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A Smarter Diet In Six Easy Steps

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This spring, help your horse look and feel his best by checking “better diet” off his list. That may seem like a daunting task, so we broke it down into six key steps so you can build your horse’s ideal

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Lists

Ride in Balance, Move in Balance, Live in Balance: A Body Concept Workshop for Equestrians

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“Great workshop! Nice to see a workshop focused on the rider and a more holistic approach to riding and training.” “This is exactly what I needed! What a WONDERFUL weekend in every way!” “Fascinating topics, application to equestrian endeavors appropriately

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Merchandising: Control Buyer

The Control Buyer will be responsible for controlling inventory, maximizing fulfillment and turn while minimizing markdown risk.  This individual will work closely with Merchandising, Marketing, Retail, Operations, Customer Care, and Suppliers to ensure timely product flow meet target deliveries and

Posted in Jobs

Top Tips for Managing Respiratory Issues

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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

Choosing the right calming supplement for your horse

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Does looking at the number of calming supplements available make you want to spin and bolt? Don’t shy away just yet! We’re here to help you choose the ideal calming formula for your horse so that you can be confident

Posted in Blogs

Dust Busters

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Between the shavings he sleeps in, the hay he eats, and the cobwebs in the rafters, your horse’s home may be full of dust that could negatively affect his respiratory health. That’s because “dust” isn’t just “dust.” Dust particles are

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Regulatory: QA Specialist

The Quality Specialist will assist with major aspects of developing, implementing and monitoring Quality Systems associated with an FDA regulated facility. This position will be responsible for collecting and processing samples, communicating results and making decisions as to necessary next

Posted in Jobs

Ahhh, Sweet Spring

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Ahhh, sweet Spring. For those of us who endured the “snowpocalypse” winter in the Northeast, Spring this year is even more welcomed than usual. We certainly had a hard time riding in all the snow, but we did the next

Posted in In the Tack with the Pak

SmartGut® Ultra Pellets Research in the News

Since we first completed our research study on SmartGut Ultra Pellets, we’ve been eager to share our findings with horse owners and veterinarians and have been thrilled to see it featured in magazines and at veterinary conferences over the past

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Foregut or Hindgut? That’s The Question – Part 3

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Make sure to check out part 1 and part 2! SECTION: FOREGUT & HINDGUT CONCERN: TWO COMMON PROBLEMS ONE SMART SOLUTION Many of the risk factors that can lead to gastric lesions can also put your horse at risk for

Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition

Barn Sales: Vice President of Sales

The Vice President of Sales is responsible for developing, executing, and continuously improving SmartPak’s direct sales channel, focused primarily on equine boarding barns/stables. The VP of Sales will partner with SmartPak’s CEO, Chief Marketing Officer, and head of Customer Care

Posted in Jobs

In Loving Memory

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You were a loving and patient partner. From our early days learning dressage together, to your “retirement” years of tearing around the field and stirring up all the youngsters, you always brought your kindness, your heart, and your spirit. Thank you for everything, Wes. You are missed.

Posted in Blogs

4 Ways to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy

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A wellness plan is a proactive approach in caring for your horse. At SmartPak, our mission is to support healthy horses and happy riders. One of the best ways you can help keep your horse healthy is by partnering with

Posted in Blogs

When I walk outside

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When I walk outside, the slate is wiped clean. When I walk outside, I turn to the right and walk toward the back paddock. Letting out a short whistle I peek around the corner and look for my red heads.

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Operations: General Warehouse

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When most people say “work hard, play hard,” they don’t mean at the same time. But we’re not most people. We’re a little more awesome than that, and we’re willing to bet that you are too. At SmartPak, we’re serious

Posted in Jobs

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