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Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Absorption of Joint Supplement Ingredients

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“I would like to give my 15 year old trail horse gelding a joint supplement to help prevent joint damage. I have read that Chondroitin and MSM are not absorbed from the horse’s gut…”

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Peek in Our Paks – Jenny

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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. This Month’s Pick Staff Member: Jenny Harris Department: Customer Care Horse: Chief, 4 year

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Meet Meg, Aimee and Obsession

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Name: Obsession (“Orion”) Gender: Gelding Breed: Dutch Warmblood Age: 15 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owners: Meg and Aimee Boyer I have owned Orion for nine years, and he has always been an enthusiastic eater, to say the least. But last spring, things

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Are Horse Treats Safe for Dogs?

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I’ve noticed that a couple of barn dogs like to eat HoofSnax or FlaxSnax if they are left within reach. I’ve wondered if the biotin in the HoofSnax would hurt the dogs in any way. Also I’ve noticed that the

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Audrey Isabelle Roell and Rockstar

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Audrey Isabelle Roell and Rockstar—August 19, 2011 From Judge Rob Gage: I love how well turned out this pony & rider are. You only have one chance to make a first impression, and this one is a good one! I

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Judge My Ride & SmartPak Join Forces

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About Judge My Ride Judge My Ride offers a place where equestrians can upload videos and photos from their favorite horse shows or just schooling at home, and have them critiqued and commented on by some of the most esteemed

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Meet Alissa and Steel My Magnolia

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Name: Steel My Magnolia Gender: Mare Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 4 Discipline: Dressage Owners: Alissa Jensen I never go without Omega Horseshine. I have had many different horses on it and I’ve never been disappointed. I was leasing an Appendix Quarter

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Feeding a Young Horse

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What is the best feed for a 4 year old Thoroughbred that is turned out several hours in a grass pasture? Horse is not excerised by means of lungeing or riding and is a little on the rounder side. I

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Joint Support Isn’t Just for Your Horse

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When you feed your horse his daily joint supplement, you feel good knowing that you’re supporting healthy recovery from the daily wear and tear that come with training; but have you ever thought about your other four-legged friend? Your dog’s

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Meet Jennifer and Bachelor #2

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Name: Bachelor #2 (“Otto”) Gender: Gelding Breed: Hanoverian Age: 15 Discipline: Hunters Owners: Jennifer Porter Otto was imported from Germany in 2000 when I purchased him to be my partner in the Adult Amateur Hunters. For the first few years,

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Nutrient Requirements in Horses

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How can I determine if my horses are getting the proper daily nutrients? Where can I find the nutrients they should get along with the minimum and maximum? I can calculate what they get, I just don’t know if it

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Meet Sue and Tinsel Town

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Name: Tinsel Town (“Linus”) Gender: Gelding Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 6 Discipline: Hunters Owners: Sue Simon I purchased Linus shortly after he came off the track. Like many OTTBs, he was lean and a little anxious. After giving him some time

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Supplements and the Foundered Horse

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Have you found any supplement that actually seems to help foundered horses? -Jan Dear Jan, Founder (chronic laminitis) can be caused by so many different things it’s hard to make a blanket recommendation. Are you asking how to prevent it

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Barn of the Month – Grazing Fields Farm

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Grazing Fields Farm, Buzzards Bay, MA Submitted by Mel Fretschl, Barn Manager 18 horses on SmartPaks Grazing Fields Farm is a full service boarding and training facility in Massachusetts at the entrance to Cape Cod, sixty minutes south of Boston.

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