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Recommendations When Planning a Trip to the Kentucky Reining Cup

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THANK SmartPak for this amazing opportunity and allowing me to share it with everyone. THANK my husband and my friend Jamey’s husband for both stepping down from other planned activities so that Jamey and I can go on this trip together. TRY to remain patient when non-horse people ask if you are bringing your horse with you to compete in Kentucky. (sorry Lucky, I love you but we are not ready for Open FEI reining)…

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Barn of the Month – Fairview Farms, JJC

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Fairview Farms JJC, Brimfield, MA Submitted by Susan Freeland, Boarder Fairview Farms, JJC is located in Brimfield, MA. Centrally located on the boarder of Hamden Country and northern Connecticut, Fairview was purchased in 2007 by a father and daughter team;

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Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon On SmartPak

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We sat down with Team SmartPak and U.S. Reining WEG team members, Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon, to get their thoughts on why they use the SmartPak system and how’s it become an integral component in their barns.

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Meet Alaina and Azi

Azi, my 6 year old Quarter Horse mare, suffers from skin allergies and has always been a bit nervous and excitable. I considered all my supplement options and decided to feed SmartB1 and the SmartMSM in combination.

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Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon on the Battle in the Saddle

Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon on the upcoming Battle in the Saddle test event that will determine the 2010 U.S. WEG Reining team.

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Tim McQuay Interview

We got a chance to catch up with Tim McQuay while we were at the NRHA Derby to talk SmartPak, superstitions and his love for the NRHA Futurity.

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Meet Georgina and Belle

Belle is a one in a million mare. She does EVERYTHING from jumping to running speed events. My daughter planned to show her last year so we pulled her out of “retirement”.

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Tim McQuay’s Run with RR Dunit Like A Star

We’re back at the NRHA Derby today with more video. We managed to catch a fantastic run from another Team SmartPak Reiner, Tim McQuay. Tim finished the day as the champion in the Prime Time Open division with Lundin Farm’s

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Q&A: Metabolic Disorders

Question: I’ve been hearing a lot about metabolic disorders in horses, but the more I hear, the more confused I get! What’s the difference between IR, EMS and Cushing’s, and what can be done for horses with each condition?

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Leather Bound

Leather halters are the definition of traditional equestrian style. But traditional doesn’t have to mean boring! If your style has gone stale, check out these four new ways to wear leather.

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Put Your Best Hoof Forward

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Your horse’s hooves form the foundation he needs to negotiate everything you ask of him. Learn how supplements can help make his hooves the picture of health.

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Meet Elaine and DF Double Take

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Dub is 24 years young and still competing in dressage. Recently I noticed that she was not maintaining her weight, and despite her daily dose of Regu-Mate, she was becoming increasingly jittery.

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Nutrition 101

Nutritional deficiencies can have serious consequences, but feeding correctly can be tough. We’ll tell you what you need to know to feed for optimal health.

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Calming Supplements: What to Know Before You Show

Show days are supposed to be fun-for you and for your horse. But, if your horse is too stressed out, he can be hard to handle and impossible to enjoy.

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Meet Heather and Koshari Flash

At 12 years old my horse broke his right front coffin bone and detached the deep digital flexor tendon. He was a training level event horse and we all thought his career was over!

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