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#TBT – That Time My Horse Jumped Out of the Arena

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Like many riders, I have numerous favorite horse show memories, but there is one that stands out clearly as both the most humorous and the most memorable. It was August 1996, and my horse Riker and I were competing in

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Top Tips for Managing Respiratory Issues


Respiratory issues can be difficult to diagnose, treat, and manage, but with the right plan you can help your horse breathe easier. In this blog I’ll share my top tips for keeping your horse’s respiratory system healthy and managing issues.

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Helping Your Horse Move to a New Barn


Let’s face it- moving is rarely fun! And just like for you, moving can be really stressful on your horse. For those of us that board, and even those that keep their horses at home, moving is likely to be

Posted in Stories & Adventures, Travel

Managing Stifle Issues


As any horse owner who has dealt with them can attest to, stifle issues can be tough to diagnose, treat, and manage. In the blog below, I’ll share my top tips for what has helped my horse Luna stay comfortable

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Tips for Juggling a Busy Schedule and Horses

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Like many riders, I have to balance barn time with an otherwise full schedule, and it isn’t always easy! Most of us have to manage riding, family, work, and other responsibilities, and it can be challenging to find the time

Posted in SmartPak Features, Stories & Adventures

Tax Refund Shopping!


I’m not sure about you, but any time I get some extra cash, it’s hard not to spend it all on new gear! While I did set aside some of my tax refund this year for boring things like credit

Posted in In the Tack with the Pak

Peek in Our Paks: Kerri V.


Staff Member: Kerri Vuolo Department: Marketing Horse: Riker, 20-year old Appendix Quarter Horse Discipline: Trail Riding I started riding at the age of 10, and by the time I turned 11 I convinced my parents to purchase my first horse,

Posted in Barn of the Month

A Horse For Christmas


As any horse-crazy child can attest, the greatest Christmas gift one could ever receive is an equine friend. In this blog, several SmartPakers share their fond memories of getting a horse or pony for Christmas. Have you ever received a

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Journey to Our First Big Dressage Show (on a Rainy Saturday)


It was a warm and sunny day in 2012 at the NEDA (New England Dressage Association) Spring Show and I was spectating, admiring all the beautiful horses and riders. My Connemara/Thoroughbred mare Luna and I had never competed at such

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Peek in Our Tack Trunks – Kerri V

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First off, I’d like to admit that I don’t actually have one trunk, I have three! Well, technically four if you count the small one, but to keep this to a blog and not a book, I’ll just cover my

Posted in Gear Review, In the Tack with the Pak

Peek in Our Paks – Kerri V.


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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Posted in Blogs, Gear Review, SmartPak Features

SmartPak Dresses for Halloween

By Kerri, Customer Care Team Tricks are for kids, right? Well here at SmartPak, we feel that you are never too old for some Halloween fun. We kicked off our Halloween bash with a very competitive costume contest. Obviously we

Posted in Blogs, Events

Something We Can All Relate To…

By:  Kerri – Sales Team If there’s one thing I think we’ve all experienced at some point or another, it’s how expensive, time-consuming, and frustrating injuries to our equine partners can be! So that’s why I’ve decided to share my

Posted in Stories & Adventures

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