We use smartPaks....and I like them vs. buckets because my son didn't always tell me when the bucket was low or would wait until the supplement was totally gone to tell me, then I'd have to go to the local feed store to buy more and oftentimes the feed store was out of what we needed. So the horses would have to go without until I could order the supplements online.
Now my son doesn't have to tell me when we are low and I don't have to worry about the local feed store not having what I need. The supplements come automatically and we never run out.
Our horses get:
Beau: SmartDigest(a probiotic which has worked wonders to help him keep his weight up. Actually, now he's so plump everyone thinks he's an Appendix and not an OTTB), and Platform Hoof.
Epona: Easy Keeper Grass supplement from Smartpak (for fat horses who get no grain and are only getting hay/grass, to ensure they are getting the vitamins, minerals, probiotics they need due to the unstable and ever changing nutritional quality of pasture and hay .) and a hoof supplement, Platform Hoof.
We really really like Platform Hoof. Both of our horses have exemplary hooves...even our OTTB....and while some of that may indeed be genetics, their coats have improved 100% also. BOTH are so shiny and hairy now that their winter coats are coming in.
Especially our Belgian, the vet was mesmerized by her coat when she came in the spring for vaccinations. She kept running her hand over Epona's coat and saying how shiny and soft she was. And for the record, we NEVEr SPRAY their coats with any coat conditioner or softener of any kind. Reason is that I prefer to see how our horses' supplements are working without artificial help from coat sprays.
Last edited by Beauseant; 10-13-2011 at 08:34 PM.