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4th of July or the End of the World: Does your dog know the difference?

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As July quickly sneaks up on us, there are many things to be excited about. Cookouts, fun in the sun, trail rides, and of course, Independence Day! However, while the coolers get stocked and the grill fires up, many dog owners are bracing themselves for another year’s boisterous (totally terrifying, monstrously menacing, bone-chilling) fireworks display.

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Peek in our Paks – Angie 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: Angie P. Department: Merchandising Horse: Falkner Discipline: Dressage It

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Peek in Our Paks – Mollie B.

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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.

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Too Hot? Too Cold? How to Find Just Right.

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Would your horse pass the Goldilocks test? If it feels like you’re riding a powder keg or a drowsy slug, the right supplements might help!

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Meet Claire and Vinny

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“When I took Vinny to his first show, getting him tacked up was a challenge because he was nervous and didn’t want to stand still. I decided to try SmartCalm Pellets because I wanted to make sure that he has really good experiences off the farm…”

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Meet Fritz, Donna and Ravell 104

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“Ravell was better known as ‘Devil Child’ before I found SmartCalm Ultra. He is one intense horse, to say the least. He’s a highly accomplished combined driving horse—in 2005 he was part of a world champion pair. He competes with everything he’s got, but he never learned to ‘turn it off ’ when not competing (or even training)…”

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3 Calming Supplements Myths Busted

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Confusion about calming supplements got you feeling as anxious as your horse? Get the facts so you both can feel at ease. Myth #1 Tryptophan and Magnesium are banned substances for horses that compete. False. These nutrients are normal and

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Top-10 Western Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from western riders like you to find our customers’ favorite products. With 78,000+ reviews, we think it’s hard to beat the insight from our own customers. Check out this month’s Top-10 Western Products to find some great picks for you and your horse.

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Peek in Our Paks – Karen S.

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ and dogs’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore.

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Meet Kristen and Spice It Up – 2012 Update

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Spice used to be high strung in unfamiliar situations, acting tense and spooky at horse shows. After starting SmartCalm, Kristen noticed that Spice was much more relaxed, and showing was much more enjoyable for both of them!

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Meet Brooke and Denali – 2012 Update

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Denali had always been spooky, and Brooke tried a number of calming supplements with little success. After an injury put Denali on stall rest, Brooke knew she had to try something else. After starting SmartCalm® Ultra, Brooke noticed a huge improvement in Denali’s behavior.

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Peek in Our Paks – Jessica N.

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ and dogs’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore.

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Meet Rebecca and Brianna

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I own a small hunter/jumper farm where I train horses. I have several mares that were just unbearable to work with. They were always looking outside the ring or worrying where the other horses were and did not pay attention to their work.

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Meet Amanda and Emily

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Emily, my eight year old Appendix Quarter Horse mare, suffered a deep digital flexor tendon injury and was put on stall rest with no turnout. Her outlook was good, but we were facing a 12+ month road to recovery. Though Emily was eventually eased back into work, being confined to her stall 23 hours a day left her antsy and anxious, with too much energy…

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Meet Shannon, Paige and Zeus

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Zeus is a wonder boy and there is no replacing him. He won the Congress with my daughter Paige in 2008 and 2009 in 11 and under Showmanship, as well as with me in the Novice Amateur Showmanship in 2009. When he tore his suspensory and fractured his sesamoid, I did some extensive research on supplements. I found that your SmartSupplements had the highest levels in the areas he needed, plus they were the most economical!

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