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Meet Kristen and Spice It Up – 2012 Update


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 Rebecca and Brianna


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 Sarah and Remi


When I purchased Remi, he had recently been body clipped, leaving him with a very dull and dry coat. He also had dry, brittle, cracked hooves. I quickly put him on SmartShine and SmartHoof.

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Meet Brianna and Promise


Last fall, Promise strained a ligament during turnout. After eight weeks of stall rest, she was very cranky and spooky, which was unusual for her. Given her circumstances and her symptoms, I asked my vet about ulcers, and he confirmed the diagnosis.

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Meet Amanda and Emily


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 Jamey and Cortez


When I bought my horse over two years ago, my trainer and I both realized he was a project. He came to me underweight, with a dull coat. Also, his feet were cracked and breaking and I wasn’t sure we would ever manage to keep shoes on him.

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Meet Rebecca and Lancelot


Name: Lancelot Gender: Gelding Breed: Percheron Cross Age: 8 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owners: Rebecca Adkins Lancelot and I show in low level dressage and hunter/jumper shows. He can be a high-energy horse in general, but his behavior got worse as the

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Meet Meg, Aimee and Obsession


Name: Obsession (“Orion”) Gender: Gelding Breed: Dutch Warmblood Age: 15 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owners: Meg and Aimee Boyer I have owned Orion for nine years, and he has always been an enthusiastic eater, to say the least. But last spring, things

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Meet Jennifer and Bachelor #2


Name: Bachelor #2 (“Otto”) Gender: Gelding Breed: Hanoverian Age: 15 Discipline: Hunters Owners: Jennifer Porter Otto was imported from Germany in 2000 when I purchased him to be my partner in the Adult Amateur Hunters. For the first few years,

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Meet Sue and Tinsel Town


Name: Tinsel Town (“Linus”) Gender: Gelding Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 6 Discipline: Hunters Owners: Sue Simon I purchased Linus shortly after he came off the track. Like many OTTBs, he was lean and a little anxious. After giving him some time

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Peek in Our Paks – Ellen


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: Ellen Brunelle Department: Customer Care Horse: Allegro (aka “Lego”),

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Adored in All Arenas


If you want to shop with confidence, head to Not only do we test every product on our own horses, we’ve got over 45,000 product reviews written by horse owners just like you. Check out these top picks, broken

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Meet Betty, Maggie & Buckingham Princess


Name: Buckingham Princess (Lia) Gender: Mare Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 7 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owners: Betty and Maggie Shapiro My daughter Maggie and her Thoroughbred mare, Lia, are quite the team. They have been together over two years, and have made so

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Meet Laura and Panache


Name: Panache Breed: Selle Francais Discipline: Hunters Gender: Mare Age: 8 Owner: Laura Maynard SmartPaksI finally decided to switch to the SmartPak system because I was tired of buying various buckets of supplements at varying frequencies. Cosequin Equine PowderI knew

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Save or Splurge


Dressage Saddles Save M. Toulouse Aachen Dressage Saddle $1049.95 “Hands down the most comfortable and best fitting saddle we tried. We have been pleased with how well it has held up under daily riding even after three years it still

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Apparently I've been obsessed with horses since I was born, and I used to beg for pony rides on a regular basis. I started showing in 4-H, progressed to equitation and jumpers in high school and rode on the IHSA team in college where I also discovered the joys...

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