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Foundation For Success – The Basics PLUS

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Multi-Purpose Supporting joint and hoof health gives your horse a solid foundation for success. SmartPak’s SmartCombo line of multipurpose supplements allow you to build on that foundation by combining the active ingredients from several bestselling formulas into one smart solution.

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Foundation For Success – Hooves

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It can be easy to take your horse’s hooves for granted, and many horse owners don’t think about hoof health until their horse has a problem. While supporting healthy hooves may not sound particularly exciting, it’s an essential part of

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Overheard At The Barn

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Do these riders’ remarks sound familiar? Chances are you’ve overheard it all before and thought it was simply the status quo for life at the barn. But while it may seem like these horses just need an attitude adjustment, there

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Foundation For Success – Joints

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Your horse’s body is an impressive machine. It’s designed to manage the normal wear and tear that’s associated with being a horse — an animal designed to be on the move! However, research has shown that joint problems are a

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Colic – Don’t Let The Odds Stack Up Against You

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The American Association of Equine Practitioners estimates that 900,000 horses will colic this year. Not only is colic common, it can be very serious—more horses die from colic than any other condition. With statistics like that, managing your horse’s digestive

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No Fly Zone

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When it comes to battling the bugs, it’s important to have a barn-wide system that keeps you covered from all sides. Read on to learn what types of fly control to use where so you can create the ultimate plan

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Horse Insurance 101

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Let’s face it, insurance falls way to the bottom of the list of topics any horse owner wants to talk about. Discussing worst-case scenarios doesn’t exactly make for enjoyable barn aisle or ringside small talk. Unfortunately, as in many areas

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The battle against bugs starts NOW!

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I don’t know about you, but this year I’m almost looking forward to fly season because it means that after a long (and very cold) winter, spring is finally here! And with the right gear and right preparation, victory can

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Combo Nation

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No matter their discipline or workload, most horses can benefit from support in four key areas: joint, digestive, hoof, and coat. See why riders from all over the map love these multi-purpose supplements for their horses. Customer: Kara Blevins Horse:

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Water Woes: How Electrolytes May Help Your Horse this Winter

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Ice cold water buckets mean many horses don’t drink enough in the winter. But many riders aren’t sure of the best way to tackle this problem, so we’re here to help. We’re busting five common myths to help keep horses

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Is Your Horse’s Diet Coming Up Short?

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7 out of 10 horses aren’t getting a full serving of fortified grain or complete feed, according to our survey. Why not? Unfortunately, there isn’t one simple answer. Luckily, we can help! In this article, we’ll review some of the

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Your Horse Is At Risk

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900,000 horses will colic this year That estimate is from the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and it shows just how common colic is. What’s worse is colic can be very serious — in fact, more horses die from colic

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Healthy Hooves Across America

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Horse owners from coast to coast are concerned with keeping their horses’ hooves healthy and strong. Learn these three owners’ smart secrets for keeping their horse’s hooves going strong despite the challenges of their different environments. Location: Washington Horse Profile:

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Time Takes A Toll

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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 osteoarthritis, even ones that haven’t been ridden a day in their lives.

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Monsters in the Ring

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It’s a crisp fall afternoon, and you’ve been looking forward to your ride all day. You saddle up your horse, start to warm up, and on your third pass around the ring, your horse becomes convinced there’s a monster behind

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