Did you know that your horse needs at least 1 ounce of salt and 5-10 gallons of water everyday? Many horses drink less in the winter because of cold or frozen water, but proper hydration is essential for your horse’s well-being no matter what season it is. Learn more about the importance of hydration and how to encourage drinking on our blog at blog.smartpakequi....
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When it comes to healthy hooves, which factor plays the biggest role? See what expert farrier Danvers Child, CJF has to say in our "Ask the Farrier" blog. A lifelong horseman and practicing farrier since 1972, Danvers specializes in shoeing sport and performance horses. He served as a supervisor for the Official Farriers at the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games, and as an Official Farrier for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
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Winter Hoof Care
Research has shown that a daily serving of 10–30 mg of biotin improves the growth rate and quality of hoof wall. A good hoof supplement should also provide some of the minerals and amino acids required for the production of healthy horn, such as zinc, copper, methionine, and lysine.
When it comes to healthy hooves, which factor plays the biggest role? See what expert farrier Danvers Child, CJF has to say in our "Ask the Farrier" blog. A lifelong horseman and practicing farrier since 1972, Danvers specializes in shoeing sport and performance horses. He served as a supervisor for the Official Farriers at the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games, and as an Official Farrier for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. looks like my first paint horse i loved him to death
Tired of endlessly spraying for flies? Sick of choking on chemical repellents? Prevent pests from becoming a problem in the first place! We’ve got four simple ways you can ensure your horses are fly-free all season long at blog.smartpakequi....
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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. Try to spot and name all six secret stresses in the comments, then read our blog at to find the answers and learn how you can help support your horse. (We’ll give you a hint: it’s not what you think!)
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Can you spot the secret stresses to your horse? Great blog post from @SmartPak Equine Equine
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. Here are 5 things every owner should (or shouldn’t) do. Please repin to share!
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When it comes to supporting healthy hoof growth, there are many factors to consider, but the one most horse owners forget is patience! The hoof wall is mostly composed of dead tissue, so it can’t mend and heal. Instead, damaged sections have to be regrown and replaced, and even with the best supplement and farrier care, that’s going to take time. How much time? Use our handy timeline to help you set realistic expectations.
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Do you brush your dog’s teeth? With February being Canine Dental Health Month, we wanted to take a closer look at why keeping your pup’s mouth clean can do more for his health than just freshen his breath. Read more at blog.smartpakequi... to learn how to protect your dog's pearly whites!
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Dental disease is the most common disease seen in pets. Not only can poor oral hygiene lead to tooth decay, but if not treated, it can lead to more serious problems for your pets. Schedule an appointment today to have your pet’s teeth cleaned and checked.
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Cannot wait for spring cleaning at the barn!
Beyond Saddle Soap—Cleaning Non-Leather Equipment | The Chronicle of the Horse.....I always put a little sugar on the bit after I clean it. I worry that the bit will taste nasty after I'm done cleaning it. And yes I rinse it really well.
Are breathing problems standing in the way of an enjoyable ride? If your horse has respiratory issues, riding not only won't be fun, it might not be possible. Consider adding SmartBreathe Pellets, which combine herbs, MSM and other key ingredients to help support a normal inflammatory response and respiratory health. SmartBreathe Pellets in SmartPaks are Guaranteed to Work, so you can breathe easy giving them a try!
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Has your horse turned from “Happy Harry” into “Grumpy Gus”? Ulcers could be to blame. In fact, an estimated 60-90% of performance horses have ulcers. Luckily, there are ways you can help your horse! During a recent study at Louisiana State University, SmartGut Ultra was clinically proven to maintain stomach health in stressed horses after treatment. Learn more and add SmartGut Ultra to your horses SmartPaks today! (www.smartpakequin...)
Does the chilly winter weather make your horse anxious and tense? Your time at the barn should be relaxing, not nerve-wracking. If your horse is too hot to handle, a calming supplement may help take your horse from wild to mild. We’ve got smart solutions that are Guaranteed to Work at www.smartpakequin....
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Keep calm and ride on. Pretty darn sure this is going in my tack room somewhere
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We’re proud to announce that SmartGut® Ultra made the grade at LSU! Did you know that an estimated 60-90% of performance horses have ulcers? Luckily, you can help your horse! During a recent study at Louisiana State University, SmartGut Ultra was clinically proven to maintain stomach health in horses under stress. Learn more or add SmartGut Ultra to your horses SmartPaks today! (www.smartpakequin...)
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Could your pup stand to shed a few pounds? We all know that at this time of year, we set our resolutions and hope to be healthier in the New Year. This year, why not include your dog in that goal as well? According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 54% of America’s pets are overweight. Here, you’ll find some tools and tricks to help take your pup from fat to fit.
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Did you know that hay changes can cause a 10X increase in colic risk for your horse? Recent research has shown there may be things you're accidentally doing (or not doing) that are proven to increase your horse's risk. Read more to see if your horse could benefit from additional support.
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Would your horse pass the Goldilocks test? If it feels like you’re riding a powder keg or a drowsy slug, the right supplements might help!
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Hooves are to horses as foundations are to houses—they’re the base that everything else is built upon. And just like your house’s foundation, your horse’s hooves need to be strong, solid and reliable. But you probably knew that already. What you might not know is what you can do to support healthy hoof growth. That’s where we come in! We’ve got supplement solutions to nourish hooves from the inside-out, and top-rated topicals that work from the outside, in. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Brinkman)
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Weight gain supplements and muscle supplements are both designed to help your horse optimize his body condition, but they work in very different ways. Not sure which one may be right for your horse? Find out if your horse is more like Scrawny Johnny or a Ribby Ruby.
Barn Dogs: How to Make Good Manners STAY!
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How to Detangle a Badly Matted Horse Mane and Tail - Good tips. I do not wash first -- hair stretches too much when wet. Also, liberally combing Cowboy Magic through my horse's mane is part of my "pre-storm prep." I use one of those hair picks, made for curly hair. And, I work on knots every day while she eats -- before the dreads get out of hand!
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How to Detangle a Badly Matted Horse Mane and Tail--definitely for Mr. Pete!
Have no fear the next time you hear the word "denier"! Get the answers to all your blanket questions here (even the ones you never thought to ask!).
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There’s something special about the relationship you have with your senior horse. That partnership that’s endured years, tears, ups and downs. You probably know your horse better than you know your best friend. Support your old man (or mare) through the winter with these tips.