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This Month’s Pick
Staff Member: Emily Joyce
Department: Customer Care
Horse: JZ, 14 year old Appendix Quarter Horse
I began riding at the age of 8 after finally convincing my parents that ballet just wasn’t my thing- I never looked back! JZ came into my life during my sophomore year of high school. He wasn’t my first horse, but he was THE horse. He saw me through high school, college and then trekked across the country with me to start my new job at SmartPak. We have had so many adventures together-I can’t wait to see what the next ten years brings us!
This year I had to admit to myself that JZ is getting a little older. I chose the SmartFlex Senior Herb-Free Pellets because I felt he could use a little extra anti-inflammatory support while still receiving high levels of the key joint ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid. I also like that it contains antioxidants and digestive support. SmartFlex Senior Herb-Free Pellets help keep my older horse feeling young.
I choose SmartHoof because JZ tends to lose shoes and have weak hooves that crack. I like SmartHoof because it contains collagen in addition to biotin, zinc, copper, methionine, etc. You don’t find collagen in many hoof supplements, but it’s great for skin, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and the hoof wall! SmartHoof also has a flax seed base, which provides Omega 3 fatty acids, along with probiotics, so I’m getting a lot for my money. Since starting JZ on this product he has kept his front shoes well (knock on wood) and I’ve been able to take off his back shoes.
JZ tends to be a social butterfly and really hates to leave his herd, and also tends to be spooky. This combination does not make for a very relaxing or pretty ride (envision coming down centerline with a horse constantly whinnying and then spooking at the judges, flowers, etc). SmartCalm seems to help JZ feel more relaxed, and I find that he’s better able to focus on me and the job at hand.
Why Emily Uses SmartPaks
JZ deserves the best I can give him, which is why we use SmartPaks. I don’t have to worry about reordering, dosing, making baggies, having buckets run out at different times, or any of those other chores that can make feeding supplements a headache. With SmartPaks, JZ gets high quality supplements that are fresh, pre-dosed and easy for the barn to feed, and I get to cross one more thing off my check-list.