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Meet Kara and Grand Slam (“Homer”)

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“After moving Homer to a new barn, I noticed he wasn’t acting like himself. Because of the stress that comes from a new barn, new hay and a new training program, we decided to support Homer’s digestive system with…”

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Meet Julia and Uncle Sam

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“I compete my horse in the jumpers and I know that his joints need comprehensive support to keep him feeling good and winning blue ribbons. I decided to try SmartFlex III Resilience Pellets because the ingredient list covers everything that my veterinarian likes to see in a joint supplement and my horse loves the taste…”

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Meet Sarah and Apple Jax (“AJ”)

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“AJ has massive scope and a huge heart, but as we progressed into higher levels of eventing he began to get stiff through his joints after hard workouts…”

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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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Meet Rachel and The Punisher “Toby”

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“When I first saw Toby, he was living out in a field of twenty horses without a job or a human to call his own. He was underweight and scraggly, but he gave me one look and I knew I couldn’t leave him behind. Slowly but surely we got some weight on him, but his coat was still coarse and flaky…”

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Meet Andrea and Harry

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“It was instilled in me as a kid that without good feet and legs, a horse will not perform to the best of its abilities. My horse Harry is in training for eventing so having great feet is a top priority!…”

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Meet Margo, Joe and Major Red Jacket (“RJ”)

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“RJ was showing promise as a young horse, but he started to become very sore. A year ago, he was diagnosed with OCD in his stifle. The prognosis wasn’t great — his career as a show horse was in jeopardy, and early retirement was considered…”

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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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Meet Kat and George

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“We have had George since he was thirteen weeks old. He is a fantastic little barn dog! He’s always been game to hop in the truck with me, do chores around the farm, and play with the big dogs. A few months ago I noticed that George was starting to get uncomfortable at the end of hard days of playing and working…”

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Meet Alissa and Elijah

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“When Elijah hurt his ankle last winter I started him on SmartFlex Rehab to support him in his recovery. I expected him to be stiff when his stall rest ended, but he wasn’t at all…”

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Meet Lindsay and Brutus

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“Last year, Brutus was losing shoes left and right. That problem quickly turned into a bigger issue when his hooves started breaking up. I had ordered supplements from SmartPak before, so I turned to them when I decided to put Brutus on a hoof supplement to improve his hoof quality…”

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Meet Amy and Brave Heart (“Heart”)

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“As a large draft cross, Heart seemed to struggle with the endurance required for eventing. He was sometimes overly tired after cross country, so I looked into getting a supplement that could help support healthy muscle recovery after hard work…”

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Meet Mary and Happy Hour

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“My horse Happy Hour and I have been partners for five years. We started off showing in equitation, then did some jumper classes and now we’re concentrating on the hunter ring. I wanted to put him on a joint supplement because he sometimes felt stiff and uncomfortable at the beginning of our rides…”

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Meet Dawn and Tabby

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“Soon after Tabby came to our barn, we discovered that she had some unflattering ‘mareish’ behaviors. She became overly sensitive and spooky, would bare her teeth at other horses, and was so pushy and bossy that my daughter could no longer handle her…”

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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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