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It’s All In One

allinoneheader Many horses can benefit from support in four key areas: joints, digestion, hooves, and coat. That’s why multi-purpose supplements are so popular – they target multiple areas of support in one formula. But while many horses can benefit from the
Posted in Blogs, Quizzes

Dreams and Journeys

Jumping in FL

Florida has been a dream of mine for many years. Not the Mickey Mouse, roller-coaster Florida, but the green pastures, miles of fence-line, horses as far as the eye can see Florida. This year, due to the generosity of my

Posted in Stories & Adventures

A little help from my friends


When I adopted Kai at 9 months old, I was looking forward to bringing him along myself. We started easy, spending time together and bonding in turnout and working on our grooming time. He was a natural. Loved being around

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Recipe: Homemade Carrot and Oat Treats


It has been such a cold and snowy winter here in Massachusetts for the past few months. I look for any excuse to fire up my oven. Prior to visiting my horse Bug last weekend I decided to make her

Posted in Blogs, How To

A Non-Rider’s Perspective on OutSmart Fly Spray


When I started working at SmartPak back in the summer of 2012, I knew next to nothing about horses, as evidenced by my very first blog appearance, in which I tried to put together a bridle SPOILER ALERT: it didn’t

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures

A Smarter Diet In Six Easy Steps


This spring, help your horse look and feel his best by checking “better diet” off his list. That may seem like a daunting task, so we broke it down into six key steps so you can build your horse’s ideal

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Lists

Ride in Balance, Move in Balance, Live in Balance: A Body Concept Workshop for Equestrians


“Great workshop! Nice to see a workshop focused on the rider and a more holistic approach to riding and training.” “This is exactly what I needed! What a WONDERFUL weekend in every way!” “Fascinating topics, application to equestrian endeavors appropriately

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Top Tips for Managing Respiratory Issues


Respiratory issues can be difficult to diagnose, treat, and manage, but with the right plan you can help your horse breathe easier. In this blog I’ll share my top tips for keeping your horse’s respiratory system healthy and managing issues.

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Choosing the right calming supplement for your horse


Does looking at the number of calming supplements available make you want to spin and bolt? Don’t shy away just yet! We’re here to help you choose the ideal calming formula for your horse so that you can be confident

Posted in Blogs

Dust Busters


Between the shavings he sleeps in, the hay he eats, and the cobwebs in the rafters, your horse’s home may be full of dust that could negatively affect his respiratory health. That’s because “dust” isn’t just “dust.” Dust particles are

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Ahhh, Sweet Spring


Ahhh, sweet Spring. For those of us who endured the “snowpocalypse” winter in the Northeast, Spring this year is even more welcomed than usual. We certainly had a hard time riding in all the snow, but we did the next

Posted in In the Tack with the Pak

SmartGut® Ultra Pellets Research in the News

Since we first completed our research study on SmartGut Ultra Pellets, we’ve been eager to share our findings with horse owners and veterinarians and have been thrilled to see it featured in magazines and at veterinary conferences over the past

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Foregut or Hindgut? That’s The Question – Part 3


Make sure to check out part 1 and part 2! SECTION: FOREGUT & HINDGUT CONCERN: TWO COMMON PROBLEMS ONE SMART SOLUTION Many of the risk factors that can lead to gastric lesions can also put your horse at risk for

Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition

Barn Sales: Vice President of Sales

The Vice President of Sales is responsible for developing, executing, and continuously improving SmartPak’s direct sales channel, focused primarily on equine boarding barns/stables. The VP of Sales will partner with SmartPak’s CEO, Chief Marketing Officer, and head of Customer Care

Posted in Jobs

In Loving Memory


You were a loving and patient partner. From our early days learning dressage together, to your “retirement” years of tearing around the field and stirring up all the youngsters, you always brought your kindness, your heart, and your spirit. Thank you for everything, Wes. You are missed.

Posted in Blogs

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