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Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Pak Talks Paralympics Part 3

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Hey guys – Sarah from SmartPak here! This is the final portion in our series with Para rider and guest-blogger Holly Jacobson, bringing you an insider’s look at the equestrian competition at the Paralympics in London. I hope you enjoy her writing as much as we all do.

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Posted in Blogs, SmartPak Features, Travel

Peek in Our Paks – Kaitlyn Z.

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore. This Month’s Pick Staff Member: Kaitlyn Z. Department: Marketing Horse: Rex Discipline: Hunter/Jumper I

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Let’s Talk About Your Horse Bucket…List

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Photo courtesy of http://www.horseridingvacations.com/ Normally, at SmartPak, we love to talk about what goes in your horse’s bucket, but today we’re talking about what’s on your horsey bucket list (pun very much intended). We asked some SmartPakers and now we

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Unwrapping the Latest Look Book 

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The release of SmartPak’s Fall 2012 Look Book is right around the corner. Taking the new, exciting pieces for fall and layering them to create outfits that are bold, classy and perfect to take you to and from the barn!…

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Meet Robin and Keeper

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“When I found Keeper, her feet were shelly and broken, had to be held together with acrylic, and she lost shoes on a weekly basis. My farrier suggested that I put her on SmartHoof Pellets to complement his efforts…”

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Sleep Deprivation in Horses

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“After I girth my horse, he acts like he falls asleep, then his knees will buckle, and he sort of wakes himself up. OK I know it sounds funny, but the lady I bought him from said he is narcoleptic, not sure of spelling, it’s just one of many issues he has. Can horses really have that disorder, or does he just have some type of nerve there that when pressure is applied, he zones out?”

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Misc. Topics

Top-10 Eventing Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from event riders like you to find our customers’ favorite products. With 79,000+ reviews, we think it’s hard to beat the insight from our own customers. Check out this month’s Top-10 Eventing Products to find some great picks for you and your horse.

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluation – Devon Zebrovious and Kali

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“What a fabulous picture! This looks like an English hunting print to hang on your wall. I just keep looking at you two and smiling! Kali’s knees are up by her jaw and her nose is down to her fetlocks. She is slightly “reachy” with the lower legs, so it is possible you were a bit slow off the ground. Hard to tell, but you may have been a bit long. It is clear that Kali respected the solid stone wall. I love her relaxed expression…”

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Meet Celia and Frisky

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“Frisky is a black lab rescue dog who came to us as a 2-year-old from North Carolina. My daughter and I were instantly captured by his attentiveness and high energy. Up until about a year ago, he was an active, vibrant companion with a loving and mischievous personality…As Frisky got older, he started having a hard time with stairs, jumping up, playing with his friends and fetching…”

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Top-10 Dressage Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from dressage riders like you to find our customers’ favorite products. With 78,000+ reviews, we think it’s hard to beat the insight from our own customers. Check out this month’s Top-10 Dressage Products to find some great picks for you and your horse.

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From AAEP’s Ask the Vet: Feeding the Cushing’s horse

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“Hello, I have a Cushing’s mare who is really sweet, she isn’t too bad yet but definitely has it. She isn’t on Pergolide yet, I will probably put her on it in a few years, depending on her condition. I don’t know what to feed her, she is slightly overweight, but it’s more of the muscle wasting so she looks like she is overweight. I don’t know if I should feed her a high protein/low fat or a high fat/ low protein diet…”

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Diseases and Conditions

Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – September 17, 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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Colic Prevention: Proven Tips to Help Reduce Your Horse’s Risk

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Enjoy our free Webinar – Colic Prevention: Proven Tips to Help Reduce Your Horse’s Risk, hosted by Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak’s Medical Director/Staff Veterinarian and Jessica Normand, Director of Supplement Marketing. Learn helpful tips to reduce your horse’s risk for colic.

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The Pak Talks Paralympics Part 2 – Under Pressure, Para-Equestrians Put on a Show

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Hey guys – Sarah from SmartPak here! This is part 2 in our series with Para rider and guest-blogger Holly Jacobson, bringing you an insider’s look at the equestrian competition at the Paralympics in London. You can check out Part 1 here. I hope you enjoy her writing as much as we all do.

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Meet Linda and Primo

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I bought Primo at just  months old and we’ve been together ever since. Primo began his show career as a two year old, when he won his Keuring. Over the years, we’ve competed in numerous rated Pleasure Shows and Combined Driving Events.

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