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Monthly Archives: August 2012

What a (Youth) World!

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We caught up with AQHYA President Mark Mowbray after the 2012 AQHYA World Championships to talk about his experience at the show and the supplements he uses to keep Teddy looking good (and placing well!).

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Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures, Travel

Peek in Our Paks – Karen S.

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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, SmartPak Features

Meet Marisa and Casanova

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“Summer has always been the season that I dreaded with my horse Casanova. An extremely thin skinned Thoroughbred, he used to spend summers covered in hives because he has terrible reactions to bug bites…”

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

In the Tack with the Pak – Kristina, Harri, Cash, Trigger and Rocky

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As riders, we know there’s a special connection between us and our horses that’s hard to put into words, but this bond is so strong that even non-riders can sense it. In an effort to better understand this relationship, our staff Photographer, Kristi (one of the few non-riders at SmartPak), will be visiting a different SmartPaker’s barn each month to watch them interact with their horses and learn more about their story as a pair. She will document her experiences in this monthly blog series along with some of her photography, because we all know that a connection so special is hard to describe simply in words.

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Posted in Blogs, In the Tack with the Pak, SmartPak Features

Canine Bloat: Is Your Dog at Risk?

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“We just brought home our new great dane puppy about 2 months ago. She’s getting to the point now where she’s growing like a weed! I’m really concerned about the bloat that great danes get easily. She’s an extremely fast eater too! Do I need to get a bloat bowl and an elevated feeder because of her height or just bloat bowl or just the elevated feeder??…”

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Canine Ask the Vet

Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – August 27, 2012

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During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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Posted in Blogs, SmartPak Features, Stories & Adventures

Judge My Ride Premium Evaluation – Lauren Spjut and Dream

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“This pair gives me a great first impression. Their turn-out is sharp and professional which makes me think the rider is taking riding seriously. I love that she is not intimidated to wear white gloves; to me it really finishes the look…”

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Posted in Contests, Our Stars

Healthy Hooves 360: Expert Hoof Care Advice from Farrier Danvers Child, CJF

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Strong, healthy hooves are the foundation for a strong, healthy horse. But how do you make sure your horse’s hooves in tip-top shape? Join us for a FREE webinar with expert farrier Danvers Child, CJF, for a comprehensive look at hoof heath, covering everything from hoof dynamics and anatomy, to trimming and shoeing, to hoof growth and maintenance.

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Posted in Ask the Farrier, Webinars

Meet Joan and Angel Leggs

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“My mare Angel Leggs, who is registered with the International Curly Horse Organization, has always been a “bug magnet”. I have to stall her on bad days to give her relief from them…”

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

The Tale of the Traveling Horn

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So, yesterday, my mom sent me an email with the subject line “Always” and no text in the body of the email. There was just a picture. An awesome picture. Behold…

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The Tale of Tony the Pony

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“Now this is a story all about how
This pony’s life turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the host of two Olympic affairs…”

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Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures, Travel

Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – August 20, 2012

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During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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Posted in SmartPak Features, Stories & Adventures

A Decade in Der Daus

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So thanks to Der Dau, I’m having an awesome day. You see, I have had two pairs of their boots throughout my showing days and I have loved them so much. So much so that they really take a horrible beating…

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Posted in Blogs, Gear Review

Meet Kristen and Art Treasure (“Art”)

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“When Art came to me two years ago, he was in pathetic shape – underweight and stiff from front to back. He refused to go in a frame, was obviously uncomfortable at the canter and wouldn’t even roll in the field. We tried several different supplements, but nothing made much of a difference. On a friend’s recommendation…”

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26 Things You Can Start Today That Could Change Your Horse’s Life

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You want to take the best care of your horse, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to help. SmartPak to the rescue! We have 26 tips that can take your horse’s health from “good” to “great.”…

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Posted in Blogs, Gear Review, Health & Nutrition

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