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This Month’s Pick
Staff Member: Katrina C.
Department: Customer Care Team
Horse: DJ, 15 year-old Quarter Horse
Discipline: AQHA All Around Events
I started riding when I was 5 years old. For years I rode Saddlebreds in saddle seat classes, but when I was about 14, I started showing on the AQHA and PHBA (Palomino Horse Breeders Association) circuits.
My parents bought my horse DJ in January 2001 as a show horse for my sister. When she went to college I took over and started showing AQHA and PHBA classes with him. I started out in Hunter Under Saddle and Huntseat Equitation, but quickly developed a desire to start showing in more events. Eventually, we competed in Halter, Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Huntseat Equitation, Hunter Hack, Working Hunter, Western Pleasure, Western Riding, and Western
Horsemanship. In 2003, we competed at the PHBA World Show and placed first in the Youth Hunter Hack and Reserve World Champion in the Senior Hunter Hack. These days, DJ and I mostly enjoy pleasure riding, and he loves the semi‐retired lifestyle!
I chose SmartFlex Senior Herb-Free Pellets because I love that this formula is so comprehensive. It provides high levels of important joint ingredients like Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate and
Hyaluronic Acid. I also like that it has inflammation‐fighting ingredients, like MSM, but doesn’t have any herbs like Devil’s Claw, because DJ has a sensitive stomach.
I chose SmartVite EZ Keeper Grass Pellets because now that DJ is semi‐retired he doesn’t eat more than ½ lb of grain at each meal. Since he isn’t getting the recommended amount of fortified grain, I needed to add in a multi‐vitamin to his diet. I like the line of SmartVites because it is tailored to a specific diet to make sure his vitamin and mineral needs are met.
I chose SmartLytes because not only in the summer months, but also in the winter months, it is very important to ensure he is drinking water! This formula is tasty and sugar‐free which is important to me.
I chose SmartHoof Pellets because although DJ does not have poor quality hooves, I wanted to make sure his feet stay in good shape. The SmartHoof Pellets offer a great value for the price by having good levels of all the important ingredients I look for in a hoof supplement including Biotin, Lysine and Methionine, at a great price.
Why Katrina Uses SmartPaks
I order DJ’s supplements in SmartPaks because I know that my supplements will be fresh right until they are opened, and for the ease of feeding multiple supplements. I can’t even imagine having four buckets to open and dose out at each feeding! This way I can just pull one Pak out of the drawer and add it to his feed.