Educate yourself about equine joint health all month long!
Did you know that January is Joint Health Awareness Month in the horse world? Make your New Year’s resolution to learn more about how to keep your horse health, happy and fluid in his movement with our friends at SmartPak.
From the SmartPak blog:
Your horse’s joints power his motion, and keeping them healthy is key to keeping him moving comfortably. Joint Health Awareness Month was created to spread the word about how riders can help their horses stay happy, healthy, and moving comfortably for years to come. We’re celebrating by sharing our favorite joint health articles, supplement success stories, videos, and more with you!
Here’s just a sampling of what SmartPak has to offer regarding joint health:
Article: “What to Put In & What to Put On: Joints”
Your horse’s joints help power his motion, and keeping them healthy is key to keeping him moving comfortably for years to come.
However, a study in the Equine Veterinary Journal identified joint changes in a herd of wild mustangs, and the researchers concluded that the degenerative process occurs in all horses. This means that all horses, including yours, are at risk for progressive and permanent joint damage.
The best way to help keep your horse going strong is to support his joints inside and out with a combination of the right supplement and smart management practices.
Video: “Ask the Vet: Supplements for a Horse With Arthritis”
Success Stories: “Meet Lucinda and Lexi”
I’ve had Lexi for four years now, and I keep SmartFlex Senior Pellets in her SmartPaks to support her joint health and help keep her comfortable. When I took Lexi to her veterinarian for her annual exam last year, I asked if she would be able to handle a 10-mile trail ride at her age. My vet’s response was, “Are you kidding? Go for it!” So we did. We ended up riding 12 miles that day and she did great. A few months later we went on a weekend camping trip and rode for 18 miles on the hardest trails we’ve ever been on. She was happy and comfortable the entire time!
Want to see all of SmartPak’s joint health content? Click here to view a full list!
If you decide that now is the best time to start your horse on a joint supplement, SmartPak is offering 50% on select joint supplements in SmartPaks. Just use promo code JANJOINT50 at checkout!
Go SmartPak, and go riding!