Originally Posted by Running Whisper
I have looked into smartpaks in fact I had him on their smart hoof and source earlier in the year and most of last year, but it is expensive. I was thinking about the smartflex senior, but just didn't want to spend $35 a month. And then I looked at bl pellets, but I just don't know if those would be enough because it is mainly for being uncomfortable.
Both are awesome- I have 4 horses and one is on BL pellets one is on the Senior. The BL pellets with the devils claw and yucca are QUITE effective in managing pain, since they have natural anti inflammatory properties without the hefty price tag. The senior has "extra" stuff other than just joint support. I would totally recommend trying the BL pellets- if you aren't happy with them (or any smartpak product), they will happily give you a refund. So if it works, great! If it doesn't, you can still get your money back! The BL pellets aren't legal for horses who are showing, because of the devil's claw, which matters to some people. It has turned around my 22 year old QH- he has arthritic hocks from a lifetime of showing western pleasure (I didn't get him till he was 15, at which point he was retired from showing), now he just is my go to lesson horse for small kids (under 70 pounds) just learning how to ride. Keeps him comfy and moving nice!