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Time Takes A Toll


Your horse’s joints are under stress. Are you giving him the support he needs to keep going strong throughout his career?

All horses are at risk for developing joint deterioration, even ones that haven’t been ridden a day in their lives. In fact, in a 1999 study in the Equine Veterinary Journal, joint changes were identified in a herd of wild mustangs. The researchers concluded that the joint deterioration process is naturally present in horses, meaning every horse is at risk for future joint changes. Because performance horses’ joints experience more daily wear and tear, this additional stress can lead to joint deterioration. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to help support your horse’s joints. Read on to learn about how these two horses get the right support for their age and workload.

Name: Ruby
Discipline: Jumper
Goal: Grand Prix

Age 4 – Starting training

Workload: Light
Ruby is young and just beginning her training, so she gets SmartFlex® I Maintenance Pellets to help maintain healthy joint tissues right from the start.

SmartFlex® I Maintenance Pellets Original

As Low As: $24.95
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Age 7 – Jumping for joy

Workload: Heavy
Now that Ruby’s workload has increased and she’s competing in the jumper ring, her joint support needs to step up, too. SmartFlex III Resilience Pellets provide comprehensive joint, tendon, and ligament support for hardworking horses like her.

SmartFlex® III Resilience Pellets Original

As Low As: $61.95
(532 reviews)

Age 12 – Going grand

Workload: Intense
Ruby is competing frequently and starting to show in strenuous Grand Prix classes. Now that she’s in intense work, she gets SmartFlex IV Ultimate Pellets. This formula, fully loaded with high levels of all the major ingredients for joint, tendon, and ligament health and enhanced with antioxidants, is carefully designed to power her performance.

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SmartFlex® IV Ultimate Pellets Original

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Age 19 – Golden girl

Workload: Senior
Ruby may be getting older, but she’s not ready to retire from showing just yet! Years of training, traveling, and competing have taken a toll on her joints, but SmartFlex Senior Herb-Free Pellets help keep her happy and comfortable while she helps bring young riders along in lower level jumper classes.

SmartFlex® Senior Herb-Free Pellets Original

As Low As: $41.95
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Name: Rosie
Discipline: Trail riding
Goal: Have fun!

Age 6 – Happy trails

Workload: Moderate
Rosie is going for long trail rides four times a week. SmartFlex II Support Pellets are perfect for helping her manage the day-to-day joint stress that comes from moderate work.

SmartFlex® II Support Pellets Original

As Low As: $42.95
(281 reviews)

Age 8 – Laid up

Workload: Recovery
Rosie got hurt during turnout and had to go on stall rest. She’s not in work, but she can still benefit from the support of a joint supplement. SmartFlex Rehab Pellets support normal healing by combining ingredients for joints, tendons, and ligaments along with ingredients for a healthy inflammatory response.

SmartFlex® Rehab Pellets Original

As Low As: $61.95
(281 reviews)

Age 12 – More mileage

Workload: Heavy
Rosie is ridden for five hours per week. She’s dabbling in local shows and spending more time jogging and loping on the trails than she used to. Now that she’s in heavy work, she gets SmartFlex III Resilience Pellets for comprehensive joint, tendon, and ligament support.

SmartFlex® III Resilience Pellets Original

As Low As: $61.95
(532 reviews)

Age 18 – Retired

Workload: Senior
At 18, Rosie is living the good life out in her field and goes for a couple of light rides a week. Years of work can take a toll on joints, so she gets SmartFlex® Senior Pellets to help keep her happy and comfortable through her golden years.

SmartFlex® Senior Pellets Original

As Low As: $38.95
(1427 reviews)

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2 comments on “Time Takes A Toll
  1. Cheryl says:

    L would like to buy smartpak for joints for my race horse not shore witch one can you help me she is 5 races in flat racing gallops

    • SmartPak SmartPak says:

      Hi Cheryl, thanks for your question, and we would love to help! Racing
      can be stressful for both joints and soft tissues like tendons and
      ligaments, so considering a supplement to support your horse’s joint
      health is really smart. For a horse in strenuous work, we really like
      ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid for joint
      health, as well as collagen and silica for healthy tendons and ligaments. Take a look at SmartFlex III Resilience Pellets (a which will provide all of those ingredients for comprehensive support for your racing horse! – SmartPaker Casey

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