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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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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 Dressage Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from dressage riders 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 Dressage 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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Bits + Pieces

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You probably know the difference between a full cheek and a D-ring, but what about an Uxeter Kimberwicke? We’ve explained a few unusual options and a bit about leverage (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves!).

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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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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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Rave Reviews

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Over 98% of the 250+ riders who have reviewed SmartPak bridles would recommend them to a friend. As riders, we know it can be tough to buy a bridle sight unseen. That’s why all of our exclusive SmartPak bridles 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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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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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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Leather Bound

Leather halters are the definition of traditional equestrian style. But traditional doesn’t have to mean boring! If your style has gone stale, check out these four new ways to wear leather.

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