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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Barn of the Month – Paint Creek Farm

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Barn: Paint Creek Farm Located in: Lipan, TX Barn Owner: Claudia Knudsen Horses on SmartPaks: 33 Paint Creek Farm was founded by Claudia Knudsen 15 years ago as a rehabilitation farm for hunter/jumper show horses. “Over the years, many horses

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Peek in Our Tack Trunk – Kristin P.

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I will admit, without any shame, that I’m tack and equestrian apparel obsessed. I’ve been riding for over 75% of my life and have acquired enough to fill multiple trunks with everything from saddle pads to gloves, and if I

Posted in Blogs

Ask the Vet: Is Bran Mash Good for Horses?

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Can I overdo bran mashes? I’ve been giving more with the long spell of subfreezing weather. SH, Tennessee Dear SH, Unfortunately yes. As much as we love to prepare a warm, tasty bran mash with our horse’s favorite ingredients, this

Posted in Ask the Vet, Nutrition

SmartPaker Kaitlin’s Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

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Let me start out by saying I cannot cook (I really shouldn’t be allowed within ten feet of a kitchen), but I love my horse and he loves to eat! So despite my lack of culinary skills I was inspired

Posted in SmartPak Features

Combo Nation

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No matter their discipline or workload, most horses can benefit from support in four key areas: joint, digestive, hoof, and coat. See why riders from all over the map love these multi-purpose supplements for their horses. Customer: Kara Blevins Horse:

Posted in Health & Nutrition

SmartPaker Ashley’s Barn Essentials for the Frigid Temperatures

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Over the past few weeks the temperatures across the entire country have dropped dramatically. With -23 temps with the wind chill as the norm, there are a few things that I have made sure I had available at the barn

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Bring Things Into Balance

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Challenge #8 Difficulty: Easy Perfect for: All horses Discover the critical nutrient that can benefit all horses! Open up any health or fitness magazine, and you’re bound to find at least one article singing the praises of omega 3 fatty

Posted in Horse Health Challenge

Meet Laura and Ocean

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Success Profile: Ocean Breed: Holsteiner Age: 10 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Laura Roesing My horse Ocean and I compete in the open jumpers; we were working toward Grand Prix classes before he hurt himself last year. When he was showing signs

Posted in Success Stories

Ask the Groom: Working for Phillip

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“I’m a HUGE Phillip Dutton fan, and I’m so excited you’re back at his barn! He always has the most impressive horses on course, and I’ve always wondered what they’re like in the barn. Can you tell me a bit

Posted in Ask The Groom

Barn Air Quality: Coping with extreme cold

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“My friend told me that it’s better to keep the windows open in the barn so fresh air circulates, even in the winter. Is that still true in the middle of a polar vortex? I hate to leave the barn

Posted in Ask the Vet, Barn Skills

Workin’ Like a Dog

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Hi, my name is Abby, and I am lucky to be one of the 50 dogs allowed to come into the office here at SmartPak. I come to work almost every day with my Mom, Whitney—she works on the Customer

Posted in SmartPak Features

Meet Olivia and Aris

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Success Profile: Aris Breed: Dutch Warmblood Age: 8 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Olivia Spencer Aris is my once-in-a-lifetime horse, and I still pinch myself every day that he’s mine. I always have SmartDigest Ultra in his SmartPaks because I love the

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Peek in Our Paks – Jen M

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Staff Member: Jen M. Department: Merchandising Horse: May, 9-year-old Danish Warmblood Discipline: Dressage I started riding when I was 12 years old and have been hooked since the first day I stepped foot in the barn. I started out doing

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Meet Suzanne & “Watson”

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Success Profile: Wooden Phone “Watson” Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 16 Discipline: Dressage Owner: Suzanne Minter I started Watson on SmartDigest Ultra because I wanted to start taking him off property to school, show, and trail ride but was worried about the

Posted in Success Stories

Serve It Up Right

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Challenge #7 Difficulty: Medium Prep work: Find your horse’s feed bag Your horse’s diet is the foundation of his health and well-being, but many horses are coming up short in four key areas of nutrition. This year, make sure your

Posted in Horse Health Challenge

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