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Success Story: Olivia Turcott and Chester

Dressage rider Olivia Turcott writes in about her experience with BioStar supplements and Chester, a Rhinelander Warmblood gelding who needed to gain weight and muscle tone.

A few years ago my trainer at the time went to go pick up a new horse for me, but ended up bringing me a horse I didn’t intend to have, Chester.

Four days after picking him up we competed at a 1st level Dressage schooling show and the judge noted that I should “stick with him”. We have been together the past three years and I think it is sufficient to say that we are stuck with each other. I couldn’t be happier.

Chester is a 14 year old Rhinelander Warmblood gelding. When we first began working together I had a difficult time keeping weight on him. He was eating 2 1/2 quarts of feed, 2-3 times per day and would still lose weight, especially if we were in work.

Success Story: Olivia Turcott and Chester | BioStarUS

​Chester pictured on April 10, 2017

This past summer, I worked with Stephanie Brown-Beamer as her working student. She turned me onto the whole food diet and BioStar supplements for horses, and put me in touch with Tigger to consult about what would be the best diet for Chester.

Success Story: Olivia Turcott and Chester | BioStar US

Chester pictured on February 12, 2018

After consulting with Tigger, we started our whole food journey in July 2017.  She recommended Quantum EQ, Optimum JS, Chia seeds, and aloe water.

Over the past 6 months he has gained weight and built muscle tone. While he has always been personable, I’ve noticed that he has “perked up” and been more attentive about everything! I don’t feel the need to put him in the cross ties to braid because he is relaxed and in-tune with what is going on around him.

His transformation has been incredible. He still gets fed 3 times per day but now I know he is eating good food and in much less quantity.

Thank you BioStar!
Olivia Turcott

Quantum EQ | BioStar USQuantum EQ™ provides a blend of real ingredients to support energy, stamina, metabolism, recovery, muscle maintenance and bone health. For energy support, Quantum provides purified Shilajit extract. Quantum also provides Astaxanthin, a super antioxidant that supports healthy muscle function and recovery, which is vitally important for performance horses.

Optimum JS for horses | BioStar USOptimum JS 2.0 includes bioavailable minerals, vitamins and amino acids, plus green-lipped mussels, cabbage, and organic kale for joint support, allowing your horse to create their own glucosamine sulfate from the glutamine and sulfur that are naturally present in the ingredients.


Chia Seeds for horses | BioStar USChia Seeds deliver twice the content of omega-3 for horses as flax seeds and provide a complete amino acid profile including Lysine and Proline. Proline is a key constituent of collagen. Equine chia also contains an antioxidant content that is higher than blueberries.

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2 Responses

  1. Judy says:

    An incredible difference and a beautiful Chester!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Chester is very fortunate to have you and BioStar in his life. You and Chester look wonderful and happy! Nutrient dense organic food is the foundation for good health in our horses and ourselves. Thank you for sharing your experience and pictures.