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This Month’s Pick
Staff Member: Kaitlyn Z.
I took my first riding lesson when I was seven years old, and it wasn’t long before I started to spend all of my spare time at the barn. Growing up, I enjoyed riding a variety of horses and ponies and showing at local hunter/jumper shows. Over the last few years, I have competed as a member of the Penn State IHSA Team, worked as a breeding intern at McQuay Stables (home of our sponsored rider Tim McQuay!) and continued to ride and show whenever time allowed. Just over a year ago, I became the proud owner of a 5-year-old Thoroughbred gelding named Rex, who I am in the process of retraining for the hunter ring! Rex’s last race was only about a year and a half ago so we have been taking things slow, but I am constantly impressed with his willing attitude and quiet disposition.
Why Kaitlyn Uses SmartCombo Ultra Pellets
Rex has become a part of my family, so I try my best to do everything possible to keep him happy and healthy as he progresses through training. SmartCombo Ultra Pellets give him comprehensive support for his joints, hooves, digestive tract, skin and coat. Although he is young, Rex had nine starts on the track, so he had a lot of wear and tear on his joints at a young age. The active joint ingredients found in this formula, which are equivalent to the active ingredients in SmartFlex III Resilience, make me feel confident that I am doing all I can to help support healthy joints, tendons and ligaments. My farrier constantly comments on the quality of Rex’s hooves (especially for a Thoroughbred) and he is unbelievably shiny thanks to the active ingredients of SmartShine Ultra. Last but not least, SmartCombo Ultra also contains the active ingredients found in SmartDigest Ultra, which help maintain a healthy, balanced digestive tract. It is also a HUGE bonus that Rex is eligible for ColiCare, SmartPak’s new colic surgery reimbursement program.
Why Kaitlyn Uses SmartMuscle Mass
Like many off the track horses, Rex was underweight when I first bought him. Through a very well-monitored diet and the help of my awesome barn manager (thanks, Becky!), Rex has gained over 200 pounds since I bought him last year. Although I was satisfied by how much weight he gained, we were still struggling to build Rex’s top line. I have seen a noticeable difference in Rex with the combination of SmartMuscle Mass and the right training program. He is finally starting to look the way I knew he could!
Why Kaitlyn Uses SmartOmega 3
Since becoming a member of the SmartPak family, I have learned about the importance of omega 3 fatty acids in the horse’s diet. SmartOmega 3 gives Rex the omega 3 fatty acids that he isn’t getting from fresh pasture (pasture is hard to come by in southeastern Massachusetts) and antioxidants that promote overall health and wellness.
Why Kaitlyn Uses SmartPaks
Every month, I have Rex’s supplements delivered directly to the barn in SmartPaks. I keep him at a boarding facility that houses over 15 privately owned horses, which means that feeding time can get very complicated. My SmartPaks give me peace of mind because I know that Rex is getting all of his supplements in the correct doses every single day.