Jessica Springsteen, a top international rider, has discovered hay steamers. Today he explains why his horses are in top form since using Haygain steamers.
Kim F. Miller, Equestrian Journalist
American top rider Jessica Springsteen has discovered Haygain hay steamers. Jessica began riding at the age of 5 on the family’s famous New Jersey estate, and achieved great things in the world of riding at a young age.
At only 27 years old, after graduating from Duke University, she was called up as a reserve rider for the 2012 Olympics, represented the United States in the Nations Cup, and is considered a favorite for the upcoming Olympics.
“I love using Haygain Steamers because they improve my horses’ respiratory conditions and make them stop coughing,” Jessica Springsteen explained from Paris, where she was competing for the Longines Global Champions Tour, an elite international show jumping circuit.
“With Haygain’s help, I can make sure that wherever I go the hay is always free of dust and bacteria, so my horses don’t have problems during competitions.”Jessica Springsteen
No matter where she and her horses are in the world, in order to have clean hay available at all times Jessica Springsteen joins many other American “TOP 10” show jumpers, including Beezie Madden and Margie Engle, using Haygain hay Steamers.
But it’s not just elite top riders like Jessica Springsteen who take advantage of the benefits of Steamed hay. Developed 10 years ago in collaboration with the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, England, Haygain’s high-temperature hay purification has been scientifically proven to eliminate 99 percent of mold, fungi, yeasts and bacteria and up to 98 percent of the hay’s respirable dust particles. Unfortunately, all these respirable irritants are also found in high-quality hay.
“It keeps the hay quality at its best, both indoors and out. So my horses perform at their best, always.”Jessica Springsteen
Along with box bedding , hay is the major cause of equine respiratory problems, a problem that most veterinarians consider the most limiting factor for performance in otherwise healthy horses. For horses in a more severe respiratory condition, suffering from equine asthma, Haygain Steamed hay may prove to be crucial in saving their lives.
“Our horses no longer cough and struggle to eat thanks to our Haygain.”Jessica Springsteen
How can Haygain help?
Haygain improves equine health by coming into being through research and innovation in respiratory and digestive health. Developed by riders, for top riders, such as Jessica Springsteen, Haygain understands the importance of Steamed forage to maintain the horse’s overall well-being.
Haygain hay steamers and ComfortStall flooring are recommended by many of the world’s top equine riders, trainers and veterinarians.