The Power of Calf-Manna® for Horses

Posted by Gabby Gufler, Fri, Oct 9, 2015

Grune Heidi Farm is a 501©3 nonprofit horse rescue in Lakeland, Florida, that is focused on the prevention of abuse and neglect and the protection of American Saddlebreds and Arabian horses from the threat of slaughter. GHF strives to increase public awareness of these issues through the development of educational materials and the use of social media outlets. The majority of rescued horses are up for adoption and find new forever homes!

Erika Gilbert, founder and manager of the rescue, has been feeding Manna Pro® for more than 20 years: “After all these years I have found that feeding products such as Calf-Manna® works best for us and the horses we save. Why I chose it? RESULTS! Calf-Manna has been a staple in our rehabilitation feeding program.” 

Grune Heidi Farm has rescued dozens of horses from slaughter. Take a look at just a few of the horses the rescue has saved:


Dreama is a two-year-old American Saddlebred filly that was saved from being shipped to slaughter in PA. “We named this filly Dreama because she is a DREAM of a filly,” states Erika. “She just oozes quality!” Erika holds that, contrary to popular belief, auctions and kill buyers don’t just feature crippled, old, blind or crazy horses—they also have good, rideable, quality horses too! Dreama is currently available for adoption. CLICK HERE to learn more about Dreama.

Clifford (The Big Red Saddlebred) 

Clifford was sent to auction for slaughter after he was no longer able to pull buggies for 20+ miles. During rehab, GHF discovered that Clifford had a big personality. He was once a show horse and remembered the lessons he learned in Saddlebred school. Erika mentions that “Clifford is friendly and LOVES being groomed and doted on like he once was. He is once again glamorous!” We are happy to report that Clifford has been adopted by a loving new forever home.

Mariabella GH 

GHF took in a 10-month-old Arabian filly on Saturday, January 3, 2015. “She was a breeder dump, as she did not meet the breeder’s standards for being a halter show horse,” states Erika. “This little one was passed to three different homes until coming to us with a broken jaw!” GHF was able to obtain her registration application and submit it to the Arabian Horse Association. She now has a name and an identity: Mariabella GH. “Again, incredible results in just under two weeks!” Mariabella is not yet available for adoption, but will be in the future!


Grace came to GHF on August 2, 2015. She is said to be three years old. Grace is still in the process of rehabilitation, but you can see how much she has progressed in just three weeks! “Amazing what Manna Pro and good hay can do. She is working on shedding out her unhealthy old hair and making way for a new, healthy, shiny coat!” states Erika. Grace is not yet available for adoption, but will be in the future!


Goldie is a beautiful Arabian mare who was headed for slaughter. “She is very sweet and loving. She arrived with Clifford, so the two of them became the best of friends while at our farm,” states Erika. Goldie has been adopted and found her new loving forever home!

If you are interested in learning more about Grune Heidi Farm Horse Rescue or adopting one of their horses, contact Erika Gilbert at:

About Erika:

“I have been saving and rescuing horses since I can remember! Contrary to popular belief, auctions and kill buyers don’t just have crippled, old, blind, or crazy horses. They also have good, rideable horses too! Grune Heidi Farm Rescue was founded to help rescue horses from slaughter and repurpose them in the hope that they can live long, happy, and healthy lives! Saving the life of one horse won’t save the world, but it will mean the world to that one horse.” 863-286-7377 

Calf-Manna For Horses

Whether you have a newly weaned foal that is having difficulty transitioning to feed, have a stallion or broodmare that needs an energy boost, or want to enhance the nutritional value of your feed, Calf-Manna will provide the taste they love and the nutrition they need!

Gabby Gufler

Gabby Gufler graduated from Truman State University in 2013 with a BS in Animal Science & Nutrition and a minor in Equine Science. Gabby currently works on Manna Pro’s marketing team, and enjoys competing regularly with her six horses.