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Ticked Off By Ticks?

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We all love blood-sucking monsters when they’re on the big screen, but it’s a completely different story when they’re in our barn. There’s nothing cute about finding a tick nestled deep in your horse’s mane when you’re busy braiding for

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Returns Tier I

Position Summary: Processes returns and performs other daily functions within the Returns Department.   Essential Job Functions: Able to read and write accurately Able to move product up to 50 lbs occasionally Capable of standing, walking, lifting for extended periods

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Ask the Vet needs your vote! – August 2016

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This month’s poll is now closed! Thanks to everyone who voted, and don’t forget to check back to find out which questions get answered. Thanks to everyone for submitting your horse health questions for our “Ask the Vet” video series

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Q is for Questions

Q is for Questions

You just want to ride, and we just want to help. Our Customer Care Team is made up of experienced riders who have degrees and countless hours of equine health training. They know what it’s like to have a horse

Posted in Healthy Horses A to Z

4 Ways to Foolproof Your Summer


You and your horse want to be outside soaking up every second of summer, and that means you need serious gear to beat the heat. From healthy hydration to sun protection, we’ve got the smart solutions you need to make

Posted in Health & Nutrition

P is for Pituitary Health

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The pituitary gland is one component of the horse’s endocrine system, which is responsible for producing hormones that regulate circulation, metabolism and growth, and reproduction. But what happens when things go wrong? Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), which is also

Posted in Healthy Horses A to Z

My Top 5 Grooming Essentials


I started riding when I was nine years old. I can STILL remember my trainer at the time telling us to get tacked up for our group lesson and emphasizing a quick grooming session. More times than not, she would

Posted in Lists, Stories & Adventures

#TBT: The Horses That Built Me


Over the years, I’ve learned that horses bring you more than blue ribbons – they bring you lessons that have turned you into the person that you are today. I’ve ridden quite a few different horses in the years that

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Quality Control Production Lead

This position deals with overseeing quality control functions within the SmartPak production team. Essential Job Functions: Oversee, train and supervise all QC inspectors on both shifts Learn to operate and maintain / update all QC equipment Perform or oversee all

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ColiCare Supports More Happily Ever Afters

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Annie Favreau “When Rocky had to have colic surgery, having ColiCare took the stress and financial burden out of the picture. We were able to make all the best choices for his care and well-being. I am so thankful that

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P is for Pre & Probiotics

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Healthy digestion is essential to your horse’s well-being, making a daily digestive supplement with pre- & probiotics a smart choice. Probiotics are direct-fed microorganisms that play a key role in the digestive process. These “good bugs” break down food ingredients

Posted in Healthy Horses A to Z

Making a Comeback in the Show Ring: A How-To Guide for Success

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It’s been a while since Woody and I have stepped foot in the show ring. Two years, to be exact! Though we’ve never been very active on the show circuit, I competed him in local hunter and jumper shows while

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Dog of the Month: Tinker

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By now, you’ve probably heard that one of the many perks about working for SmartPak is that we have a dog-friendly office (pretty cool, right?). While you might think that this would make for a loud and stressful work environment,

Posted in Canine Employee of the Month

O is for Omegas

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Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are both essential to your horse’s diet because they support his cellular health and promote his overall health and well-being. Though your horse needs both types of omega fatty acids, maintaining the correct balance

Posted in Healthy Horses A to Z

How I Knew I Found the Right Barn

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My name is Jenna and I am a helicopter horse mom. I’m the first to admit I can be a bit… selective when it comes to the professionals that take care of my horse. From farrier, to vet, to facility,

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