Peek in Our Paks – Jenny

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 old Thoroughbred/Morgan
Discipline: Dressage

I have been riding since I was five years old and have always really enjoyed working with young horses. Earlier this year I found out about Chief through my best friend, who is a rider and trainer at Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue in New York. I adopted him, and I couldn’t be happier that I did! We’ve only been together five months, but I’m head over heels for him. He progresses a little more every day and is the sweetest most loveable little guy I’ve ever met! For now we’re working on building a strong dressage foundation, but I’d love to teach him to jump when he’s a little older.

Chief’s SmartPaks

Chief’s SmartPaks include:
SmartDark & Handsome, SmartOmega 3, and SmartFlex® I Maintenance Pellets.

SmartDark & Handsome®

As Low As: $20.95
(198 reviews)
SmartOmega 3™

As Low As: $14.95
(508 reviews)
SmartFlex® I Maintenance Pellets

As Low As: $23.95
(178 reviews)

I am lucky enough to board where Chief gets all day turnout. His coat is soft, shiny and dark, and I would love to keep it looking great all the way through the end of summer and beyond. He spends a lot of time out in the sun, and SmartDark & Handsome helps avoid that sun-bleached orange look. I love the combination of ingredients in this product and Chief loves the taste! Plus, of course, he is smart, dark and incredibly handsome, so it was practically made for him!

Omega 3 fatty acids have so many health benefits, and many horses don’t get enough in their diets. In my education at SmartPak, I learned that an average horse needs up to 16 hours of grazing on fresh pasture daily to meet their nutritional requirements. Since his turnout has limited grass, I wanted to make sure to bridge the gap, all the while adding to his overall health and well-being. SmartOmega 3 was a great addition to his diet.

As a SmartPak Supplement Expert, I’m often asked: “Why does a young horse need a joint supplement? He doesn’t have any problems.” While every horse is different, I support Chief with SmartFlex I Maintenance, even though he only just turned 4 and is healthy and sound. Riding is still relatively new to him, so carrying a rider, working on 20 meter circles and learning leg yields all add stress on his joints (and sometimes his brain!) that didn’t used to be there. I like to think of SmartFlex I Maintenance as an “investment” in the future health of his joints. As his training progresses, his “Flex” product will grow along with his workload. I find our
Choose Your Flex” page very helpful when evaluating his needs.

Why Jenny Uses SmartPaks

I’ll admit it – I’m a control freak when it comes to my horse. I’ve never had the luxury of full boarding until now and “giving up the reins” has been hard for me. I’m sure with 29 other horses to feed every day, the barn staff prefers not to scoop out of 3 separate buckets. I know I would! Also, horses are expensive! I like knowing that Chief is getting exactly what’s on the label with every feeding because it means I’m getting exactly what I paid for.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Blogs, Gear Review, SmartPak Features

Recent Posts

0 comments on “Peek in Our Paks – Jenny

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Share it:
SmartPak is the Official Tack and Equipment Supplier of the USEF.
Members save 5% off all purchases.
You'll this

SmartCombo™ Senior Pellets

As Low As: $56.95
(116 reviews)
Have questions? Contact us »
Connect with us:

Jen and Tally
Apparently I've been obsessed with horses since I was born, and I used to beg for pony rides on a regular basis. I started showing in 4-H, progressed to equitation and jumpers in high school and rode on the IHSA team in college where I also discovered the joys...

Learn more »

Ask the Vet
Every week our staff veterinarian, Dr. Lydia Gray, answers tough horse health questions from riders just like you.

Read her latest answer now »

Download our mobile apps

Put SmartPak in your pocket with these awesome apps!

Check It Out »

Healthy horses, happy riders.
SmartPak is committed to a greener planet.
Sign Up Now!
Free Catalog Get Yours Now!

SmartPak Equine is the premier online provider of horse supplies and equine supplements.
Questions? Call us Toll-Free at 1-888-752-5171. © Copyright 2013 by SmartPak Equine LLC. All Rights reserved.