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SmartDark & Handsome®
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Supports deep, dark shine

  • 1,450 mg of omega 3 fatty acids for healthy skin & a shiny coat
  • Paprika & nutmeg for a dark, rich coat color
SmartDark & Handsome helps bring out a deep, dark shine in black, bay, and brown coats. This unique formula provides a rich blend of omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil, flaxseed and chia seed, combined with paprika and nutmeg. SmartDark & Handsome is not just for the boys – it’s great for mares, too. (We just couldn’t resist the name!)

Note for Competitive Riders: This product contains paprika, which may contain trace amounts of Capsaicin.  

Have a horse of a different color? We recommend SmartShine Ultra.


Guaranteed Analysis per 30g:
(Maintenance Dose = 1 scoop (30 g) daily)
  • Crude Protein (Min)
  • L-Lysine
  • Crude Fat (Min)
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids
    4.8% (1450 mg)
  • Supplying:
  • EPA
    .3% (90 mg)
  • DHA
    .2% (60 mg)
  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids
    4.5% (1340 mg)
  • Crude Fiber (Max)
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
    100 mg
  • Folic Acid
    62 mg
  • Biotin
    5 mg
  • Copper
    1,250 ppm (35 mg)
  • Manganese
    2,090 ppm (60 mg)
  • Zinc
    2,250 ppm (65 mg)
Ingredient Statement:: Heat Stabilized Rice Bran, Flaxseed Meal, Paprika, Dried Kelp, L-Lysine, Vegetable Oil, Fenugreek Seed, Chia Seed, Fish Oil, Lecithin, Biotin, Zinc Polysaccharide Complex, Manganese Polysaccharide Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Polysaccharide Complex, Nutmeg, Riboflavin, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Folic Acid, Corn Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles, Sodium Propionate (preservative).


Instructions for Use:
Horse Weight Recommended Amount
Under 500 lbs. .5 scoops
500 – 1000 lbs. 1 scoop
1000 – 1500 lbs. 1 scoop
Over 1500 lbs. 1.5 scoops
Feeding Instructions: Feed 30 g daily (1 scoop = 30 g)

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    SmartDark & Handsome® is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 266.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh My horse didn't eat it...he's normally not to picky, but this one was a no go
    Date published: 2016-05-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dark and handsome So far so good only feed one month but he is handsome
    Date published: 2016-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hallelujah! My black pony is black again!! I bought my first black horse this fall & I didn't know he would sun bleach as much as he did. I panicked. A bunch. I bought a fly sheet & started him on SmartDark & Handsome as soon as I could. I give it to him in his dinner & he doesn't mind the taste at all. I started him on it the middle of February when he was shedding out his coat. You cannot take them to shows when they are on this but I stop them on it 2 weeks before a show (just to be safe).
    Date published: 2016-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Shine and Healthy Coat! Use this product starting every Spring and my horse is gorgeous!
    Date published: 2016-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Moly! Even better than hoped for! I said I wouldn't give it another month before I came back to follow up on my originally review, but my mare has changed so fast, that's its nothing short of remarkable and I just had to share. I started her on the Smart Dark and Handsome on April 2nd. I started seeing changes 2 weeks in. Below are photos with dates to show you how fast this stuff works and just how incredible it is. No idea why it didn't work for other reviewers, but it definitely brought my Friesian back! If she looks this good only 30 days in, I can't wait to see the results in another 30 days!
    Date published: 2016-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from He loves it! His coat love better than ever! His mane and tail are looking good.
    Date published: 2016-05-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work as promoted Very disappointed in the product. Used for three months without any significant improvement in the color of my black mare's coat. Purchased Black As Knight from another supplier because SmartPak does not carry and the mare is BLACK in two weeks! Please carry Black As Knight because I love all the other SmartPak products but this one did not work for me.
    Date published: 2016-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Fast! I have a Friesian mare that I clipped back in December and bleached out pretty bad during the winter months. I first tried Nu-Image Dark Horse and went through an entire bucket and saw no change at all. I fed it 2x a day as well and the bucket didn't last a full month and was $45! That's when I decided to try the SmartDark and Handsome.I started to see a change at only a week in. At 2 weeks in I could see rich, deep, black coming in under the brown coat. Now I am itching to clip her again to reveal the deep back hidden underneath, but I am waiting it out and trying to give her more time to shed out the brown.As of now, her chest, neck, and hind areas are significantly darker. This stuff definitely does not disappoint and was significantly cheaper, only given once per day, and the smartpaks make it last the full month. I will give it another month and then return to post before and after pics, but this supplement is definitely a keeper!
    Date published: 2016-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good My mare has been on this for about a month and I've already noticed a difference. She is turned out during the day and was very sun bleached but I've noticed a slight improvement in the darkness of her coat with no change in anything else aside from the addition of this supplement. She's also a very picky eater and eats this without issue.
    Date published: 2016-03-20
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Haven't noticed a difference Really haven't seen a difference but will continue to use until his coat has time to start coming in.
    Date published: 2016-03-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from My horse did not like this powder mix. Pellets might have been accepted better. Cayenne pepper? Really?
    Date published: 2016-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked better than Black as Knight My horse was on Black As Knight all summer and despite being turned out only at night, he faded pretty significantly. So in September I switched and was noticing a difference in a month. I wasn't expecting a change until after three months and was happily surprised.
    Date published: 2015-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horse loves it! My horse loved this product! ... And my dog did too (she got to lick the smart packs clean) it was hard to tell a difference mainly because my horse was in the sun a lot, but I do think if I had continued with this it would be a great thing!
    Date published: 2015-10-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Probably would have worked This seemed to be exactly what I was looking for, but my mare would not touch it. Really needs to be made in a more palatable form.
    Date published: 2015-09-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Three months-no color change Tried this last year on my black and white paint mare who turns a nasty orangey color by the end of summer. Not only did she still fade but she did not like the taste of it. Wetting her food improved intake.I have yet found anything that has worked to keep her dark-supplements, sunscreens, or fly sheets.Gave two stars because it seemed to improve her coat texture a bit, but not enough to be overly impressed with.
    Date published: 2015-09-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not much difference My Friesian has been on this for a month and so far I don't see much of a difference. She may be a little shinier but she is not any blacker. I'm trying another month to see if it just needs longer to work. I do love my smart paks!
    Date published: 2015-08-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from works quite well! I started this product 2 months ago..My horses coats are sleek and shiny with no Sun fading!
    Date published: 2015-08-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not impressed... My solid black paint started this supplement in the winter and I noticed as he shed his winter coat his hair did become VERY black. You could also see where new scratches and bites marks had been because the new hair coming in was jet black. Though he still became extremely sun bleached by summertime and looked no different than last year. He also hates the taste.
    Date published: 2015-07-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worked, but not enough, and expensive Used this on my dark dark bay mare (looks black when coat first comes in, but fades easily) awhile ago, and then took her off of it. That winter her coat got so terribly bleached, she looks like she got a bad dye job! She turned this awful buckskin brindle color. So I put her back on it, and I can tell that its helped a little with her color. She hasn't faded near as much. However, her coat, mane, and tail are really dry and she has a lot of dandruff. I'm switching to a different supplement (from Smartpak of course!) that will hopefully focus more on the coat and skin health instead of the color and hopefully it'll work overall! My horse enjoyed the taste, but that isn't saying much since she'll eat anything!
    Date published: 2015-07-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from May have reduced bleaching but did not stop I purchase the product in May for my black horse. Despite being covered with a sheet with limited turnout he still bleaches in the summer. The smart dark and handsome did not stop the bleaching but he is not as light. It appears to have reduced it a bit but did not eliminate the bleaching. I just have to wait for fall!
    Date published: 2015-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This. Stuff. Works! Since starting this our horses, one black roan and one true black, coats have become richer and have dappled. This has definitely made them darker..... (they are already smart and handsome! )
    Date published: 2015-06-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not too impressed Had my mare on it since last winter. Did not see much of a change in her coat. She is not stalled every day, she goes in and out as she pleases.
    Date published: 2015-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Color I am on my 2nd bucket of SmartDark & Handsome. My horses color is dark and shiney. Although we are in spring and going into summer I am hoping that the supplement is contributing to his beautiful coat.
    Date published: 2015-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This. Works! We started using this product about a month ago. Results were apparent much sooner though. If you have a dark colored horse, you need thus product! I highly recommend it!
    Date published: 2015-06-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from No Change Made my mare's coat shinier, but so does the big $7 bag of biotin I can get at the feed store. She still bleached just as much. Waste of money.
    Date published: 2015-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!! My horse Bear has a great, shiny coat. I know the smartpak, Dark and Handsome plays a big role in that. Thanks for keeping my horse looking and feeling his best.
    Date published: 2015-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have really been pleased with the results. Have had all my dark show miniatures on this for about 30 days and am already pleased with the results. It has really made the black shine through.
    Date published: 2015-05-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from I haven't seen the results I want yet. I think I need another month c
    Date published: 2015-05-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too soon to tell My mare has been on this for about a month. It has made her coat glossy but I think it is too soon to tell if it will keep her black as the summer comes on. I will repost after a few more months.
    Date published: 2015-05-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product I had my horse on this before our show season started and it was AWESOME! Kept him super dark! I wish it was show legal so I could keep him on it year round
    Date published: 2015-04-27
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