This stuff is awesome!
I have struggled to find the right combination of supplements for my mare who has a tilted pelvis. Because it throws off her angles, I have tried to put her joint support first since all the compensating puts more wear than normal on them. I switched her to this from the original Cosequin, and she has been doing fabulous. Moving better than ever, and even feels more balanced. She tends to fair better when she stays in consistent, light exercise about 3x a week. I notice those rides are more consistent, with more focus, and that she needs less time to warm up.
She hasn't turned up her nose at her feed yet with this in it either - but I also hide it in soaked beet pulp. Powder just tends to go everywhere when fed dry! But I wouldn't even consider that a draw back on this supplement.
February 22, 2013
Different from the Full Size Jar
This is a great product, however, people need to know that there is not any flavoring or smell at all, as in the full size jar container from Cosequin, which is cherry flavored or a really super sweet apple. The horse that this was for did indeed notice the lack of smell, and flavor, as he had been on the full-size product directly from Cosequin. I feel that Smartpak needs to notify customers of this difference or offer a flavor for your horse that is close to the original container.
I use Stomach Soother (papaya), which Smartpak does not carry, to make all the supplements that are very fine powders "stick" to the feed. When I decided to switch to the little smartpaks, I was told that the Cosequin SP was exactly like the Optimized w/MSM, but the smell is an issue with some horses. Maybe they smell a chemical smell, and we do not, and the Cherry/Apple original helps mask it?
January 14, 2013
good joint supplement
a good joint supplement- wish it was pelleted but the horses do consume it readily
August 6, 2012
Didn't see much difference
my horse was already on legend and adequan. It was recommended I add this to his diet for extra support. After 3 months I really haven't seen a difference.
June 24, 2012
Not for the picky
I think its a good buy if your horse will eat it. I'd ask for a sample first. My mare would not eat it. I donated it a rescue barn. Smart Pak did not charge me.
March 5, 2012
Awesome Joint Supplement!
I use this for my 23 year old mare who is still going strong. Wonderful joint supplement.
February 23, 2012