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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Spring Barn-cleaning Fever

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Ah, spring, when a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. And when my barn owner’s fancy lightly turns to “let’s get this place cleaned up!” Actually, it’s a small, private barn, and we do a good job

Posted in Stories & Adventures

2013 National Para-Dressage Training Symposium Day 2

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Hello! My name is Eleanor Brimmer, I am a SmartPak user and Grade III para-dressage rider. I am blogging for SmartPak to share my experiences at the 2013 National Para-Dressage Training Symposium. Thursday was the second day of the symposium,

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The Best Wedding Present Ever

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Getting married is very exciting, yet very stressful. I have learned a lot about myself during this process as well as a lot about my fiancé and my family. While it can be a stressful time, there are many great

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2013 National Para-Dressage Training Symposium Day 1

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Hello! My name is Eleanor Brimmer, I am a Grade III Para-Dressage rider and SmartPak has invited me to blog about my experience at the 2013 Para-Dressage Symposium in Lyman, Maine. My International Para-Dressage horse, Carino H gets his supplements

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Meet Rebecca and Razz

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Name: Razz Breed: Miniature Pinscher Mix Age: 4 Owner: Rebecca Gordon I adopted Razz from a local animal control agency about two years ago. He has always struggled with dry, itchy skin and was even waking us up in the

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Ten Years with Bella

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Bella was my very first horse (pony?) purchased in my mid-20’s with my first non-horse job paycheck. She was 4, barely broke but quiet to ride and I thought she’d be a fun re-sale project. I’d trained numerous horses for

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – May 29, 2013

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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 revealed! Read about what

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Meet Catherine and Pacific Cowboy

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Breed: Paint Age: 15 Discipline: Western and English All-Around Owner: Catherine von Hagen My family has had to move Cowboy several times in the past few years. After our last move, he became very herd bound at horse shows. If

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An Inside Look at Joints

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Arthritis is the most common cause of lameness in the horse. In fact, it’s believed to be responsible for up to 60% of all lameness! What is it? And how do you know if your horse is at risk? What

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Posted in Health & Nutrition

Double Duty

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At SmartPak, we get you because we are you, which is why we know that it’s important to make the most out of your barn budget. Our exclusive breeches were designed to meet the needs of real riders like you,

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Managing Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM) in Your Horse

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My horse was just diagnosed with Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy, he is now on Poulin Grain Carb Safe. Can you explain more about this, and how to keep the total carbohydrate level at 12% or below? Thank you. – SK,

Posted in Diseases and Conditions

Meet Lisa and Mocha

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Name: Mocha Breed: Quarter Horse cross Age: 18 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Lisa Savage We bought Mocha for my daughter Emily when she was nine years old. She will never, ever receive a better Christmas gift! Early on, we noticed that

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Peek in our Paks – Katy M.

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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: 
Katy Morse Department: 
Merchandising Dog: Maisy & Poppy Maisy

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All about studs

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“Are you part of deciding what studs to use? Is so, can you please tell us everything you know?!” – Jean F. from Carlsbad, CA Deciding what studs to use can be a difficult decision. Nowadays there are so many

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Meet Cynthia and Half A Cookie ‘Cookie’

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Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 13 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Cynthia Chotkowski Cookie is a great partner and a fantastic teacher, but he would sometimes lose focus in the show ring. I decided to try SmartCalm Pellets and since he has started

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