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Peek in Our Paks: Kerri V.

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Staff Member: Kerri Vuolo Department: Marketing Horse: Riker, 20-year old Appendix Quarter Horse Discipline: Trail Riding I started riding at the age of 10, and by the time I turned 11 I convinced my parents to purchase my first horse,

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Meet Jacquelyn and “Gatsby”

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Success Profile: Cashbas Jalouse “Gatsby” Breed: Appendix Quarter Horse Age: 12 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Jacquelyn Cole As a first-time owner, I have taken immaculate care of Gatsby. I never thought in a million years that he would have any health

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Meet Jackie and Angora

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Success Profile: Angora Breed: Georgian Grande Age: 6 Discipline: Eventing Owner: Jackie Hogan I’ve owned for Angora for four years and she has been a handful! She’s very smart and lovable, but she isn’t always focused under saddle. A friend

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Meet Ashley and Soho

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Success Profile: Soho Breed: Westphalian Age: 11 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Ashley Wilson For years I promised myself that I would someday qualify for the Devon Horse Show, and I was so excited when I qualified last year. Then, a few

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Meet Joanne and “Cooper”

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Success Profile: Sweet Escape “Cooper” Breed: Paint Age: 13 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Joanne Bramer When I asked my vet about starting Cooper on a supplement to support his joint health, he recommended that I find one that provided both HA

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Meet Rhonda and Santannah

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Success Profile: Santannah Breed: Arabian Age: 10 Discipline: Western Leisure/Trail Owner: Rhonda Gunnell Santannah and I had settled into a great partnership and were enjoying new adventures together when he hurt his left hind leg. I consulted with my veterinarian

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Meet Michaela and “Friday”

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Success Profile: Impressively Invested “Friday” Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 12 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Michaela Zebro My horse Friday tends to get stressed when we travel and compete at horse shows. Within twenty-four hours of arriving at a show, he comes

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Meet Kate and Lugnut

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Success Profile: Lugnut Breed: Draft/Quarter Horse Age: 19 Discipline: Dressage/Trail Riding Owner: Kate Foley My horse is 19 years young and full of spice! I started him on SmartFlex Senior Pellets about six months ago because he was showing some

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Barn of the Month – Paint Creek Farm

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Barn: Paint Creek Farm Located in: Lipan, TX Barn Owner: Claudia Knudsen Horses on SmartPaks: 33 Paint Creek Farm was founded by Claudia Knudsen 15 years ago as a rehabilitation farm for hunter/jumper show horses. “Over the years, many horses

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Meet Laura and Ocean

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Success Profile: Ocean Breed: Holsteiner Age: 10 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Laura Roesing My horse Ocean and I compete in the open jumpers; we were working toward Grand Prix classes before he hurt himself last year. When he was showing signs

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Meet Olivia and Aris

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Success Profile: Aris Breed: Dutch Warmblood Age: 8 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Olivia Spencer Aris is my once-in-a-lifetime horse, and I still pinch myself every day that he’s mine. I always have SmartDigest Ultra in his SmartPaks because I love the

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Meet Suzanne & “Watson”

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Success Profile: Wooden Phone “Watson” Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 16 Discipline: Dressage Owner: Suzanne Minter I started Watson on SmartDigest Ultra because I wanted to start taking him off property to school, show, and trail ride but was worried about the

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Meet Jamie and Nelson

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Success Profile: Nelson Breed: Appendix Quarter Horse Age: 14 Discipline: Dressage Owner: Jamie DeConcini During the summer, Nelson developed issues with his skin and coat. I tried everything I could think of, including all of the fungus sprays on the

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Barn of the Month – Patchwork Farm

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Barn: Patchwork Farm, Canton, GA SmartPaks: 22 Trainer: Janet Salem Rider/Trainer: Lauren Hulen Kissel Patchwork Farm sits on 60 acres in Cherokee County, Georgia, and offers kind, classical, and correct training for both horse and rider. Focusing on hunter/jumpers, trainers

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Meet Lisa, Emily and Phineas

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Success Profile: Phineas Breed: Oldenburg Age: 10 Discipline: Hunter/Equitation Owners: Lisa and Emily Sutherland When I first leased Phineas for my daughter, I was worried about the quality of his hooves because he had a quarter crack. I’ve always had

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