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Fall Riding Essentials

When I think of the fall season, two things come to mind. Everything pumpkin spice and sweater weather. I am a summer girl through and through, but the thought of not having to do barn chores drenched in sweat and

Posted in Gear Review, Stories & Adventures

Horse of a Lifetime

I know you’ve heard the phrase “horse of a lifetime” a time or two if you are part of the horse world. The truth is I have a few horses that qualify as the “horse of a lifetime”. Each of

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Keepin’ Cool This Summer: Horse Edition

Me during the Winter: “I AM FREEZING! I can’t wait for the summer and warm weather!” Me during the Summer: “I AM SOAKED! I can’t wait for the winter and cooler weather!” Sound familiar? I thought so. Don’t get me

Posted in Lists, Stories & Adventures

Bing’s Big Debut

In the latest adventures of Bing, my 5-year-old OTTB, we attended our very first show together at the end of May! Bing was fantastic. I’m talking blow my mind, I can’t believe he was that good, fantastic. This schooling show

Posted in Stories & Adventures

#TBT – My Worst Fall

There’s no denying it – I have the world’s worst memory. If I don’t write it down, then it didn’t happen (which is why I have schedules all over my house and to-do lists a mile long). However, one thing

Posted in Stories & Adventures

What My Horse is Wearing This Show Season: Bing’s Big Debut

I’ve written about my horse, Bing, countless times and chronicled our adventures from the track (he’s an OTTB) to the hunter ring. The moment I have been waiting for has finally arrived…Bing and I will be making our debut on

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Stuff I Can’t Live Without on a Show Day

Let’s face it, horse show days are as stressful as they come. In a world of constant “hurry up and wait”, it is easy to forget items for your grooming box (hoof oil, I’m looking at you) or to sprint

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New Year’s Resolutions

January marks the beginning of a new year, which brings along the excitement of change. I thought it would be fun to make a list of resolutions for me and my horse to try this coming year. Are you making

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Losing one friend and finding another

A couple of months ago, my beloved dog Ebony passed away due to old age. She was a 13-year-old lab/beagle mix and my best friend. A few weeks after we lost her, I was ready to get another dog to

Posted in Canine Lifestyle

Models in the Making

From watching high quality television, E News, and Reality TV, I have gathered that models can be high maintenance. I thought this only applied to beautiful women, but boy was I wrong! I had the brilliant idea to use my

Posted in Blogs

The most important thing I’ve learned at SmartPak

I’ve learned a lot working at SmartPak. As a Supplement Expert, I’ve gone through, and continue to go through, hours and hours of horse health training. But the most amazing thing I have learned since starting at SmartPak would have

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Peek in our Tack Trunk – Veronica B.

As an active competitor in the hunter/jumper circuit, I am always on the go from show to show all year round. I have a tack truck the stays home (with my other three horses!) and a tack truck that I

Posted in In the Tack with the Pak

Peek in Our Paks – Veronica B.

Staff Member: Veronica B. Department: Customer Care Horse: Buster Discipline: Hunter/Jumper I’ve been riding in the hunter/jumpers for over 19 years. Many things have changed over the years, but one thing that remains the same is my love for my

Posted in Gear Review

Peek in our Paks – Veronica B.

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. This Month’s Pick SmartPaker: Veronica B. Department: Customer Care Horse: Ruby Slippers, 7 year

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Surviving My First Year at HITS Ocala

When I first made the decision to travel to Florida for the winter circuit last summer, I was so overwhelmed with excitement I felt like a kid on Christmas (for 3 months straight). I’ve been horse showing on the H/J

Posted in Stories & Adventures

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