Take advantage of SmartPak’s Memorial Day Sale (10% off + free shipping with any order over $150) to stock up on summer essentials. Here are a few of Horse Nation’s summer must-haves:
If you live in a hot, humid climate or have your horse in serious work during the summer, electrolytes are a must. Feeding a well-balanced electrolyte supplement like SmartLytes can supply the Sodium Chloride your horse needs, in addition to the other electrolyte minerals that are lost in sweat – Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium. Supplying these electrolytes will also encourage your horse to drink more water, rebalancing his fluids and helping to ensure proper digestion of feeds.
SmartLytes was carefully formulated to mimic the mineral losses in equine sweat. This cherry flavored powder is sugar free and contains Trimethylglycine (the B vitamin Betaine), to help cells maintain normal fluid levels. What a smart electrolyte!
Also available in pellets and paste.
Price: $8.95 for daily maintenance dose in SmartPak (28-day supply)
Price with Memorial Day Weekend discount: $8.05
If you’re looking for a fly mask that will keep flies out and stay on, your search ends here.
The SuperMask® II keeps flies, dust, dirt and debris away from your horse’s eyes. It protects your horse’s eyes and face from harmful UV Rays and aids in healing after eye injuries. The see-through shimmer weave does not obstruct vision. The plush, flyproof trim keeps flies out, while providing maximum comfort without rubbing or harsh abrasion.
Made with a double-latch closure that stablemates can’t rip off! It fastens twice for double security. The double-latch closure is located under the jaw, not on the cheekbone, making it harder for other horses to reach.
Price: $15.95 to $16.95
Price after Memorial Day Weekend discount: $14.36 to $15.26
When jackets get waived at the horse show, you better be wearing something fabulous underneath.
Made from moisture-wicking performance fabric, this sporty technical shirt will take you from schooling to showing in comfort and style. Complete with a stand-up collar, hidden snap closures and a stock tie loop.
Price after Memorial Day Weekend discount: $29.66
Does your horse bug out when fly season rolls around? If turnout is more like torture with all the buzzing and biting, SmartBug-Off can make the pasture peaceful again by protecting your horse from the inside out. Say goodbye to stomping and swishing and say hello to a happier horse.
SmartBug-Off is perfect for all horses who are bothered by flies and other pesky pests. This comprehensive formula contains Garlic, Brewer’s Yeast and Apple Cider Vinegar to deter biting insects. It also provides Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and MSM to help support a normal inflammatory response and healthy skin. Lastly, SmartBug-Off includes Diatomaceous Earth to discourage insect breeding in manure. Horses love these tasty pellets!
Price: $19.95 for daily maintenance dose in SmartPak (28-day supply)
Price after Memorial Day Weekend discount: $17.69
We know that at some events during summer it can get really warm in show clothes waiting for your event to begin. That is why Heritage Gloves have developed this unique show glove for those hot days. The Pro-Flow Summer Show glove is the first of its kind to be fully ventilated with a mesh top and air holes on the palm side of the glove. This glove is made with the best grade of soft Cabretta sheepskin leather.
Price after Memorial Day Weekend discount: $22.46
Stay cool all summer long with the HyperKewl cooling vest!
The combination of unique fabrics creates a water management system. The unique HyperKewl fabrics absorbs, stores and releases water within the multi-layered material. Water is “released” through evaporation, energy is consumed, and a chill effect is created. The HyperKewl fabric actually cools the body exactly the same way the body cools itself, through evaporation.
To activate the evaporative cooling vest, simply submerge the item in water for 1-2 minutes allowing the HyperKewl fabric to absorb the water. Gently squeeze out any excess water, wipe dry and the vest is ready to wear. The vest will remain activated for hours and can be re-hydrated by following these simple steps. The vest is meant to be worn over clothing and will feel damp to the touch.
The HyperKewl Cooling Vest has a high Mandarin collar for additional cooling relief and sun protection, front pockets and zipper closures. It has fitted front seams and a gathered waist in the back.
Vest Weight while wet is about 4 lbs.
Price after Memorial Day Weekend discount: $53.96
The Cool Medics Cooling Neck Scarves are constructed from a patented three-layer fabric that by combining hydrophilic fibers into a fibrous batting core and a thermally conductive lining, will provide cooling after allowing the product to soak in water for 30 seconds to one minute. (Not longer!)
The water activates the cooling process by charging the fibers with moisture and creating an environment for evaporation. When moisture in the batting evaporates, heat is removed and cools the surrounding area, transferring the cooling effect to the wearer.
Depending upon the environment this cooling could last up to 8 hours, and can be recharged again by simply immersing the product in water to restart the cooling process.
Price after Memorial Day Weekend discount: $13.46
The EquiVisor® is a sun visor for riding helmets, a modern version of an old idea that was conceived by an innovative West coast rider, Kim Bronson. It’s easy to attach to any helmet and one size fits all styles. With a patented gripper system, it stays securely in place while you ride! Washable for easy care.
Price after Memorial Day Weekend discount: $31.46
Sun damage is not pretty. From faded coats to full-blown cancer, exposure to the sun affects your horse more than you might think. Quic Shade was designed specifically for the special needs of horses. Quic Shade contains a generous amount of Vitamin E and other soothing ingredients to eliminate the sunscreen-sensitivity reactions often found with horses. Beneath this gentle nature, Quic Shade is serious protection. Quic Shade fully protects against cancer-causing rays with Octyl Methoxycinnamate & Benzophenone-3 for a human SPF equivalent of 15. 4oz.
Price after Memorial Day Weekend discount: $8.06
Looking for some great summer breeches?
SmartPak’s exclusive Bradley Knee Patch Breeches have a traditional look with some great extras. Comfortable 82% Nylon, 12% Coolmax, 6% Lycra wicks moisture away from your skin to keep you nice and cool on those warm days, with all the flexibility you need in the saddle. No velcro at the ankles – just soft, comfortable moisture-wicking fabric! Added details include floral pattern inside the 2″ wide waistband (coordinating with the color of the breeches), euro seat and hanging SmartPak horse medallion. Synthetic knee patch. (Also available in full-seat).
Look forward to a full review of the full-seat version on Horse Nation, coming soon!!
Price: $99.95 (reduced from list price of $179)
Price after Memorial Day Weekend discount: $89.96
Sometimes you want the protection of a neck cover with your fly sheet, and sometimes you don’t.
The Weatherbeeta Airflow Detach-A-Neck Fly Sheet, made of a soft and durable polyester mesh outer shell, allows you to choose the neck style you need. The Freestyle Full Wrap Tail Flap and removable belly band provide additional protection to the tail and belly area. Traditional shoulder gussets for mobility, plus removable web leg straps.
Price: $79.95 (reduced from list price of $89.99)
Price with Memorial Day Weekend discount: $71.96
Think of all the time you’re going to be spending in the wash rack this summer, and how many times you’re going to have to uncoil and recoil that hose. Not only is a hose stretched across the wash stall inconvenient, it can also be dangerous when working around horses.
The Swing Out Wash Rack Arm is a must have for any wash stall. Makes bathing a breeze! Made of steel tubing with silver powdercoat finish. Comes with 25 feet of hose, hose fittings, and spray nozzle.
Price with Memorial Day Weekend discount: $62.96
Go SmartPak, and Go Riding!