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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Fall Fashion Picks 2013

The Fall Season is upon us and we are gearing up here at SmartPak! Our VP of Merchandising, Melissa, has shared with us her top picks for this Fall to be the best dressed horse and rider team. She is

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Poplar Place Stables and Eventing

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Poplar Place Stables and Eventing – Briones, CA Equine SmartPaks: 16 Canine SmartPaks: 1 Poplar Place Stables and eventing is a full service boarding and training facility, specializing in the discipline of Three Day Eventing. Owned and operated by Chris

Posted in Barn of the Month

Meet Charity and “Cosmo”

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Success Profile: The Next Big Blaze “Cosmo” Breed: Appaloosa Age: 4 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Charity Luck After speaking with a SmartPak representative, I decided to get SmartCombo Ultra for Cosmo. I was interested in trying SmartDigest Ultra, and I also

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Meet Janet, “Tuna” and Jane

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Success Profile: Petunia “Tuna” and Jane Needs: Weight Control Ages: 9 & 10 Breed: Jack Russell Terriers Owner: Janet Ulmer We wanted a food for Jane and Tuna that would address their health needs, and was both nutritious and palatable.

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Peek in Our Paks – Reneé P

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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: Reneé Portnoy Department: Merchandising Horse: Smokeshow City Discipline: Racing

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Adding to Oats

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I would like to know, if feeding crimped oats what vitamin/mineral supplement would be a good choice. My horse is a pleasure AQHA gelding, not worked but 2 to 3 times a week. – Krista W. via AAEP Ask the

Posted in Ask the Vet, Nutrition

Meet Mary and Chesney

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Success Profile: Chesney Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 6 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Mary Ann Graves Last year my all-around horse Chesney started to show signs of joint discomfort. After talking with my veterinarian about what I could do to help him,

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Meet Jennifer and Taylor

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Success Profile: Taylor Breed: Thoroughbred Discipline: Dressage Age: 7 Owner: Jennifer Landers I adopted Taylor from a local Thoroughbred rescue. We are having the best time together, and I am so happy I was able to give him a second

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SmartPakers Ride Dressage with Dueck

Catching up with Team SmartPak riders isn’t always easy during a busy show season but last weekend we did just that. Team SmartPaker Shannon Dueck visited with SmartPakers to teach a dressage clinic and gave some of our riders a

Posted in Stories & Adventures, Team SmartPak

Solving the Lameness Puzzle

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As a longtime horse owner, I’ve learned that there’s nothing worse than knowing that your horse is hurting. My horse Superman is no stranger to health issues – last year we dealt with a few bouts of mild colic, a

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Meet Lynn and “Ozzy”

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Success Profile: Super Chip My Ride “Ozzy” Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 3 Discipline: Western Pleasure Owner: Lynn Harrison I bought Ozzy in 2010 as a young show prospect. Last year, he rubbed out nearly one third of his coat from

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Keeping Bella Healthy on the Road

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I recently attended HITS Saugerties with my six-year-old cross-bred mare Bella to compete in the Adult Equitation and Low Adult Jumpers. The amount of time and preparation that goes into not only packing your horse but yourself is pretty intense.

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Is Pasture Enough?

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I own a 13 year old Morab mare that is out on pasture. I have not been riding much lately. She has her worming, vaccinations and feet and teeth up to date. Should I give her any free choice mineral

Posted in Ask the Vet

Keeping Up With The SmartPakers: September 16th 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

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Blood doesn’t always make a family

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I began riding with Maushop Equestrian Center when I was 14 years old, ok I will admit it that is half of my lifetime. Through that time I have made countless lifelong friends and I wouldn’t change it for the

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