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This Month’s Pick
Staff Member: Cathlin B.
Horses: Playboy and Kai
Discipline: Playboy – English/Western All Around
Kai – Learning about manners, just started under saddle. Prospective eventer.
I’ve been riding since I was three and have gone from jumping to dressage to Western to general pleasure riding and covered a lot of ground in between. Having lived in California, Colorado, Ireland, and now Massachusetts, I’ve been given the amazing opportunity to live and breathe so many different aspects of the equestrian world.
Playboy was purchased by my mom as a halter-broke two-year-old. After some basic training, he made the journey to Colorado for me to work with and we’ve been together ever since. Now that Playboy has moved to the East Coast, he enjoys gallops around the cranberry bogs and the snow-filled winters (a.k.a. a little time off). He aspires to try a little bit of everything, but for now he enjoys getting away with ground work and the occasional jump.
Kai was a spur-of-the-moment decision that has already taught me so many priceless lessons. I acquired him when he was just nine months old, and he is now starting to train under saddle. He’s working on behaving while working, trying not to forget the importance of not invading personal space, and minding those ever-critical ground manners.
Playboy’s SmartPaksI chose SmartCombo Ultra Pellets because they cover all of my areas of concern by providing the active ingredients of SmartFlex III Resilience, SmartHoof Ultra, SmartDigest Ultra and SmartShine Ultra. Joint health is important to me, and I like that this supplement provides comprehensive support for Playboy’s joints, tendons, and ligaments. This supplement helps ensure that Playboy gets everything he needs, and I love that I can see a difference in him. Even in the middle of winter, he’s one of the shiniest horses in the barn! Another plus to SmartCombo Ultra is that it qualifies him for ColiCare, SmartPak’s colic surgery reimbursement program. The extra peace of mind that I get from the ColiCare program is priceless! I decided to start Playboy on a multi-vitamin because he doesn’t get a full serving of grain. Mega-Cell helps ensure that he gets the vitamins and minerals he needs that he isn’t getting from his regular diet.
Kai’s SmartPaksKai has been blessed with pretty good hooves, and I want to do everything I can to keep them that way. I give him SmartHoof Pellets because they provide biotin and other nutrients that support strong, healthy hooves.
SmartShine supports Kai’s skin and coat by providing omega 3 fatty acids from stabilized flax seed. Since he started on the supplement, I’ve noticed a huge difference in his sometimes-unruly coat, especially during the transitions between seasons.
Like Playboy, Kai doesn’t receive a full serving of grain, so I round out his diet with Mega-Cell to help him get the vitamins and minerals he needs.
Why Cathlin Uses SmartPaks
I use SmartPaks because I own two horses at two completely different life stages. As both of my horses mature and their unique needs change, I can adjust their supplement program accordingly without having to worry about using up what I have left in a bucket.
The other reason I use SmartPaks is because I board at a co-op facility. There are at least five people that feed dinner on a weekly basis, which means that there are five different ways of feeding and five times the possibility of missing a supplement! SmartPaks are easy for the feeder to use, and they give me peace of mind because I know that my horses are consistently getting what they need every night.