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On the Road with SmartPak: the 2017 NEAEP Symposium

The Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners (NEAEP) Symposium focuses on increasing the health and welfare of horses by providing educational classes and materials for equine veterinarians, farriers, technicians, and veterinary students. In addition to classroom learning and a tradeshow filled

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19 Feelings You Have During Blanketing Season

If you’ve had a horse and that horse has had a blanket, then you know the struggle of blanketing season all too well. From fit issues to waterproofing woes, we know how you feel, too. Do any of these blanket

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A Day of Driving followed by . . . Another Day of Driving

What ranges from 9 to 17 hands? Entries in the first-ever “Day of Driving” at the Fox Valley Saddle Association and at the first-ever HUB Club Arena Driving Trial, that’s what! Held Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16 at

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#FeelGoodFriday: Dr. Jessica Mattingly

We asked you to tell us why your veterinarian rocks, and now it’s time for us to share your stories! Because your vet makes your horse feel good, thanking your vet makes you feel good, and being thanked makes your

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Top 10 Tweets from Riders This Week: 9/29

It’s the end of another week, and that means it’s time for another round up of our top tweets from riders this week! Can you relate to any of our favorite horsey tweets from this week?

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Peek in my Dog’s SmartPak: Cooper Bradley

Staff Member: Kim Department: Accounting Dog: Cooper, Hound mix Just like with your horse, it’s important to ensure that your canine friend has the support he needs to feel his best. To help keep Cooper the happy, healthy, and thriving

Posted in Canine Lifestyle, Stories & Adventures

Get a Leg Up with our new line of equine supplements!

Have you heard? SmartPak has developed a whole new family of equine supplements called Leg Up®! We set out on a mission to create a line of simple formulas that provide the key active ingredients our customers are looking for

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Field Day Essentials

Every year my barn family and I prepare for “field day”. This is one of my most favorite days and one that everybody in the barn looks forward to all summer. You might be wondering, well, what is field day

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What’s New at SmartPak: September

We work hard to make sure that you’ll be able to make the most of your time at the barn with the gear we’ve found just for you. That’s why our selection of tack, apparel, barn gear, and more gets

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#FeelGoodFriday: Dr. Jen Hayes

We asked you to tell us why your veterinarian rocks, and now it’s time for us to share your stories! Because your vet makes your horse feel good, thanking your vet makes you feel good, and being thanked makes your

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Top 10 Tweets from Riders This Week – 9/22

There’s nothing better than sharing a good laugh with fellow riders, and that’s why we’re rounding up our top 10 tweets from riders every week! Check out our picks from this week and let us know if we missed any

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The Rider’s Inner Monologue: Attempted Trail Ride

Well, here we are, back again at the barn with a nervous knot in my stomach. If this seems familiar, it may be that you’re remembering the last time we hung out on ‘Vet Check Day’. (If you weren’t with

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Yin & Yang – The Happy Balance of Keeping Your White Horse White and Your Black Horse Black

The majority of the time my white horse looks like a mud monster and in the summer my black horse turns into a pumpkin…but that doesn’t stop me from doing everything and anything I possibly can to keep Indy clean

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SmartPak’s Ultimate Guide to Horse Clipping

To Clip or Not to Clip Your Horse We’ve got the buzz The decision to clip or not to clip your horse depends on a few key factors: your horse’s living environment, how often you can get to the barn

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Adventures of a first-time Show (horse) Mom: Part 2 – Be on time, no really, we’re waiting

As we covered in Part 1, I haven’t actively participated in a horse show in decades. Even with somebody else planning every detail of our show outing, I still felt incredibly rusty. But the show must go on (see what

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