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Managing SmartPaks Just Got Easier (and more fun!)

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The all-new SmartPaks Manager is the best thing to happen to supplements since SmartPaks! “Faster,” “easier,” “way better than the old way” – these are some of the ways riders have described the SmartPak supplement feeding system. After all, we’re

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Bieber’s Out-of-Control Forelock

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Justin Bieber’s mug shot has been all over the internet this week. And in one of those “you know you’re a rider when…” moments, I instantly thought of my horse’s unruly forelock: Naturally, my next step was seeing how many

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Blanket Shredders Anonymous

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For some horses, the only thing better than getting a cozy new blanket is destroying said cozy new blanket. Today, we honor those particularly troublesome and uniquely loveable horses with some of the most impressive – and confusing – shredded

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24 weird things our horses are scared of

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The jack-o-lanterns are carved, the fake corpse is propped up in the lawn chair, and we’ve eaten more candy corn than we’d care to admit – it’s official, the spooky season is upon us! After chatting with the riders in

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Horsey Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is fast approaching (seriously, where has the year gone?!) and I don’t know about you, but I still don’t have my costume figured out (if I go as a “cowgirl” one more time, my friends will disown me). So

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Blanketing Uncovered

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Have no fear the next time you hear the word “denier”! Get the answers to all your blanket questions here (even the ones you never thought to ask!).

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Smart Tips for Winter Rides

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As New Englanders, we SmartPakers love the fall. It’s a beautiful season full of glorious riding weather and two of the best holidays. But it’s also the warm-up act for winter, which is slightly less awesome when it comes to life in the barn.

Posted in Blogs, How To

An Open Letter to Facebook

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Hey Facebook! Hope you had a great summer, celebrating the IPO and Mark’s wedding, and all that. We hate to bug you and we promise not to take up too much of your time, but we have a quick request…

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The Tale of the Traveling Horn

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So, yesterday, my mom sent me an email with the subject line “Always” and no text in the body of the email. There was just a picture. An awesome picture. Behold…

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The Tale of Tony the Pony

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“Now this is a story all about how
This pony’s life turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the host of two Olympic affairs…”

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Life After London

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“Where to begin? Well, we arrived back on Friday night to a hazy, hot and humid Boston. It was not the most welcome greeting a city’s ever given me, and I’d like to think Boston would try a little harder, knowing I don’t truly consider it my hometown. (Even after living here nearly five years, when Londoners asked where I was from, my automatic response was “New York.” I truly do <3 that dirty town.)..."

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Day 13 Live from London – Olympic Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle Medals and Highlights

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Day 13 Live from London – Olympic Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle Medals and Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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Day 12 Live from London – Olympic Individual Show Jumping Medals and Highlights

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Day 12 Live from London – Olympic Individual Show Jumping Medals and Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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Pak Across the Pond – Day 12

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Just 24 hours after Team GB took home show jumping team gold, the dressage team decided to get in on the history-making action. While the jumping team had put in a decidedly dominant performance, the dressage riders positively piaffed away with the lead, having the gold medal in hand before the final German and Dutch riders even entered the ring…

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Once Upon a Falafel Joint

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There’s a really unique experience that forms around the Olympic games, where people who are normally on the other side of a TV screen are suddenly right in front of your face. It takes awhile for the shock to wear off, but eventually you get oddly used to seeing Jan Ebeling chatting on his cell phone outside Starbucks, and waiting for the crosswalk signal to change next to Rodrigo Pessoa…

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