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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Judge My Ride Premium Evaluation – Anna Radhika White and Malachi

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“This is an interesting photo because I think Malachi has more scope than he is demonstrating here. He has pushed off perfectly behind from a good distance to this solid roll top obstacle…”

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The Name Game – 2012’s Top Horse Names

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As part of our year-end tradition, we compiled a list of the top 100 horse names for the last year. Check out the list and see if your horse’s name made the cut!

Posted in Blogs, SmartPak Features

Meet Kaitlin and Sabre

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“I’ve had my horse Sabre for ten years and we’ve “been-there-done-that”. We competed in eventing and hunter/jumper shows, did Pony Club, performed in parades and demonstrations, and have ridden on the beaches of southern California and in the snow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains…”

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – November 26, 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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Barn Dogs: How to Make Good Manners STAY!

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“When you walk into the barn with your dog, what is the reaction of other boarders and riders?…”

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Posted in Blogs, Canine Lifestyle, How To

More Muscle or Weight?

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Weight gain supplements and muscle supplements are both designed to help your horse optimize his body
condition, but they work in very different ways. Not sure which one your horse needs? Read on!

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Meet Lindsay and Brutus

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“Last year, Brutus was losing shoes left and right. That problem quickly turned into a bigger issue when his hooves started breaking up. I had ordered supplements from SmartPak before, so I turned to them when I decided to put Brutus on a hoof supplement to improve his hoof quality…”

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From AAEP’s Ask the Vet: Thoroughbred with No Appetite

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“I have a TB mare off the track, she is 16 yrs old now, and I’m having a difficult time keeping weight on her. She looked her best about 2 years ago. She could care less about food, it takes her all day to finish her breakfast, then it is time for dinner…”

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Peek in Our Paks – Lexi K.

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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.

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Blanketing Uncovered

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Have no fear the next time you hear the word “denier”! Get the answers to all your blanket questions here (even the ones you never thought to ask!).

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Meet Amy and Brave Heart (“Heart”)

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“As a large draft cross, Heart seemed to struggle with the endurance required for eventing. He was sometimes overly tired after cross country, so I looked into getting a supplement that could help support healthy muscle recovery after hard work…”

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From AAEP’s Ask the Vet: Easy Keeper Developing Bad Habits

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“I have a 6 yr Morgan horse who is a very easy keeper. She is currently getting 1 lb ration balancer and 12 lbs grass hay and 2 lbs Alfalfa cubes a day total – broken down into 3 feedings. Her hay is fed in small mesh hay nets to help it last longer, but she has started digging holes to chew on tree roots. She is on Recovery EQ and Quitt. Any suggestions on what to do or is normal behavior?”

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To Clip or Not to Clip?

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Like just about everything in the horse world, the answer is “that depends on your horse.” Environment, management and personal preference all play a role in deciding whether or not to clip. Start by answering some key questions:

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – November 12, 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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Barn of the Month – American Acres Training Center

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American Acres – Little Rock, AR Owner: Carol Jones Barn Manager: Elizabeth Fordyce Equine SmartPaks: 16 About American Acres American Acres Training Center is located in Little Rock, Arkansas and has been in this location for eight years. Carol Jones

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