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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Olivia Lawton and Chubby


Olivia Lawton and Chubby—September 30, 2011 From: Judge Carol Dean-Porter It is very difficult to see the far end of the ring because the videographer is stationed at ground level and did not operate the “zoom” function of the camera.

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Introducing Your 4-Legged Friends


Dogs and horses, horses and dogs…they just go together, right? But what happens if your dog doesn’t love (or at least respect) your horse? Or if your horse sees your furry best friend as a scary predator and gets all

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Meet Okie Dun Did It (aka Tango)


Assistant Trainer Melanie Petroll and Tango kicking up some dust at the National Reining Breeders Classic Name: Okie Dun Did It (“Tango”) Gender: Gelding Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 14 Discipline: Reining Owners: The McQuay Family With over $55,000 in lifetime

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The Hard Keeper: How to Put Weight on Safely and Sanely


I have a nine year old Thoroughbred. He’s a super hard keeper. Prone to be a bit anxious, although not a ‘hot’ horse at all. I’m looking for a good weight gainer supplement that will help him build muscle for

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Look Book: Fashion You’ll Fall For


(Hannah (Stylist), Bjorn (Designer) and Anna (Model) give Kristi (Photographer) their best Fall…er…Leap at the conclusion of our “Fashion You’ll Fall For” photo shoot!) Here at SmartPak we are constantly churning out new and innovative ideas to meet the needs

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Meet Alanna and Odie


Name: Winter Melody (“Odie”) Gender: Gelding Breed: Hanoverian Age: 8 Discipline: Dressage Owners: Alanna Almgren My dressage horse, Odie, recently started showing signs of stiffness and soreness after intense training rides. I wanted to reevaluate his joint supplement, so I

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Is Horse Dewormer Safe for Dogs?


Hello, I was told by a Jack Russell Terrier breeder that it would be ok to give my Jack Russel Terrier Liqui-Care P. for worms. I know this stuff is for horses. Is this ok or not? Thank you! –

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Lauren Maruskin and Bell


Lauren Maruskin and Bell—September 16, 2011 From: Judge Carol Dean-Porter This mare is very refined for a Hanoverian. She is a lovely hunter type. Her expression is beautiful. She has a lovely crest, which will look fancy when braided up.

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Meet Robert and Sir Lance


Name: Sir Lance Gender: Male Breed: Yellow Labrador Age: 5 Owner: Robert Davis My name is Robert Davis; a disabled veteran (U.S.M.C. – retired) confined to a wheelchair and fortunate enough to have a highly specialized Trained Canine Assistant, Sir

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Using Sonar Devices around Horses


Here is an unusual question for you. I have a bigger than normal population of rabbits and gophers who are burrowing holes under my mare motel cover area. I am sure they are just trying to get out of the

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Meet Shantel and Layla


Name: Layla Gender: Mare Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 16 Discipline: Dressage Owners: Shantel Brooks I came across SmartOmega 3™ on the SmartPak website and decided to give it a try. I really like that it offers Omega 3s from flax and

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Soft Tissue Recovery


My OTTB was recently diagnosed with a pulled suspensory ligament in one of his front legs (we think he hurt himself during turnout). My vet said to expect that he’ll be out of work for at least 6 months. What

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Lauren Teddy and Jet


Lauren Teddy and Jet—September 2, 2011 From: Judge Carol Dean-Porter This attractive chestnut horse is well turned out. His bridle appears to fit correctly and the Dee snaffle is a nice choice for the hunter ring. Your martingale is adjusted

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Barn of the Month – El Sueño Equestrian Center


El Sueño Equestrian Center, Somis, CA Submitted by Cindy Buechler, Boarder Our barn came to be in 2006, as the result of a lifelong dream of Gina Atten-Thomas. She wanted to open a premier training facility in our area of

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