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How to tie a stock tie

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    Ever gotten to a show and found that you needed to know how to tie a stock tie, but didn’t know how and neither did any of your friends? Us, too. So watch as SmartPaker Sarah shows you

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SmartTips: Quick & Easy Ground Poles

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    Want a quick, easy, use-them-immediately way to create some great looking ground poles? Then check out the SmartTip from our very own Jess, who uses duct tape to color her ground poles. No painting means no drying, no

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Recipe: Homemade Carrot and Oat Treats

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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

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Being a Good Boarder

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As a former barn manager and current full boarder, I thought I would share some tips on how to maintain a successful partnership with your fellow boarders and your barn professional. Pay your bills on time Horse keeping is expensive.

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Preparing for the Unexpected

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When people ask me “Why do you ride when it’s so dangerous and expensive?” (which, unfortunately, is true) I explain that my love of horses and a passion for riding make it something I’m driven to do. I’ve been riding

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Recipe for a Shiny Coat

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Find out the key ingredients to your horse’s ultimate show-ring shine! Blue Ribbon Shine Makes: One shiny horse Prep time: 60 days 30 g daily SmartShine® Ultra with omega 3 fatty acids from flax seed and fish oil 1 each

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Barn Dogs: How to Make Good Manners STAY!

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“When you walk into the barn with your dog, what is the reaction of other boarders and riders?…”

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Blanketing Uncovered

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Have no fear the next time you hear the word “denier”! Get the answers to all your blanket questions here (even the ones you never thought to ask!).

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Smart Tips for Winter Rides

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As New Englanders, we SmartPakers love the fall. It’s a beautiful season full of glorious riding weather and two of the best holidays. But it’s also the warm-up act for winter, which is slightly less awesome when it comes to life in the barn.

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Blanket Folding

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How to Make a SmartSicle

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“Treats comes in all shapes, sizes and temperatures at Lucky Horse Equine Rescue in Bolton, MA. This summer, everyone’s been enjoying SmartSicles made from SmartPak’s SmartLytes® Supplement…”

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10 Tips for Picture-Perfect Pony Portraits

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“You’ve already got a bracelet with your horse’s name, a bumper sticker telling the world how much you love your pony, and heart-shaped doodles all over your notebook with your horse’s name inside. There’s just one thing missing: a portrait of your favorite four-hoofed friend. But before you decide to drop a hefty sum on a professional photographer, you might want to consider taking the photos yourself…”

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Bridle Fitting 101

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    Whether you’re buying a new bridle or just trying to get the perfect fit for your current bridle, we’ve put everything you need-to-know in this short how-to video. Shop our entire collection of bridles »

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How to Measure for Tall Boots

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    What You’ll Need • a cloth tape measure • a chair • your regular breeches and socks • a friend to measure you Measuring Calf • Put on the breeches and socks you normally wear with tall boots.

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How To Wrap Your Horse’s Legs

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Wrapping a horse’s legs is a barn skill every owner should master. From applying polo wraps for exercise to shipping bandages for trailering to standing wraps overnight in the stall, there are many reasons why the equine limb might need additional support.

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