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Summer Camp Isn’t Just for Kids

Photo credits – Abby Clutz (dressage) and Flatlandsfoto (stadium)

Recently, Tally and I went to our first multi-day event up at the Green Mountain Horse Association in Vermont. We competed at our second USEA-recognized event and then stayed for a week of horse camp, which was just about the

Posted in Stories & Adventures

A Troublesome Wolf Tooth

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Tally came into my life a little more than a year ago, and when I first had the dentist out to float her teeth he mentioned that she still had a wolf tooth on the right side of her mouth.

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Ten Years with Bella

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Bella was my very first horse (pony?) purchased in my mid-20’s with my first non-horse job paycheck. She was 4, barely broke but quiet to ride and I thought she’d be a fun re-sale project. I’d trained numerous horses for

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Peek in Our Paks – Jen B.

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ and dogs’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore.

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SmartPak’s Third Annual Outing at Apple Knoll

The store’s Third Annual Team SmartPak outing to the Apple Knoll Jumper Schooling Show in Millis, MA was a fantastic evening filled with happy ponies and delicious food. We were very lucky to have one of the few sunny days in

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SmartPak's Retail Store Associates Share Their Experiences At College- Meeting New Friends and Horses to Ride

Hello SmartPak and our wonderful customers! Greetings from Boulder, Colorado; I’m here at the University of Colorado which I love, but I must say I do miss the east coast and of course everyone at SmartPak. As a freshman I

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2nd annual Team SmartPak outing to Apple Knoll

by Jen B., SmartPak Store Manager We had a screaming good time at the 2nd annual Team SmartPak outing to the Apple Knoll Jumper Show on Wednesday June 25th! Six store employees rode in the show, and everyone else came

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Smartie’s View

SmartPak’s Retail Store from the pony perspective By Smartie, the SmartPak Shetland Mascot When you’re only 7.1 hands high, you see things most people miss. My name is Smartie – I’m the pinto Shetland pony standing guard at the entrance

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Jen Gives Her Horse a Rest and Tries Her First Triathlon

by Jennifer, Store Manager Trying a Triathlon I am a very goal-oriented person, and always have to have a competition of some kind to strive towards.  With my mare laid low by Lyme’s disease, I needed a non-horse related event

Posted in Events

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