Beth Underhill Joins Haygain's Steam Team
Oct. 9, 2020: Haygain is happy to announce its partnership with
Beth Underhill, one of Canada's most successful and admired equestrians. Beth's
top jumper, Count Me In, is even happier. The Olympic and World Equestrian
Games rider had only had the company's hay steamer a few weeks when the
13-year-old Hanoverian demonstrated one of steamed hay's benefits.
"He's quite particular," Beth says of "Crosby," who has his
own Instagram account as @TheNaughtyLittleBayHorse. "He is not a
great eater, but he's been much better since he started on steamed hay."
Although steamed hay was designed primarily to improve respiratory health, it
has a taste and texture that improves appetite in most horses. Vets love it for
getting their equine patients back on their nutrition plan after surgeries and
the perfectly healthy Crosby just plain loves it. Scientific and anecdotal
evidence report that he is not alone in that.
Two other horses in Beth's program showed equally quick health improvements in
the form of significantly fewer allergy symptoms. "We have a few horses on
allergy shots because they are so allergenic, but since we've had them on
Haygain, we haven't had any episodes," Beth explains. As in the spring,
fall is a tough time for allergy sufferers. Harvest season stirs up soil dust
and new crops of pollens and other allergens abound. Prior to getting steamed
hay, these two horses were still getting rash and hives outbreaks, even while
on daily allergy shots. "And we haven't had any of those lately."
Quick Results Are Common
Beth is impressed to see such nice results so quickly, although it's common.
When it comes to allergies and respiratory health, the first and often most
effective step is reducing respirable irritants in the horse's environment.
Unfortunately, even hay of good nutrient quality is loaded with these
microscopic causes of irritation and inflammation. Haygain's high temperature
steaming reduces up to 99% of the dust, mold, bacteria, fungi and other
allergens in hay.
The medium size of three models, the HG600, is advertised as easily portable
and Beth's crew tested that claim right away. After great showings at the
Angelstone and Palgrave tournaments in Ontario, Beth and her Beth Underhill
Stables' clients headed off to Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, British
Columbia. They'll close out the 2020 season on the California show circuit.
Beth's resume is long and well known: She represented Canada in the 1992
Barcelona Olympics and the 1994 and 1998 World Equestrian Games. She continues
to compete at the highest levels while contributing to the sport's growth as an
industry leader and as a coach, of her own students in Ontario and in clinics
throughout North America.
Having Beth on Haygain's "Steam Team" is an honor, says Bee
Richardson, the company's Vice President of Marketing. "As a relatively
new presence in Canada, Haygain is thrilled to align its horse health products
with the country's best. And we're pretty excited about having @TheNaughtyLittleBayHorse
on board, too! There's no substitute for hearing about Haygain's benefits
straight from the horse's mouth!"
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Orthopedic Flooring, visit www.haygain.us