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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tom McCutcheon and Tim McQuay’s SmartPaks

You’ve probably already heard that Team SmartPak reiners Tom McCutcheon and Tim McQuay were gold medalists at the World Equestrian Games. But did you know that they support their superstar horses, Gunners Special Nite and Hollywoodstinseltown, with SmartPak’s own line of supplements called SmartSupplements?

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Posted in SmartPak Features, Team SmartPak

Horse Weight Loss

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I have a horse that had a previous Body Condition Score (BCS) of 5. I have had the equine dentist out to examine him and perform a routine checkup. However, my horse does not bit well and still drops his food while eating. His BCS now is at 4. What can I do to improve this?

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Peek in Our Paks – Jess R.

Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the horses we adore. This Month’s Pick Staff Member: Jess R. Department: IT Horse: Kandida, 15 year-old Holsteiner

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Meet Jennifer and Chip

My story begins with an appaloosa named Chip, who I have owned over 15 years. He has always been very low maintenance and accident free until November of 2008. While playing with his buddy, he was kicked and ended up with a spiral fracture in his front radius.

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WEG Gold Medalist Tom McCutcheon for SmartPak

    WEG Gold Medalist and Team SmartPak Rider, Tom McCutcheon, talks about why he uses SmartPaks in conjunction with a veterinarian.

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Supplement for Cushing’s Horse

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My 23 yr old QH mare was diagnosed today with Cushing’s. I am starting her on Pergolide ASAP. Can you please advise me about the diet I should provide? Rice bran pellets (Vitabran) and alfalfa was my plan. I had also just put her on glucosamine as a preventative measure. Should I hold off on that until we stabilize the Cushing’s? Or do you recommend Cetyl-M for horses as a daily joint supplement?

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Diseases and Conditions

Blanketing Glossary

Different Types of Horse Apparel Sheets Sheets don’t have any fill, (just like the sheets on your bed) so they’re the lightest piece of apparel in your horse’s wardrobe. There are many different types of sheets and I’ve listed the

Posted in Gear Review

Blanketing 101

Blanket shopping is exciting and fun, but it can also be a daunting task. With so many different styles, weights and technical terms, it can be tough to know where to begin. But here at SmartPak, we love to make it easier for you to take great care of your horse.

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Meet Blair and Mocha

Managing my new, underweight thoroughbred was really tough, especially when I found out that he was a hard keeper with little to no appetite. I consulted with SmartPak about choosing the right supplements for Mocha, and I decided to try adding SmartGain 4.

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Amy and Leyland riding at Cathy Wieschhoff’s farm As we all know, humor is based largely on timing; a joke said at one moment gets you laughter, the same joke said at a different moment probably gets you smacked.  Of

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Feeding Glucosamine to Insulin Resistant Horses

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My 21-year-old gelding has Cushing’s and IR and foundered twice before an appropriate pergolide dose was reached. He also now has arthritis problems and has had his joints injected. I wanted to start him on a daily joint supplement but was advised against it due to human diabetics reacting to glucosamine.

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Posted in Diseases and Conditions

Peek in Our Paks – Sara F.

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the horses we adore.

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Posted in Gear Review, Health & Nutrition, SmartPak Features

A Medals Prediction from Boyd Martin

“How fast can you get to the statue of Bruce Davidson?” “40 seconds” “I’ll beat you there”. It’s hard to beat Boyd for always being available to his eventing fans and taking things in stride. Things like a rock solid,

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Posted in Events, Team SmartPak, Travel

Dressage Day Two Recap

The minutes and moments have been flying by at the World Equestrian Games for me and for everyone else here. That includes Silva Martin who, as you might imagine, has been very busy what with her husband riding in the

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WEG Dressage Freestyle Close-Ups

If you were lucky enough to attend the World Equestrian Games dressage freestyle last night then you’re aware that it was a sold out house and that we were treated to quite a show with the top dressage riders in

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