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Meet Andrea and Harry

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“It was instilled in me as a kid that without good feet and legs, a horse will not perform to the best of its abilities. My horse Harry is in training for eventing so having great feet is a top priority!…”

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – January 7, 2013

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During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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Barn of the Month – New Albany Granville Equestrian Center

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“Built in 1999, the New Albany Granville Equestrian Center is a 36-stall boarding and training facility located in Johnstown, Ohio. Situated on 80 beautiful rolling acres, this multi discipline facility was designed to meet the needs of demanding equine sports, such as eventing and reining, but it still welcomes the weekend pleasure riders…”

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Riding Resolutions for the New Year

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Are you making any riding resolutions this new year? We asked our fans, SmartPak employees and Team SmartPak riders what resolutions they are making for 2013. Check out everyone’s responses and add your own resolution in the comments. “Eat less,

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Meet Margo, Joe and Major Red Jacket (“RJ”)

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“RJ was showing promise as a young horse, but he started to become very sore. A year ago, he was diagnosed with OCD in his stifle. The prognosis wasn’t great — his career as a show horse was in jeopardy, and early retirement was considered…”

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – December 28, 2012

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During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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For Your Sk(information)

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Clearly, healthy skin is vital to a healthy horse—but how do you know if your horse’s skin is in good shape? Your horse’s coat can serve as a report card for his skin health. A soft, shiny coat is an indicator of stellar skin condition, while a dull, rough or patchy coat likely suggests there’s room for improvement…”

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluation – Alice VanBokkelen and Skippy

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“This is a beautiful example of a very athletic horse who jumps in very good style. Skippy uses his legs well and has a beautiful expression. He shows plenty of scope to make this 3’6″ oxer look small and easy…”

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Too Hot? Too Cold? How to Find Just Right.

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Would your horse pass the Goldilocks test? If it feels like you’re riding a powder keg or a drowsy slug, the right supplements might help!

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Meet Audrey and Oliver

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“I first met Oliver in 2007 when he was a school horse at St. Andrew’s University in North Carolina. He was 21 and still jumping in the IHSA horse shows that we hosted throughout the school year. Sadly, Oliver’s stifles and hocks didn’t match his phenomenal work ethic…”

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In & On: Hooves

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“Keeping your horse’s toes in tip-top shape isn’t just a great way to impress handsome farriers and make your barn mates jealous, it’s an investment in your horse’s health and soundness…”

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Can You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Get the scoop on oversupplementing and undersupplementing so you can find your horse’s happy medium.

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Meet Kat and George

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“We have had George since he was thirteen weeks old. He is a fantastic little barn dog! He’s always been game to hop in the truck with me, do chores around the farm, and play with the big dogs. A few months ago I noticed that George was starting to get uncomfortable at the end of hard days of playing and working…”

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – December 10, 2012

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During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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Top-10 Can’t Miss Holiday Gifts

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Customer favorites sure to bring a smile to your face this holiday!

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