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SmartDark & Handsome®

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Product Overview

Supports deep, dark shine

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!)

  • 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

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SmartDark & Handsome® is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 381.
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
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Our boy absolutely hated the paprika Our geldings eats everything and is not picky at all. When he smelled the paprika, he looked very sad, and then tried to eat around it. Finally, he flipped his bowl and got very upset about the paprika. He did eventually eat his grain, but obviously, he was not happy. He has gastric issues and I am also worried about the paprika causing an imbalance or stomach upset. ....I've heard the real need is zinc and copper, balanced properly. So we replaced this with the 800Z new hoof supplement, which has all the biotin and Methionine for hoofs, but also a huge amount of zinc and copper, properly balanced, for coat. I will report back on how it works.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coat restored! After just one month on this product, my warmblood gelding has gone from sun-bleached to his beautiful black bay coat again. He has beautiful dapples and incredible shine! Thanks...
Date published: 2018-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My mare LOVES it First summer with my mare and she bleached out pretty bad. Gave this a go and within a month and a half results were seen! She is a finicky eater and she will lick her bucket for 5 minutes after she’s finished eating. Her coat looks GLOSSY black. This is a supplement I’ll give to her all year long! It’s a little pricey but worth it! Going to try it on my bay next month.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! My bay gelding now has a deep rich color to his coat. And my chestnut mare is a deeper shade of red. Started to notice a difference in a week or 2.
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I can notice a difference!!! I’ve been using it for about two months now. He is the bottom of his field and comes up with scratches and bites every once in a while. I’ve noticed that the hair is growing back a little faster. It has also made my horses coat a lot softer. My only complaint is that it is a powder and a little messy. If they made it into a pellet form it would have a full 5 stars.
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shiny but no darker I had high hopes for this, having had major results in the past with just paprika I hoped this would help keep my filly black. Unfortunately while she was super glossy I saw no improvement in color, in fact she seemed to bleach even faster despite a fly sheet and night turnout. This also seemed to give her diarrhea, though she has a notoriously sensitive tummy. Despite all that she still vacuumed up her food right away (She doesn't even like carrots or apples! so I would say this is fine for picky eaters.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dull to Shiney My gelding has been on this for about a month. It has not made him darker but his coat is glowing!!!
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black is black is black in the sun I ordered this in hopes to help keep my black and whites crisp and dark as they are out on pasture an boy has it done the job very happy will re order
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well I started my guy on this mid-June as he got incredibly sun bleached. While I don't think that I've noticed him darkening yet as it's only been a month, but I have noticed it pull out the red tones in his coat, tail, and forelock. I'm loving it as it's making him more a blood bay!
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Wonders!!! I started taking care of this handsome guy close to a year now and have been working on his coat mane and goal since I got my hands on him. He’s been looking really good but just needed a little extra something. And something that wasn’t going to make him hot. So we gave this a try! And it’s done wonders for his mane coat and tail. It’s not made him hot at all. It’s esdy to mix right in and smell as good too! I add this with LMF and just stated adding the loose red rock and my horse devours it. It’s add such shine and softness to not only his body but mane and tail as well!
Date published: 2018-08-08
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