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Monthly Archives: June 2010

“What’s up with my supplement?”

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The other night I was on the phone with a friend (Debbie) — basically trying to talk her down. Her horse has mild Cushings. She moved him to a new barn, and over time he was starting to go downhill.

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Posted in Health & Nutrition

Tim McQuay Interview

We got a chance to catch up with Tim McQuay while we were at the NRHA Derby to talk SmartPak, superstitions and his love for the NRHA Futurity.

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Posted in Team SmartPak, Team SmartPak, Videos

Four Show Horses Enjoy a Day on the Trails

Four Trakehners, representing 3 disciplines–eventing, dressage and hunters– enjoyed a trail ride in the Kane County Forest Preserve on Memorial Day weekend.

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Kentucky Chronicles: Live from Lingen

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Good Morning, last I left you with me getting ready to show at the big CDI at Lingen, Germany. Let me tell you all about it – another fabulous show under our belts!

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Posted in SmartPak Features, Team SmartPak, Travel

Meet Georgina and Belle

Belle is a one in a million mare. She does EVERYTHING from jumping to running speed events. My daughter planned to show her last year so we pulled her out of “retirement”.

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Joint Supplements and the Benefits of MSM

I am so confused about joint supplements. I have a 3 yr old in training and I want to give him supplements for maintenance while he is being ridden every day. If he develops a problem, is the MSM going

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Lameness

Put the Scoop Down Challenge

For those that weren’t able to attend our NRHA Exhibitor Party, we wanted to share the highlight of the night’s festivities – the Put the Scoop Down Challenge. We pitted two teams head-to-head to see who could feed 3 days

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Posted in Favorites, Horse Health, Team SmartPak, Team SmartPak, Videos

Tim McQuay’s Run with RR Dunit Like A Star

We’re back at the NRHA Derby today with more video. We managed to catch a fantastic run from another Team SmartPak Reiner, Tim McQuay. Tim finished the day as the champion in the Prime Time Open division with Lundin Farm’s

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Q&A: Metabolic Disorders

Question: I’ve been hearing a lot about metabolic disorders in horses, but the more I hear, the more confused I get! What’s the difference between IR, EMS and Cushing’s, and what can be done for horses with each condition?

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Leather Bound

Leather halters are the definition of traditional equestrian style. But traditional doesn’t have to mean boring! If your style has gone stale, check out these four new ways to wear leather.

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Posted in Gear Review, SmartPak Features

Put Your Best Hoof Forward

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Your horse’s hooves form the foundation he needs to negotiate everything you ask of him. Learn how supplements can help make his hooves the picture of health.

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Meet Elaine and DF Double Take

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Dub is 24 years young and still competing in dressage. Recently I noticed that she was not maintaining her weight, and despite her daily dose of Regu-Mate, she was becoming increasingly jittery.

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How Can I Help My Pony Regain His Vibrant Sheen?

Our older pony has taken a long time to shed her winter coat. It has lost the vibrant sheen it once had. How can I help?

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Skin, Coat & Hooves

Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me

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We tested, rated and reviewed all of our fly products in order to bring you the best of the best. if you’ve got flies, we’ve got you covered.

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Posted in Gear Review, SmartPak Features

Nutrition 101

Nutritional deficiencies can have serious consequences, but feeding correctly can be tough. We’ll tell you what you need to know to feed for optimal health.

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Posted in How To, SmartPak Features

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