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Meet SmartPak’s Blanketing App!

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If you are anything like me you are probably wondering each day if you should put a heavy weight or medium weight blanket on your horse or even if your horse needs a blanket at all! Meet and download SmartPak’s

Posted in SmartPak Features

Newman’s Notes on Driving

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Eating… Grass. Eating… Grass. I’ve watched my mom drive up to the barn, set out a bunch of stuff, and get chased into the other pasture by the thingy with wheels. Now she’s putting brightly colored buckets all over THIS

Posted in Stories & Adventures

IT: Junior System Administrator

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We are seeking a Jr. System Administrator to provide first tier support to the SmartPak systems and user environment. This position will be assigned cases/issues by our technical support staff and will be responsible for responding to, and resolving cases

Posted in Jobs

2014 Take-aways

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What a year! I look forward to learning new things each year, especially in my riding. This year has been one of the best ever, despite losing most of the show season due to a lameness issue. Looking back, I’ve

Posted in Lists, Stories & Adventures

New Year’s Nutrition

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As we start the New Year, many of us make resolutions to eat better, exercise more, and re-evaluate our diets in general. But have you done the same for your horse? Now is a great time to take a closer

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Snow Isn’t The Only Winter Worry

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Horse-keeping during the winter brings its own unique challenges, and those challenges can wreak havoc on your horse’s GI tract and increase his risk for digestive upset. But with the right care and support, you can help ensure your horse

Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition

Web Marketing: Online Merchandising Manager

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The Online Merchandising Manager will be responsible for ensuring Merchandising objectives and goals are met and exceeded on the SmartPak website, as well as ensuring that Merchandising intentions represented via print mediums are also represented on our website. The Online

Posted in Jobs

Triumph Over Thrush

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I’ve owned horses throughout my life, and thrush is something I always thought I knew how to deal with. But recently my horse, Sawyer, came down with a very bad case of thrush, and boy was there more to learn!

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Get Schooled

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Everyone knows that college students don’t make the best choices when it comes to food. Check out these horses, then ask yourself — is your horse on a college student diet?

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Helping Your Horse Move to a New Barn

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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

IT- .Net Developer

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We’re looking for self-motivated developers who are at the point in their career where they know that they can make a significant contribution to the direction of our e-commerce and internal intranet based systems through thoughtful design and solid development.

Posted in Jobs

The Pain… “Joy” of Saddle Shopping

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Let me preface this blog with the fact that I hate jean shopping. Hate’s not even a strong enough word, loathe, despise, abhor, all compounded together in a run on sentence of hate is a better description of my feelings

Posted in In the Tack with the Pak

Too Busy to Ride

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I was very fortunate to grow up with my horses in my backyard. My parents owned a boarding facility – not only convenient for a horse crazy little girl, it taught me A LOT about riding, barn management and horse

Posted in Stories & Adventures

On the road with the SmartPakers: October 2014

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SmartPaker Whitney: In October I was lucky enough to travel to one of the biggest horse events in the US, The All American Quarter Horse Congress with fellow SmartPaker Veronica. I have heard stories about how amazing this event is

Posted in Stories & Adventures

SmartGut® Ultra Pellets Research Presented at the Colic Research Symposium

Dr. Frank Andrews, large animal internal medicine specialist (ACVIM) and Director of the Equine Health Studies Program at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, has spent the last 24 years researching the causes, treatment, and prevention of gastric ulcer

Posted in Health & Nutrition

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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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