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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

Make a Muscle

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

Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition, Quizzes

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

Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition

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

Posted in Jobs

Summer Fun! Swimming with Horses


So what do you think of the title of my blog? Does it make you instantly go into a panic? Or maybe gets you totally excited? Where does it take you? On the trails to the pond? To the beach?

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Beach Riding Dreams


I think every rider (and let’s be frank, most “horse-fancying” non-riders as well) dreams of riding a horse on the beach. There’s something about the vision of oneself galloping freely in the surf, wind whipping through the horse’s mane with

Posted in Travel

Operations: Custodian

Position Summary: Performs jobs within all areas of SmartPak.  This position deals with the maintenance and cleaning of all office, cubicle, Production and Warehouse areas as well as all bathrooms and kitchen/break areas. Essential Job Functions: Able to understand and

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Pond + Pony

Towards the end of last summer my barn owner had what she called a “brilliant” idea. She thought it would be a great idea to wrap up the summer with an epic trail ride. Epic can mean something different to

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Human Resources: Intern

Position Summary: The Human Resources Intern will perform many Human Resource functions including Payroll/HRIS system data-entry, maintenance, and aid in the planning and execution of employee/company events and activities. This position will work closely with the HR Generalist to perform

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Creative: Interactive Designer

Who we’re looking for (overview): A confident, capable and passionate Interactive Designer with a unique blend of creative and technical talent. Someone energetic and ambitious who stops at nothing to engage SmartPak customers in a meaningful way. Someone who knocks

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Wearing a helmet saved my life!


Some days are just another day at the barn. Some days and experiences can change your life. Here is my story, and the reason I’ll never ride without helmet again. What happened? I was a very confident rider at the

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Accounting: Fraud Prevention & Payment Assistant

The Fraud Prevention and Payment Assistant helps to control and mitigate the Company’s financial exposure to fraud loss. This is achieved through validation of relevant transaction details on customer orders, while ensuring expected delivery timeframes are met for legitimate orders.

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What One Year of SmartPaks Looks Like


As a member of SmartPak’s Customer Care team, one of the common concerns I hear from our riders is that they are worried about the waste generated by SmartPaks. This is one of my favorite myths to debunk! SmartPaks are

Posted in Blogs, SmartPak Features

National Farriers Week 2015


July 5th-11th, 2015 is National Farriers Week! Sure, you already know the saying, “no hoof, no horse.” We would add to that, “no farrier, no hoof!” Your hoof care professional is an invaluable member of your horse’s health team, so

Posted in SmartPak Features

Support for the entire GI tract? Check.


Check this out! With SmartGI Ultra you get: Total GI support Smart riders like you want to give their horses comprehensive support for the entire digestive tract. That’s why we designed SmartGI™ Ultra to provide your horse with the ultimate

Posted in Health & Nutrition

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Apparently I've been obsessed with horses since I was born, and I used to beg for pony rides on a regular basis. I started showing in 4-H, progressed to equitation and jumpers in high school and rode on the IHSA team in college where I also discovered the joys...

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