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Sunshine and Quarter Horses: behind the scenes for our Western spring photo shoot

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“It’s funny being in the catalog business—when everyone is just wrapping up Christmas, we’re already thinking spring! So, at the end of December, all of our exciting new products (including some awesome, brand new Rockin’ SP Fly sheets) made their way down to sunny Ocala, FL, for our spring photo shoot…”

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What’s new for spring?

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“Your new SmartPak catalog will be arriving soon. With so many amazing products (designed and selected just for you and your horses) how do you know where to start shopping? Let me help get you started in the right direction with my must-haves for Spring.”

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Top-10 Can’t Miss Holiday Gifts

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Customer favorites sure to bring a smile to your face this holiday!

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Top-10 Eventing Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from event riders like you to find our customers’ favorite products. With 79,000+ reviews, we think it’s hard to beat the insight from our own customers. Check out this month’s Top-10 Eventing Products to find some great picks for you and your horse.

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Top-10 Hunter/Jumper Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from hunters and jumpers like you to find our customers’ favorite products. With 78,000+ reviews, we think it’s hard to beat the insight from our own customers. Check out this month’s Top-10 Hunter/Jumper Products to find some great picks for you and your horse.

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Isn’t Spring Wonderful?!

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Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The feeling of fresh and new that comes along with spring is inspirational. Horses who have been ridden in indoors all winter are fresh and sassy on their first rides outside. They get that little sparkle back in their eyes that dims a bit in the long winter months indoors…

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Gifts That Are Sure to Please

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Still got some shopping to do? Skip the crowds at the mall and shop from the comfort of your couch – just head to SmartPak.com. From tack to treats, we’ve got great gifts that the riders (and horses!) on your list will enjoy all year round! Check out these real rave reviews from customers who bought (or received) great gifts from SmartPak:

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Charles Owen: Three Generations of Making Helmets for a Safer World

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World famous for raising the bar in safety, Charles Owen is celebrating its 100 year birthday as a leading British manufacturer of riding helmets.

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Adored in All Arenas

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If you want to shop with confidence, head to SmartPak.com. Not only do we test every product on our own horses, we’ve got over 45,000 product reviews written by horse owners just like you. Check out these top picks, broken

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Instant Gratification

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One-of-a-Kind Style On the Double We guarantee that embroidered or engraved items will ship out in two business days, or the embroidery’s on us! Around here, we don’t believe in trade-offs. Want it personalized and want it fast? You’ve come

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Save or Splurge

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Dressage Saddles Save M. Toulouse Aachen Dressage Saddle $1049.95 “Hands down the most comfortable and best fitting saddle we tried. We have been pleased with how well it has held up under daily riding even after three years it still

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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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Pak’s Picks

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See our Pak’s Picks for rider apparel and horse gear!

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We’re Saving for Things We’re Craving in 2011

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For a little retail therapy, we surveyed our coworkers and came up with the top 11 things we’re craving (and saving for) in 2011. Warning: Featured products may induce spending.

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Dressing in Layers for Winter Riding

For those of us who love to ride during the winter months, dressing appropriately is a must! At Mountain Horse, we suggest layers – three layers is the magic number: a base layer, a mid-layer and an outer layer.

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