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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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Peek in Our Paks – Whitney F

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This Month’s Pick Staff Member: Whitney F Department: Customer Care Horse: Eclipse Discipline: Hunter/Jumper I started riding lessons when I was about 5 years old and before that you could often find me and my dad escaping to the local

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Grazing without the Grass

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Your horse was designed to spend his days roaming and grazing, thriving on the nutrients found in fresh grass. The benefits of constant grazing are plentiful, but acres of fresh pasture can be hard to come by, especially in the

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Peek in Our Paks: Becki G.

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SmartPaker Bio: Becki, Marketing Fred, 29-year-old Quarter Horse gelding All about Becki: “I started riding at age two and did 4-H and local shows before moving on to AQYHA and AQHA shows. As Vice President of Western and Business Development,

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Superman’s Big Move

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Last April I decided to move Superman to a new barn. I was moving closer to work, and the barn was in the opposite direction, and it was just a little too long. I had boarded Superman at the same

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Peek in Our Paks – Reneé P

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore. This Month’s Pick Staff Member: Reneé Portnoy Department: Merchandising Horse: Smokeshow City Discipline: Racing

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SmartVites: A Multivitamin Makeover

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Did you know that the SmartVites were some of the first SmartSupplements ever created? They’ve been popular with horse owners all over the country for the past seven years, and they recently got makeover. We’re excited to give you the

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