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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Should I be feeding my horse’s supplements year-round?

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My show horse gets a joint supplement, an electrolyte supplement, Omega Horseshine and SmartHoof Pellets. A few people in my barn mentioned that they stop feeding supplements once show season is over, and I’m wondering if that is recommended. I

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Basic Health Care, Seasonal Horse Care, SmartPak Features

Meet Leanne and Smores

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Success Profile: Smores Breed: Paint/Throroughbred Age: 5 Discipline: Barrel Racing Owner: Leanne Dillon I want to make sure that I give Smores the best care possible as she grows and matures into a well-rounded mare. When she entered training, I

Posted in Success Stories

Ride Well Winner’s Recap

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Sue Slaubaugh was the lucky winner of the win free entry in Team SmartPak rider Lynn Palm’s “Training with Natural Obstacles” Ride Well clinic, and an AQHA Trail Challenge, that we offered earlier this year. Today, she recapped the whole

Posted in Stories & Adventures, Team SmartPak

A Horse For Christmas

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As any horse-crazy child can attest, the greatest Christmas gift one could ever receive is an equine friend. In this blog, several SmartPakers share their fond memories of getting a horse or pony for Christmas. Have you ever received a

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Ask the Vet: Choosing a Muscle Supplement for Your Horse

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I’m looking to help my horse build muscle along his topline and hindquarters for show season this year. I’m very confused by all of the different muscle supplements on the market and I’m not sure what is important? What ingredients

Posted in Ask the Vet, Weight Management

Meet Sasha and “Forrest”

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Success Profile: Forrest Gump “Forrest” Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 14 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Sasha Moran Following a successful show season in the jumpers last year, Forrest hurt himself and had to go on stall rest. After reading the customer reviews and

Posted in Success Stories

Meet Caitlin and “Violet”

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Success Profile: Ultraviolet “Violet” Breed: Paint Age: 5 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Caitlin Giordano Violet and I have been together since she was just a weanling, and she has always been a very willing, sweet-tempered horse. This year I began to

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Driving Trials and Tribulations

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It’s tough to be a combined driver in Illinois. Did you know there was only one ADS (American Driving Society)-recognized show in our state in 2013? Afterward the organizer told me it was so much work for such little return

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Blanket Shredders Anonymous

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For some horses, the only thing better than getting a cozy new blanket is destroying said cozy new blanket. Today, we honor those particularly troublesome and uniquely loveable horses with some of the most impressive – and confusing – shredded

Posted in Gear Review

2013 NRHA Futurity Recap

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If you love the sport of Reining, there is no better place to be during the first week of December than the National Reining Horse Futurity in Oklahoma City, OK. The chance to see the top riders in the industry

Posted in Team SmartPak

Barn of the Month – Fairbanks Stable

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Barn: Fairbanks Stable Located in: Richmondville, NY
 Trainers: Faye Benedict Horses on SmartPaks: 23 Fairbanks Stable, started in September of 2005, is owned and managed by trainer Faye Benedict. “I grew up in the horse world down in the Millbrook,

Posted in Barn of the Month

What We’re Wishing For

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As SmartPakers, we’ve got the inside track on all the latest and greatest tack, equipment, and apparel. Our warehouse is (literally) packed to the rafters, and when it comes to making wishlists, we are absolute pros. So we asked a

Posted in Blogs

The Trio of Temperature Control

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I live in Kentucky where slushy winter storms are very popular. I just got a new mare who has a thinner winter coat than the rest of my horses do, and when I went to the barn to feed this

Posted in Ask the Vet, Seasonal Horse Care

Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – December 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 Blogs, Stories & Adventures

Save or Splurge

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The holidays are upon us and here at SmartPak we are busy shopping, decorating, and getting all of our fantastic products out the door to our fabulous customers! We have compiled a list below of our top picks for the

Posted in Blogs

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