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Should I be feeding my horse’s supplements year-round?

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My show horse gets a joint supplement, an electrolyte supplement, Omega Horseshine and SmartHoof Pellets. A few people in my barn mentioned that they stop feeding supplements once show season is over, and I’m wondering if that is recommended. I

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Meet Rachel and Grant

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“Grant is a typical thin-skinned Thoroughbred. Since we first got him last year, he has had skin issues and his coat hasn’t had the healthy sheen that we thought it should. We tried everything and anything that we could find to help his skin and coat with no results…”

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Can you spot the secret stresses?

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This scene might look picture perfect, but things aren’t always what they seem. The fact is, no matter how pampered a horse is, there are aspects of modern horsekeeping that are at odds with the way he was designed to live. These conflicts can take a troublesome toll, causing a range of problems from digestive upset to compromised immunity and even a affecting your horse’s soundness and performance…

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5 Things You Need to Know about Dewormer

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Preventing parasite infestation is crucial to maintaining your horse’s health. If left untreated, a high parasite load can cause symptoms including poor quality coat, weight loss, diarrhea or colic. There are two methods of parasite control: daily dewormers or a paste dewormer program. No matter which method you use, there are five things every owner should (or shouldn’t) do.

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Meet Jessica and Tempo

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“Tempo has always been sensitive to bugs and last summer was a particularly bad bug season because of the mild winter. Fly spray wasn’t enough to keep him comfortable, so I looked for an insect control supplement to start him on…”

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Peek in Our Paks – Cathlin B.

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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 animals we adore.

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Meet Kari and Ella

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“Ella started to have breathing problems a few years ago, especially when it was hot and humid. I consulted with my veterinarian and tried a few different respiratory products, but she is a picky eater and it was a struggle to get her to eat them…”

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Raise Your Joint IQ

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“Put your joint smarts to the test!”

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Meet Meghan and New Dark City (“Dylan”)

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“With the help of our trainers, Dylan and I have gone from competing in just showmanship and western pleasure to showing in a wide variety of classes in the Amateur division. As we focused on my goals of competing more and qualifying for Congress, my trainers and I decided to support Dylan’s joint health with a supplement…”

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Meet Tara and Odie

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“I adopted Odie eight years ago from a rescue. It took him two years to trust me, but now he is the most loving dog that I have ever known. About a year ago, he stopped playing and wrestling with our younger dog. I also noticed that he was falling behind on our walks and was even starting to fall down the stairs…”

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Meet Mark and A Good Storm (“Teddy”)

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“I have had Teddy for close to four years now. We currently show in Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, and Halter with hopes to add Western Riding to our arsenal over the next year. Together we have accomplished so much more than anyone expected us to…”

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Meet Sarah and Apple Jax (“AJ”)

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“AJ has massive scope and a huge heart, but as we progressed into higher levels of eventing he began to get stiff through his joints after hard workouts…”

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Peek in Our Paks – Kaitlin T.

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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 animals we adore.

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Meet Abby and Hank

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“I event with my 15-year-old Quarter Horse, and when he hit his early teens I started to look for an oral joint supplement to help support his joints…”

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Meet Rachel and The Punisher “Toby”

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“When I first saw Toby, he was living out in a field of twenty horses without a job or a human to call his own. He was underweight and scraggly, but he gave me one look and I knew I couldn’t leave him behind. Slowly but surely we got some weight on him, but his coat was still coarse and flaky…”

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