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    05-07-2012, 02:21 AM
  #1
Yearling
SmartPak supplements

Im thinking about putting Shaggy on Smart dark and Handsome and SmartBreathe. The first obviously cause Shaggy's black and won't be stalled this summer so I kinda want to stay black and the second cause Shaggy's allgeries make it hard for him to breathe especially with it getting hotter and he's coughing a lot when start trotting. So I was wondering has anyone used these before and has success? Im generally curious because i've never really used supplements before. I'm also think I might SmartFlex senior for my older guy Blaze he's 21 but would it do anything do him since he's founder before/might be again?
     
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    05-07-2012, 08:25 AM
  #2
Trained
Interested in hearing peoples opinions as im thinking of trying smartpaks
     
    05-07-2012, 08:57 AM
  #3
Foal
I'm not sure about the supplements you've mentioned, but I have used other supplements from SmartPak and have had a lot of success with them! Almost all the horses in our barn are on some kind of supplement from there and have had really excellent results! My mare is spooky, high strung, and marish and I had her on the SmartCalm Ultra pellets which did wonders for her. It was almost too strong, so I switched her to the SmartMare Harmony, which is perfect for her! She's been fantastic!
     
    05-07-2012, 10:32 AM
  #4
Foal
LOVE Smartpaks...so convenient and a wide array of choices to choose from depending upon what you can afford. I havnt used their smart dark and handsome, but did use the black as knight in smartpak, it was great. I also have used their smartomega3's which does wonders for a horses coat and overall appearance. Currently have all four of mine on the smart bugoff and so far yes it took me having them off it a week to notice how much it really does work. Also used the smart hoof product after my mare foundered, and it did great in getting hoof regrowth, my vet was actually surprised on how much growth she had in a short time and she recovered nicely from her founder. ALso trying metaboleeze right now for my easy keeper walker, he's a chunk and really doesnt get any grain so thinking he's got some metabolism issues..if I don't see a difference with it will try the smart control IR they have next. They have great customer service and at anytime you are unhappy they will go out of their way to work with you. I've had my mare on the smartMSM for a couple years now too due to a past hock injury and I can tell she is less still with it, expecially during the cooler months.
     
    05-07-2012, 02:57 PM
  #5
Yearling
We've had our OTTB on SmartPaks now for YEARS. I seriously love this company. Anytime you call and talk with someone, you get people who actually know horses! I love ordering our wormers and other stuff...they just include it with our monthly smartpak for no extra shipping! These people are wonderful to work with. When a friend's horse died, she got a condolence card, a frame for his picture and they didn't charge her for her last month's supplements! Now THAT is a company that cares!
     
    05-07-2012, 11:07 PM
  #6
Yearling
Wow I keep hearing such great things about smartpak! I can't wait to actually try some! Which brings me to another question. How do you give supplements to pasture kept horses who don't get grain?

Also that was nice of them to do that for your friend HagonNag
     
    05-07-2012, 11:17 PM
  #7
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I use the Magnesium, Vitamen B, and Smartflex smart paks. I like them. I would however double check the contents on the dark and handsome to ensure that it is show legal. Most smartpaks are but I'd double check. Sometimes the color ones have things like paprika in them.
     
    05-07-2012, 11:20 PM
  #8
Yearling
I <3 SmartPak. My boy retired from a GP show jumping career before I got him - so he's had the joint abuse from that career and he's 18. I use the SmartFlex Senior and it's done some very nice things for him. I also have him on the SmartOmega, partly to make up for the fact that he gets relatively little fresh grass, partly to improve the quality of his coat. And they both have probiotics in them, which has definitely helped his digestion.

Huey gets them in his grain, but the pelleted supplements he would eat even if they were not in the grain. I know this because before I ordered them, I got three day trials from SmartPak and shot them to his without his feed. If you want to try the SmartPaks, I would definitely suggest requesting trials from them - they'll give them to you for free so you can make sure that your horse will actually eat them.

The customer service is terrific, and I've found the pnline customer reviews for the different supplements to be really helpful in identifying which ones are likely to help, and which ones might have a funky consistency or taste that the horse could be picky about.
     
    05-07-2012, 11:23 PM
  #9
Yearling
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
I use the Magnesium, Vitamen B, and Smartflex smart paks. I like them. I would however double check the contents on the dark and handsome to ensure that it is show legal. Most smartpaks are but I'd double check. Sometimes the color ones have things like paprika in them.
thanks I don't show so its no problem
     
    05-07-2012, 11:26 PM
  #10
Yearling
ThursdayNext- I saw the three day trial thing and I may try it! My boys aren't very picky they wil eat just about anything you stick in front of their face lol
     

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