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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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Look show-ring spectacular—on any budget

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Show season is finally upon us! Warmer weather has arrived, and it’s so exciting to think of all of our goals with our equine companions this summer. Here at SmartPak, we are getting ready for show season as well, and

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Foundation For Success – Hooves

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It can be easy to take your horse’s hooves for granted, and many horse owners don’t think about hoof health until their horse has a problem. While supporting healthy hooves may not sound particularly exciting, it’s an essential part of

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Overheard At The Barn

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Do these riders’ remarks sound familiar? Chances are you’ve overheard it all before and thought it was simply the status quo for life at the barn. But while it may seem like these horses just need an attitude adjustment, there

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Foundation For Success – Joints

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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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Meet Nubby and Monty

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Success Profile: Monty Breed: RPSI Warmblood Age: 8 Discipline: Driving Owner: Nubby Erickson When Monty arrived in the dead of winter to be my new combined driving horse, he was nervous and difficult to work with. I’ve ordered numerous barn

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Thanks, Mom!

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“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln We couldn’t say it better ourselves—but we thought we’d try anyway. After all, she’s been our chauffeur, our #1 cheerleader, our groom,

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On the Road with SmartPak – April Recap

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SmartPaker Kaitlyn: For me, April was a month full of my favorite discipline—reining! First, I spent a week at the National Reining Breeders Classic with fellow SmartPaker Kristen, and we were able to catch up with tons of our wonderful

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