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SmartDark & Handsome®

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Overview

Supports deep, dark shine

  • Provides 3,600 mg of omega 3 fatty acids for healthy skin and a shiny coat
  • Also contains paprika, which is known for its ability to support deep, rich coat color
SmartDark & Handsome helps bring out a deep, dark shine in black, bay, and brown coats. This unique formula provides a targeted combination of ingredients specifically designed to help horses maintain their most beautiful coat color. Flaxseed serves as a high-quality source of omega 3 fatty acids, which support healthy skin and a shiny coat. Paprika, a spice rich in beta carotene and other antioxidants, supports a deep, rich coat color. Finally, 5 mg of biotin and minerals such as copper and zinc support a healthy, resilient haircoat. Plus, it contains fenugreek for a delicious flavor and aroma your horse will love! SmartDark & Handsome is ideal for horses with black or dark bay coats, but may also be helpful for any horse that has a coat prone to sun bleaching. It isn’t just for the boys, either – SmartDark & Handsome is great for mares, too. (We just couldn’t resist the name!)


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SmartDark & Handsome® is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 361.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy cow this stuff WORKS Two weeks after starting the supplement my beautiful black horse turned back to black! Wow! Everyone at the barn has commented on how healthy and shiny his coat is - even my a-circuit trainer asked what he’s on so she could get her dark horses on it. Really impressed.
Date published: 2020-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really works! A picture is worth a thousand words. Here are pics with similar lighting, June to September.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great supplement I have used many coat darkening supplements and this one worked well and the horses eat it with no problem. I would recommend this product. The cost is more reasonable as well.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hot Hawaii Sun is no match my horses have been on this supplement for a year after moving to Hawaii. they're on daily pasture, and if you haven't been to Hawaii before, it has a reputation of being sunny and hot all the time. it is! both my horses' coats look amazing. you can see sun damage in their manes and tails from older hair, but their coats are INCREDIBLE! if you haven't been impressed with this supplement, I'd guess its because you haven't had them on it long enough to shed/regrow their coat. stick with it, it works.
Date published: 2020-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't do squat..period I tried this on my new horse for 2 months and it didn't do a dang thing. Very disappointed. Usually SmartPak is excellent.
Date published: 2020-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dark and handsome not so dark I’m not sure if this may have worked on my black horse if I had started it sooner. He was already starting to bleach from the sun. he didn’t get any lighter, but I also started putting a fly sheet on him , too. I wish it was a pelleted also, because the powder is so fine, I’m not sure he is getting it all. I may try again next summer sooner.
Date published: 2020-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Might work for other horses? I started this before my horse started fading at all and noticed no change in his coat. He faded out much faster than he did the previous summer on Platinum. I used up a smaller bag and had already opened a new bag when we had to stop because it was suspected that it was exasperating current/causing new ulcers. After some research I found this was more common with paprika than I realized. Not only did I waste more than half a bag but I had already mixed it into his supplement cups with his other supplement, so I wasted that too. I know other horses it has worked for though, so maybe it really depends on the horse?
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works wonders My pony has been on this for about two months and it works like magic. He is so dark and shiny now!
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I think it works well! Started using this with my horse when I bought him earlier this year. I wasn’t quite sure if he was officially “black” or not but this supplement paired with a UV fly sheet has kept him quite dark. The shine in his coat is unbelievable as well!
Date published: 2020-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Seemed to be working but still faded My horse was doing really well on this supplement initially but it’s only June and he’s already fading out pretty badly. He’s never gone bay quite this early in the year before. He usually would stay black for a little while longer.
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it and my horse too! Started this a couple months ago and it really darkened him up. Usually by this time of year he would turn from black to a burnt red... instead he turned more like a dark bay. Also, brought out a shine! Love the product and so does my horse!
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I haven’t noticed any changes yet, but my horse loves it! I’m hoping it keeps my 2 year old Friesian studs coat dark black all summer long.
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Started feeding to my Friesian cross mare on 24 hour turn out. Her coat has never been this shiny and healthy. She usually bleaches to a dark bay color every year but she is staying dark so far! My farrier has even noticed by commenting on how much stronger her hooves are since being on the supplement.
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not tasty My mare eats most supplements, but would not eat her feed with this in it.
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Dapples Batman! I started this 3 months ago and my boy hasn’t looked this good in years! He certainly hasn’t dappled in 5 years or more, especially not to this level! He gets tons of complements at the barn for how sleek and shiny he looks, and how gorgeous his dappled are. Couldn’t be happier!!
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn’t Work I bought this because my mostly black horse was fading. I have almost used the entire tub and have not seen any results. Plus my horse doesn’t like the taste. I stopped my next shipment and will not buy again.
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! I bought this for my black Fell pony and it's actually made a difference. He is on pasture 24/7 and has gotten really sun bleached. I have noticed quite a difference in 1½ months. He is definitely darker and he loves the taste (and he's picky). I'm thrilled with the results!
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing results! I’ve had my mare on this since last summer and I had planned to keep her on it only in the summer months as she bleach's out in the California sun. I got immediate results and the shine was incredible not only her black but her white too!
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to make a real difference I have been feeding this to three different black horses, two of them for over a year. One of them is an Andalusian mare that came to me in poor condition, and her coat quality improved but she never got really black. The other two, an Irish Draught stallion, and a Paint x Percheron mare, are really black and their coats are noticeably shiny even in winter. I get compliments on their coats. All the horses happily eat the supplement in their soaked beet pulp dinner. I would not keep buying this if I did not see results.
Date published: 2020-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works! This product really helped my dark bay mare stay dark! Working only after a few weeks. Very happy with results
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love Smart Dark and Handsome for my blue roan mare. She's on turnout 24/7 and it helps prevent her coat and mane from being sun bleached
Date published: 2019-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Much Improvement! I started my Friesian mare on SmartDark in the middle of July, at the height of the sun and heat for my area. Due to her particular body shape, I have not found a fly sheet that fits extraordinarily well without massive rubs. She does not like to be stalled so she lives outside full time with access to a large run in and is in moderate work 2-3x a week. Her coat was extremely faded, although soft and moderately shiny and was developing nice muscling. She sweats, but not a ton, and was always sponged or hosed down after work. After putting her on SmartDark I wasn’t sure what to expect but I surely did not expect the results that I’ve gotten! While I am not sure if it is due to her fall coat starting to come in or the supplement, her color has darkened a ton and has gotten almost blinding it is so shiny. Dirt does not stick to her and her mane and tail feel a bit softer and are growing in quicker. Too early to talk about whether it has helped her feet. What has impressed me most is the muscle gain that this has helped her get. Before SmartDark she was on TriAmino to help with muscle development, but I took her off of it when adding SmartDark and I have seen more improvement in her muscles with SmartDark in the last two months than I did in many months on the TriAmino without a change in her exercise routine. The lighting isn’t the best in one photo, but you can definitely see a difference in the second (hooves are shiny from conditioner in the second). Thanks SmartPak for such a wonderful product that does break the bank!
Date published: 2019-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good! Only gave a rating of good because I have only used for about 6 weeks so too soon to tell how much it will help with fading but so far it seems to be helping. My boy is not finicky but does not care for the taste even though I add it to his daily bucket.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delivers as promised Using this for about 3 months. Dark Bay Mustangs colors deepened wonderfully and great shine. I mix with a little bran mash and a few alfalfa cubes because he didn’t like the cayenne, but he eats it with this mixture no problem
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more orange horse! Short of keeping my tb in the barn 12 hours a day (not an option!) I couldn't keep his coat from fading and turning orange. Not tje 1st summer I've had this problem but the 1st summer he's been shown. It took about 6 weeks for me to notice the change but this has defiantly evened out his coat and taken most of the orange off it. Next year I'll start him on it in march before he sheds out so hopefully we miss the orange phase completely. The top pic is may before he turnes orange and the middle is June. The last pic is 2 months of taking Smart Dark &Handsome. I'm very satisfied!
Date published: 2019-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great on black horse I have a black tb gelding. He fades every summer. I thought this might help stop the fading. He is still fading, but not as much and the black he does have is awesome looking. He's so dark! I think the fading comes from sweat anyway. I would ask for a sample for more picky horses, as some of my other horses done like it, but he eats it all up.
Date published: 2019-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My review of smart dark and handsome My review of smart dark and handsomeI bought this product a month and half ago and wow the difference in my yearling colt
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! I have been feeding SmartDark & Handsome to my 6-year-old gelding for just a month now. It's working! He is shedding off, and his coat is sleek and darker than usual. We mix the supplement with his morning grain and a shot of flax seed oil so the supplement sticks to the grain. Otherwise, he tends to leave some of the supplement at the bottom of his grain bucket. I am very pleased and looking forward to seeing what he looks like in another month or so.
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great results Only after 2 weeks I saw a big difference in my old man's coat. His winter coat is shinnier and softer and he loves it.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great It worked very well! I have a black gelding that bleached out this summer and only had him on this supplement for two weeks before you could see Improvment with his color! He looks awesome!
Date published: 2018-12-07
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