“I use FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips because I can see the difference in my horses & I know they work. I have a horse that is a bleeder and I have tried everything but nothing works as well as the FLAIR Strips. When using FLAIR Strips my horses are able to perform in the arena at their best because they are getting the maximum amount of oxygen to their lungs. When using the FLAIR Strips I have noticed that my horses also have a shortened recovery time after competition. I recommend FLAIR Strips to everyone because I know they will see a difference in their equine athletes. I am very proud to be a part of such a great team & represent a product that I know works!!!”
~ Barrell Racer Christy Colgate
Several years ago I was introduced to FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips and they have been a staple in my family’s trailer ever since. Hauling a great Bully Bullion gelding who bleeds is somewhat challenging, but FLAIR Strips proved to be just what he needed to perform to his upmost ability.
My gelding has now found his way into my sister’s trailer, as I pursue my broadcast journalism career in Nashville, TN. Working as a reporter for a national news network has taken me across the country to events like the Calgary Stampede, Texas Junior High Finals, National Finals Rodeo, Steeplechase and Road to the Horse. Covering these events opened my eyes to just how many people rely on FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips to keep their equine counterparts feeling their best.
~Broadcast Journalist and Barrel Racer Courtenay DeHoff
I began using FLAIR nasal strips back in 2010 while I was working towards filling my WPRA Permit on “Pete”. Being 21 at the time, the East coast summer heat and humidity gave him breathing troubles. Our good family friend, Jennifer Romriell suggested using FLAIR strips and I instantly saw a change in “Pete’s” performance. We went from placing 4th through 6th, to consistently being in the top three at every rodeo we went to. Since then I have continued to use FLAIR strips on all of the horses I have rodeo and have seen the same great results.
~ Barrel Racer Chelsie Clement
The first time using FLAIR® strips on my horses I saw instant results! They seemed to fire harder during their runs and cooled down in half the usual time.
One of my top mounts “Willies Rare Ace”, had an issue with bleeding from time to time, because of this I would inject him with lasix before our runs. This was not something I enjoyed doing, which made me start my search for an alternative. When I came across FLAIR strips I was very interested, and was sold after my first use. I no longer use lasix and my horses have had NO bleeding problems since using FLAIR when competing.
I would recommend FLAIR strips to anyone and everyone! I never leave home without them!
~ Barrel Racer Stephanie Wallace
FLAIR is definitely a product that increases the airflow to a horse’s lungs when they are gasping toward the end of a cross country course. It’s a wonderful product that only can improve your horse’s chance of a successful round.
– Boyd Martin | Boyd Martin Eventing |Highest Placed US Eventing TeamMember - 2010 World Equestrian Games
~Buck Davidson | Buck Davidson Eventing | 2010 Eventing Horseman of the Year (Chronicle of the Horse)
We typically do more than 30 runs at the 3 and 4* levels in a season. I’ve been using FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips on my horses. They are not only easy to use, but they are very effective. I have noticed that my horses go better, breathe easier, and have a faster recovery, when they wear a FLAIR.
~Oliver Townend | Oliver Townend Eventing | Leading British Eventing Rider
My barrel horse, Tommy, works so hard for me and gives me all I ask. So I put FLAIR® Strips on him to help him breathe easier.
His performance proves that the strips work. We are placing at local events and rodeos. We’ll be running at the rodeos in Tucson, Yuma and Scottsdale this month alone! I want everyone to know that your product is not just for “bleeders”, but it helps all horses that compete in high performance sports. I even use the strips on Tommy when I swim him in the acquaciser!
~Eileen | Tucson, AZ
When I use FLAIR nasal strips my horse comes out of the arena not breathing near as hard. She also breathes with deeper smoother breaths. She is a bleeder and I take every precaution I can to keep her from bleeding again. I will not ever run her again without them. She actually likes getting it put on her.
~Diane Fryer, Barrel Racer
The respiratory system is a limiting factor in performance of horses. The fact that all horses break some blood vessels in the lung (i.e. bleed or experience exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage) during hard exercise shows that this is a system on the edge. Therefore anything that you can do as an owner, rider or trainer to reduce this stress must be beneficial. My view is that the FLAIR® Nasal Strip is a safe, simple and effective way to support the horse’s respiratory system during training and competition.
~Dr. David Marlin BSc, PhD, President of the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology and Advisor to the FEI for the 2008 Beijing Games Equestrian Events in Hong Kong
I found that use of FLAIR® Strips on many typical hotter blooded horses helps to keep them on a calmer, less panic-stricken way of going due to helping them breathe easier. I also ride the typical warmblood that puts more exertion in their breath when put into hard work. FLAIR strips give me confidence that I’m making my horse’s job easier. I have been building even more confidence in FLAIR through use and looking at the continuing research of their already proven product.
~ Eric Dierks, 4* Eventer and Award Winning OTTB Trainer
I have used FLAIR® Nasal Strips on all of my horses for the past 5 years. The Strips are for every horse that runs, none of my horses runs without a Strip.
~Marty Wolfson, Trainer of Miesque’s Approval, Winner 2006 Breeder’s Cup Classic
Fitness is an important part of my life and ensuring the horses are in peak physical condition is paramount to my competitive streak! I like to win! I choose to wear FLAIR Strips on my horses, as a show jumper, as I feel it give me that edge, particularly in recovery before the jump off. I have noticed my horses have really benefited from FLAIR, maintaining performance throughout jumping rounds.
~ Dan Neilson, Show Jumper, Essex, UK
My eight year old gelding had a flapper problem starting at age two. Could do everything except breathe; even after flapper surgery and laser surgery. In fall of `07 I learned about FLAIR® Nasal Strips. With this remarkable product, he’s more comfortable, which lets him enter the pen without panicking, he performs better and breathes much easier!
~Faye H., Princeton, Louisiana
Every horseman knows it takes many ingredients to create a successful relationship between horse and rider. That’s why whenever I leave the start box, I make sure that each of my horses are accompanied with a FLAIR® Strip to help ensure their very best performance across country. Whether it’s in the ring over show jumps, or out galloping across the terrain, FLAIR Strips have proven to be a paramount ingredient to both my horses’ and my success.
~Lainey Ashker, Three-Day Event Rider, US Equestrian Team
I have been using FLAIR® Nasal Strips on my horses for the past few years. I believe FLAIR Nasal Strips are a key component to our success.
~Phillip Dutton, Dual Gold Medalist Atlanta & Sydney Olympics, Winner 2008 Kentucky Rolex 3 Day Event
My horse would have nose bleeds ever since I first got him. When scoped by my vet there were no problems in the upper airway. We tried supplements and herbs but they did not help. Then I tried FLAIR® and the bleeding stopped, he could breath easier and he recovered faster. I trust FLAIR Strips and use them on all of my horses.
~Yoshi Oiwa, International 3 Day Event RIder, Nagoya, Japan
“As a trainer and competitor, I am always looking to maximize my horse’s health and performance. I find that using FLAIR® Strips gives my horses that extra benefit in marathon that contributes to our continued success. My current FEI horse tends to be a bit of a panter, and his P/R’s have noticably dropped since I started using the FLAIR Strips on him. He has been first or second in every marathon since, including the 2008 USEF National Combined Driving Singles Championships.”
~Sterling D. B. Graburn, Two time FEI Top Driver Award Winner (North American Challenge); 2006 World Singles Championships; 2005 Res National Champion; 2008 National Champion, 2012 US Single Horse Champion
I have been using FLAIR® Nasal Strips on my horses for several years now; I believe they delay fatigue during the endurance phase and aid recovery of my horse after the cross country.
~Sam Griffiths, International Event Rider
I’m prepared to spend the money and use FLAIR® Strips to give my horses every competitive opportunity.
Andrew Hoy, Winner of the 2006 Rolex Kentucky 3-day Event and Badminton Horse Trials
I am a great fan of FLAIR® Nasal Strips. Ever since I started using them, I noticed a big difference in the lung capacity of my horses. From now on I will not only be using them for training and competitions, but on the young horses too.
~Candida Crawford, Young International 3 Day Event Rider, Loire Valley, France
I tested the Strips in training and was impressed. My horses seemed to recover really quickly. I really believe in the benefit of FLAIR® Nasal Strips, not only as a sport driver, but also as a veterinarian.
~Florian Hoermann, Germany, Veterinarian and Training for World Championship Single Horse Driver in Poland 2008
I love using FLAIR® Strips on my horses. I know that when they finish the cross country course they will recover more quickly. I have found that when I use FLAIR during show jumping my horses are more relaxed. I would recommend FLAIR to any equestrian wanting their horse to perform at its best.
~Meaghan Marinovich, 2006 North American Young Rider Team Gold Medal Winner
Tiger Moth has hunted all her life. In 2002 she contracted a virus resulting in palate damage and thickening of the wind. She continued with all activities but lost some speed and found heavy going harder work. Thus, I tried a FLAIR® Nasal Strip and the improvement was very signficicant. Not only could she gallop further but recovered each time so she could continue without being left behind but the next day she was not unduly tired as had been the case prior to using FLAIR Strips.
~Susan Archer, UK
When I used a FLAIR® Strip on my 5 year old thoroughbred mare on the second day of a challenging jumping clinic, the difference was night and day. She had no problems performing, was comfortable, and seemed to enjoy the day. She never got winded. The FLAIR nasal strip kept her comfortable during her strenuous workout and allowed her to perform without any signs of being overtaxed. The FLAIR Strip works!
~L. Murphy, Watertown, MN
‘Brushstrokes’ is a twenty year old 13h jumping pony owned and ridden by my 10 year old daughter Alice. Recently, they were jumping in a 90 cm show jumping round as part of a ‘combined training’ competition. The competition was open to children and adults. There were twenty in the class and Alice and Brushy were one of only four to go clear within the time, they finished 5th. Brushy used a FLAIR® Nasal Strip for the first time that day. The difference in recovery after 14 jumping efforts around a 100 metre x 120 metre arena was very noticeable. Alice and ‘Brushy’ are going to Hickstead in June and will use FLAIR Strips again.
~Helen C., Oxford, England