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Peek in Our Paks – Ashley

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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 horses we adore…

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Hilton Herbs Hoof & Health Q&A

How does Hoof & Health support hoof integrity differently than a biotin-based hoof supplement? Does it have any additional benefits?

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Meet Liz and Jeffie

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When I got Jeffie in the fall of 2009, he had ‘cracked platters’ for hooves and needed to be on an aggressive treatment plan. I worked closely with my farrier and vet, but wanted to add a supplement to help support his hooves.

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Cracked Hoof

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Some of my horses have cracks in their hooves. I feed alfalfa and grass hay twice a day and they also receive ADM Patriot 12% once daily. My horses are off duty all winter meaning I do not ride at all in the winter. What are they lacking nutritionally assuming this is a nutrition issue?

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Meet Andrea and Sun Chief’s Apache

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My mare, Sun Chief’s Apache, has never had the best luck with her feet. When I got her back five years after having sold her, she had foundered, her shoes were two sizes too small, she had severe bruising on her soles, an abscess and a whole lot of tenderness.

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Does your horse have good feet?

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If your horse has never had any major issues, you probably think his feet are “good.” But have you ever wondered if good is good enough? Find out how the right supplements can help take your horse’s feet from good to great.

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Peek in Our Paks – Emily

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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 horses we adore. Meet this month’s pick, Emily from our Customer Care Team.

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Meet Taylor and Festy Eskimo

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When I got Eskimo, he was barefoot and his hooves would get sore after long rides or work on rough ground. I tried hoof boots and other hoof supplements, but nothing seemed to work. Then I gave SmartHoof a try.

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Peek in Our Paks – Katrina

Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the horses we adore. This Month’s Pick Staff Member: Katrina C. Department: Customer Care Team Horse: DJ, 15

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Meet the Simon Family and Ima Silver Streak

I’d like to share the story of our Quarter Horse gelding, Paddy, and his long road to good feet. When we bought him, his feet were in terrible shape.

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Peek in Our Paks – Jess R.

Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the horses we adore. This Month’s Pick Staff Member: Jess R. Department: IT Horse: Kandida, 15 year-old Holsteiner

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Peek in Our Paks – Sara F.

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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 horses we adore.

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Hoof Supplements vs Hoof Topicals

It’s rained on and off here outside Chicago for a while now. Due to standing in water, our horse’s hooves got soft. Our vet told us to give him Farrier’s Formula supplements, which we did.

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Put Your Best Hoof Forward

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Your horse’s hooves form the foundation he needs to negotiate everything you ask of him. Learn how supplements can help make his hooves the picture of health.

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Hoof Help

Question: I overheard a girl at a horse show talking about her horse’s hoof abscess, and it sounded awful! What is a hoof abscess, and how is it treated? Answer: A hoof abscess is a bacterial infection inside the hoof.

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