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This rainy year is perfect to invest in a Smart Trough the


from horsetrader sales staff


ometimes the latest technology addresses the oldest of problems. One example is the Smart-Trough,


released this year as a new method to keep your horse’s water clean. Using the same principle as a fresh, moving stream, Smart Trough combined bio-mimicry and micro solar technology to keep water clean. Bio-mimicry is imitating nature’s strate- gies, and with a Smart-Trough Mosquito Pump, each water trough becomes a mini, recirculating river. No more stagnant water—a micro-solar, self-contained living water system that cleans itself, regulates temperature, and keeps the water oxygenat- ed and clear of algae bloom and aquatic bugs like mosquitos. The system is a supplement for your existing open-faced water trough. If you don’t have an old or new open-faced water trough, you should consider get ing rid of the small bucket or the small trough that you use, and get an open faced deep water trough and a Smart-Trough Mosquito Pump to give your horse, cat le, or live- stock more fresh water. It is possible to lead horses to water and make them drink with Smart-Trough. Ready to serve your


herd? The Smart-Trough is available online through smart-trough.com. The company’s exclusive distributor for California and Hawaii is Lori Mitchell of Equine Specialty Products. Lori can be reached at (805) 304- 3043. Interested in the product or becoming a distributor? Contact (831) 394-4106. See the exciting ad on page 7. What is a “Natural Alternative Grazer”?


It’s a NAG Bag—slow hay feeders for horses, cattle and other grazing animals. Providing your animals superior health and well-be- ing, natural alternative grazers creates a slow-feed- ing hay net that benefits any grazing animal. The NAG Bag com- pany’s mis- sion is for animals to have access to hay, at all times, as they would if they were grazing naturally. This helps prevent digestive issues, colic, ulcers, stall vices, cribbing, inhalant allergies and boredom. They have a variety of bags to suit your needs, be it a large or small round bale feeder, hands free, for large or small squares, flakes, stall or fence feeding, 1” mesh for ponies or miniature animals, or just a hay bag for your horse to push around his pen to alleviate boredom. Visit www.slowfeeder.com or call (250) 295-5052 for more information. Don’t miss the ad on page 46. If you’re confused about what “all-weather”


footing is, call the experts at GGT Footing™. An arena, done properly with drainage allows even the biggest rain to keep moving right on through. The secret is in the gravel, separation layer, pipes and the consultant you use! For instance, GGT Separation Layer provides proper layer separation and effi - cient drainage in equestrian arena building applications and is one of the best solutions in the industry. This puncture-resistant material keeps the multiple layers involved in equestrian arena construction from inter-blending, while still allowing for effi - cient drainage. The small pore size and high- fl ow capacity allows for effi cient drainage; it eff ectively stabilizes, separates and reinforc- es in a multitude of situations; the rugged


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material maintains puncture resistance; and it provides an economical alternative to graded aggregate and sand fi lters. Call GGT for an expert arena builder who knows what they are doing. The cost of doing the arena right from the beginning will save you thou- sands of dollars and months of frustration. So… rain and ride! Nothing can stop you, not even a lit le water. That’s what “all-weather” means! Invest wisely. GGT Footing ™ is the equine footing


division of Polysols, Inc. of Spartanburg, SC. Originally based out of Germany, the com- pany opened a plant years ago, to accom- modate growing needs in the USA. Now off ering a full line of arena textile additives, specialty groom- ers, stall padding, arena but erfl y mat ing systems, dust con- trol products and pre-blended mix of sand and GGT Footing textiles, GGT- Footing is a highly recognizable name in the Geo Textile footing industry. Accept no imitations, our products have no rubber, no fi berglass, and no carpet in our blends! GGT Footing™ is a sponsor of West Palms Events and thank Dale Harvey and his staff for doing such a great job promoting their hunter/jumper series and giving GGT Footing fabulous exposure, especially on the West Coast. Call GGT for all your arena needs at (864) 804-0011 or visit www.ggt-footing.com. See the ad on page 18.


The In Gate column is composed by the sales staff at the California Horsetrader. If you would like to put the California Horsetrader and horsetrader.com to work for you, please call the display sales staff at 760/546- 1184, or e-mail to: lori.wilson@horsetrader.com


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