SmartCalm has really helped my 7 year old thoroughbred gelding. I've had him for about a year and a half and he's always been a bit tense and explosive. Not super hot or forward, but more irritated and behind my leg with a tendency to get grouchy and to have occasional explosions. With the SmartCalm he is actually more forward and relaxed and although he still spooks occasionally, it's a far less dramatic reaction. I tried this for a month, then ran out and about a week after I took him off, his bad attitude returned. Now I've had him back on it for about a month and we are getting along much better again. I highly recommend this product.
May 14, 2013
Mares are quiet!
I put my 2 Thoroughbred mares on this supplement over the winter because they had a lot more stall time than they were used to. I should have started it in the fall because there was a noticible difference. I will keep them on it because it seems to take the edge off of them!
May 1, 2013
Worked Well, Worked Fast
I started feeding my OTTB gelding SmartCalm on a Saturday night, and by the following Wednesday morning there was a notable difference. Now that it has been 2 weeks, there is a huge difference.
Before SmartCalm, he would come out of his stall very excitable and hopping around after being in all night. Now he flat-foot walks in the morning, and I no longer use a chain over his nose. He is not as mouthy as he was (he used to be so annoying, like dealing with a teething child).
He is still quite alert and inquisitive, and by no means dull or lethargic. Still has plenty of pep and stamina when trail riding, maybe even more since he is no longer exhausting himself with stress and worry.
April 29, 2013
Not sure if its working
I started on the calming pellets but not the ultra initially. I noticed a difference in a few days but now after switching to the ultra a month later I can't say its done much difference. For as expensive as it is I can say I'm not getting my money's worth in behavior change.
April 17, 2013
Didn't make a difference
I don't believe these pellets made any difference. My mare still acted the same.
April 12, 2013
SmartCalm has worked wonders on my Half Arab mare, Lucy. For a horse that has daily turnout for 6+ hours everyday with other horses since the day she was born and stabled where she can see and touch other horses, I couldn't understand the pacing, weaving, and general antsy behavior in pasture or standing in her pen with food in front of her. SmartCalm has really calmed her down. She is more focused during training and riding. Any time she was off of it she revert back to hot mess. I would recommend this product to a friend.
April 8, 2013