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Monthly Archives: April 2012

More Than Meets the Eye

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At SmartPak, we have fun. We combine work with play on a daily basis, and our photo shoots are no exception. Our newest Look Book might look seriously fashionable, but behind the scenes we were seriously playful. Don’t believe me? Take a peek at some of the outtakes from the shoot.

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Peek in Our Paks – Maria T.

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ and dogs’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore.

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Posted in Blogs, Gear Review, SmartPak Features

Meet Cindi Moravec and Do It Exact (“Zack”) – 2012 Update

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As a 22-year-old, Zack was competing in Training Level events. Cindi wanted to make sure he had enough support to keep feeling good and enjoying his job.

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

Pak’s Picks for a Happy Horse Show with Your Dog

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It’s 4 AM, your gear is cleaned and packed like Tetris in the gooseneck, the horses are wrapped and loaded in the trailer, and your dog is already warming your seat in the truck. It’s horse show time and everyone seems to know it…

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Posted in Blogs, Canine Lifestyle

Flaky Hoof Syndrome

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Hello! I have 2 young donkeys, a Jack and Jenny. They both have hoof problems and my farrier doesn’t know what to do. Their hooves are very soft, and they just seem to be flaking off from the outside from the bottom up about 1″. I am pretty worried. Are there some supplements that would help them with this problem? There is not a lot of info out there on Donkeys and how to feed them correctly. Any help would be appreciated. -Thanks, SK, Texas

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Skin, Coat & Hooves

Chasing Dreams in Sunny Florida

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SmartPak Senior Buyer, Renee, recaps her adventures at WEF. Have you achieved any of your horsey dreams? Share your story in the comments or on our Facebook wall!

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The Merchants of SmartPak: Melissa

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Some of us call her Melissa, others, “MH,” and a select few affectionately refer to her as “Hammie.” She’s Melissa Hamlet, our VP of Merchandising. She oversees the fabulous team of riders and SmartPakers that works hard everyday to source, select and even design the latest and greatest gear. We’ve kept her all to ourselves the last nine years, and we think it’s about time you all got to know her a little better. Like any good story, let’s start at the beginning…

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SmartPak Celebrates Earth Day

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Happy Earth Day everyone! At SmartPak, we’re always looking for ways to provide innovative and convenient solutions while doing our best to leave nothing but hoof-prints behind.

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluation – Caroline Shaw and Quenotte des Lacs

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That was a somewhat unusual course, in that it had almost no oxers! That’s not your fault, you can only do what you are asked….and you and your horse DID IT GREAT! I loved your even pace throughout that kind of long course…

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Meet Heather and Koshari Flash (“Sarge”) – 2012 Update

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After Sarge broke his co n bone, detaching his deep digital flexor tendon, Heather feared his career was over. With careful rehab and SmartFlex III Resilience, Sarge was back schooling 3rd level dressage after just months.

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Canine Oral Health: Kiss that Bad Breath Goodbye

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My dog’s breath is really bad, is there anything I can do to help? My vet suggested I schedule a dental, even though his teeth aren’t that bad, but I’m nervous to sedate him for such a quick procedure. LC, Massachusetts

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A Tribute to Team SmartPak Rider Amy Tryon

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Farewell and kick-on Amy…you were a fantastic partner and friend to those of us at SmartPak for many years. All of our hearts are heavy today as we say goodbye to a very important member of our team and an incredible horsewoman, far too early…

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3 Reasons to Feed Omega 3s

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Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids support many vital functions in your horse’s body. You need to feed both to keep your horse healthy, but it’s important to maintain a proper balance.

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Posted in Health & Nutrition, SmartPak Features

Horses and Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

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Dr. Gray, if a horse is treated for a mild case of EPM, and the treatment is “successful”, can the horse make a full recovery or will it always be in their systems to where a possible recurrence could happen in the future. Thank you M.L.S.

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Diseases and Conditions

I Kissed a Movie Star

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I Kissed a Movie Star…and I liked it! (Does that mean I’ve had my five minutes of fame?!) Never in a million years did I ever imagine that in the course of doing my job I would get to meet and kiss a movie star, but that is exactly what happened!

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