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Meet Terry and Ollie

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Success Profile: Oliver “Ollie” Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 17 Discipline: English Leisure/Trail Owner: Terry Stoecker Ollie came to me later in life and brings me so much joy! He is polite, can be the lead horse on trail rides, and is

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Choosing the right calming supplement for your horse

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Does looking at the number of calming supplements available make you want to spin and bolt? Don’t shy away just yet! We’re here to help you choose the ideal calming formula for your horse so that you can be confident

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Meet Chris and Cody

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Success Profile: Cody Breed: Appaloosa Age: 13 Discipline: English and Western Owner: Chris Norftill I adopted Cody two years ago after he was found abandoned in upper Maine. According to the vets he was on his own for about two

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Dust Busters

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Between the shavings he sleeps in, the hay he eats, and the cobwebs in the rafters, your horse’s home may be full of dust that could negatively affect his respiratory health. That’s because “dust” isn’t just “dust.” Dust particles are

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Meet Jenna and Doodle

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Success Profile: Dudes Got Game “Doodle” Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 15 Discipline: Eventing Owner: Jenna Smyth Doodle, who was once my prelim event partner, is now thriving in his new job as a low level school master. He was my first

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Meet Kathy and Miss Teague

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Success Profile: Miss Teague Breed: Chincoteague Pony Age: 5 Discipline: Dressage/Driving Owner: Kathy Marcum In 2012, I fulfilled a childhood dream – I went to the pony penning in Chincoteague, VA and came home with a pony. Miss Teague made

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Meet Traci and Sprite

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Success Profile: Montana Nicajack “Sprite” Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 4 Discipline: Competitive Trail Riding Owner: Traci Woodard Florida weather tends to go from one extreme to another and Sprite was having a hard time maintaining good hoof health through the

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SmartGut® Ultra Pellets Research in the News

Since we first completed our research study on SmartGut Ultra Pellets, we’ve been eager to share our findings with horse owners and veterinarians and have been thrilled to see it featured in magazines and at veterinary conferences over the past

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Meet Nicole and Truckee

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Success Profile: Truckee Quiet Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 9 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Nicole Roca Truckee Quiet is learning how to be a hunter, but he can’t quit his day job! Our dairy sheep rotate through pastures and Truckee is my number

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Meet Amy and Buck

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Success Profile: Buck Breed: Saddlebred Age: 20+ Discipline: English Leisure/Trail Owner: Amy McKenrick When I bought Buck in 2007, I was determined to give him a job and take good care of him. My dearest friend, a seasoned horsewoman, recommended

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Foregut or Hindgut? That’s The Question – Part 3

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Make sure to check out part 1 and part 2! SECTION: FOREGUT & HINDGUT CONCERN: TWO COMMON PROBLEMS ONE SMART SOLUTION Many of the risk factors that can lead to gastric lesions can also put your horse at risk for

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Meet Cat and Bandit

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Success Profile: Vandy Bandit Boy “Bandit” Breed: Paint Age: 13 Discipline: Rodeo Drill Team Owner: Cat Hammers As a member of the Lone Star Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team, I wanted to be able to ride Bandit in parades and our

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In Loving Memory

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You were a loving and patient partner. From our early days learning dressage together, to your “retirement” years of tearing around the field and stirring up all the youngsters, you always brought your kindness, your heart, and your spirit. Thank you for everything, Wes. You are missed.

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4 Ways to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy

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A wellness plan is a proactive approach in caring for your horse. At SmartPak, our mission is to support healthy horses and happy riders. One of the best ways you can help keep your horse healthy is by partnering with

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New Year’s Nutrition

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As we start the New Year, many of us make resolutions to eat better, exercise more, and re-evaluate our diets in general. But have you done the same for your horse? Now is a great time to take a closer

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