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Raise Your Joint IQ


Put your joint smarts to the test!

Click the answers to see how you score.
Then browse our top picks to find the perfect joint supplement for your horse.


Approximately ___% of lameness problems in horses are related to osteoarthritis.

  • a.) 10
  • b.) 40
  • c.) 60
  • d.) 95

How often should horses with arthritis be exercised?

  • a.) Never
  • b.) Once a week
  • c.) Once a day
  • d.) Twice a day

Which of the following factors should be considered when picking a joint supplement?

  • a.) Age
  • b.) Workload
  • c.) Competition status
  • d.) All of the above

True or False You should only use a joint supplement if your horse is showing signs of stiffness or discomfort.

  • True
  • False

True or False All joint supplements are created equal.

  • True
  • False

Approximately ___% of jumpers and grand prix dressage horses studied have shown arthritic changes in the hock?

  • a.) 5
  • b.) 15
  • c.) 35
  • d.) 50

True or False Joint supplements are only for horses.

  • True
  • False

True or False Glucosamine is bad for horses with insulin resistance or other metabolic disorders.

  • True
  • False

Arthritic changes have been seen in:

  • a.) Older horses
  • b.) Young horses
  • c.) Competitive horses
  • d.) Wild Mustangs
  • e.) All of the above

True or False You should feed a daily joint supplement if you’re also using injectable support.

  • True
  • False

Which of these terms can be another name for arthritis in the horse?

  • a.) Ringbone
  • b.) Bone Spavin
  • c.) Navicular
  • d.) All of the above

While shopping for the right joint supplement might feel as tough as the SATs, there’s one key difference – you don’t have to do it alone! Use this handy cheat sheet, our SmartFlex Finder, or call our experts for advice.

Young horse or any horse in light work

Your goal: Maintain healthy joint tissue; avoid future joint problems

SmartFlex® I Maintenance Pellets Original

As Low As: $24.95
(259 reviews)

Glucosamine XL Plus w/MSM

As Low As: $42.40
(26 reviews)

Horse in moderate work

Your goal: Support joints that are under day-to-day stress

SmartFlex® II Support Pellets Original

As Low As: $42.95
(281 reviews)

Cosequin® Equine Powder

As Low As: $38.10
(205 reviews)

Horse in heavy work

Your goal: provide comprehensive support for joint, tendon and ligament health; avoid discomfort and stiffness

Cosequin® ASU

As Low As: $61.15
(273 reviews)

SmartFlex® III Resilience Pellets Original

As Low As: $61.95
(536 reviews)

Elite performance horse in intense work

Your goal: Provide ultimate support for joint, tendon and ligament health; minimize discomfort and stiffness caused by intense training and competition

This ships free!
Cosequin® ASU Plus

As Low As: $79.95
(50 reviews)

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SmartFlex® IV Ultimate Pellets Original

As Low As: $82.95
(81 reviews)

Senior horse

Your goal: Ease stiffness and discomfort; support joint and digestive health provide antioxidants

SmartFlex® Senior Pellets Original

As Low As: $38.95
(1437 reviews)

Senior Flex H/A Pellets

As Low As: $42.65
(47 reviews)

Horse in recovery

Your goal: Help minimize inflammation associated with normal healing and recovery; alleviate discomfort

SmartFlex® Rehab Pellets Original

As Low As: $61.95
(281 reviews)

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Recovery EQ Extra Strength

As Low As: $79.15
(60 reviews)

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4 comments on “Raise Your Joint IQ
  1. Sheila Murphy says:

    Oops, missed 2. Arthritic horses should turned out as much as possible, thus my answer was 2x per day. I felt 95% was correct for arthritic changes, guess I was wrong.

  2. vija Robinson says:

    Thanks for the test…It was fun and informative !! Its good to brush up on your skills. Im not into braging but I got 11 out of 11.. 🙂

  3. Debbie says:

    I see you use to carry MVP Glucosamine XL Plus pellets, but under the photo above is states “sold out”. Every other company,, Valley Vet, United Vet Equine, Amazon and etc. are able to carry it. Was wondering why you aren’t. You’re the first company I do a search with when looking for a particular supplement. I’ve had to purchase the pellets from Valley Vet. If you start carrying this again, please let me know. The Glucosamine Sulfate is absorbed into my horse’s system quicker than Glucosamine HCL, it’s helped him and he loves the taste. The only other supplement my horse is on is Myocrin by Horsetech for it’s chromium content. Should you carry that as well in the future, I’d be able to get everything from SmartPak. Thank you….Debbie

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