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Straight from the Rider’s Mouth

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Check out these top picks from the Team SmartPak pros, or head over to SmartPak.com to read over 45,000 product reviews from riders across the country! 2011 Rolex Kentucky Competitor Allison Springer Charles Owen GR8 Helmet (#12415, $279.95) “I’m proud

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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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Horse Clippers – Tools of the Trade

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When it comes to clippers, having the right tool is almost as important as knowing how to use it. We tested our complete selection and highlighted our top picks just for you.

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Does your horse have good feet?

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If your horse has never had any major issues, you probably think his feet are “good.” But have you ever wondered if good is good enough? Find out how the right supplements can help take your horse’s feet from good to great.

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11 Ways to Show Your Horse You Love Him

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1. Show the world how much you love your horse. Have his show name or his nickname embroidered on a jacket, tote or saddle pad. Popular choices include: Personalized Fleece Lined Nylon Jacket ($49.95), Personalized Canvas Tote Bag (from $19.95)

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Blanketing 101

Blanket shopping is exciting and fun, but it can also be a daunting task. With so many different styles, weights and technical terms, it can be tough to know where to begin. But here at SmartPak, we love to make it easier for you to take great care of your horse.

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Dressage Pad Trendsetting: Orange is the New White

Meet my latest dressage pad — a custom Mattes (pronounced Mattus, not Matts, I’m told) pad that I ordered from SmartPak. Many of you may know that the dressage world is expanding its notion of “acceptable show colors” to include

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On Eventing Trend: Mattes Pads

When I was just a wee half-pint with a little pony named Sun Polish I rode with a thin, fleece saddle pad. That was it. If the saddle didn’t fit the going wisdom said to throw a spongy pad shaped

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Innovative Horse Boots and Wraps

Using unique materials and design, the new generation of boots and wraps can be good insurance against injury related vet bills and time off of work.

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Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me

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We tested, rated and reviewed all of our fly products in order to bring you the best of the best. if you’ve got flies, we’ve got you covered.

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EquiFit T-Foam Earplugs

Horses are less likely to shake out the new EquiFit T-Foam EarPlugs because they are more comfortable to their ears. "Sounds" good, right? These earplugs are made from the same spongy T-foam technology as EquiFit's other products, softening with body

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These Boots Were Made For…

The right boots can play a big part in supporting and protecting your horse, whether he’s at work or at play. From a half-pass to a sliding stop, we’ve got you covered.

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