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Unwrapping the Latest Look Book 

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The release of SmartPak’s Fall 2012 Look Book is right around the corner. Taking the new, exciting pieces for fall and layering them to create outfits that are bold, classy and perfect to take you to and from the barn!…

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – September 17, 2012

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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 finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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An Open Letter to Facebook

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Hey Facebook! Hope you had a great summer, celebrating the IPO and Mark’s wedding, and all that. We hate to bug you and we promise not to take up too much of your time, but we have a quick request…

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – September 10, 2012

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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 finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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Dogapalooza 2012

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What do you get when you mix a dog friendly office, canine-crazy SmartPakers, and some doggy agility equipment? You get Dogapalooza!

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – September 4, 2012

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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 finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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In the Tack with the Pak – Kristina, Harri, Cash, Trigger and Rocky

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As riders, we know there’s a special connection between us and our horses that’s hard to put into words, but this bond is so strong that even non-riders can sense it. In an effort to better understand this relationship, our staff Photographer, Kristi (one of the few non-riders at SmartPak), will be visiting a different SmartPaker’s barn each month to watch them interact with their horses and learn more about their story as a pair. She will document her experiences in this monthly blog series along with some of her photography, because we all know that a connection so special is hard to describe simply in words.

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – August 27, 2012

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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 finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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The Tale of the Traveling Horn

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So, yesterday, my mom sent me an email with the subject line “Always” and no text in the body of the email. There was just a picture. An awesome picture. Behold…

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The Tale of Tony the Pony

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“Now this is a story all about how
This pony’s life turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the host of two Olympic affairs…”

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – August 20, 2012

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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 finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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Life After London

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“Where to begin? Well, we arrived back on Friday night to a hazy, hot and humid Boston. It was not the most welcome greeting a city’s ever given me, and I’d like to think Boston would try a little harder, knowing I don’t truly consider it my hometown. (Even after living here nearly five years, when Londoners asked where I was from, my automatic response was “New York.” I truly do <3 that dirty town.)..."

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – August 13, 2012

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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 finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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A Non-rider’s Riding Vacation to Montana

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As a non-rider (or extremely novice rider—you take your pick), I’m excited to finally have a story of my own to share on the SmartPak blog. My husband and I just got back from a week and a half vacation to Montana. We traveled there for two different weddings that were happening within a week of each other. We each had a longtime friend from New England getting married in Southern Montana—what are the odds?

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – August 6, 2012

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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 finally revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past weekend and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

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