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Customer Care: Part Time Customer Communications Specialist

When most people say “work hard, play hard,” they don’t mean at the same time. But we’re not most people. We’re a little more awesome than that, and we’re willing to bet that you are too. At SmartPak, we’re serious

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Tips for Preparing Your Farm for Winter Storms

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After seven years of owning and maintaining a 13 acre horse farm in New England, I’ve learned a thing or two along the way about preparing our horses, our farm equipment, and the farm in general for snow storms. For

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Ask the Vet Needs Your Vote: February

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Thanks for voting! This month’s “Ask the Vet” video topic poll is now closed, but stay tuned for the video, which will be coming in early March! On February 1st, we posted the first video in our new Ask the

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SmartPak Goes West: Highlights from HITS Thermal (So Far!)

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It’s hard to believe that four weeks of HITS Thermal are almost behind us, indicating that our brand new mobile store has been open for almost a month! We’ve had a blast meeting customers, catching up with some of our

Posted in Stories & Adventures

New Year, New Goals

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I was never one to make goals or New Year’s resolutions typically because I usually forget what they were or they were never practical. After some thinking I was able to come up with a couple goals and hopes for

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Kaitlin’s Trailering Checklist

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Whether you show every weekend, trailer out for lessons, or are moving barns, at some point you will likely have to travel with your horse. It can be stressful and overwhelming, especially if you’re horse doesn’t travel often, but there

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Courtney’s Top Picks for Winter Riding

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The freezing cold doesn’t stop me from going to the barn – you just have to make sure you are dressed right from head to toe! Here are some of my favorite picks for winter riding that keep me warm

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How to Add Items to Ride Along Free with Your SmartPaks

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Isn’t it funny (or sad) how much stuff we need in order to take care of our horses on a daily basis? It’s easy to forget how much goes into the day to day management of our horses, but I

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Countdown to Bug Season

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4. Get your fly predators The best way to keep the fly population on your farm in check is by making sure fly larvae can’t mature into adult flies. Luckily, it’s easy to do just that by starting the farm’s

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Staying Motivated for Winter Riding

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It’s a cold, snowy afternoon in New England. The temps are hovering in the upper 20’s and the blowing snow make it easily feel in the teens. Now, New England weather in the winter can really be beautiful as long

Posted in Stories & Adventures

To: Senior Horses, Love: SmartPak

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Years of wear and tear can leave your older horse’s joints feeling stiff and uncomfortable, making it tough for him to enjoy his senior years. That’s why our SmartFlex Senior formulas were designed with increased levels of MSM and other

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SmartPak Goes West: Week 1, the Arizona Sun Circuit

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2016 started off with a HUGE adventure when I hit the road behind the wheel of SmartPak’s brand new mobile store at 4 AM on January 1st. My co-pilot Erica and I left Massachusetts with our sights set on Scottsdale,

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Trail Tips from Team SmartPak Riders Charlie Cole and Jason Martin

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At the Arizona Sun Circuit, the 2016 show season is just getting underway. Team SmartPak riders Charlie Cole, Jason Martin, Deanna Searles and Jim Searles gave some of their favorite tips and tricks to ride a trail pattern. Our partners

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7 Things You Can Never Have Enough Of

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After many years as a working student I’ve learned there are some things you just can never have enough of at the barn. All of these items, although many are seemingly small, are hugely appreciated as a thoughtful gift to

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Winter Wither Woes: Blanketing tips for a high neck set

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If the neck opening of your horse’s blanket is tight across any part of the wither area, you’re not just risking rubbing out some mane…that blanket may be creating enough pressure to cause soreness. I’ve had my horse, Sawyer, for

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