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Meet Libby and Hot Rockin Potential – 2012 Update

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Back in 2010, Libby noticed Sonny’s behavior starting to change. Normally a calm and cool show horse, Sonny seemed stressed and worried, which was really out of character. On a friend’s recommendation, Libby decided to give SmartGut a try and pretty soon Sonny was back to his old self — relaxed and confident in and out of the show ring…

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Meet Quincy and Conquistador Chick (“Chavez”)

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I actively compete as a non-pro in the reining industry, which involves a lot of training and traveling. When I got Conquistador Chick, “Chavez”, late in his two year old year, I felt that it was important to help him cope with these stresses…

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Meet Shannon, Paige and Zeus

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Zeus is a wonder boy and there is no replacing him. He won the Congress with my daughter Paige in 2008 and 2009 in 11 and under Showmanship, as well as with me in the Novice Amateur Showmanship in 2009. When he tore his suspensory and fractured his sesamoid, I did some extensive research on supplements. I found that your SmartSupplements had the highest levels in the areas he needed, plus they were the most economical!

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Meet Okie Dun Did It (aka Tango)

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Assistant Trainer Melanie Petroll and Tango kicking up some dust at the National Reining Breeders Classic Name: Okie Dun Did It (“Tango”) Gender: Gelding Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 14 Discipline: Reining Owners: The McQuay Family With over $55,000 in lifetime

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Meet Libby and Hot Rockin Potential

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Name: Hot Rockin Potential (“Sonny”) Gender: Gelding Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 6 Discipline: Western All Around Owners: Libby Ridner I’ve owned Sonny for two years now. Together my trainer, Whitney Lagace, I’ve brought him along in trail, horsemanship, and western

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Adored in All Arenas

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If you want to shop with confidence, head to SmartPak.com. 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 Kelly and Hotrods Are Tempting

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Name: Hotrods Are Tempting Age: 4 Gender: Gelding Breed: Quarter Horse Discipline: Western Pleasure & Western All-Around Owner: Kelly Lange Hotrod tends to be a worrier, and he used to spook very easily. He would get tense and was inattentive

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Meet Melanie & Joker

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Name: Joker Gender: Gelding Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 18 Discipline: Barrel Racing Owners: Melanie McGee Four years ago, Joker’s hocks were so sore, he nearly had to retire from barrel racing. My vet recommended supporting his joints with a supplement,

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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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Straight from the Rider’s Mouth

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Check out these top picks from the Team SmartPak pros, or head over to SmartPak.com to read over 45,000 product reviews from riders across the country! 2011 Rolex Kentucky Competitor Allison Springer Charles Owen GR8 Helmet (#12415, $279.95) “I’m proud

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Pak’s Picks

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See our Pak’s Picks for rider apparel and horse gear!

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My Weekend at the Kentucky Reining Cup

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My reining royalty experience began 1st thing Friday morning. Excited to be on-site and look around, my guest Jamey and I were on the grounds and parking at the Alltech Arena by 9:00 a.m. In retrospect I’m sure the parking attendant got a good laugh out of us, considering that reining didn’t start until 6:00 p.m. that night and the Alltech Arena is probably a good mile away from the main Rolex and Horse Park areas…

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Recommendations When Planning a Trip to the Kentucky Reining Cup

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THANK SmartPak for this amazing opportunity and allowing me to share it with everyone. THANK my husband and my friend Jamey’s husband for both stepping down from other planned activities so that Jamey and I can go on this trip together. TRY to remain patient when non-horse people ask if you are bringing your horse with you to compete in Kentucky. (sorry Lucky, I love you but we are not ready for Open FEI reining)…

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The Day I Found Out

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The cell phone rings again- third time this afternoon. Sighing, I hit “dismiss call” and went turned back to my computer.

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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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