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Keeping Weight on Horses Through Winter

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” I have a paint horse that is 30 years old and he has lost weight and is looking bad despite being on feeding supplements. Is there any one particular supplement that will help him gain weight?…”

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Nutrition, Seasonal Horse Care, Weight Management

Peek in Our Paks – Kaitlin T.

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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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Posted in Blogs, SmartPak Features

Meet Abby and Hank

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“I event with my 15-year-old Quarter Horse, and when he hit his early teens I started to look for an oral joint supplement to help support his joints…”

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

Meet Audrey and Oliver

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“I first met Oliver in 2007 when he was a school horse at St. Andrew’s University in North Carolina. He was 21 and still jumping in the IHSA horse shows that we hosted throughout the school year. Sadly, Oliver’s stifles and hocks didn’t match his phenomenal work ethic…”

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From AAEP’s Ask the Vet: Feeding Forage When Pony Lacks Teeth

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“I have a 28 year old Quarter Pony gelding. He lacks adequate dentition for eating hay. His weight and appetite are good. He is fed senior feed split over 2-3 feedings per day. He also gets one feeding per day of beet pulp. I add a hay extender pellet to his senior feed, but he doesn’t eat it up well. When he tries to eat hay, it just balls up…”

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Misc. Topics, Nutrition

Meet Kaitlin and Sabre

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“I’ve had my horse Sabre for ten years and we’ve “been-there-done-that”. We competed in eventing and hunter/jumper shows, did Pony Club, performed in parades and demonstrations, and have ridden on the beaches of southern California and in the snow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains…”

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

The 360 Approach

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While small changes can help, a full-spectrum program is the best way to tackle your horse’s health challenges.

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Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition

Peek in Our Paks – Marisa C.

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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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Meet Kris and Kapriool (“Kapri”)

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“A 15-year-old schoolmaster when I purchased him, Kapri had tons to teach. We obtained most of our Bronze medal qualifying scores together, and he escorted me to 4th Level. Last year, Kapri injured his hock playing in his turnout. After six months of stall rest and recuperation, he started back in light work…”

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

Meet Kristen and Art Treasure (“Art”)

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“When Art came to me two years ago, he was in pathetic shape – underweight and stiff from front to back. He refused to go in a frame, was obviously uncomfortable at the canter and wouldn’t even roll in the field. We tried several different supplements, but nothing made much of a difference. On a friend’s recommendation…”

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Meet Barbara and Aaron

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“I bought Aaron when he was 15 years old. I had previously done dressage and hunter/jumper shows, but was ready to just trail ride. Besides being a great trail horse, Aaron was also the neighborhood “babysitter” and taught many kids to ride…”

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Meet Jen and Sterling

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“My 7 year old Dales Pony, Sterling, has weak stifles. This condition eventually lead to inflammation in his hocks. In addition to a carefully designed exercise program, I put him on SmartFlex Senior Herb-Free Pellets to help give his hocks as much support as possible…”

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Smart Senior Strategies: Providing Care and Nutrition for the Aging Horse Webinar

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This webinar will help with answers to common questions about body changes and common conditions in senior horses, and what owners can do to compensate.

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Give your senior exactly what he needs

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Every horse’s needs change as they age, but they don’t all change in the same ways. Supporting your senior where he needs it most can keep him going strong for years to come. Not sure where to start? Check out

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Meet Karen and Cregor

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Name: Cregor Breed: Quarter Horse Discipline: Barrel Racing Gender: Gelding Age: 28 Owner: Karen Dean SmartFlex SeniorCregor spent his whole life competing in speed events. At the age of 23, he was retired from competition, and it didn’t take long

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Posted in Success Stories

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