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  • What horse joint supplement is best for picky eaters
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    10-20-2011, 10:50 PM
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Yearling
Joint supplement?

Im looking for a cheeper joint Supplement for my qh with a old injury close to his stifle. He gets stiff sometimes and id like to ride him more and take him trail ridding.

What are some cheaper joint supplements? Thank you
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    10-20-2011, 11:44 PM
  #2
Weanling
What's your idea of cheap? Anything with high amounts of glucosamine, msm, and chondrointin is good. I use FlexMax made by Absorbine. It comes in pellet or powder. About $60 for a month supply. Or you could check out a smartpak catalog. They list all the joint supplements they carry and you can compare ingredients and price.
     
    10-20-2011, 11:59 PM
  #3
Yearling
Well im 17 and I pay for supplements and the horses, my parents pay for the rest. So like under 30ish a month....
     
    10-21-2011, 12:11 AM
  #4
Weanling
Equine Joint Supplements - Horse Supplements from SmartPak Equine

Check here - Cosequin is a great brand, but like I said, anything with high amounts of Glucosamine will help.

Joint Supplements at a Glance

This chart will help a lot!
     
    10-21-2011, 12:31 AM
  #5
Yearling
With smartpak, can you test it? My horse is picky with his feed!!! And can tell when something is added beside his oats.
     
    10-21-2011, 03:56 PM
  #6
Weanling
That I don't know - my horse will eat anything so I never really worried about it. I'm sure they have a 1-800 number where you could ask.
     
    10-21-2011, 04:26 PM
  #7
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If you go online to smartpak, you can actually talk to a rep. The smartflex 1 is about 20 per month but with an old injury I would reccomend smartflex III but it's alot more expensive.

Why don't you start out with something that is around 20-30 per month (Just go to your local feed store) and see if there is a difference. I would say about 2 weeks before you see anything. You may not have to do anything super special, especially if he's not currently on anything. Just a little kick may make the difference.

Another thing is, if you can keep him out 24/7 with a shelter then do that over a stall. When they have stiffness issues, movement is better.

Stick to pellets if he's a picky eater because he can pick around the specific pellets that have the powder on it where if you throw pellets in his feed and shake it up they'll be spread out and the taste will be lost....
     
    10-21-2011, 11:23 PM
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Yearling
He has been out 24/7 for the past 4 years. Only time in when the vet told us to. I don't need something special all I wanna do with him is take him on some trail rides next year I have 2 youngsters for shows and stuff.
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    10-21-2011, 11:28 PM
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Weanling
I use the smart flex line from smartpak. Love them. They will send you a sample for picky eaters :)
     
    10-21-2011, 11:36 PM
  #10
Yearling
I was thinking about the smartMSM for him and adding applesause or something similar he likes to it...
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