Horsemanship and Equiwinner Go Together Like a Horse and Sulky!

That’s Why Two-Time O’Brien Horsemanship Award Winner Kelly Hoerdt sticks with Equiwinner.

Successful Standardbred trainer-driver Kelly Hoerdt has earned a reputation over the years as one of Canada’s leading harness horsemen. For the nearly 15 years, one of the secrets to his success has been Equiwinner electrolyte balancing patches.

Hoerdt perennially ranks as one of Alberta’s top drivers and top trainers, winning numerous year-end titles. In addition, he is a two-time winner of Canada’s prestigious O’Brien Award of Horsemanship which celebrates the harness trainer who exemplifies the highest standard of horsemanship in developing young horses in their care, a commitment to equine welfare and respect for the horse.

When he was first introduced to Equiwinner patches, Hoerdt hoped it would help to prevent tying up and EIPH (exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage) in his racehorses. Since then, he has seen numerous other benefits from using Equiwinner.

“I’ve had extraordinary results preventing azoturia (tying up) and EIPH (bleeding), avoiding the high cost to treat these ongoing racehorse ailments in a simple, nonintrusive application,” said Hoerdt about Equiwinner. “The horses’ coats look shiny and healthy throughout the year with one 10-day treatment. My horses ship better and are also not washing out in the hot summer months during peak racing season.”

Distributed in North America by Signal-Health, Equiwinner is a patented, non-transdermal patch that contains only specially formulated electrolytes.  Rather than transferring electrolytes into a horse’s body, the horse’s body simply recognizes the electrolytes in the patches and responds to them, allowing them to work properly. A single 10-day treatment can be effective for months and even up to a year and will never test positive in any racing or equestrian jurisdiction.

A consummate horseman, Hoerdt originally got involved with harness racing as a teenager. Since then, his involvement and passion for the sport has blossomed, not only as a trainer and driver, but also as an owner and astute caretaker of the equine athlete. In addition to his stable of racehorses, Hoerdt has mares and foals, young horses who have yet to start their racing career and aged horses.

Included in his breadth and depth of experience in horse husbandry is Hoerdt’s appreciation for how integral electrolyte balance is for racehorses to perform at the peak of their abilities.

“[Equiwinner patches are] a must during stake season for my young horses,” said Hoerdt. “Electrolyte balance is paramount in athletes, human or equine. Equiwinner patches have improved my horses’ recovery time after races and aided in the prevention of tying up and bleeding.”

About Equiwinner

Equiwinner is a patented all-natural patch that balances the electrolytes in a horse’s body. By restoring the balance and proper utilization of electrolytes in a horse’s system, Equiwinner patches have proven to successfully reduce and/or fully resolve bleeding (EIPH), non-sweating (anhidrosis), tying up, headshaking and other chronic equine ailments. To learn more, visit

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