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Driving Trials and Tribulations

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It’s tough to be a combined driver in Illinois. Did you know there was only one ADS (American Driving Society)-recognized show in our state in 2013? Afterward the organizer told me it was so much work for such little return

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – December 16th 2013

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During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is revealed! Read about what

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Keeping Up With The SmartPakers: December 2nd 2013

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During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is revealed! Read about what

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Keeping Up With The SmartPakers: November 11th 2013

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During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is revealed! Read about what

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24 weird things our horses are scared of

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The jack-o-lanterns are carved, the fake corpse is propped up in the lawn chair, and we’ve eaten more candy corn than we’d care to admit – it’s official, the spooky season is upon us! After chatting with the riders in

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Horsey Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is fast approaching (seriously, where has the year gone?!) and I don’t know about you, but I still don’t have my costume figured out (if I go as a “cowgirl” one more time, my friends will disown me). So

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Keeping Up With The SmartPakers: October 28th 2013

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During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past week and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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My First Love Was a Prince

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My first love was my knight in shining armor named Prince – but not the kind of Prince that wore a crown and rode a gallant steed. Rather, he was my gallant steed and was the pony that fueled my

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Team SmartPak Wins at Congress!

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The All American Quarter Horse Congress is a horse show like no other and we look forward to attending every year. We always love the opportunity to meet our customers in person and watch our Western All-Around Team SmartPak riders

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Sawyer’s First Show!

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Thank you to everyone who told me how much you enjoyed my previous blog entries about Finding Sawyer (Part I and Part II)! It was really fun to hear from so many horse people who had similar experiences in finding

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What Happens in Vegas…

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SmartPaker Jamie and I started out the month of October with a trip to Las Vegas where we attended the 2013 SmartPak AQHA West Novice Championship Show. This was my second time attending an AQHA event and since AQHA Select

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Uncovering Lyme: A Tricky Diagnosis

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I’m the proud owner of a 16-year-old thoroughbred named Samurai. Sammy and I have been together for six years, and we know each other pretty well. I’ve doctored numerous cuts and abrasions, spent days wrapping and unwrapping legs, and what

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Reunited and it feels so good!

Teaguer and I 11 years ago. Teaguer was only about 6 months old and I was 16 years old!

My family has always gone to Chincoteague Island for vacation. As a young, horse-crazed girl, it was always my dream to own a Chincoteague pony. One year, my dad made the mistake of making a bet with my sister and

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SmartPakers Ride Dressage with Dueck

Catching up with Team SmartPak riders isn’t always easy during a busy show season but last weekend we did just that. Team SmartPaker Shannon Dueck visited with SmartPakers to teach a dressage clinic and gave some of our riders a

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Solving the Lameness Puzzle

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As a longtime horse owner, I’ve learned that there’s nothing worse than knowing that your horse is hurting. My horse Superman is no stranger to health issues – last year we dealt with a few bouts of mild colic, a

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