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5 Ways to Make Your Barn Manager’s Life Easier


I currently board my mare at a full board facility, and with a full-time job I am very fortunate for that! However, I have also had the opportunity to be in many different boarding situations, including rough board and co-op

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Meet Anna and Chubba

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You’re Never Too Old to be a Barn Rat

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When the weekend arrives and I have two whole glorious days to spend in Barn Rat mode, I get all giddy inside! I instantly fall back into the routine I developed over 20 years ago when I was first given

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Use This, Not That

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Snail mail vs. email. Pay phones vs. cell phones. Going to the bank vs. online banking. There are countless examples of small changes that can make a big difference in our lives. But for some reason, the barn is usually

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Meet Karen and Jackson

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How to tell if your tall boots fit properly

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Jen from SmartPak’s Retail Store in Natick, MA, is an expert on fitting tall boots, so she knows all about evaluating the fit of your boots. In this video, she’ll show you how your boots should fit, as well as

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#FarrierFriday: Kirk Undershultz and SmartHoof Circulate

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Have you heard? Farriers are raving about SmartHoof! Find out how this farrier uses SmartHoof Circulate Pellets together with regular maintenance to keep his client’s horse’s hooves in tip-top shape. Kirk Underschultz Amanda, OH “When SmartPak provided me with a

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4 Steps to 4 Healthy Hooves

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Every rider has heard the saying “no hoof, no horse.” But many don’t know that there are four key areas that can influence their horse’s hoof health. 1. Regular, professional maintenance In the artificial environments we provide, horses simply can’t

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Meet Calyn and Red

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Meet Darla and Shiloh

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Fact or Fiction: Colic Surgery

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The decision whether or not to send your horse to colic surgery can be an extremely confusing and stressful one. Wondering about the outcome can leave you feeling anxious and uncertain about your horse’s future. But don’t worry- we’ve separated

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Meet Elizabeth and Snap Dancer

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Jim Searles ColiCare Testimonial

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As a competitive Western All-Around rider, AQHA Professional Horseman, and AQHA judge, Jim Searles is known throughout the horse industry for his outstanding overall horsemanship and exemplary attention to the health and well being of his horses. It’s no surprise

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Gifts That Make Memories

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Making Memories The best gifts are so much more than wrapping paper and ribbon. They’re an expression of love that transforms an ordinary moment into a memory that lasts a lifetime. To celebrate the start of the holiday season, we

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How to put together an English bridle

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Putting together an English bridle can be challenging and confusing. Luckily for you, SmartPaker Lindsey is here to show you how it’s done! Watch as Lindsey walks you through how to assemble the Harwich Padded Fancy Stitch Bridle by SmartPak

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