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With Love, From Web Marketing


At SmartPak, every team plays a role in supporting healthy horses and happy riders, both during the holiday season and beyond. Here’s what the Web Marketing Team had to say about the part they play: What does your team do

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A Heartfelt Thank You


At SmartPak our mantra is “Healthy Horses. Happy Riders.” It’s behind everything we do. It’s what we live by. Nothing makes our day more than hearing happy feedback from our customers all across the country (really!). While our mission is

Posted in Stories & Adventures

To Clip or Not To Clip?


Like just about everything in the horse world, the answer to that question is … it depends. Your horse’s living environment and management and your personal preference all play a role in deciding whether to clip. Check out these tips

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10 Ways to Prep the Farm for Winter


With the cold and snow on its way in the Northeast, there are a few things that my husband and I do every November to make sure that our farm is ready for anything winter might throw at us. No

Posted in How To, Stories & Adventures

Falling Leaves Mean Blankets Are In Need


It’s that wonderful time of year again. Changing leaves, cooler nights and pumpkin spice. This also means for us New Englanders that blanket season is quickly approaching. If you are like me and were so excited to see summer and

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#FeelGoodFriday: Dr. John Wiseman


We asked you to tell us why your veterinarian rocks, and now it’s time to for us to share your stories! Because your vet makes your horse feel good, thanking your vet makes you feel good, and being thanked makes

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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

The 2016 NEAEP Symposium: What it means to horse owners


What is “neep” you ask? NEAEP stands for the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners, and it’s the largest gathering of equine veterinarians in the country after the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners). What’s cool about NEAEP is they also

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Junior Graphic Designer

Position Summary  SmartPak is seeking a Junior Graphic Designer to assist primarily with print design, collaborating at every stage of the process from concept to finished product. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience; catalog or publication experience

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Fall & Winter Fitness


When most people think of fall they come up with things like shorts and sweatshirts, hot chocolate and bon fires, football season, and apple picking. J.P. and I like to take this time to focus on lower impact fitness techniques

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Enter Our #MeWantSmartCookie Sweepstakes


Thank you to everyone who entered our #MeWantSmartCookie Sweepstakes! This giveaway closed for entries at midnight on November 15th, 2016. Enter on Facebook Enter on Instagram Enter on Twitter Learn more about SmartCookies. #MeWantSmartCookie Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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How Your Horse Stays Warm


Because your horse was designed to spend his days roaming outside, he is naturally equipped with tools to keep himself warm when the temperatures start cooling down. Here, we’ll take a look at what your horse does to stay warm,

Posted in Health & Nutrition

I Have a New Horse!


Well, not really. I mean, I’m still riding Newman, my 15-year-old Trakehner gelding, but after a three-day clinic with “The Master” Karl Mikolka, he feels like a new horse! For those who may be unfamiliar with Karl Mikolka, briefly, he

Posted in Stories & Adventures

What to Put In & What to Put On: Calming


HELP YOUR HORSE KEEP HIS COOL Do you start every ride with your fingers crossed, just hoping for the best? Working with an unpredictable, nervous, excitable horse isn’t fun (for you or your horse), but don’t give up yet! If

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#ROOTD: Style & Performance


This week’s #ROOTD is all about comfort, performance, and style – for both you and your horse! Start your outfit with a pair of Ariat Real Denim Riding Jeans, which were designed for cowgirls who don’t want to choose between

Posted in Fashion, Gear Review

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