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From Co-op to Boarding Barn

Tally Hack

Transitioning from a co-op barn where I took care of my own horse to a boarding facility was a necessity, but not one I was really looking forward to. I’m one of those barn rats who loves the barn work

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures

New Year’s Resolutions

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January marks the beginning of a new year, which brings along the excitement of change. I thought it would be fun to make a list of resolutions for me and my horse to try this coming year. Are you making

Posted in Stories & Adventures

The “L” Word


Laminae lowdown The term “laminitis” is used to describe an inflammation of the laminae, the tissue that connects your horse’s coffin bone to the rest of the hoof. This inflammation can be extremely painful, and in severe cases it can

Posted in Health & Nutrition

My Horse’s Closet: Lexi and Sasha

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As anyone who’s seen the piles of my blankets on my tack trunk can tell you, I really like blankets. Sasha doesn’t feel quite the same way as I do, but because she’s a body-clipped horse in New England, she

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Operations: 2nd Shift Fulfillment Supervisor (3pm-11:30pm)


The 2nd Shift Fulfillment Supervisor is responsible for managing the order fulfillment team to provide excellent customer service in order to meet the objectives established. He/she will support continuous improvements in the order fulfillment process and work with cross functional

Posted in Jobs

Peek in our Paks – Erika D.


Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore. This Month’s Pick SmartPaker: Erika Department: Customer Care Name: Im the Material Girl “Lucy”

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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

Posted in Jobs

From “Flab” to “Fab”

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A recent study found that over 50% of horses and ponies are overweight.1 This is especially concerning because obesity can have serious impacts on a horse’s overall health and soundness. But it can be hard to know how to support

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Working Like a Dog: A Day in the Life of Cooper


The time I have been waiting for has finally arrived – I no longer have to spend my days missing my fur baby, Cooper, because he is now officially a SmartPaker. About two weeks ago I began taking Cooper to

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A Day in the Life of an Eventer


“You’re an eventer?! You must be crazy?!” is usually the first comment I hear when I tell other riders that this is my sport of choice. In reality, I’ve found that eventing is one of the most community oriented disciplines

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Stuff Riders Say on Christmas

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We know our non-riding friends and family try, but we only have so many places to display horse statues. Don’t let this happen to you – remind your friends and family that a SmartPak Gift Card is a gift that

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Merchandising: Buyer


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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Winter Wishlist: Julia


I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that Christmas is one of my most favorite times of year. I love helping folks with their Christmas shopping, decorating the office, and, of course, planning my own Christmas wishlist. As a

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures

G.I. Know


Your horse’s gastrointestinal tract is the real hero At the surface, digestion seems like a pretty basic concept. Food turns into manure, simple as that, right? Not quite… Your horse’s gastrointestinal tract is surprisingly delicate and complex, with many moving

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Winter Wishlist: Adriana

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As winter and cold weather begins to set in here in New England, SmartPaker Adriana knows exactly what winter riding gear will be on her wishlist: Noble Outfitters Outrider Artic Glove I’ve been using the everyday version of this glove

Posted in Stories & Adventures

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Apparently I've been obsessed with horses since I was born, and I used to beg for pony rides on a regular basis. I started showing in 4-H, progressed to equitation and jumpers in high school and rode on the IHSA team in college where I also discovered the joys...

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