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This Month’s Pick
Staff Member: Lexi K.
I’ve been riding since I was eight years old, which was when my parents finally gave in to my pleading and let me start taking riding lessons. I learned to ride at a dressage barn, but I fell in love with jumping and quickly transitioned into the hunter/jumper ring.
After a long search for the perfect horse, I bought Superman two years ago. He’s the goofiest and sweetest horse that I know, and I love hanging out with him on the ground just as much as I love spending time in the saddle. Superman is a great jumper, so we spend a lot of our time showing in the hunter ring, but we also enjoy the challenge of adult equitation and medal classes. After spending this past show season on the sidelines with an injury, we’re looking forward to getting back into the show ring this winter!
SmartFlex III Resilience Pellets
Making sure that Superman has the right joint support is a top priority for me because he is worked six days a week and competes on a regular basis. In addition to that, he’s thirteen years old and has been jumping and showing since he was young, so his joints have probably already seen some wear and tear over the years. To help keep his joints healthy and strong, I give him SmartFlex III Resilience Pellets. I love that they provide comprehensive support for his joints, tendons, and ligaments so that he can continue to perform at his best for as long as possible.
When Superman’s attitude and performance at horse shows declined last year, my vet diagnosed him with gastric ulcers. We treated him with GastroGard and saw an immediate difference in his attitude and willingness to work.
Since traveling and competing are stressful on Superman’s stomach, I want to do what I can to support its continued health. After we finished treating him with GastroGard, I looked at the different gastric health supplements available and decided to start him on SmartGut. The ingredients in it support and soothe his stomach to help him handle the stress of his training program.
Superman recently spent four months out of work due to an injury. When we started back into work and began to increase the length and intensity of our rides, he started to struggle with muscle fatigue. I decided to give SmartMuscle Stamina a try because it contains ingredients that help delay fatigue and support healthy muscle function. As we continue to work Superman harder and bring him back into full work, I feel good knowing that he is getting the support he needs to help his muscles recover more easily after hard workouts.
I give Superman SmartOmega 3 to help ensure that he gets enough Omega 3 fatty acids, which I’ve learned are very important because they help support cellular health and a normal response to inflammation. Some horses get their share of Omega 3s through fresh pasture, but Superman doesn’t have much access to grass, so this supplement helps ensure that he gets the nutrients he needs. Since Superman started on the supplement a year ago, his skin looks healthier and his coat is shinier than ever. I love that I can tell that it is keeping him healthy from the inside, out!
Why Lexi Uses SmartPaks
SmartPaks give me the peace of mind that my horse is getting the correct dosage of fresh supplements every day. I board at a busy show barn and SmartPaks make it easier for my trainer to feed. Instead of scooping out supplements from four different buckets, she can just grab one of Superman’s SmartPaks and dump it into his grain. I love the AutoShip program because I never have to remember to reorder supplements, they just automatically show up at the barn every twenty-eight days!