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Dec 10, 2023

Senior Strategies: Providing Care and Nutrition for the Aging Horse

Because every horse is different, caring for some senior equines is easy while caring for others can be a challenge. When does a horse become senior, how does the body change, which health conditions become more prevalent, and what can owners do to compensate for their horse’s aging body?

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Nov 12, 2023 Sponsor

Gas Colic in Horses (Spasmodic Colic)

Colic is pain that originates in the abdomen. Gas colic, also referred to as spasmodic colic, is one of the most common types of colic in horses. It is defined as mild to moderate abdominal pain that is caused by the accumulation of gas in the intestine. Gas colic either resolves on its own or with medical treatment recommended or provided by your horse’s veterinarian.

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Nov 05, 2023 Sponsor

Does Your Horse Lack Nutrients by Eating Hay?

Your horse was designed to spend his days roaming and grazing, thriving on the nutrients found in fresh grass. But since acres of pasture can be hard to come by, most horse owners turn to hay to meet their horses’ forage requirements.

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Sep 20, 2023 Sponsor

How a Helmet Saved Silva Martin

When Team SmartPak Rider Silva Martin saddles up, it’s always with a helmet. Silva’s riding career has taken her from Germany all across the world before she settled in the United States in 2007—well before helmets were popular in dressage. When the traditional top hat ruled the dressage ring, riders often schooled in baseball caps or nothing at all.

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Jan 07, 2022 Education

Travel Tips for a Healthy and Happy Horse

When you’re traveling with your horse, there’s more to do than simply hitch up the trailer and hit the road. SmartPak has the top tips you need for you and your horse’s best (and safest) road trip ever. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can get your horse from point A to point B with confidence.

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Dec 09, 2020 Education

The Grass Isn't Just Greener

Your horse was designed to spend his days roaming and grazing, thriving on the nutrients found in fresh grass. But since acres of pasture can be hard to come by, most horse owners turn to hay to meet their horses’ forage requirements. Unfortunately, many of the key nutrients found in fresh pasture are lost as soon as it’s cut and dried for hay.

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Sep 20, 2020 Education

Foregut or Hindgut? That's The Question!

Knowing what sort of support your horse needs can be tough, but it can also make a big difference. There’s a lot of confusion between your horse’s foregut health and hindgut health. After all, the process of breaking down food and absorbing nutrients is all technically “digestion,” so isn’t it all the same? Not quite. The organs in the foregut and hindgut have different functions, and each area has unique health concerns.

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Nov 08, 2015 Competitions

Preparing Your Senior Horse for Winter

What defines a senior horse? While there is no consensus among experts about what constitutes a “senior” horse, most agree that it is not based on chronological age but on physiological age.

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Jan 22, 2012 Sponsor

Stuff Riders Say – Episode 1

USEA’s Official Supplement Feeding System, SmartPak, has released a funny video full of funny stuff riders say. Sit back and enjoy the video below then visit SmartPak.com for many of the products that you see featured.

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Jul 27, 2011 Sponsor

SmartPak Announces Everyday Free Shipping on Orders Over $75

SmartPak announced today that they are launching everyday free shipping on all orders over $75. This move makes SmartPak the only equine e-commerce retailer to offer a full selection of tack, equipment and supplies shipped for free regardless of weight.

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Mar 09, 2011 Sponsor

Smartpak™ And Cosequin® Team Up To Sponsor Phillip Dutton Vip Experience At Rolex

What: SmartPak Equine LLC and Cosequin® are teaming up to offer one lucky eventing fan the opportunity of a lifetime - to shadow one of the world's top riders, Phillip Dutton, at American eventing's biggest competition, Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Three Day Event. The randomly selected winner will receive tickets to the event, a gift package from SmartPak and Cosequin® and a $2,500 travel voucher for airfare, hotel, car rental and other expenses.

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