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Ask the Vet Needs Your Vote: May

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Voting for this month has closed, but check back soon to find out what questions were chosen for the next “Ask the Vet” video. Thanks to everyone for submitting your horse health questions for our “Ask the Vet” video series

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Know Sweat!

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During the hot days of summer, a horse covered in sweat is a common sight. But do you know what sweat is, why it happens, and what you should do if your horse doesn’t sweat? We’ve got the answers! What’s

Posted in Health & Nutrition

My Favorite Western Products for Spring

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Being a western rider and working at SmartPak is super exciting. I get to be right in the middle of a time when we are working hard to expand our product line to our western customers. Just this spring, we

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Summer Lovin’

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I don’t know about you but as the warm spring air has been upon us I cannot help but already start to be thinking about summer! Summer is probably my favorite season to ride, mainly because of how long the

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Managing the Feed Room

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As a barn manager, it’s a big job to manage your clients’ horses and keeping up with all the changes that horse owners are constantly throwing your way. Let’s face it, between keeping up with the property, managing exercise schedules,

Posted in Stories & Adventures

SmartPakversary

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I recently celebrated a work milestone – 10 years working at SmartPak. It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since I started. It feels like a lifetime and five minutes all at the same time. Life before SmartPak happened

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Nemo’s First Dressage Clinic

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I found my horse Nemo just shy of 5 years ago. I always laugh when I tell the story of how I found him, as it was completely unplanned. At the time, my childhood horse was beginning to retire, and

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures

#TBT – That Time My Horse Jumped Out of the Arena

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Like many riders, I have numerous favorite horse show memories, but there is one that stands out clearly as both the most humorous and the most memorable. It was August 1996, and my horse Riker and I were competing in

Posted in Stories & Adventures

How to Prep for a Horseless Vacation

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I totally understand you. Most days it feels like the few hours spent at the barn (okay, maybe it’s many hours or maybe you ran away from adulting for a day to hang out with your horse, I’m not here

Posted in Stories & Adventures

What My Horse is Wearing This Show Season: Bing’s Big Debut

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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

Posted in Lists, Stories & Adventures

Dog of the Month: Frankie

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By now you’ve probably heard that one of the many perks about working for SmartPak is that we have a dog-friendly office (pretty cool, right?). While you might think that this would make for a loud and stressful work environment,

Posted in Canine Employee of the Month

How to Design a Musical Freestyle

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I often hear riders (both dressage and other) wistfully say: I’d love to ride a musical freestyle! Riding to music is one thing – and has many benefits, such as blocking out other noise, getting your horse used to sound,

Posted in Stories & Adventures

The Most Important Thing My Horse Has Taught Me

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Chandler and I have been together for about 10 years now. Over those 10 years he has taught me many valuable lessons in patience and also common sense type things (unclip the horse from the trailer tie before opening the

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Working Like A Dog: A Day in the Life of Chloe

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Hi! My name is Chloe Laiosa. I’m a 13-year-old Lab/Terrier mix and my mom adopted me from the local pound years ago. It’s a funny story actually – she went in for a cat and I was just so adorable

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Web Marketing: Search Marketing Intern

Web Marketing: Search marketing Intern Our Web Marketing department needs a person passionate about horses and eager to learn about digital marketing to support our rapidly growing Search Marketing department. Specifically this person will engage in and drive Natural Search

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