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Meet Caitlin and “Violet”

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Success Profile: Ultraviolet “Violet” Breed: Paint Age: 5 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Caitlin Giordano Violet and I have been together since she was just a weanling, and she has always been a very willing, sweet-tempered horse. This year I began to

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Barn of the Month – Fairbanks Stable

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Barn: Fairbanks Stable Located in: Richmondville, NY
 Trainers: Faye Benedict Horses on SmartPaks: 23 Fairbanks Stable, started in September of 2005, is owned and managed by trainer Faye Benedict. “I grew up in the horse world down in the Millbrook,

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Meet Kristi and Bella

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Success Profile: Bella Breed: Westphalian Age: 10 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Kristi Luepke Bella was somewhat spooky when I first got her two years ago, but I figured she just needed to settle in a little more. Time went by and

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Barn of the Month – K&E Stables

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K&E Stables was started November of 2007. It is located on 100 acres in Fredon NJ. It is run by Emily Bond, who says it has always been her dream to run a horse farm. K&E stables caters to all

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Meet Bonita and Kimi

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Success Profile: Kimi Age: 8 Breed: Thoroughbred Discipline: Dressage Owner: Bonita Biegalke A year after I adopted Kimi, I put her into a full time training program. She spent the first years of her life in a pasture, so while

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Meet Rita and Finnegan

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Success Profile: Finnegan Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 19 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Rita Montemarano My daughter’s horse Finnegan is nineteen years old. When we purchased him last spring, he wasn’t being ridden daily but my daughter likes to ride regularly. A friend

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Meet Blair and Gracie

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Success Profile: Gracie Breed: Paint Discipline: Ranch Versatility Age: 7 Owner: Blair Williamson “Last November, Gracie hurt herself and lost a section of hoof. On my farrier’s recommendation, I immediately started her on Farrier’s Formula Double Strength to provide her

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Meet Leah and “Foxy”

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Success Profile: Foxy Lady “Foxy” Breed: Dutch Warmblood Age: 20 Discipline: Eventer Owner: Leah Allen Foxy was a successful preliminary eventer and then took some time off to be a broodmare. When I brought her back into work three years

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Meet Loree and Cordini

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Success Profile: Cordini Breed: Holsteiner Age: 21 Discipline: Dressage Owner: Loree Magnan When my daughter went off to college two years ago, Cordini was given a well-earned retirement. At that point, he had become stiff and uncomfortable, and it showed

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Meet Heidi and Frost

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Success Profile: Frost Age: 17 Breed: Thoroughbred Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Heidi Shade I decided to try SmartCalm Pellets because Frost is a Thoroughbred and can get a little nervous. Since starting on the supplement, Frost has been calm when being

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Peek in Their Paks

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Ever wanted to sneak a peek inside someone else’s SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the products these riders love, for the horses (and dogs!) they adore. SmartPak Customer Kaitlyn Granger and Louie Louie’s SmartPaks “I love the SmartPak system

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Meet Emily and “Charger”

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Success Profile: Midnight Charger “Charger” Breed: Trakehner/Quarter Horse Age: 8 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Emily Lessman Charger and I have been a team since he was three months old. He was always eager to please his rider, but as his workload

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October Barn of the Month – Wilms Training Center

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Barn: Wilms Training Center Located in: Scottsdale AZ Trainers: Jeffrey and Amy Wilms Horses on SmartPaks: 15 Jeffrey Wilms Training & Management, Inc. is owned and operated by nationally-recognized horse trainers Amy and Jeffrey Wilms. Their horse training facility is

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Meet Tori and Eaton Place

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Success Profile: Eaton Place Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 10 Discipline: Eventing Owner: Tori Griffin Like most Thoroughbreds, Eaton is thin skinned and prone to getting skin problems in the Florida humidity. By supporting his internal health and a normal inflammatory response,

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Meet Jaynie and Quincy

Success Profile: Quincy Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 28 Discipline: Western Leisure Owner: Jaynie Doerr I started Quincy on SmartFlex Senior to support him as he aged. At age 28, he is the boss of his pasture and can still out-work

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