The convenience is huge for a lot of folks, but I find that it saves me a fair bit of money just to purchase my own supplements and mix them myself (a lot of the time SmartPak isn't even the cheapest place to purchase the supplements in bulk). It depends on what is more important to you: time or money.
Same here. I order what I need from ValleyVet, or Jeffers, or PBSAnimalhealth, or KVSupply, or StatelineTack, for far cheaper. The supplements almost always come with an enclosed scoop made for the amount the average horse is supposed to get, so in the same time it takes to open a smartpack, I just scoop the proper amount and dump in with my horse's feed. Easy Peasy.
Yeah, they aren't very kind to the wallet, $151 a month isn't cheap
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That is a lot just for supplements. I feed one horse plus two donkeys for less than that each month. That includes all their hay, a high quality ration balancer feed with included digestive support, vitamins, and minerals...a hoof and skin supp, flaxseed, and organic kelpmeal.
I still have room to I buy a whole tub of electrolytes, which would last me 6 months or better, and be under that amount.