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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 4 out of 5 by from Works great! I have a horse with black and brown spots and I've noticed a huge difference in him maintaining his dark color even when in the sun all day. He won't eat it though plain I have to add applesauce to get him to eat. But it does not work on my dark bay horse at all.
    Date published: 2015-04-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This product literally turned my horse from a flakey skinned dull rough coat to a ridiculously soft and shiny mare! Everyone always asks me how the heck I get my horse so amazing looking! So dark and shiny!!!!
    Date published: 2015-04-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It works Bought this for my new gelding- he was very light brown and faded out. After being on this for a couple of weeks he's now almost black. It works!
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not noticing any changes yet. I'm almost done with my first month and it seems she was darker before I started using it. I will try month 2 and if she isn't darker I guess I'll get my money back ):
    Date published: 2015-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made my horse SO dark and SO shiny! SmartDark and Handsome lives up to its name! This product made my black horse who bays a bit in the winter dark again! It also made him really soft and shiny. I'm so excited to see what he is going to look like when he sheds out! The only thing which I wouldn't even consider a negative is I'm going to have to pull him from it a week before shows! But that's no big deal!!! Awesome product and can't wait to see the 2 month results!!!
    Date published: 2015-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product! Keeps my friesian dark and his coat beautiful.Helps keep his mane and tail glossy and dark.
    Date published: 2015-03-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from I realize it's only the middle of February, but I'm not really seeing any results.
    Date published: 2015-02-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from He may be smart and handsome, but he isn't dark Unfortunately I will be taking this product off of my horse's SmartPaks. I had initially put him on it because he is currently rehabbing, so I don't need to worry about him testing at any shows. I have always wanted to try this supplement. He may be smart and handsome, but I haven't noticed any color difference in his coat. I gave it a three star rating because he enjoyed the taste, and his coat seems healthy, but it wasn't bringing out the dark bay in him. Note that I have had him on it for the full two months that the product guarantees. It may take longer, but I will be putting my money toward his hoof and joint supplements which are more important to me (and him).
    Date published: 2015-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse is even more dark & handsome, now!! Been using for several months. My guy's coat is darker and so shiny!
    Date published: 2014-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! My horses coat looked bleached from the sun. It was dull and had an orange hue to it. After using, SmartDark & Handsome my mare's coat looks beautiful and her dapples are showing!
    Date published: 2014-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have a much darker horse with a lot of shine! My filly lives out 24/7 and had a very dull bleached out coat. I wanted to put her on something that would not only gives some shine to her coat, but try and bring back some of the dark color. This product worked great! She has a very soft and healthy feeling hair now that I am thrilled with. She was skeptical about eating it the first meal, but licks to bowl clean to get it all now. Definitely worth trying!
    Date published: 2014-10-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't believe the black coat My horse is a "dark bay" but bleaches to an ugly tan every summer. He stays out 24/7 unless there is bad weather. I tried a fly sheet for some UV protection to no avail. I started using Smart Dark and Handsome mid July in the worst of the Mississippi sun and heat. It seemed to be working slowly, then all of a sudden, at the end of August, y horse is darker than he has ever been. Gorgeous? Where he isn't a deep black, he has dapples in deep brown. He's never looked better! I'm so impressed and will never go without again.
    Date published: 2014-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inky Black Horses! I bought a month supply of this product for my two horses, a 22-year-old black Morgan and an 11-year-old black Morgan/cross pony. After just two weeks, I could already tell a difference in their coats. Now, after over a month on the product, they are both inky black and beautiful!
    Date published: 2014-09-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love the title....it's what got my attention. I really can't judge this product yet, only been using it for a couple weeks but I have never used a Smart Pak Product that didn't work.
    Date published: 2014-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes my beautiful, Morgan guy even more handsome. I have a beautiful, dappled bay, Morgan gelding. We compete in various horse shows and do well. I have only used the SmartDark & Handsome for about 3 weeks but the difference is obvious. His coat shines and the dapples are more defined, which I love. He also loves the taste.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good stuff I like the supplement but my mare wasn't crazy about it.
    Date published: 2014-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product!! At the begining of summer my horse was losing his black sheen, so I added this supplement to his diet and he has never looked so good! He is jet black and beautiful because of this! I will always be using this smart pak product!!
    Date published: 2014-08-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2014-08-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Shiny coat but still bleached &mare stopped eating I started using this in Feb coming out of a horrible winter. I clipped my mini and then she started getting the smartdark. Her coat grew in very shiny and healthy but I had to start adding apple sauce or molasses to get her to eat her grain. I started wetting the grain so it would stick to it which would work. Her coat by July had started to bleach out and now shes completely brown again. Eventually she refused to eat so i had to take her off. I wasn't all that convinced with this supplement. I think if it came out in a pellet that would work much better. But I also think a good coat supplement and maybe a fly sheet to protect from the sun would have worked better.
    Date published: 2014-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart, Dark & Hansome Noticed a big difference in my sun faded black horse. His coat is so soft & shiny even after a bath. Big improvement in color. Another month & he should be back to black. Love this product.
    Date published: 2014-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Have had my horse on this for 2 months and he has the best summer coat he's ever had! Dapples galore. He does wear a flysheet during the day, but always has. This supplement is the only change this year.
    Date published: 2014-07-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from My Horse Hated It I decided to give this supplement on my brown mare after hearing rave reviews through word of mouth. She loved her other supplements, but would frequently spit out this one.
    Date published: 2014-07-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not too impressed I bought this for my black AQHA mare in hopes the summer wouldn't turn her brown. While her skin and coat have become very healthy and super shiny, I don't feel it's really done anything to keep/enhance her black coat. She is just as sun bleached as ever. I love SmartPak, but just was not impressed with this product.
    Date published: 2014-07-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Black Horse... Brown I wish this product worked for me as most of the reviewers said. He is shiny but is brown like usual, didn't stay dark using this product and I am using a fly sheet as well!
    Date published: 2014-07-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work, I'm going back to Black as Knight Not happy with this at all. I've had my black horse on it for 5 months and his coat just looks completely dull and bleached out. Black as Knight is a far superior product. I am going back to that.
    Date published: 2014-07-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not darken or enhance color My dark bay OTTB is fly sheeted and sprayed with sunscreen but was still bleaching out to blonde. I had her on for two months and she is super shiny and soft, no problems with taste, but no darkening. She is still bleaching lighter. Smartpak refunded me immediately which was a plus and I have had her on Black as Knight for a week and I already see a big difference. I wish they would offer BAK again.
    Date published: 2014-06-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought my Mustang was a dark bay Nope she's BLACK As you can see with my before and after pics below, my Mustang mare blossomed on this supplement! She was a Dark bay (or so I thought) but in her after pic she is BLACK and stunning!! Took my mare a while to eat this product but she was a picky eater as she was out of the BLM so she had never had any grain before :-) Now she eats it just fine...
    Date published: 2014-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!! The horses look amazing!!
    Date published: 2014-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruby red within a week!! I bought a blood bay gypsy a while ago, and I knew he could have some more "umph" to his coat, so I ordered this supplement. Within a week he was starting to shed out into a deep dark ruby red! He went from "ehh he's a bay" to "wow look at that bay!" Within ONE WEEK. Imagine several months!! We are definitely keeping him on this, and we aren't really showing yet so I am not concerned about the paprika thing. I did have to mix this in with some sweet feed for a couple days, now he licks the tub clean.
    Date published: 2014-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This worked great my Black and White Gypsy went from a weird grey brown color to the blackest he has ever been.
    Date published: 2014-05-27
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