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post #11 of 20 Old 07-15-2008, 11:59 AM
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I never used it, but I say go ahead & try it. I've also heard lots of good stuff about it. :) It could work!

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now my delima is should I get the smartpaks from smartpak for just get the bag from smart pak... I think a call to them must be made.

If Vega wasn't in heat, I would know that she was just being a brat, but the fact that she's this horrible, mean horse when she's in heat, is rather bad.. and since I plan on showing her, I can't have this stuff going on... atleast that's just how I feel anyways....
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appy, the supplement in smartpaks is always going to be a little bit more than purchasing the whole tub.

They recommend smartpaks to folks who don't feed their own horses...ie you are a boarder. But if that is the only supplement she will be on, it probably wouldnt be that hard to portion (??)

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I wish I knew of this when I owned Ginger. Jeesh

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post #15 of 20 Old 07-15-2008, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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I went ahead and ordered the smartpaks. Figured if after a month, or two and I didn't see any change, I could always just cancel it. And it will make the barn owner's life easier too, since she wouldn't have to scoop stuff out.
And then if anyone else feeds, there would be less a chance of someone messing it up.

I'll let everyone know how she does on it.
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post #16 of 20 Old 07-15-2008, 12:50 PM
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I have never owned a mare but...

I had a good friend (mom was a vet tech) and they put their mare on some sort of birth control. It didn't have any "drowsy" effects like most of the supplements that are sold and it blocked the mare from coming in heat. It was just a shot that they gave her I think every 3 months. I don't know any details about the name of the drug...but it seemed to work very well. That mare showed very frequently...placed very well...and was around all kinds of stallions and geldings at the shows.

Might be something worth researching...would be a lot easier than putting a supplement in her food everyday.
Are you talking about Regumate (Rx)? It is a daily does that the mare gets... comes in a liquid form. I know that it works really well but it is expensive. When I was in high school I did chores for a gal that showed quarter horse big time and her daughters mare needed this. I made her mix it in with the mares grain (pre measured) and then I wore gloves to dump the grain. It has the potential to cause infertility to humans if any contact is made.

For what I know mare magic does work. I havent used it but I know people that have. As far as I know there isnt any harmful side affects. Good Luck!!


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I saw the Regumate.. and saw the price And figured it would be much easier, not only on my pocket, but on everyone who feeds Vega that a powder form would work the best. Not to mention, i'm 20 and would still like to have kids.

Smartpak said it should be here on the 18th.. hopefully it will come sooner and we can put it on her.
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I saw the Regumate.. and saw the price And figured it would be much easier, not only on my pocket, but on everyone who feeds Vega that a powder form would work the best. Not to mention, i'm 20 and would still like to have kids.

Smartpak said it should be here on the 18th.. hopefully it will come sooner and we can put it on her.
I hear ya on not wanting to touch it... I didnt either that's why I made her measure it all out. She wouldnt let her daughter feed it or touch the bottle either. I think the smartpak should work for your mare.


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Thanks!

I saw one review of someone who switched from regumate to mare magic and loved it, so I thought that was a good thing to read.
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Originally Posted by hotreddun
I have never owned a mare but...

I had a good friend (mom was a vet tech) and they put their mare on some sort of birth control. It didn't have any "drowsy" effects like most of the supplements that are sold and it blocked the mare from coming in heat. It was just a shot that they gave her I think every 3 months. I don't know any details about the name of the drug...but it seemed to work very well. That mare showed very frequently...placed very well...and was around all kinds of stallions and geldings at the shows.

Might be something worth researching...would be a lot easier than putting a supplement in her food everyday.
Are you talking about Regumate (Rx)? It is a daily does that the mare gets... comes in a liquid form. I know that it works really well but it is expensive. When I was in high school I did chores for a gal that showed quarter horse big time and her daughters mare needed this. I made her mix it in with the mares grain (pre measured) and then I wore gloves to dump the grain. It has the potential to cause infertility to humans if any contact is made.

For what I know mare magic does work. I havent used it but I know people that have. As far as I know there isnt any harmful side affects. Good Luck!!
No this was a shot...not a feed additive.
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