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.
It seems like just yesterday that I was riding in the car with my mother and she randomly asked me if I wanted to take horseback riding lessons. It didn’t take me long to respond with a big YES! I was eight years old at the time and to this day I have the best memories of riding the Cornell University horses, showing Welsh Ponies all over the Northeast, and spending every spare moment I had with horses and ponies. This eventually led me to Johnson & Wales University to pursue an education in Equine Studies.
Falkner was a school horse at Johnson & Wales and I still remember the day he arrived…man, was he annoying! He would not stop cribbing! Little did I know that when I started to ride him, I was going to fall in love. We just clicked. Nine years later, we were reunited when he was retired from being a school horse. He’s a very special horse with a sweet temperament (even if he worries a bit much). I’m very lucky to have him in my life and am spoiling him rotten!
SmartFlex Senior Pellets
The first product I decided to put in Falkner’s SmartPak was SmartFlex Senior Pellets. After all, he is nineteen years old! I love that this supplement supports his joints and provides ingredients for his digestive and immune systems. After his long career as a school horse, I want to help Falkner be as comfortable as possible.
When I got Falkner, he wasn’t used to being turned out all day and I soon realized that he wasn’t drinking enough water. I know how important healthy hydration is to his well-being, so I started him on SmartLytes Pellets to help encourage him to drink more. Since he started on the supplement, I haven’t had any trouble with him not drinking enough (knocking on wood as I type this) and he will never be without it!
I decided to add SmartCalm Pellets to Falkner’s SmartPak because he can get anxious. I really just want him to enjoy being out all day and not worry about everything. This supplement has helped take the excess edge off without diminishing any of his great energy.
When SmartPak launched ColiCare, I just had to put Faulkner on SmartDigest Ultra. I love the comfort of knowing that I may be eligible for $7,500 of colic surgery reimbursement should I need it. With this supplement, I know that he is getting great support for his digestive system.
Falkner was on SmartBug-Off last season and I really think it helped keep the flies away. I recently added SmartBug-Off back to his SmartPak so we’re ready for fly season. It’s been a little delayed here in the Northeast since it hasn’t been very warm, but I’m sure the bugs will come out sooner or later!
Why Angie uses SmartPaks
I use SmartPaks because I want to make sure Falkner has everything he needs as he gets older. He sure doesn’t act or look 19 and I want to keep it that way! I also love knowing that he’s getting the correct dose of the freshest supplements every day.