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Top Five for Fall

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We went through our entire catalog and pulled out the best-selling products that riders like you are raving about. Find your discipline below, and then start shopping! Western Eventing Hunter / Jumper Dressage Western Top Tack Top Saddle Pad Top

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Medium Turnout Blankets

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Every horse owner needs one of these bad boys. Maybe even two. As the mercury drops a little further and winter starts settling in, your horse is going to need protection from more than just the wind and rain. He’s

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The Buzz on Clipping

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A step-by-step guide to the perfect clip Step 1. Decide whether you need to clip When deciding whether or not to clip your horse, there are a few key questions to consider. First of all, are you or your barn

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Tips for a successful trail ride

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Trail rides, at any time of the year, can be some of the best times you spend with your horse! You will encounter many fun and amazing things when you hit the trails, however, there are also lots of things

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Peek in our Tack Trunk – Veronica B.

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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

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Peek in our Tack Trunks – Ashley D.

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As a long time All-Around competitor, I have to admit that I have used many products along the way. But there are a few items that I always have in my tack trunk because I know what to expect from

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Peek in Our Tack Trunks – Jennifer M.

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With summer officially here, it was time to pack up those winter blankets and do a bit of spring cleaning around the barn. I have been riding dressage for nearly 15 years and currently own a nine-year-old Danish mare named

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Peek in Our Tack Trunks – Kerri V

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First off, I’d like to admit that I don’t actually have one trunk, I have three! Well, technically four if you count the small one, but to keep this to a blog and not a book, I’ll just cover my

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In the Tack with the Pak – Gina & Gambler’s Grand Slam, Ellen, Allegro & JMF Black Phantom

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On a quiet April morning, I’m greeted by the sound of Gina Fitch’s barn security system, a two-year-old Bernese named Padme. She recognizes me from the office and bounces around, barking excitedly. A few minutes later, Gina and Ellen Brunelle

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In the Tack with the Pak – Colby and Timex

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As riders, we know there’s a special connection between us and our horses that’s hard to put into words, but this bond is so strong that even non-riders can sense it. In an effort to better understand this relationship, our staff Photographer, Kristi (one of the few non-riders at SmartPak), will be visiting a different SmartPaker’s barn each month to watch them interact with their horses and learn more about their story as a pair. She will document her experiences in this monthly blog series along with some of her photography, because we all know that a connection so special is hard to describe simply in words.

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In the Tack with the Pak – Kristina, Harri, Cash, Trigger and Rocky

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As riders, we know there’s a special connection between us and our horses that’s hard to put into words, but this bond is so strong that even non-riders can sense it. In an effort to better understand this relationship, our staff Photographer, Kristi (one of the few non-riders at SmartPak), will be visiting a different SmartPaker’s barn each month to watch them interact with their horses and learn more about their story as a pair. She will document her experiences in this monthly blog series along with some of her photography, because we all know that a connection so special is hard to describe simply in words.

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In the Tack with the Pak – Melissa, Ellie and Gateway

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As riders, we know there’s a special connection between us and our horses that’s hard to put into words, but this bond is so strong that even non-riders can sense it. In an effort to better understand this relationship, our staff Photographer, Kristi (one of the few non-riders at SmartPak), will be visiting a different SmartPaker’s barn each month to watch them interact with their horses and learn more about their story as a pair.

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In the Tack with the Pak – Sara and Diem

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As riders, we know there’s a special connection between us and our horses that’s hard to put into words, but this bond is so strong that even non-riders can sense it. In an effort to better understand this relationship, our staff Photographer, Kristi (one of the few non-riders at SmartPak), will be visiting a different SmartPaker’s barn each month to watch them interact with their horses and learn more about their story as a pair. She will document her experiences in this monthly blog series along with some of her photography, because we all know that a connection so special is hard to describe simply in words. This month, Kristi headed out to Valinor Farms with Sara from our Creative team to meet Sara’s horse, Diem.

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