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Ask the Vet needs your questions – June 2016

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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

Posted in Ask the Vet, Videos

M is for Metabolic Health

m is for metabolic health

After the food your horse eats is digested, the metabolic system turns the fuel in that food into energy, powering his every move. But what happens when things go wrong? Equine Metabolic Syndrome, or EMS, refers to a collection of

Posted in Blogs, Healthy Horses A to Z

Seven Hidden Dangers Common in Every Barn


In their natural state, horses tend to lead consistent, uncomplicated lives. However, even in the very best barns with the most conscientious owners, modern horses are often subjected to unnatural stresses that can pose serious health risks, from colic to

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Meet Renata and Social

Posted in Success Stories

C is for ColiCare

C is for ColiCare

Colic affects horses of every breed, age, and discipline. At SmartPak, we’re on a mission to support healthy horses and happy riders, and that’s why we created ColiCare™. What is ColiCare? ColiCare is a free, veterinarian-directed wellness program that provides

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Dog of the Month: Clyde

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By now, you’ve probably heard that one of the many perks about working for SmartPak is that we have a dog-friendly office (pretty cool, right?). While you might think that this would make for a loud and stressful work environment,

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B is for BCAAs

B is for BCAAs

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) include leucine, isoleucine, and valine, which are specific amino acids mobilized during exercise and used by the body for energy. That’s why BCAAs are often found in muscle health supplements like SmartMuscle® Recovery Pellets to

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Circle Y saddles available at SmartPak

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Circle Y Saddles is America’s Leading Saddle Brand. Circle Y’s innovative products reflect the current trends in design and are ahead of the industry in technology, and they’re now available at! Visit to check out all of our

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A is for Antioxidants

A is for Antioxidants

Close your eyes and picture a rusty trailer — yikes, right? That rust is the result of the metal undergoing oxidation, and the really scary part is that the cells in your horse’s body are all at risk for oxidative

Posted in Healthy Horses A to Z

Meet Sarah and Ace

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Ask the Vet Needs Your Vote: May

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Voting for this month has closed, but check back soon to find out what questions were chosen for the next “Ask the Vet” video. Thanks to everyone for submitting your horse health questions for our “Ask the Vet” video series

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Meet Devin and Beemer

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Know Sweat!

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During the hot days of summer, a horse covered in sweat is a common sight. But do you know what sweat is, why it happens, and what you should do if your horse doesn’t sweat? We’ve got the answers! What’s

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Ask a Non-Rider: Spur Straps, 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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How to tie a stock tie

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    Ever gotten to a show and found that you needed to know how to tie a stock tie, but didn’t know how and neither did any of your friends? Us, too. So watch as SmartPaker Sarah shows you

Posted in How To, Videos

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