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#FarrierFriday: Emmanuel Fisher

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Have you heard? Farriers are raving about SmartHoof! Find out how this farrier uses SmartHoof Ultra Pellets together with regular maintenance to keep his client’s horse’s hooves in tip-top shape. Emmanuel Fisher Paxinos, PA “I’ve been a farrier for 15

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Why I’m Thankful to be a Horse Owner

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As we enter the holiday season, I’m busy shopping for friends and family and though it’s stressful trying to find the perfect gift, I’m reminded of all the people and animals I hold dear. Thanksgiving is a time for us

Posted in Stories & Adventures

IT: .Net Developer


SmartPak is seeking a full-stack software developer to join our development team. We are the leading e-commerce retailer of equine health products and riding supplies. Our challenge is making it as easy as possible for our customers to care for

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Horse of the Month: Mister K

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Horse of the Month: Mister K Breed: Arabian Age: 32 years PATH Intl. Member Center: Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc (SMART) Location: Bradenton, FL Mister K is a 32-year-old Arabian mix gelding. He stands right at 14.2hh and

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Merchandising: Associate Control Buyer

The Associate Control Buyer will assist in 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 to meet target deliveries

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Frequently Asked Questions: GI Tract

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1. How do I know if my horse needs stomach support, hindgut support, or both? It can be tough to know what kind of GI tract support your horse needs. However, since your horse’s stomach and hindgut have very different

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A Dressage Clinic with “The Master”


French, geometry, music, German, math, martial arts, Latin, history, equitation. Prep school courses? Or subjects covered during a visit from “The Master” Karl Mikolka? Former Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School and USDF Hall of Famer Karl Mikolka recently

Posted in Stories & Adventures

ColiCare: Fact or Fiction?


When we tell horse owners they can get up to $7,500 of FREE colic surgery reimbursement with ColiCare, some think it’s too good to be true, so we’re setting the record straight! ColiCare is compatible with my horse’s current insurance

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Operations: Custodian

Position Summary: Performs jobs within all areas of SmartPak.  This position deals with the maintenance and cleaning of all office, cubicle, Production and Warehouse areas as well as all bathrooms and kitchen/break areas. Essential Job Functions: Able to understand and

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Operations: Seasonal Warehouse Picker/Shipper


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

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Salt or Electrolytes?


Salt (also known as sodium chloride or NaCl) plays an important role in normal nerve and muscle function and can help encourage your horse to drink, making it critical for his well-being. Adult horses in no work need at least

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Success! Life After Colic Surgery

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Real stories of life-saving surgery, the road to recovery, and returning to riding Colic is every horse owner’s worst nightmare, and it’s more common than you may think. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) estimates that 900,000 horses will

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It’s Never Too Early to Prepare for Winter


As I was riding through the woods the other day, enjoying what seemed like a wonderfully endless summer by New England standards, I felt a loud clunk from above. Aside from finding reason number 396 why I wear a helmet,

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures

3 Tips for Staying Relaxed and Confident


When I younger, I struggled with a common problem that many riders face after taking a fall – losing my nerve. While I’ve gained a lot of my confidence back since then, being worried that my horse is going to

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How to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter


Help your senior start winter off right by making sure he’s at a healthy weight this fall. Experts recommend that senior horses get two physical exams each year, so your horse’s fall physical is a great time to ask your

Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition

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