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Ask the Vet – Blanketing, Coughing, Arthritis, & More!

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You asked, we answered! In the first episode of our new monthly series, Ask the Vet, Dr. Lydia Gray and SmartPaker Sarah answer your questions about how to blanket a horse correctly, should you ride in a quarter sheet, what

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Ask the Vet wants your questions!

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We know you have horse health questions, and we want to help! Each month, SmartPaker Sarah and Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak’s Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director, will answer questions submitted by you – our loyal subscribers, followers, and friends! In

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Ask a Non-Rider: Sleazy Sleepwear, Part 1

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SmartPak is a company full of riders, but believe it or not, there are some non-riders who work here. So we wondered what would happen if we asked them to explain some of the products we carry. We were NOT

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 6: Q&A on Easy and Hard Keepers

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Download the worksheet here to test your knowledge! When should you be concerned about your horse’s body condition score? What are some smart ways to help put weight on a hard keeper? How would you approach managing your easy keeper’s

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Ask a Non-Rider: Grazing Muzzles, Part 1

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SmartPak is a company full of riders, but believe it or not, there are some non-riders who work here. So we wondered what would happen if we asked them to explain some of the products we carry. We were NOT

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Stuff Riders Say to Non-Riders

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Ever been to the barn with a non-rider? Ever tried to have a conversation about your horse with someone who’s never been around horses before? Yeah? We have, too. And it never seems to go well. So we decided to

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 5: Measuring horse height

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Download the worksheet to test your knowledge (includes bonus questions not in the video)! How tall is your horse? How many inches are in a hand? Would you know how to safely use a height stick to measure your horse?

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 4 – Estimating weight in horses

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Download the worksheet to test your knowledge! How much does your horse weigh? Do you know how to figure it out without using a scale? What measurements do you even need to know to calculate your horse’s weight? Knowing how

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Stuff Riders Say on Christmas

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We know our non-riding friends and family try, but we only have so many places to display horse statues. Don’t let this happen to you – remind your friends and family that a SmartPak Gift Card is a gift that

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 3 – Assessing body condition score in horses

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Download the worksheet to test your knowledge! Would you say your horse is underweight, overweight, or the ideal weight? Do you know how to tell? Knowing how to body condition score a horse is an essential part of being a

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SmartPak Wishlist – SmartPaker Jessica

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Create your own Wishlist at SmartPak.com! Need ideas for what to get your loved ones this holiday season? Or do you need ideas of what to tell others to get for you? Then check out our Wishlists! And because we

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 2: Decoding hay and grain for horses

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Download the worksheet to test your knowledge! How much hay and grain does your horse get every day? How much SHOULD your horse be getting each day? Many horses may not be getting what your feed bag recommends, so we’re

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If horses were people – Veterinarian edition

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As much as we love our horses, some of their behavior is a little…weird. Just ask your veterinarian! Imagine if your best friend or co-worker acted like that? That’s exactly what we did, and we think you’ll like what we

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 1: Exploring horse feed and nutrition

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Download the worksheet to test your knowledge! Do you know what your horse eats every day and why? Or how much he eats? We’re giving you the chance to learn more about horse nutrition along with us on the SmartPak

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ColiCare Testimonial – Laura Martino

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SmartPak customer and aspiring eventer, Laura Martino talks about why she loves having her horse, Cue the Music, enrolled in the ColiCare program. Laura loves the combination of the hindgut support provided by SmartDigest Ultra and the “safety net” of

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