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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Countdown to Shine

We all know that a clear round doesn’t come in a bottle, and you can’t spray on a collected canter. When we ride, we know that the best results come from months (or years) of hard work and preparation. So why is it that so many of us wait until the day before the show to start thinking about our horse’s coats?

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Posted in Blogs, How To, SmartPak Features

I have decided to go to Luhmuhlen!!!

Yes… Luhmuhlen is next! Arthur is perfect, I am determined! My travel plans, thanks to Paul Weygand at Mersant, are set. I love working with Paul. Fortunately we have done this a couple of times now, so we have a

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Posted in Stories & Adventures, Team SmartPak, Travel

These Boots Were Made For…

The right boots can play a big part in supporting and protecting your horse, whether he’s at work or at play. From a half-pass to a sliding stop, we’ve got you covered.

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Posted in Gear Review, SmartPak Features

Meet Megan, Kailey and Chicky

I started my 14-year-old Quarter Horse mare on SmartFlex Repair in July 2009. When we got Chicky, she was a cow/cutting horse and her hind legs were shot. My daughter, Kailey, wanted to use Chicky for 4-H, but her legs

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What are the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin?

I have a 13-year-old warmblood gelding. We compete on a regular basis in the adult equitation and hunters and I’ve been thinking of adding a joint supplement to his nutrition program. What are the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin?

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Lameness, SmartPak Features

An Interview with Tuny Page

Over the years Arlene “Tuny” Page and her horse, Wild One, have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in the show ring. Their career highlights include 12th overall and highest placed U.S. pair at 2006 World Cup, Amsterdam, NL Winners,

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What should I look for in a hoof supplement?

My eight-year-old Quarter Horse mare competes in western pleasure. I’ve noticed that she’s losing shoes frequently and her hooves are brittle. What should I look for in a hoof supplement?

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Skin, Coat & Hooves, SmartPak Features

In it to End it!

2 days, 40 miles, 5.8 million dollars! These numbers will forever hold a special place in my heart. On May 15th and 16th, along with 10 other SmartPak employees, I walked 40 miles throughout Boston for the 2010 Avon Walk

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Hello from beautiful Belgium!

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Hello from beautiful Belgium! The trip was loooong – it started at 9 am when the transport truck came to pick Ayscha and I up at our farm in Loxahatchee, Florida– he took us down to a quarantine barn near

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Point Two Air Jacket featured on NBC’s Rolex Coverage

If you’ve heard a lot about the Point Two Pro Air Jacket, but wanted to see it in action be sure to tune in to NBC’s coverage of the Rolex Three Day event today Saturday 15th at 3:00 p.m. EST/12:00

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2010 Avon Walk

Team SmartPak is ready to begin our 39 mile journey through Boston for the 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! This year’s Avon Walk slogan is “In it to End it” and that’s what Team SmartPak intends to do! The

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Dog Portraits at the SmartPak Store

This past weekend we sent our staff photographer, Kristi, to shoot portraits of our customers’ dogs that happened to be be visiting our store. We can probably take credit for the great photographs, but we can take none of the

Posted in Store News

Meet Codee and Axal from Fall River Mills, CA

This is my senior project, a 2008 Paint gelding named “Axal”. Classified as “Colt Starting”, my project consisted of taking Axal from being an unruly yearling and turning him into a nice riding horse. I had a wonderful mentor that

Posted in Success Stories

Charlie Cole for SmartPak

    One of the head trainers at Highpoint Performance Horses in Pilot Point, TX, Charlie Cole has been involved with horses for over 35 years and has trained more than 50 AQHA World champions. Charlie is also an AQHA,

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Jason Martin for SmartPak

    One of the head trainers at Highpoint Performance Horses in Pilot Point, TX, Jason Martin has won over 30 AQHA World Championships which puts him 6th on AQHA’s all-time World Champion Open exhibitor list. Jason has won the

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