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Healthy Joints: It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

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The number of joint supplements available can make choosing the right one for your horse a challenge. Luckily, with knowledge of how the key ingredients in joint supplements work, along with an understanding of your horse’s workload, finding the right

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5 Ways to Make Your Barn Manager’s Life Easier


I currently board my mare at a full board facility, and with a full-time job I am very fortunate for that! However, I have also had the opportunity to be in many different boarding situations, including rough board and co-op

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You’re Never Too Old to be a Barn Rat

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When the weekend arrives and I have two whole glorious days to spend in Barn Rat mode, I get all giddy inside! I instantly fall back into the routine I developed over 20 years ago when I was first given

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Use This, Not That

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Snail mail vs. email. Pay phones vs. cell phones. Going to the bank vs. online banking. There are countless examples of small changes that can make a big difference in our lives. But for some reason, the barn is usually

Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition

Marketing: Manager – SmartPaks

About the team: The SmartPaks Marketing team is relentlessly focused on powering healthy horses and happy riders. We know that supplements are good for your horse and SmartPaks are good for your supplements, and we work hard every day to

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#FarrierFriday: Kirk Undershultz and SmartHoof Circulate

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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. Kirk Underschultz Amanda, OH “When SmartPak provided me with a

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4 Steps to 4 Healthy Hooves

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Every rider has heard the saying “no hoof, no horse.” But many don’t know that there are four key areas that can influence their horse’s hoof health. 1. Regular, professional maintenance In the artificial environments we provide, horses simply can’t

Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition

Merchandising: Liquidation Coordinator

The Liquidation Coordinator will be responsible for minimizing clearance and discontinued inventory while maximizing clearance MMU. This individual will work closely with Merchandising, Marketing, Retail, and Operations to ensure timely product flow. Essential Job Functions: Identify products for markdown and

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Operations: 2nd Shift Fulfillment Supervisor (3pm-11:30pm)


The 2nd Shift Fulfillment Supervisor is responsible for managing the order fulfillment team to provide excellent customer service in order to meet the objectives established. He/she will support continuous improvements in the order fulfillment process and work with cross functional

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Human Resources: Talent Acquisition Specialist


One thing that makes SmartPak so special is the people who work here. Turn your passion for finding great talent into a fulfilling career with us! The Talent Acquisition Specialist will partner with the Human Resources team and internal hiring managers

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Fact or Fiction: Colic Surgery

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The decision whether or not to send your horse to colic surgery can be an extremely confusing and stressful one. Wondering about the outcome can leave you feeling anxious and uncertain about your horse’s future. But don’t worry- we’ve separated

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Gifts That Make Memories

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Making Memories The best gifts are so much more than wrapping paper and ribbon. They’re an expression of love that transforms an ordinary moment into a memory that lasts a lifetime. To celebrate the start of the holiday season, we

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Pop Quiz: Make a Muscle

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Muscle Health Which of these does a horse need to develop strong, healthy muscle tissue? Amino acids Exercise A diet high in sugar a and b In order to build muscle, your horse needs a combination of both amino acids

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Smarter Stall Rest

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Why stall rest? When you get injured, you know to take it easy. Unfortunately, your horse can’t read a doctor’s note. That’s why veterinarians often recommend restricting movement to help your horse heal. Building your rehab plan Whether your horse

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Human Resources: Director of Human Resources

The Director of Human Resources (HR) is responsible for implementing and overseeing HR policies & programs, and managing all aspects of employee benefits and employee relations. The Director of HR will manage compensation planning, HR training, oversight of the company’s

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