2019 Platinum Performance
Horse Welfare Awards

Nickname: Peter
Birth Year: 1998. Gender: Gelding. Breed: Gelderlander - warmblood.
Affiliated with G.A.I.T. Inc.

Peter showed in carriage driving competitions and was later used as a "dressage school master." As he entered his senior years, his owners knew he had a lot left to give and, lucky for GAIT, they sought out area therapeutic riding centers. Peter is large, but is incredibly gentle in nature. He is very observant and inquisitive with people and his surroundings. Peter is an elegant mover with lofty strides; sweet and sensitive, he likes to connect with his people. He seeks out direction and leadership from the humans he is with and will wait quietly until given a correct cue. He has worked out incredibly well for our Veterans, Law Enforcement, and First Responder population as well as our therapeutic riders.

But, Peter has a skin sensitivity that affects him in the spring and all summer. Although he still does his work, he is uncomfortable. We have tried a number of products and lots of fly spray, fly sheets, and fly masks, but he needs a supplement to help him from the "inside out" as our veterinarian says. We have researched products and the successes of Platinum Performance products are mentioned more than any other supplement. We believe Peter would benefit greatly from Platinum Performance supplements and is an ideal candidate for this award.

Relationship of Nominator to Nominee
I am the Director of GAIT TRC. During 2018, a Facebook notice for a W/T/C 16 hand warmblood caught my attention as GAIT needed a large horse that could carry up to 250 pounds for our Veterans, Law Enforcement, and First Responder population. We needed a horse who was well trained, well mannered and sound. When I went to see him, Peter was all that and more - just what GAIT needed. -- Martha S. Dubensky, MS, LPC, CL

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