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8 Tips & Tricks for Making Life Easier at the Farm During Winter

We are now officially in winter! As a follow up to 10 Ways to Prep for Winter (check it out here) , here are a few tips, tricks, and reiterations for things we do to make chore life on the

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Changing Needs Means Changing Supplements

When I first got my horse Sasha back in 2013, the first thing I ordered for her was her SmartPaks. At the time she was six-going-on-seven and we were spending our time focusing on flatwork and working over small jumps

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures

Keeping the Recovering Horse Happy & Healthy

J.P. and I have had quite the eventful past few months! She’s recovered from a laceration that required a six-month hand walking regimen, had an aggressive 10-day Lyme Disease treatment, waddled through swollen stifles that needed three weeks to recover,

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What to Do with Your Horse When You Both Have the Winter Blues

Not making it to Florida or Aiken this year? Never fear, here are some ideas to get you and your horse through the winter in better physical and mental shape than when you started and ready for the new competition

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What’s In My Grooming Tote: Adriana

I recently purchased the Noble Outfitters Equinessential Tote and I love it! My previous grooming tote was an oldie (I’m not kidding, I got this thing 16 years ago!!) but goodie plastic grooming tote. This classic tote is indestructible and

Posted in Gear Review, Stories & Adventures

The 62nd Annual Convention & Trade Show of the AAEP: Was your vet there?

Sunny and warm Orlando, Florida was the location of this year’s AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) Convention, the world’s largest continuing education (CE) event dedicated to equine practice. Held Saturday December 3rd through Wednesday December 7th at the Orange

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Finley’s First Overnight Show

I took my horse, Finley, to his first multi-day dressage show mid-October. We spent four days surrounded by beautiful fall foliage in Connecticut. This show was nice in that it had a schooling show on Friday with the recognized competition

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Preparing for the Vet

If you own a horse it’s inevitable that at some point your horse will need to see his veterinarian. Whether your vet is out for a scheduled routine exam or an emergency call, there are a few things you can

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I Don’t Ride My Horse

At SmartPak, we are well known for being an office full of riders. We go to the barn after work together, talk about the latest color of Piper Breeches, and catch up on the latest news of our Team SmartPak

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Indy and Loki’s Holiday Wishlists

For the past 10 years, Indy has been my only horse and pretty much my whole world. His favorite things are attention and treats, and he really doesn’t like to share either of those. And he’s never really had to,

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Finding The Right Boarding Situation for You and Your Horse

Change is hard, trust me I know. But finding the right boarding situation for your horse doesn’t have to be. It can be scary, nerve-wracking, and exciting all in one ball. But no matter the reason for finding a new

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With Love, From Barns

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 Barn Team had to say about the part they play: What does your team do at

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures, With Love, From SmartPak

With Love, From IT

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 IT Team had to say about the part they play: What does your team do at

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures, With Love, From SmartPak

With Love, From Creative

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 Creative Team had to say about the part they play: What does your team do at

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With Love, From SmartPak

At SmartPak, we love supporting healthy horses and happy riders all year long, but the holidays are particular rewarding. We all have great memories of horsey holidays growing up (and you can read about them here), so it’s really wonderful

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures, With Love, From SmartPak

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