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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluation – Lauren Culver and Limited Edition

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“This horse considers the 2’9″ oxer to be pretty small for him, so he demonstrates he wants to jump higher! He is very good with his legs but restricted with his face…”

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Meet Meghan and New Dark City (“Dylan”)

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“With the help of our trainers, Dylan and I have gone from competing in just showmanship and western pleasure to showing in a wide variety of classes in the Amateur division. As we focused on my goals of competing more and qualifying for Congress, my trainers and I decided to support Dylan’s joint health with a supplement…”

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: weekend update – February 19, 2013

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

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Meet Tara and Odie

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“I adopted Odie eight years ago from a rescue. It took him two years to trust me, but now he is the most loving dog that I have ever known. About a year ago, he stopped playing and wrestling with our younger dog. I also noticed that he was falling behind on our walks and was even starting to fall down the stairs…”

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Meet Kara and Grand Slam (“Homer”)

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“After moving Homer to a new barn, I noticed he wasn’t acting like himself. Because of the stress that comes from a new barn, new hay and a new training program, we decided to support Homer’s digestive system with…”

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Meet Julia and Uncle Sam

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“I compete my horse in the jumpers and I know that his joints need comprehensive support to keep him feeling good and winning blue ribbons. I decided to try SmartFlex III Resilience Pellets because the ingredient list covers everything that my veterinarian likes to see in a joint supplement and my horse loves the taste…”

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Meet Mark and A Good Storm (“Teddy”)

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“I have had Teddy for close to four years now. We currently show in Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, and Halter with hopes to add Western Riding to our arsenal over the next year. Together we have accomplished so much more than anyone expected us to…”

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Meet Sarah and Apple Jax (“AJ”)

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“AJ has massive scope and a huge heart, but as we progressed into higher levels of eventing he began to get stiff through his joints after hard workouts…”

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: weekend update – February 4, 2013

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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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Barn of the Month – DaVinci Farms Equestrian Center

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“DaVinci Farms Equestrian Center is a 20-stall boarding and training facility located in the Buckingham Rural Preserve area of Fort Myers, Florida. Owner/operator Sandy Bieri, of Sanibel, Florida has spent nearly 30 years with horses and over 8 years as a boarding stables owner/operator…”

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Judge My Ride Western Premium Evaluation – Haley Franc and Jacs Shy Boy

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“Overall we agree that you do an excellent job and are impressed with your presentation in the show pen. You present a good picture, fit your horse well, and seem to be a good match in terms of experience. We are particularly impressed with your patience, taking time during back up and standing in between spins…”

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Now and then: A lifetime with our horses

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Have you and your horse been together for what seems like forever? We asked the SmartPakers how long they have been with their horse(s) and asked them to share their fondest memories and photos together over the years. As you can see, our horses truly are our family members. How long have you and your horse been together? Leave us a note in the comments!

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Meet Abby and Hank

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“I event with my 15-year-old Quarter Horse, and when he hit his early teens I started to look for an oral joint supplement to help support his joints…”

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: weekend update – January 21, 2013

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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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Meet Rachel and The Punisher “Toby”

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“When I first saw Toby, he was living out in a field of twenty horses without a job or a human to call his own. He was underweight and scraggly, but he gave me one look and I knew I couldn’t leave him behind. Slowly but surely we got some weight on him, but his coat was still coarse and flaky…”

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