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#FarrierFriday: Emmanuel Fisher

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Have you heard? Farriers are raving about SmartHoof! Find out how this farrier uses SmartHoof Ultra Pellets together with regular maintenance to keep his client’s horse’s hooves in tip-top shape. Emmanuel Fisher Paxinos, PA “I’ve been a farrier for 15

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Meet Katie and George

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 3 – Assessing body condition score in horses

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Download the worksheet to test your knowledge! Would you say your horse is underweight, overweight, or the ideal weight? Do you know how to tell? Knowing how to body condition score a horse is an essential part of being a

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Meet Emma and Mowgli

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SmartPak Wishlist – SmartPaker Jessica

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Create your own Wishlist at! Need ideas for what to get your loved ones this holiday season? Or do you need ideas of what to tell others to get for you? Then check out our Wishlists! And because we

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Frequently Asked Questions: GI Tract

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1. How do I know if my horse needs stomach support, hindgut support, or both? It can be tough to know what kind of GI tract support your horse needs. However, since your horse’s stomach and hindgut have very different

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ColiCare: Fact or Fiction?


When we tell horse owners they can get up to $7,500 of FREE colic surgery reimbursement with ColiCare, some think it’s too good to be true, so we’re setting the record straight! ColiCare is compatible with my horse’s current insurance

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Meet Jaynie and Quincy – 2015 Update

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Salt or Electrolytes?


Salt (also known as sodium chloride or NaCl) plays an important role in normal nerve and muscle function and can help encourage your horse to drink, making it critical for his well-being. Adult horses in no work need at least

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Success! Life After Colic Surgery

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Real stories of life-saving surgery, the road to recovery, and returning to riding Colic is every horse owner’s worst nightmare, and it’s more common than you may think. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) estimates that 900,000 horses will

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 2: Decoding hay and grain for horses

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Download the worksheet to test your knowledge! How much hay and grain does your horse get every day? How much SHOULD your horse be getting each day? Many horses may not be getting what your feed bag recommends, so we’re

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Meet Melissa and Ghost

#1 Eng
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Meet Lindsay and Star

#2 Eng & West
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How to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter


Help your senior start winter off right by making sure he’s at a healthy weight this fall. Experts recommend that senior horses get two physical exams each year, so your horse’s fall physical is a great time to ask your

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If horses were people – Veterinarian edition

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As much as we love our horses, some of their behavior is a little…weird. Just ask your veterinarian! Imagine if your best friend or co-worker acted like that? That’s exactly what we did, and we think you’ll like what we

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