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Monthly Archives: February 2008

Finding a Horse’s Heart Rate


Hello. I am in 8th grade and I am doing a science fair project on what types of music affect a horse’s heart rate. My teacher told us we had to interview someone so I chose you. Could you tell

Posted in Barn Skills

Trimming Chestnuts on Horse Legs


I have two Friesian crosses. One is 1/2 Friesian, 1/4 Morgan, 1/4 Belgian. He has enormous, unsightly chestnuts. My other horse, 1/2 Friesian, 1/2 Morgan, had normal flat chestnuts. I sometimes remember to ask the farrier to trim Shadowfax’s chestnuts,

Posted in Ask the Vet, Barn Skills

HYPP (Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis)


Our American Quarterhorse has HYPP + / -, therefore we monitor her potassium intake. We were wondering if it is safe to use Cocosoya oil as a supplement to her present diet which consists of Oats and Hay. She is

Posted in Ask the Vet

SmartPak Heads to WEF

by Molly, Merchandising Specialist The Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL is now in full swing and the SmartPak booth is ready for business! Booth setup was implemented by Becki (Marketing), Lissa (Marketing), and Molly (Purchasing). While we were all

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Posted in Events

Clicking Joints


We are pleased to have a guest veterinarian provide an answer today. At SmartPak, we realize the importance of staying on top of the latest research, nutritional products and horse health issues, while helping to promote increased involvement of veterinarians

Posted in Ask the Vet, Lameness

The Pet Union Project

by Alana, SmartPak Store Shipping Manager If you had asked me a year ago that I would soon have my own non-profit corporation, I probably would have laughed. Looking back on that day in April last year when I entered

Posted in Blogs

Smartie’s View

SmartPak’s Retail Store from the pony perspective By Smartie, the SmartPak Shetland Mascot When you’re only 7.1 hands high, you see things most people miss. My name is Smartie – I’m the pinto Shetland pony standing guard at the entrance

Posted in Stories & Adventures

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