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Meet Traci and Sprite

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Success Profile: Montana Nicajack “Sprite” Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 4 Discipline: Competitive Trail Riding Owner: Traci Woodard Florida weather tends to go from one extreme to another and Sprite was having a hard time maintaining good hoof health through the

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SmartGut® Ultra Pellets Research in the News

Since we first completed our research study on SmartGut Ultra Pellets, we’ve been eager to share our findings with horse owners and veterinarians and have been thrilled to see it featured in magazines and at veterinary conferences over the past

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Meet Nicole and Truckee

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Success Profile: Truckee Quiet Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 9 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Nicole Roca Truckee Quiet is learning how to be a hunter, but he can’t quit his day job! Our dairy sheep rotate through pastures and Truckee is my number

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Meet Amy and Buck

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Success Profile: Buck Breed: Saddlebred Age: 20+ Discipline: English Leisure/Trail Owner: Amy McKenrick When I bought Buck in 2007, I was determined to give him a job and take good care of him. My dearest friend, a seasoned horsewoman, recommended

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Foregut or Hindgut? That’s The Question – Part 3

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Make sure to check out part 1 and part 2! SECTION: FOREGUT & HINDGUT CONCERN: TWO COMMON PROBLEMS ONE SMART SOLUTION Many of the risk factors that can lead to gastric lesions can also put your horse at risk for

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Meet Cat and Bandit

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Success Profile: Vandy Bandit Boy “Bandit” Breed: Paint Age: 13 Discipline: Rodeo Drill Team Owner: Cat Hammers As a member of the Lone Star Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team, I wanted to be able to ride Bandit in parades and our

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In Loving Memory

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You were a loving and patient partner. From our early days learning dressage together, to your “retirement” years of tearing around the field and stirring up all the youngsters, you always brought your kindness, your heart, and your spirit. Thank you for everything, Wes. You are missed.

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4 Ways to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy

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A wellness plan is a proactive approach in caring for your horse. At SmartPak, our mission is to support healthy horses and happy riders. One of the best ways you can help keep your horse healthy is by partnering with

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New Year’s Nutrition

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As we start the New Year, many of us make resolutions to eat better, exercise more, and re-evaluate our diets in general. But have you done the same for your horse? Now is a great time to take a closer

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Snow Isn’t The Only Winter Worry

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Horse-keeping during the winter brings its own unique challenges, and those challenges can wreak havoc on your horse’s GI tract and increase his risk for digestive upset. But with the right care and support, you can help ensure your horse

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Get Schooled

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Everyone knows that college students don’t make the best choices when it comes to food. Check out these horses, then ask yourself — is your horse on a college student diet?

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On the road with the SmartPakers: October 2014

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SmartPaker Whitney: In October I was lucky enough to travel to one of the biggest horse events in the US, The All American Quarter Horse Congress with fellow SmartPaker Veronica. I have heard stories about how amazing this event is

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SmartGut® Ultra Pellets Research Presented at the Colic Research Symposium

Dr. Frank Andrews, large animal internal medicine specialist (ACVIM) and Director of the Equine Health Studies Program at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, has spent the last 24 years researching the causes, treatment, and prevention of gastric ulcer

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EMS vs. PPID – Do You Know The Difference?

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EQUINE METABOLIC SYNDROME (EMS) EMS refers to a collection of endocrine and metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity and the development of laminitis in horses. Faulty insulin metabolism is a key component of EMS and can include both insulin resistance (IR)

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My Mustang’s Makeover

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My Mustang’s Makeover – How repeat Mustang Makeover competitor Jessica Dabkowski uses SmartSupplements to help her mustangs perform their best In September, SmartPak was lucky enough to attend our first Extreme Mustang Makeover in Ft. Worth, Texas. While there, we

Posted in Stories & Adventures

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