I am looking at joint supplement for my 18 or 19 year old mare. She gets worked about 5 days a week with 1-2 of those days being trail riding averaging 3 hours a ride with lots of trotting. The rest of the days we are working in the arena with mostly t/c. She is still building muscle. She can get very choppy with her trot and some times feels off in her canter but never wants to slow down, ever.
I was looking at smart pak supplements and I was thinking the Smartflex senior.
SmartFlex® Senior Pellets - Equine Joint Supplements from SmartPak Equine.
But when I do the smart flex finder, for heavy work it says smartflex 3 resilience.
SmartFlex® III Resilience - Horse Tendon & Ligament Supplements from SmartPak Equine
I will eventually be doing dressage with her and actually we might be arranging group lessons for our barn here soon. So which one is better? And is there a cheaper way to get the basic ingredients from these? The senior is about what I would like to spend a month. I don't care about smart paks or if I have to measure.
Also I currently feed Enrich 32 ration balancer and if I go with the smart paks possibly switching out the 32 for Smartvite senior?
SmartVite Senior Grass Pellets - Horse Multi-Vitamin Supplements from SmartPak Equine
Or maybe give the senior joint supplement with this smartvite instead of the senior smartvite, as this is more cost effective?
SmartVite Performance Grass Pellets - Horse Multi-Vitamin Supplements from SmartPak Equine
So what is everyone's thoughts on this? I really feel that do to the amount of work I am putting her into with her age, some kind of joint support should be in her diet.