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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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Do fly control supplements really work?

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I board my horse at a facility with approximately 30 other horses. There is adequate pasture space for all. And fairly good manure management. My question is, do fly repellent supplements work? I know that for larval killer, all horses

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Sunshine and Quarter Horses: behind the scenes for our Western spring photo shoot

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“It’s funny being in the catalog business—when everyone is just wrapping up Christmas, we’re already thinking spring! So, at the end of December, all of our exciting new products (including some awesome, brand new Rockin’ SP Fly sheets) made their way down to sunny Ocala, FL, for our spring photo shoot…”

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Stop pests at the source

Stop pests at the source

Tired of endlessly spraying for flies? Sick of choking on chemical repellents? Prevent pests from becoming a problem in the first place! We’ve got four simple ways you can ensure your horses are fly-free all season long.

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Skin Allergies: Sweet Itch

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My horse is 15 years old and gets sweet itch every spring. Someone told me to add Flax seed meal to her diet. I’ve started that this winter. I’ve noticed a growth in her mane and tail but was wondering

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Meet Jessica and Tempo

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“Tempo has always been sensitive to bugs and last summer was a particularly bad bug season because of the mild winter. Fly spray wasn’t enough to keep him comfortable, so I looked for an insect control supplement to start him on…”

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

Top-10 Hunter/Jumper Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from hunters and jumpers 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 Hunter/Jumper Products to find some great picks for you and your horse.

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Posted in Gear Review

Meet Marisa and Casanova

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“Summer has always been the season that I dreaded with my horse Casanova. An extremely thin skinned Thoroughbred, he used to spend summers covered in hives because he has terrible reactions to bug bites…”

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

Meet Joan and Angel Leggs

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“My mare Angel Leggs, who is registered with the International Curly Horse Organization, has always been a “bug magnet”. I have to stall her on bad days to give her relief from them…”

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

Meet Kellie and Beamer

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“I purchased my beautiful sorrel show mule, Call Me the Fireman, aka Beamer, in February of 2010. We are on our 3rd show season together and have already won many Championships and All Around Performance Titles in English, Western, and Halter classes. Beamer is an amazing guy…”

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Ticked Off by Ticks?

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We all love blood-sucking monsters when they’re on the big screen or in our favorite teenage romance novel, but it’s a completely different story when they’re in our barn. There is nothing cute about finding a tick nestled deep in your horse’s mane when you’re busy braiding for a show. And not only are ticks far less attractive than pasty British actors seductively faking an American accent, they are also far more hazardous to the health of your favorite four-legged friends…

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Peek in Our Paks – Maria T.

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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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Posted in Blogs, Gear Review, SmartPak Features

Meet Danica and Cody’s Cutee

Meet Danica and Cody's Cutee

Name: Cody’s Cutee Gender: Mare Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 4 Discipline: Western and English Owner: Danica Norred Cutee has always suffered in the summer when insect bites would cause her skin to become inflamed and irritated. We tried everything to

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Equine Allergies & Skin Health

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Allergies & Skin Health An allergy is an exaggerated response from the immune system to a substance in the environment, called an allergen. Although horses can become allergic to things they eat, inhale, or touch, insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH or

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Meet Lois and Grace

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My mare Grace has an allergy to biting insects, and in the summer she would be covered in hives. She looked and felt miserable. I read about SmartBug-Off and it sounded like it might work for her.

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