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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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Meet Shawn and “Julio”

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Success Profile: Don Julio Whiz “Julio” Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 10 Discipline: Reining Owner: Shawn Stratman Don Julio Whiz became part of my family shortly after he competed in the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Nowadays we show in Rookie/Non-Pro Reining

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Meet Brianna and “Ginger”

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Success Profile: Kids Girl Friday “Ginger” Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 4 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Brianna Langley When I first got Ginger last year, she had a dull coat and dry, unhealthy skin. I decided to give SmartShine Ultra a try

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Meet Mindy and “Sherwud”

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Success Profile: Sherwud Bea Star “Sherwud” Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 4 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Mindy Reiss When Sherwud went off to training, I immediately started him on SmartCombo Ultra Pellets. Since Sherwud was in training and had to transition to

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Meet Stefania and ‘Sunny’

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Success Profile: Sunny Smiles “Sunny” Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 5 Discipline: Eventing Owner: Stefania Schuller Sunny Smiles came into my daughter Livia’s life last summer. The first time we took her to a new place, I had a feeling we were

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Meet Lisa, Madelyn and “Dobby”

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Success Profile: Dobby the Horse Elf “Dobby” Breed: Thoroughbred Age: Early 20s Discipline: Dressage/Eventing Owner: Lisa and Madelyn Castaldo We purchased Dobby, an older Thoroughbred, in 2011 knowing that he would have some maintenance requirements. Shortly after we brought him

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Meet Leanne and Smores

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Success Profile: Smores Breed: Paint/Throroughbred Age: 5 Discipline: Barrel Racing Owner: Leanne Dillon I want to make sure that I give Smores the best care possible as she grows and matures into a well-rounded mare. When she entered training, I

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