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Preparing for the Vet

If you own a horse it’s inevitable that at some point your horse will need to see his veterinarian. Whether your vet is out for a scheduled routine exam or an emergency call, there are a few things you can

Posted in Stories & Adventures

You Know You Own a Thoroughbred When…

I am the very proud owner of an oh so handsome Thoroughbred gelding. His name is Samurai (he will also answer to Sam, Sammy, Samwise the Brave, and Buttface). My Thoroughbred brings me so much joy and I am truly

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Hay Is For Eating, Not Sleeping! (Right?)

I’ve been a horse owner for about ten years and riding since my preteens. Over the years I have been to many different barns each with their own preferences and routine, but it wasn’t until this past year that I

Posted in Stories & Adventures

I Don’t Collect Blue Ribbons

I don’t collect blue ribbons because I’m not a competitive rider. While I attended a handful of schooling shows in my teens, showing never had an appeal for me. I’ve always been an animal lover and I fell in love

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Kaitlin’s Trailering Checklist

Whether you show every weekend, trailer out for lessons, or are moving barns, at some point you will likely have to travel with your horse. It can be stressful and overwhelming, especially if you’re horse doesn’t travel often, but there

Posted in Lists, Stories & Adventures

Why I’m Thankful to be a Horse Owner

As we enter the holiday season, I’m busy shopping for friends and family and though it’s stressful trying to find the perfect gift, I’m reminded of all the people and animals I hold dear. Thanksgiving is a time for us

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What One Year of SmartPaks Looks Like

As a member of SmartPak’s Customer Care team, one of the common concerns I hear from our riders is that they are worried about the waste generated by SmartPaks. This is one of my favorite myths to debunk! SmartPaks are

Posted in Blogs, SmartPak Features

First class entertainment

Anyone who has had a horse on stall rest knows how frustrating it can be for both the rider and horse. Whether they are in for a few days due to bad weather or months for stall rest it can

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SmartPaker Kaitlin’s Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Let me start out by saying I cannot cook (I really shouldn’t be allowed within ten feet of a kitchen), but I love my horse and he loves to eat! So despite my lack of culinary skills I was inspired

Posted in SmartPak Features

10 Reasons Why Horses Make the Best Valentines

Valentine’s Day is a day of love and appreciation, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate then explain why my horse, Samurai, makes the best Valentine! He never judges me for eating all the holiday chocolate He’s

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Uncovering Lyme: A Tricky Diagnosis

I’m the proud owner of a 16-year-old thoroughbred named Samurai. Sammy and I have been together for six years, and we know each other pretty well. I’ve doctored numerous cuts and abrasions, spent days wrapping and unwrapping legs, and what

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Traveling with Precious Cargo – One SmartPaker’s tips on long-distance shipping

My thoroughbred Sam has followed me to and from school while I was in college (a good five hour trip on a trailer) and made the long trip from NJ to MA (about six and half hours) when I started

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Butter Cup Samurai

Like many of my co-workers I am obsessed with my horse, a 16-year-old thoroughbred gelding named Samurai. This obsession manifests itself in many ways, from spending 20 minutes trying to pick out the perfect new treats for Sam to try

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Peek in Our Paks – Kaitlin T.

Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore.

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