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Six Picks to Treat Your Feet

Whether you’re heading to the barn or going out to run errands, we’ve got boots from your favorite brands that are ready to take you the extra mile. And because we want to make sure you love your new boots,

Posted in Fashion, Gear Review, Lists

The Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About SmartPaks

#10: SmartPaks are recyclable SmartPaks™ are made of #1 PET plastic (just like water bottles), which means they can easily be recycled at most recycling centers #9: SmartPaks are made of recycled materials SmartPaks are made of recycled plastic, so

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Lists

The Top 5 Things You Need to Do Before Winter

Have you started preparing for winter yet? Cold weather is on its way, and it’s bringing a unique set of challenges for horse owners with it. Luckily, there are easy steps you can take to prepare for the chilly temps

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Lists

Fall & The Equestrian: A Love-Hate Relationship

As a rider born, raised, and still living in New England, fall is my absolute favorite season. The temperature is perfect – not too hot and not too cold – and nothing beats a pretty fall picture of the trees

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How to Prepare Your Horse (and Your Barn) for Winter

While it’s hard to think about blankets and snowstorms now, cooler weather really is on its way! In a few short weeks it will be fall and for us New Englanders, that means that hot weather is officially over and

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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

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My Top 5 Grooming Essentials

I started riding when I was nine years old. I can STILL remember my trainer at the time telling us to get tacked up for our group lesson and emphasizing a quick grooming session. More times than not, she would

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You Can Never Have Enough…

1. Piper V-Neck T-Shirts For under $15, you don’t have to decide between colors—you can get one of each! They’re equally at home in the barn, around town and even at the gym! 2. SmartPak Lite AP Saddle Pad Perfect

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My Trailering Essentials

One of the joys of having a horse is the ability to take adventures off property. Whether you’re going to a friend’s farm, a clinic, a show, or just a day at the beach, you have the freedom for you

Posted in Lists, 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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16 Thoughts You Have on Horse Show Mornings

At SmartPak we get you because we are you, and we get just how stressful horse show mornings can be. Regardless of our level or discipline, we all know how frazzled (and sometimes irrational) our thoughts can be as we

Posted in Blogs, Lists, Stories & Adventures

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

Posted in Lists, Stories & Adventures

Spring Cleaning Checklist

With spring just around the corner that means not only is it a good time for spring cleaning around the house but for the farm as well! Here’s my list of all the things that I like to do around

Posted in Lists, Stories & Adventures

4 Sun Shirts You Can’t Live Without

Since I was born and raised in the Northeast, sun protection is something that I’ve only ever thought about during the summer. After spending the last couple of months in Arizona and Southern California with SmartPak’s mobile store, I quickly

Posted in Gear Review, Lists

The Top 5 Things Your SmartPak Customer Care Team Wants You to Know

#1 We’re Riders, Too! We understand your horse-obsessed, dirt-under-the-fingernails, I’ll-be-home-soon-I’m-just-stopping-by-the-barn-quick life. OTTBs? We’ve got ‘em! Warmbloods? We’ve got ‘em! Morgans, Arabs, Quarter Horses, and Chincoteague Ponies? We’ve got ‘em! So there’s no question too big or too small for us

Posted in Lists, Stories & Adventures

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