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10 Must Haves If You’re Hitting The Trails This Summer

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Growing up in New England, summertime has always been prime trail riding season for me. Unfortunately, this is one our shortest seasons, so I have to make sure that I’m ready to hit the trails as soon as the weather

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Meet Jennifer and Louie

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Success profile: Louie Breed: Paint Age: 6 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Jennifer Piette A year ago, Louie started to misbehave under saddle. Since my 10-year-old daughter rides him, that was quite a problem for us. We worked with our veterinarian and

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Anatomy of arthritis

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Your horse’s body is an impressive machine. It’s designed to manage the normal wear and tear that’s associated with being a horse — an animal designed to be on the move! However, research has shown that joint problems are a

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Anatomy of colic

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Colic is a general, catch-all term used to refer to any sort of abdominal pain in horses (in layman’s terms, it’s a belly ache). Based on that definition, the term “colic” could be used to describe gastric ulcers or problems

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Anatomy of an ulcer

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A horse needs to graze for approximately 17 hours daily to meet his nutritional needs, so his stomach was designed to continuously produce acid to aid in digestion. In a natural grazing situation, where a horse is eating and chewing

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Meet Pamela and “Stan”

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Success Profile: Invite Me for Chips “Stan” Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 5 Discipline: All Around Owner: Pamela Boyer When I first got Stan, I discovered that he was a sensitive horse that seemed certain there were monsters around every corner

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On the road with the SmartPakers: May – June 2014

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SmartPaker Paige For my 25th birthday, I got to spend a few days out in sunny Sacramento with five of my amazing coworkers and a whole wealth of west coast horse lovers at the Western States Horse Expo. So many

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Put SmartPak in your pocket – check out the new SmartPak app!

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Ever been at the barn, halfway through doing stalls, when you remember you wanted to add something to your SmartPaks? Or been out on a trail ride and get the urge to track the fly spray you ordered yesterday? How

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Meet Kara and Private Bryan

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Success Profile: Private Bryan Age: 8 Breed: Thoroughbred Discipline: Hunters and Dressage Owner: Kara Blevins In the two years that I’ve had Private Bryan, we’ve learned a lot together. When I started working him harder, I decided to start him

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Meet Nancy and Spicer

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Success Profile: Spicer Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 15 Owner: Nancy Richards When I first started working with Spicer, she acted like the stereotypical mare. Grooming her was a challenge because she would pin her ears, bare her teeth, and occasionally kick.

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Meet Cindi, Kasey and Rubin

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Success Profile: Rubin Breed: Arabian Age: 28 Discipline: Western Leisure/Trail Owners: Cindi and Kasey Ott Rubin has always out-performed everyone on the trails, but a couple of winters ago I noticed that he wasn’t moving as well as he used

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Foundation For Success – The Basics PLUS

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Multi-Purpose Supporting joint and hoof health gives your horse a solid foundation for success. SmartPak’s SmartCombo line of multipurpose supplements allow you to build on that foundation by combining the active ingredients from several bestselling formulas into one smart solution.

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If Horses Were People

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Meet Dr. Leslie Ann Jones and Smax

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Success Profile: Smax Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 7 Discipline: Eventing Owner: Dr. Leslie Ann Jones As soon as I adopted Smax in December of 2012, I started him on SmartPaks. Since Thoroughbreds are notorious for having bad hooves, I wanted to

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Meet Jaci and “Oakie”

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Success Profile: AR Oakies Last Stand “Oakie” Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 6 Discipline: Reining Owner: Jaci Marley My horse Oakie and I compete in non-pro reining classes. At the 2013 NRHA Derby, we were champions in the Level 2 and

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