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    Default Spinoff: Smart Calm Ultra

    Has anyone used Smart Calm Ultra and noticed a difference? The reviews on the SmartPak website range from a great immediate effect to 2-3 weeks to notice a difference. Any feedback? Thanks!



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    Yes, it is AMAZING! It worked the first day, very windy, freezing cold, everything rattling, and ADD horse was completely focused. Miracle.

    I think the difference between it and the Quiessence (which horse was on before) is probably due to the L-Tryptophan. Unfortunately. I say that because I'm pretty sure you can't show on the L-T. It is an amino acid, but does anyone know if it's testable?
    \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo



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    L-tryptophan is not on the list of forbidden substances. It is against the *spirit* of the rules to give ANYTHING for calming, but to my knowledge there are no illegal ingredients.
    From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.



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    Default SmartCalm Ultra

    One word- AMAZING!



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    I just started my horse in SmartCalm Ultra yesterday - he's been on stall rest for 7 weeks, who knows how much longer he'll be on it. But I'll try to remember to report back on how well it does!
    "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse..." ~Revelation 19:11



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    How much of a difference between SmartCalm and SmartCalm Ultra?



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    bump



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    It appears the Smart Calm and Smart Calm Ultra are the same formulation although the Ultra has l-tryptophan in it and more magnesium than the Smart Calm.

    Thanks for the responses!



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    Just started my colt on this today. I'll post if there is any good news.



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    Is this the stuff that smells like cake batter?



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    Yes it does have kind of a vanilla smell
    "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse..." ~Revelation 19:11



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    Cake batter is an excellent way to describe the smell!

    So far no results; we still have the seperation anxiety. He's been on it since Sunday so I think I'll give it a bit more time.



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    I tried it, but my stupid (brilliant) mare was able to bang her feed bucket and get all the supplement to the bottom. She would eat her grain and leave the supplement. I ended up switching back to Quiessence--she would eat that without any antics.



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    Any success with those who just started to try it?



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    My mare has been on it for a week, so far no change. This is with the normal Smartcalm, if it doesn't show any change by next month I am going to try the Ultra. If THAT doesn't work then my mare has no magnesium/l-tryptophan deficiencies and she is just a NUT.

    Just a side note it does not TASTE like cake batter, ask me how I know.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey91 View Post
    Just a side note it does not TASTE like cake batter, ask me how I know.
    Well, so, do you feel calmer?

    I've had my horse with "issues" on it for about three days, on a fairly small dose. It was easier to talk him out of his "issues" when I worked him this afternoon, but too early to tell if things will continue in the same vein.
    "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

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    Default good stuff

    I started my draft/tb cross on ultra calm in the beginning of April. He is a calm horse, but had issues working/cantering in the ring. Had him and the saddle checked out, had him in training, got him fit etc.... when he was on this stuff for a week he was cantering with his ears up. I almost cried! Maybe the Magnesium loosened his back, because he picks up his rear legs much higher now. I am hoping this contiues. If so this stuff rocks!!!!!



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