magali Farms.  The horse had a fracture in the knee.  The third carpal bone was split in half and of course the ligaments were torn as well.  At the medical hospital near Santa Barbara California, Alamo Pintado, performed surgery to put the bone back together using a screw to compress the bone together.  After surgery, the Goldic treatment was used to regenerate the ligaments.   The surgeon Carter E. Judy DVM, stated the following in his report,

“The horse was given a guarded prognosis for return to racing based on the intra-operative         findings.  The horse was subsequently treated with the Goldic product post-operatively and has since raced three times without lameness issues in the right front carpus.   The inclusion of the Goldic product in the post operative care undoubtedly improved the horse’s prognosis.”

Goldic is proving to be a valuable healing product for equines.   It can be used for other animals as well such as cats and dogs.  Unfortunately it is not available in this country for human use but only for veterinarian use.  However you may take a trip to Germany to visit Dr. Schneider at his clinic in Germany.  I actually did just that in September 2015.  I had my damaged thumb injected which was injured by two different horse kicks two years ago.  In a few weeks after the injection my thumb felt stronger and I could use it much better.  Today, six months later, it feels nearly 100%.  Dr. Schneider has had many successful cases at his clinic with the Goldic.  While in Germany I met a patient who came to Dr. Schneider with a herniated disc and could hardly walk.  In seven days after the first injection his pain was gone and he completely quit taking pain medications.  He was able to go back to his job and resume normal activities after the 4 injection protocol (4 weeks).

I would consider Goldic to be medicine of the future.  It requires no medications, no hospital stay, and no surgery. Though I am not suggesting surgery or medications are not sometimes necessary; however, given a choice, I would certainly opt for Goldic if possible.  For example, if I needed a knee or hip replacement assuming that there was still some cartilage left that could be regenerated; I would go for the gold.

 

By Linda Bertschinger

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Granito the Goldic Horse

 

Arthrogen Goldic Therapy, Medicine of the Future

The Healing Magic of Gold

Better than IRAP, PRP, and Stem Cell Therapy

Since recorded history, gold has been the most sought after metal.  It has been used for jewelry, coinage, religious artifacts, dental work, decorations, and even woven into fabric.  You could also say that gold has also held a mystical presence given for example, the legend of alchemists, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and the craze of the California Gold Rush.  In ancient times it was considered a sign of immortality because it does not corrode as other metals do.  Those ancient cultures were not too far from the mark in that consideration.  Today there is a gold therapy that offers amazing healing properties.  Not exactly immortality but perhaps the next best thing, regeneration.  Although gold therapy has been used since the early 1900’s for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, it often caused toxic side effects. However, this new advanced gold therapy has no side effects.  Nor does it require surgery or medications.  Arthrogen Goldic is a stand-alone product that regenerates soft tissue.

Dr. Ulrich Schneider, an orthopedic surgeon and rheumatologist who specializes in regeneration therapy near Munich has developed a product and a procedure that enables us to receive the benefits of gold without the side effects. Through a very simple procedure Dr. Schneider with the help of specialists at Heidelberg University figured out how to obtain the healing properties of gold outside of the body and then put it back into the body.   Hmmm…. It sounds a little like alchemy.  Let’s demystify the magic of Goldic.

The patient’s blood is pulled into 4 different vials containing specially formulated gold crystals.  The vials of blood are then incubated for 24 hours and centrifuged afterwards to separate the blood from the serum.  Then the vials of blood serum are injected back into the patient with a special filter that catches any gold salts and cells only allowing your own blood serum back into the body.   The magic of goldic happens while in the vials of blood. The gold crystals acts as a catalyst to up regulate growth factors such as Gelsolin, G-CSF, and SCCF-B.  For example the blood protein gelsolin which has a normal blood value of 1990 becomes up to 10 times more powerful with a blood value of 21250 after the Goldic process. All of these growth factors simultaneously stimulate stem cell proliferation at the site of injury and provide essential substances to injured tissue cells for differentiation and regeneration of the original pre-injured tissue.  Therefore there is no need for stem cell transplantation.  It regenerates injured ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints (pain and inflammation) naturally without the risk of contamination from stem cell harvesting and transplantation.

Arthrogen Goldic is a tissue regeneration product that outshines IRAP, PRP, stem cell therapy, and any other product on the market today!  Not only is it proven to regenerate tissue but even more importantly it regenerates the original tissue not fibrous tissue or scar tissue.  Therefore the regenerated tissue will not break down with normal wear and tear.  It will act as the original tissue because that is what it is.  Best of all, it is a non-invasive simple procedure requiring no surgery or medications.  Your vet can even do it in the comfort of your own farm.  Speaking from experience, that is exactly what I did.

Granito, a most extraordinary Andalusian stallion came to my barn in March 2014.  He was 15 years old and was trained to Prix St George level in dressage.  His owner was looking to sell him so I was to tune him up for sales.  When he arrived he was on Pentasan because of lameness issues.  His fetlocks had obvious bony changes and he had been diagnosed with low grade chronic degeneration of all 4 fetlocks.  He had also had a ligament injury at one time.   He was not glaringly unsound but he would sometimes collapse a fetlock when riding him and his front legs would be shaky after mild work.  I cautioned his owner that I thought he could not withstand a show career but only light riding that was not too demanding.

Granito performing canter pirouette during a Zorro exhibition

Granito performing canter pirouette during a Zorro exhibition

In December of 2014 I received an email about a product called Goldic.  I wondered if it might be of help to the stallion.  He was such a wonderful horse and I thought if it would make him more comfortable and give him longevity; he certainly deserved it.  I told his owner about it and we then started the hunt to find a vet to do the procedure.  Finally we found an agreeable equine veterinarian, Dr. Todd Burdick, to make the frequent trips to my barn to inject Granito’s fetlocks with the Goldic.

I watched as Todd would put the needle into the joint and then attach the syringe with the Goldic to inject.  I was not expecting quick results but ever so hopeful.  When Todd started the week of the third injections, he was pleasantly surprised.  After putting the needle into the joint, fluid began to run out of the needle.  Up to this point the joints were dry with no signs of fluid.  Todd commented that the fluid was of a good normal consistency.  The following week after his fourth injection I took Granito to an exhibition in which he performed fabulously.  His legs no longer shook after he worked.  Now it is 2016 a little more than a year later and I have used him for many exhibitions since his Goldic injections.  He moves with great ease and is absolutely on no medications any longer.  I feel like Granito has been given a second chance.

Goldic has been successfully used in equine medicine for more than 12 years and 6 years in humans.  In 2004 Goldic was used on the 1st equine patient. Commander, a 12 year old world class jumping horse in Germany had lameness in both front legs, 2 suspensory ligament tears.  Commander, previous to Goldic treatment, had remained lame in the pasture for 2 years. Originally Commander was treated with hyaluronic acid, drugs, and enhanced feed and would appear to have recovered, but he would reinjure himself after going back to competition.  Dr. Veith, an equine veterinarian specializing in lameness and arthritis in the Munich area heard about Arthrogen Goldic and decided to try it on Commander.  The horse was injected with the Goldic in both front legs following the protocol of one injection per week for 4 weeks.  To the amazement of Dr. Veith, Commander was completely regenerated and 4 to 6 weeks after the last injection, he returned to his training and on to further competition.  Commander now 22 years old, has not reinjured himself in the last 10 years of his successful jumping career.

Most recently Goldic was used on, Royal Journey, a Thoroughbred race horse in California from Magali Farms.  The horse had a fracture in the knee.  The third carpal bone was split in half and of course the ligaments were torn as well.  At the medical hospital near Santa Barbara California, Alamo Pintado, performed surgery to put the bone back together  using  a screw to compress the bone together.  After surgery, the Goldic treatment was used to regenerate the ligaments.   The surgeon Carter E. Judy DVM, stated the following in his report,

“The horse was given a guarded prognosis for return to racing based on the intra-operative findings.  The horse was subsequently treated with the Goldic product post-operatively and has since raced three times without lameness issues in the right front carpus.   The inclusion of the Goldic product in the post operative care undoubtedly improved the horse’s prognosis.”

Goldic is proving to be a valuable healing product for equines.   It can be used for other animals as well such as cats and dogs.  Unfortunately it is not available in this country for human use but only for veterinarian use.  However you may take a trip to Germany to visit Dr. Schneider at his clinic in Germany.  I actually did just that in September 2015.  I had my damaged thumb injected which was injured by two different horse kicks two years ago.  In a few weeks after the injection my thumb felt stronger and I could use it much better.  Today, six months later, it feels nearly 100%.  Dr. Schneider has had many successful cases at his clinic with the Goldic.  While in Germany I met a patient who came to Dr. Schneider with a herniated disc and could hardly walk.  In seven days after the first injection his pain was gone and he completely quit taking pain medications.  He was able to go back to his job and resume normal activities after the 4 injection protocol (4 weeks).

I would consider Goldic to be medicine of the future.  It requires no medications, no hospital stay, and no surgery. Though I am not suggesting surgery or medications are not sometimes necessary; however, given a choice, I would certainly opt for Goldic if possible.  For example, if I needed a knee or hip replacement assuming that there was still some cartilage left that could be regenerated, I would go for the gold.

If you have any questions or want more information about Arthrogen Goldic, you can go to my website at www.classicusfarm and click on the Goldic link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruehlingh Begins Her Training at Classicus

Fruehlingh, a three old Oldenburg mare began her training in October.  Her sire was Flemmingh and her dam is Wyndale.  She has been started classically with a strong emphasis on lightness.  She is a very sensitive mare but at the same time has a good brain.  She is very willing and reasonable.  Her gaits are nice and big.  She is coming along very nicely.  She does walk ,trot, and just started canter.  She does a nice shoulder-in at the walk as well.  She is traveling soft on the bit at walk and trot with exceptionally good transitions.  She is a wonderful mare! Fruehlingh

 

Click on the videos to see Fruehling in training:   

 


Classicus’ First Equestrian Dinner

On June 1st, 13 dinner guests attended the first Equestrian Dinner at Classicus.  Guests arrived barsnside for champagne, introductions, and meeting the horses.  The  flowers were spectacular and the evening weather was stunning.  After chatting, the guests made their way to the dining room to sit at one of the three tables in front of the picture windows that look out into the arena.   At each place setting was a program which included a line-up for the evenings performances as well as a photo and brief history of each breed performing.  Five different breeds were represented for the theme of the evening, the history of the horse.MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

The first horse for the evening was Pico performing all of the lateral movements on the long line. The second horse was the Quarter Horse, King  .The third horse was a very exuberant Kiger Mustang, El Dorado.   Fourth was  the Hanoverian, Eros.  Fifth was  the Napoletano Nesso presented by Napoleon. Another dinner is scheduled for August 24th.

 

To see a clip of a performance during dress rehearsal click on the following link to see a very exuberant mustang, El Dorado.  He repeated his exuberant display for the performance during the actual dinner show as well. http://youtu.be/OZ4RFJVOt2k

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Nesso the Napoletano presented by Napoleon

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Eros the Hanoverian

 

Pico in shoulder-in

Pico in shoulder-in

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El Dorado the Kiger mustang

King, the Quarter Horse

King, the Quarter Horse

Gorgeous Arabian filly “Cordelia”

This little Princess has graced Classicus for 3 months.  She came green broke and has done exceptionally well.  She has learned shoulder-in, haunches-in, and pirouette all in a short amount of time. She is undoubtedly the nicest mare I have ever trained and I have trained many Arabians.

Cordelia in trot shoulder-in

Cordelia in trot shoulder-in

She is definitely a trainer’s dream.She is very smart and very willing.  She also does not spook much as most Arabians do very well, but is very level headed.  She will go home soon and will be sadly missed.  However her  owner has  recently bought her two brothers and is looking to send me one for training and sell the other one.  Cordelia is from Al-Marah farm in Tuscon, Arizona.  The owner of the farm,  Bazy Tankersley recently passed away and there has been a dispersal sale of the horses.

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3rd Annual Equine Expo

Warren county 4 H held Equine Expo at Warren Co. Fairgrounds

 The Warren county 4-H did another great job of sponsoring an Equine Expo for the third time.  There was a variety of horses and ponies that exhibited on Sunday, April 7th.  Luckily the late winter snow had disappeared and it finally felt like spring. There were 21 classes in all.  From minis to draft horses and everything in between made an appearance. Debbi Garrett the club’s sponsor always does a nice job of organizing the event.

Linda and Eros ride to Enya’s “Oronico Flo”

Mini driving exhibition

Percheron meets mini

 

Napoletano meets Mustang

 

Nesso meets Lakota

Though they are from worlds apart, Lakota from Wyoming and Nesso from Naples, Italy; they manage to speak the same language and are getting along splendidly.  However historically speaking, these two horses were once neighbors  Both are European descent as we know the mustang has Spanish roots.  Lakota is a 12 year old Mustang that came to board at Classicus recently.  He is very kind and a good companion for the 3 year old Italian horse, Nesso.                                      

Nesso’s First Taste of Freedom

After his long journey on a trailer from Naples to Amsterdam, a plane to the United States, and then a trailer trip from New York to Virginia: Nesso is very much enjoying his long awaited freedom at Classicus Farm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Napoletano Arrives in the U.S.

After a long arduous journey, Nesso has finally arrived.  His trip began in Naples where he was then trailered to Amsterdam to catch a plane to the U.S.  He arrived in Newburg, New York on Sunday afternoon. The agent for Mersant, who was the  shipper, said that he was very calm at the airport.  Keep in mind that Nesso, the 3-year-old Napoletano, had never traveled anywhere before.  He spent 42 hours in quarantine and again the shipper agent commented on his lack of stress.  I reminded  Paul, the agent for Mersant, that the Napoletano used to be a war horse.  With that having said, I believe the steadiness that Nesso displayed is typical of the breed. 

Nesso at the airport.

After he was released from quarantine then he was loaded on a tractor and trailer headed for Classicus Farm.  I had to pick him up at the Food Lion parking lot because a big rig cannot get back to the farm.  At 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning the 24th of October, Nesso very nicely walked down the ramp of the tractor and trailer and on to  the ramp of my horse trailer without any hesitation.  Fifteen minutes later,he was in  the stall at his new home, Classicus.

 

 

 

 

 

Another Success Story

Soften The Eye

Genuwine after 3 months of training

When you can see the whites of their eye, you know you have a frightened horse.  Genuwine Gold the 3/4 Arab and 1/4 thoroughbred cross gelding that Valerie Kanavy sent to me 3 months ago definitely showed the whites of his eyes.  I usually get her more challenging horses and Genuwine was one of the most challenging ones I have trained for her.  Everyone at Valerie’s barn had gone off of Genuwine, so he was not rideable.  He was not a bucker but moved like a startled cat.  With no warning he could spin, jump sideways and bolt which is indeed what happened to me on one occasion. He did a 180 than jumped sideways which is the moment I decided to jump because I was loosing my balance anyway and hanging on to this horse was not a good idea.  Luckily I landed on my feet and he took off but was retrieved quickly and after doing quite a bit of work-in-hand to settle him, I got back on for a short successful end. 

He was actually a very kind horse but with definite trust issues and after so many people had gone off of him, it made him even more afraid.  As often  is, I knew the protocol was to calm and relax the horse, soften the eye, so to speak.  Valerie said that at her barn they had done many desensitizing methods like introducing him to many knew things, tarps, etc…. They even slid off of his back many times while he was standing.  She said it looked like a Pat Parelli workshop in her arena.  Those are all good things but I knew that he had to be desensitized while in movement.  I spent at least a month doing extra groundwork with him.  I lunged him as usual but also put a flag on the end of a whip and moved it on him and around him while lunging.  I also did a lot of long lining with him which helps them get used to something behind them as well as the lines touching their body while moving.   I long lined him in shoulder-in then introduced haunches-in because the change of movements gave me an opportunity to flap the lines on him from one side then to the other as well as help to supple him. 

Relaxtion and softness in work-in-hand

The lunging and the work-in-hand helped to supple and relax him as it does all horses. When I finally did ride Genuwine, it was within the first week that I went off of him.  After that incident there were no more as explosive as that one.  As he became more and more relaxed, his reactions lessened.  By the third month he was doing shoulder-in at the trot.  He can also do a haunches-in at the walk and a pirouette as well.  You might wonder why an endurance horse would need to do these movements.  For several reasons, the lateral work is very beneficial.  It helped to relax Genuwine and engage his mind to give him something positive to focus on rather than focusing on being afraid.  Also the lateral work naturally relaxes a horse because they must stretch their muscles and let go of tension to do it properly.  The haunches-in movement prepares a horse for the leg aids in the canter especially important for such a reactive horse as Genuwine.

Genuwine in shoulder-in

Shoulder-in at the trot is indicative of a horse that can focus and relax his brain and muscles.  My goal, of course, for any horse is to prepare the horse for the trot shoulder-in and ask for it as soon as I think he is ready.  All of the other lateral movements come from the shoulder-in, so once you have that, you can move on.  I train many of Valerie’s endurance horses with the same program, a good shoulder-in will improve the horse’s well-being allowing him to be a better mount. 

 Now at the end of three months Genuwine can be ridden and will  go home much more relaxed, confident, and willing to work with a rider.  However, I must caution that the groundwork should continue, first to develop trust and understanding with another rider and second to maintain suppleness and relaxation.  I wish him luck in his endurance career.