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Meet Melissa and Ghost

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Meet Lindsay and Star

#2 Eng & West
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How to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter


Help your senior start winter off right by making sure he’s at a healthy weight this fall. Experts recommend that senior horses get two physical exams each year, so your horse’s fall physical is a great time to ask your

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If horses were people – Veterinarian edition

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As much as we love our horses, some of their behavior is a little…weird. Just ask your veterinarian! Imagine if your best friend or co-worker acted like that? That’s exactly what we did, and we think you’ll like what we

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Meet Sharon and Miss Goldie Belle

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Peek in our Tack Trunks: Sarah G.


Throughout my years of riding, leasing and fostering, I’ve managed to gather a rather large collection of horsey-stuff. I’m learning what I love and what I can do without. Here are a few things that Gabe and I can’t live

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Blankets 101

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Types of Blankets We’re going to start with the basics of blanket types: the difference between a “sheet” and a “blanket” and the difference between “turnout” and “stable” sheets and blankets. A sheet is the lightest piece of apparel in

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 1: Exploring horse feed and nutrition

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    Download the worksheet to test your knowledge! Do you know what your horse eats every day and why? Or how much he eats? We’re giving you the chance to learn more about horse nutrition along with us on

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Meet Jessica and Gogo

Gogo Girl 2015
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ColiCare Testimonial – Laura Martino

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SmartPak customer and aspiring eventer, Laura Martino talks about why she loves having her horse, Cue the Music, enrolled in the ColiCare program. Laura loves the combination of the hindgut support provided by SmartDigest Ultra and the “safety net” of

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The Skinny on Hard Keepers

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If you’ve been around horses long enough, you’ve probably known a “hard keeper” or two. The term “hard keeper” refers to horses who struggle to maintain enough fat cover and/or healthy muscle tone. These horses can benefit from extra care

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#FarrierFriday: Josh Cusack and SmartHoof Ultra

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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. Josh Cusack Elizabeth, PA “I’ve been shoeing a Quarter Horse

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How to care for your tall boots

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Tall boots are an important investment for any rider, so it’s important to know how to care for them and help them last as long as possible. Jen from SmartPak’s Retail Store is an expert at making sure you’ve got

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To blanket or not to blanket?

To blanket or not to blanket

We’re going to start with the blanketing basics: whether or not to blanket your horse in the first place. Like most things in the horse world, the short answer to this age-old debate is that it depends. Every horse is

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There is no off-season for your horse’s health

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Even if you’re taking the winter off, your horse’s body systems are still on the clock. The weather is cooling off, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your horse’s supplement program should, too. While there are some types of supplements that

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