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Testing Natural Release as Aid for Colic

Testing Natural Release as Aid for Colic

Colic – and Natural Release Muscle and Joint.

(NOTE: This page has an update at the bottom. More good news!)
Okay, so we are NOT prepared to make any claims. Colic is very serious business. Everything below is to be considered a “tool”. At the first sign of distress, we are heading to the vet. However, we will be adding Natural Release to our normal protocol as we gear up the trailer and prepare to leave the barn. If it turns into a wasted trip – so be it.

Here’s how it started. Recently a customer wrote a post on FB. (I have pasted it below) The cliff-notes are that her horse went into full distress with what she believes was gas colic. Out of panicked desperation, she grabbed her Natural Release and sprayed the gut heavily. (Read her whole story below. )

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Obviously we were intrigued. Fast forward to this weekend here at Four Oaks Farm. We had a horse that had eaten normally, but hadn’t p**ped in about 18 hours. (Sorry, I can’t say the word without getting censored) There were no sounds in the gut and we feared the early stages of an impaction colic. (You can hear the story in the video, though the audio is not great. I have to learn to speak up!).

Anyway, the horse was not yet in distress, but it was a good opportunity to test LisaRae’s experiment.

We sprayed this horse heavily on both sides, as seen in the video.

45 minutes later – he p**ped.

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Again, this is far, far too little data to make any claims, but I do like these 2 results. At this point our hypothesis is that Natural Release is releasing the stressed muscles around the gut, allowing things to shift and move.

It’s also something to keep in mind if you already have Natural Release in the barn. If it can make a difference, that’s huge. Hopefully you never have to try it, but if you do, please reach out. More data will be appreciated.
Cheers, Heath, VP

Here is LisaRae’s personal story

LisaRae Ventures, June 2022
“FYI… I got very desperate this evening when my filly dropped to the ground as I was leading her across the arena. She tried to roll, but I wouldn’t let her. She immediately put her head down, closed her eyes and sighed. I thought she was gone! Long story short… She had no upper gut sounds so I gave her a shot of banimine. 30 minutes went by and still no sounds. It was hard to keep her walking.
Being desperate, I decided to spray the area over her upper gut. I’m not even exaggerating when I say within five minutes she began yawning, blowing out her nose and walking like nothing was wrong!! I could hear a few upper gut sounds and lower was more active. I sprayed a few more times over the next hour, and both upper and lower gut were very active and noisy.
I’m guessing she just had gas colic, but I seriously believe that getting her muscles relaxed with this product helped speed up her recovery!!! I know I’ve never seen banamine get these kind of results this fast! Can’t 100% claim this product was the accelerator, but it would take a lot to convince me it wasn’t!!!! Just happy my little girl is okay 😍”

UPDATE:  Since this original post last year, we have received over 10 very similar stories from panicked customers who saw this article on Facebook and tried Natural Release® during a crisis.  Each one of them had the exact results.  Meanwhile here at the farm, we’ve had 5-6 colic scares (with 70 horses here on any given day, that is going to happen.) We always prep for an almost immediate trip to the vet, but as we get ready we are go crazy with the spray just like in the video.  In nearly every case, the horse has p–ped either before loading or during the trailer ride.

So if you have Natural Release in the barn, be sure to use it as another tool in your colic arsenal.

Here is what other people are saying as well.

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  • Jenise G
    This is excellent for restless legs!!! Put it on my legs and within minutes they start to relax.
  • Terry M
    Well, I’m not a horse but I’m using the Release gel and it came with a sample size of the spray. I’ve had a bad MCL tendon tear on the inside of the knee for a couple of months. This stuff has helped tremendously! In the past, I’ve used arnica with DMSO but after getting this product I’ve only used it. I apply it in the morning before work and at night when going to bed. It’s awesome. Don’t let the simplicity of the ingredients fool you. I was skeptical too because I’ve used every roll-on or gel out there and this really helps.I will be a repeat customer.
  • Dee W.L.
    Got the spray and the gel. Both are truly amazing…. I use the gel on front right arthritis and spray on both stifle … awesome improvement… ordered another bottle of the spray!!! And will reorder the gel when I get low!!! Great stuff ❤️❤️❤️
  • Diana S
    I tried this on a tendon injury for my horse and on my own back. It worked great. Much relief.
  • Lisa G
    I bought this product for my horse but I can’t seem to let it leave my house. I have arthritis, torn rotator cuffs and recently herniated lumbar disk. This product in addition to other modalities is what keeps me relatively pain free!!
  • Ali T
    I’ve had two ACL constructions and suffer from chronic arthritis. I bought this for my horse’s tight hamstrings but started using it on my knee. It is the only thing that has helped dull the constant ache. It won’t fix it by any means, but can certainly be added as a form of pain management.
  • Anca P
    Just received mine today. I tried it on my lower back and it gave me an instant relief which lasted for about 6-7 hours.
    I played with my 26 years young Icelandic Queen for the first time without pain in my hips…
    I massaged her neck and hips too, just in case…
    I love your product!!!
    Thank you!
  • Annie A (#1)
    I just starting using NR on myself and my horse! I cannot tell you the difference in me is incredible! Apollo moved much nicer after 1 application to all of his tight spots. He moved a lot more comfortably after ONE application! I cannot wait to see how we both move in a week! Great product!
  • Annie A (#2)
    Four Oaks I’m so impressed! I was moving like the tin man this morning. Showered and applied NR everywhere! I’m climbing pens, jumping down from panels… like seriously! I could have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in medications / IV Biologics for 10 years if I would’ve found your product first!
  • Sherry A
    Fast shipping, amazing product! Used it on my old rescue who was severely foundered before I got him. He showed immediate relief. Put some gel on my wrist that has a plate and screws that was crushed several years ago and got relief in about 3 minutes. Will be ordering more for my husband’s worn out spine and for my bad knee. Wonderful products! Thank you for the mints, too!
  • Ina C H
    It’s all in the family here! Horse with a knee spur.My dogs with sore hips and elbows, and me too!
  • Holly G
    Bought it for my horse this summer but used it on my broken shoulder the past couple months and now I am using on my just-broke and had surgery broken arm post-surgery and it’s been incredible. Will have to update you after I heal fully but it has helped so much and has helped so much with swelling, pain and bruising.
  • kittenblackheart – (IG)
    This stuff is AMAZING. I use it on myself too! Works wonders for achy muscles after work, or riding.
  • Nellie S
    I love Natural Release! It is known as “magic” at the barn and home. I put it on my calves every night, and no more antsy legs!I also brought it with me to my chiropractic and a massage appointment, it was awesome to be used in my massage.


  • Lisa N
    Received my order last Thursday (and that’s ANOTHER plus … QUICK shipping/delivery!) I started using it immediately on my left shoulder ~ I have a partial tear of the rotator cuff and arthritis. Using consistently a.m. and p.m., and I can wholeheartedly say, I’m able to function with a lot less pain – which has been absolutely excruciating! I’m SO impressed, happy, excited! (I’m hoping to put off surgery  )Then, last night, a change in the weather had my left knee aching (history of broken tibia and torn ACL after a stack of panels collapsed on me) so I got out of bed and applied the gel to my sore knee, and within several minutes, was able to get comfortable enough to get a good nights sleep. Thankfully I ordered a second bottle for my 25-year-old mare who’s showing some arthritis! …I’m the world’s biggest skeptic – thus my original purchase of all sample sizes – but Heath was SUPER responsive, kind enough to call me immediately after I placed my order to issue a credit on shipping [as I’d placed two orders concurrently], and talked to me at length about application, and their various products. I am completely sold! This is the first time I’ve found a product that does exactly what it says it will do    I’m a definite fan, and will be a loyal customer going forward.


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  • Susan S
    This stuff is amazing!!!! My draft pulled some muscles in his back and this really helped. I tried it on my back ( I know you can’t endorse human use) and the pain instantly disappeared all night. Worth every penny!
  • Susan C
    It worked for me. I have an 11 yr old horse that coliced twice during winter and spring. This time I was ready for it. When he started tail swishing, turning in circles, laying down, I rubbed Natural Release on both sides under his tummy just like what is shown in the video. 30 minutes later he pooped. And then seemed to be fine. And yes, I feed probiotics, wet their grass/hay, and give loose mineral salt.
  • Melina P
    I’ve been using this on my horse with EPM. It helps keep him comfortable.
  • Christa M K  (Flight Attendant)
    I got my order on Oct 31st used it @ 22:00, then again @07:00, & again later on that day. Now my knee feels amazingly unreal Good. I’m gonna continue to use it as directed & see if this is really real. lolI haven’t had anything to cut the on going pain until Nov 1 which was your product. It wasn’t immediate but it did subside. I’m super excited to see how my feet & knee will feel after 30 days. I’m still in shock that it worked that amazingly QUICK.
  • Charlie M
    “Saw it…had to try it after reading reviews. Used it on my Mustang and she seemed to move a little smoother but I wasn’t really impressed… Tried it on my arthritic 16 yr old dog with hip dysplasia and cushings. She became new dog within 30 minutes… I haven’t seen her move her hind end as briskly for over a year… she even trotted a little and tried to play with my 1yr old Lacy.On day two, after applying it, she actually “loped”, as she used to, to the barn. I recently had surgery on my hand and I have lost some dexterity, so decided to go for the gel… it not only helped with some of the discomfort, it has let me move my fingers a little further each day…I use the spray on my older dog twice a day…. my mare before and after riding… and for me three times a day on my hand for now…and then rub the excess on my knees (and it does seem to help them too). I don’t think it’s just psychological…it really works. I’m sold.
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  • Greystone-Dressage,  Kim C
    “Natural Release Spray is amazing, I have extremely tight IT bands to the point of not being able to cross my legs more than 30 seconds before they hurt and even feeling sore just while walking. I have been spraying and rubbing the Natural Release Spray on my thighs every morning which has made a huge difference and made me much more comfortable.
  • Dolores A F
    My husband and I unloaded 80 bales of hay yesterday. He hurt an area on his calf and my knees were killing me. We rubbed some gel on both of us. Woke up with no pain! Using it on my mare with a swollen tendon. I am going to use it on myself again too.
  • Kerry L R Nn
    I use this on myself since it helps me sleep, and is good after a long day working. I’ve used on my horse also and had great results for him too. I love this linament, especially on my legs and feet. I ordered 4 to give to family that use it as well.
  • Barbara W L
    I use it on my 26yr old mare who has some “old lady” stuff going on in her knees and hind. I spray knees, rump, hinds and within a few minutes she’s licking and her eyes soften, and she’s ready to hit the trails. My husband tried the gel sample I got on his arthritic knees and couldn’t believe how much it helped. He now has his own bottle of gel
  • Sandra D C
    I bought this wanting to try it out with the sample of the gel. My husband has the worst pain in his left leg. Used the sample of the gel and he felt relief. I had to buy a bottle for him. My mare loves when I massage this on her legs and back. It works!
  • Laura MH
    Helps my guy who is cold backed. I use it after grooming under the saddle pad and before warm up to help him get ready. Big difference.
  • Kristi B
    Been using it a couple days now on my knees and it does help a lot.  I’ve had both knees replaced so yes it does work and they do have 2.00 small spray bottles to try. I even got 3 peppermint candies which I thought was pretty cool.
  • Sabine B
    I just received my bottle of gel & I am happy to report it actually worked right away taking my knee pain away. It was the first night in a long time I didn’t suffer from annoying knee pain! Haven’t even shared it with my horses yet! They may need their own bottle, lol!
  • Tally C
    This product I have used on myself. It is amazing especially if you rub in good. Such great relief. If it works on me I can hardly wait to use it on my horses.
  • Suzanne T-F
    Anybody battling neuropathy and low back pain, do try the gel for almost instant relief. I keep a couple small travel jars filled with it in several locations. Good stuff!!

    SEPT 2022
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  • Jenise G
    I use it regularly for my lower back and it works wonderfully. Also a bit applied before bed has helped me sleep better. Read on and you will see a lot of people use it for themselves.
  • Tyler Ol
    My horses love this stuff. But I started using this 2 year’s ago I meet the guy’s in Vegas and my back and neck we’re killing me they gave me a sample and I put it on and it worked like nothing I have ever tried my family and friends have all tried it and we all swear by it. Got bottles in my truck shop and house.
  • Julie B
    I bought the gel for my 25-year-old quarter’s knees. The product hasn’t made it to the barn yet. I had knee replacement and figured if it helps horses let’s see if it will help inflammation and tight muscles in my knee. Yupp been using it and it works.
  • Email Customer
    Heath, Good Morning!! My mom, has osteoarthritis and pseudo gout. She used the gel on her hands yesterday and within 5min she had relief!
  • Lori S
    I bought the gel for my 3 weeks of sore back , as a dog groomer and 54 yrs old it takes a toll. 1 week and a massage it feels so much better. I get out of the shower and rub it in my lower back and ai am good to go . So glad I found this.
  • Corinne W
    This NR is amazing. I have a 30 yr old. tenn walker he tied up 2 years ago and his butt muscles are compromised … with NR is has been great for him .. releases the tight muscles… gives him comfort. Thanks!!!
  • Jody N
    Great product! I just ordered the spray in the larger size. Seeing improvement with our pony who has been stiff and sore for months.
  • Chelsea I
    I just bought this and have used it on my OTTB and I was amazed! He started yawning and releasing right away and when we went out to work his trot was so relaxed he was almost bouncing! I also used it on my shoulders after a long day of gentling a Mustang and could not believe how much it helped right away! I will always keep this on hand at my stables!
  • Tami BV
    Laura Bellrose I use the spray on me!!! Rotator cuff/carpel tunnel/sore knee/EVERYTHING joint or muscle related!!! Pain is GONE in seconds!!!!! I’m stocked up with this stuff and spreading the word!!!
  • Chylene G R
    Haven’t used it on my horse but I tried it on my sore shoulder! Pain is 90% gone used it 2x .
  • Lori S
    I got my bottle today ….. about nickel size in my palm …. Rub together and rubbed into my lower back …… I got relief !!!!! Went to my massage (do every 2 weeks) ice pack and another rub of this and I am feeling so much better …. No heavy smell , no burn … feels good …. THANK YOU !!!
  • Ginger L
    My man has bone on bone in his knees. He has tried everything. The gel is truly helping the pain.
  • Leigh L
    I ordered this in both the gel and spray last month for my daughter’s horses. I just got a call from my Dad asking me if I would order him some because it helped his knee and hip. Two bottles ordered!
  • Sherry FE
    I can say it works awesome! I have a healed broken ankle that bothers me, spray or rub the gel in – immediate relief. I also use it for my neck from whiplash. My hips where I pulled something. Oh my gosh, it is awesome!
  • Hardeman Ranch
    I purchased 2 full-size bottles of the Natural Release Gel and got a free sample of the Natural Release Spray and free peppermints for my horse April. April 28yr old Quarter Horse/Saddlebred has rear left hock arthritis and DSLD in both hind fetlocks. I applied the gel and within minutes she jumped over a mounting block then ran all over the place. I applied the spray on my sore knee, rubbed it in really well and 5 minutes later the pain was completely gone. I applied the spray on my husband’s shoulder, he has an old football injury that has bothered him for years, the pain was gone within minutes. I’m absolutely amazed by your product’s results and you have a new loyal customer. Thank You
  • Deb F
    Still not sure about the effect on my boy ( there’s clearly no negative) but the results on me continue to be 100% positive. I’m a scientist, so I’ve tried to wait long enough to rule out the placebo effect. This stuff works!
  • Janie C M
    This stuff is AWESOME! My Paddy’s Irish Whiskey gelding hyperextended his right front leg about 5 months ago. A little Arthritis has set in. Have not been able to bend his knee back enough to get a shoe on him.Rubbed his leg down with the Natural Release Gel. Within an hour, we got his leg comfortable enough to bend back to get a shoe on. This stuff is Great!My grandson runs barrels on him. I rub his knee before he runs.
  • Laurie J B
    I use this on my lower back before I go to bed and it helps so much. I have fibromyalgia and it helps with some of the nerve pain as well. Love this stuff .
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  • Anne Snipes Moss
    Yeah, well, I used it on my horse today after a jump school, back, hocks, ankle, rump, stifles…, then about 30 mins later used it on myself in a number of areas and YES!!! It does relieve pain. Many Thanks from me and my horse!!!!
  • Lori Brash Jansen
    Used the Jel on my own elbow and it helped my tendinitis in a few days. It had been sore for weeks!
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  • Erica T M
    I would like to let you know last night my mare was having a bout of gas colic ( I beleive) She was very swollen across her top line and sucked up in the stomach, and she was leaning back stretching, not wanting to walk. I applied a good amount of Natural Release gel on her back and her stomach, she started licking and yawning, about 30 minutes later she was walking freely and drinking water. Whew, this stuff worked great. Glad I had it. Thank You sooo much for such a awesome product.
  • FAM CLINT DID  FB front page
    First off their customer service is wonderful, very nice people! I accidentally placed 2 orders and they called me instantly to make sure it wasn’t an error and got my shipment out right away I had it 3 days later. I’m my shipment they gave me a sample bottle of the gel as I had ordered the spray for my mare. A co-worker struggles with arthritis and back pain so I had her try it and instant relief! We were blown away and she is a CBD user for chronic pain. I gave her my sample and she will be buying more. I can’t wait to use the spray on my horse to help her out. Product is a 10/10 and service is 11/10
  • Julia V – FB Front Page post.
    “Holy crap, the natural release spray is AMAZING. My horse is chronically tight in his pole and thru his shoulders. he is a high anxiety horse and could honestly benefit from daily massages from a professional. I do my best, but I am just not adequate enough. not for lack of trying, trust me. I have seen this product advertised on fb, and after watching some videos and reading some reviews thought “why the heck not. if it doesn’t work at least I’m not out a lot of $” a few sprays around his pole and rubbed in (not even rubbed, I basically smoothed it along his coat), turned around to grab a brush, and when I turned back my guy was yawning. one of his first signs of release. I went about normal grooming routine and the yawns kept coming, shaking his neck, and watery eyes. all classic release signs. his eyes were sooo soft and sleepy after 20 mins. he was a little back sore so I sprayed along his top line and smoothed in. again almost instant relief. I’m in awe. I tried out the thrush treatment as well, as my guy really struggles with it. we’ll see how that works out. I can say i liked the application, and I liked how it seemed to stick. he definitely appreciated the fact that it didn’t sting. and oddly enough I liked the faint scent I got from it. conclusion: I’m absolutely buying both the spray and the gel muscle release for my guy. And probably for my close friends with horses. this stuff is worth it.”

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What is NATURAL RELEASE Muscle and Joint Spray?

What is NATURAL RELEASE Muscle and Joint Spray?

Natural Release Muscle Spray/Gel


Yes, if you or your horses have any kind of muscle stress, tendinitis, arthritis, or other soft tissue issue, you have surely spent a LOT of money on liniments while searching for relief.  Of course you have tried all the menthol rubs (99% of all liniments in the store carry menthol as their “active” ingredient.) These work a bit….sort of….Maybe? Honestly, not really. Basically as soon as the sensation of heat goes away, so does the sensation of relief. Your senses of smell and touch can no longer be tricked.

Natural Release Muscle Spray/Gel has no menthol, no alcohol.  It creates no heat, and there is nearly zero smell. (It can be used under saddle, wraps, and clothing)



The all-natural water-based ingredients are:

  • Dead Sea Transdermal Magnesium
  • Arnica
  • Eucalyptus.

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Everybody knows that magnesium releases muscle and soft tissue. This is why we take magnesium supplements to help prevent and stop leg cramps and body stress.  The form of magnesium in Natural Release is truly transdermal. This means it penetrates the skin, getting down into the deep tissue, going to work in minutes.  This form of Mg is also a carrier. So it carries the arnica and eucalyptus inside with it. These ingredients helps reduce inflammation and pain associated with stressed muscle and tendons, arthritis, tendonitis, etc.

Natural Release is labeled for animals, but people are finding it incredibly helpful for their personal use. Sore backs, thrown-out neck, knees, plantar fasciitis, and pretty much any soft tissue stress.

Massage therapists use it in their practice to release soft tissue before they go to work, making the massage easier to perform – and more importantly, less painful for the client.

Speaking of “use before,”  Natural Release is not only intended to be used as a muscle release after a hard workout, but even more importantly to be used  “Before” you ride?

  • Does your horse have a tweaked hock or stifle?
  • Do you have to do a 30 minute warm up to loosen him up before you can start working with him in the ring?
  • Does he balk when you are tacking up because his topline or sacrum is locked.
  • Is his stride short and choppy.
  • Does he fight the bridle because his poll or TMJ is clenched and ridged?

Natural Release will make a difference in all of these situations.
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