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Meet Kate and Beckett


Name: Beckett
Breed: Thoroughbred
Age: 7
Discipline: Eventing
Owner: Kate Fegan


Like many Thoroughbreds, Beckett is very thin-skinned. Last spring and summer when every horse was being tormented by bugs, he took it to the extreme. He was miserable being outside, and you could forget about riding! He would shake his head, buck, and kick out to try to shoo away the bugs. I tried all kinds of fly sprays and a fly sheet, but nothing was helping. SmartPak recommended that I try SmartBug-Off , and I jumped on it. I noticed a difference within a week of starting him on the supplement. He was happy being outside and was more focused, relaxed, and content while riding. My horse means the world to me, and I love having him happy and healthy!

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4 comments on “Meet Kate and Beckett
  1. Susan says:

    I have a question for Kate concerning the SmartPak Bug Off.
    How did you get Beckett to eat it?? I tried it with my mare and she would not have it at all!! I tried mixing it with alfalfa cubes wetted with water to feed as a mash even with carrots in it which she loves but the garlic smell is so strong, she won’t touch it!

    I would be interested in how you fed it to your horse to get him to eat it.


    • SmartPak SmartPak says:

      Hi Susan- I polled the office (which is so conveniently full of horse owners) and some of our tried and true favorite tricks for our picky eaters include the following; sugar free apple sauce, a handful of sweet feed, a dash of corn syrup, disguising with beet pulp or mixing with baby food (my personal favorite). Hopefully one of these tricks will deceive your mare long enough for her to enjoy her SmartBug-Off and for you (and her) to start enjoying the result. I know how frustrating a picky eater can be (I have had a couple of them myself) and I wish you the best of luck. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you, I am always happy to help! -SmartPaker Whitney

  2. Susan Giambattista says:

    I’ve noticed a BIG difference in flies on my horse. I have a SmartPak which contains The BugOff and 2 compartments of Farrier’s Formula. He has never turned it down and I smelled the BugOff and I don’t smell garlic. So, mix it with some Equine Senior.

  3. Terry says:

    Hi Kate,
    Everything sounds wonderful about the BugOff except my horse is allergic to corn. Does the bug off come without grains?

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