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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Meet Our Featured Star, Lisa & Quincy!

Quincy is my seven-year-old American Warmblood. I purchased her as an unbroken four-year-old and immediately put her on Farrier’s Formula® Double Strength via SmartPak to help correct the messy feet she inherited from her 1/2 draft dam. Between that and

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Jan Byyny Interview

This week’s What the Pros Use segment is a special one friends. We had the chance to sit down with Jan Byyny before her very serious fall at the Pinetop Horse Trials in March and have held off on showing

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Favorite Horse Flavors

Can horses eat bananas??? AM, Pennsylvania Dear AM, Sometimes the simplest questions are the best! Yes, horses can eat bananas, and in some countries they’re the preferred treat for horses. In the US we’ve trained our horses to like apples,

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2010 Rolex Course Walk

Another exciting day at Rolex! We opened our doors to a line running down Sponsor Row with excited fans ready for our sponsored course walk. Even the rain wasn’t enough to deter hundreds to join us, as Amy Tryon and

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2010 Rolex

We made it down to Rolex, have our booth set-up and are ready to host tomorrow’s course walk! For those unable to join us in Lexington, we shot a quick video of what’s going on at the grounds. And if

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How To Fit a Helmet

    Confused on how to properly fit a helmet? Our friends from Charles Owen stopped by SmartPak to give us a quick demonstration on how to measure your head and test a helmet for fit. Looking for a new

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Horse Wormers: Daily Dewormers vs. Paste Dewormers

What is the difference between pellets & paste wormer. Is one better than the other. I have problems giving my horses the paste. And was looking into giving them the pellet form with their food. CJ, Florida Dear CJ, While

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Meet Laura & ZuCarlina from Farmington, NH

ZuCarlina, my pony mare, has been with me for 18 years, and is now 22. The last few years have been rough for her; after foundering in December of 2005, and being diagnosed with Cushings, she came down with a

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An Interview with Jennie Brannigan

In this week’s What the Pros Use interview, we caught up with eventer Jennie Brannigan. In addition to explaining why her bad luck outside of the arena makes for stellar show results, we also got some awesome footage of Jennie

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Meet Mary H. & Zackly Right from Traverse City, MI

My first horse was a flea-bitten grey Arabian gelding named Zackly Right. He was given to me by a fellow horseperson in the spring of 2008, at which time he was 27 and I was 15. I took great lengths

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Preventing Proud Flesh in Horses

Is there a topical medication that assists in the healing cuts to reduce scarring and proud flesh? My Arab has a 21″ cut – stitches were just removed. I always use vitamin E but was hoping there was something else

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An Interview with Shannon Dueck

In this week’s What the Pro’s Use interview, we sat down with dressage rider, Shannon Dueck. In addition to being one of the biggest names in the Dressage world, Shannon is also a trained equine nutritionist, which makes her uniquely

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Clearing up Omega 3 & Omega 6 Confusion

I am currently supplementing “Bug Check” and “Sr Flex” to my 17 yr old TB’s grain. I was also giving Rice Bran Oil as recommended by the Equine Hospital where he spent a week (for colic- like symptoms) without getting

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Meet Cathy and Hinke B & Marije

My name is Cathy Zine and these are my best friends, Friesian Mares, Hinke B (14) and Marije (12). They have been with me for five years and have taught me so much about horses and riding dressage. They are

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An Interview with Louise Serio

Congratulations to Team SmartPak Rider and this week’s What the Pro’s Use interviewee, Louise Serio and Castlerock (owned by Bryan Baldwin)! Louise and Castlerock took Wellington by storm winning the $50,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby at the

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