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Barn Sales: Vice President of Sales

The Vice President of Sales is responsible for developing, executing, and continuously improving SmartPak’s direct sales channel, focused primarily on equine boarding barns/stables. The VP of Sales will partner with SmartPak’s CEO, Chief Marketing Officer, and head of Customer Care

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In Loving Memory

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You were a loving and patient partner. From our early days learning dressage together, to your “retirement” years of tearing around the field and stirring up all the youngsters, you always brought your kindness, your heart, and your spirit. Thank you for everything, Wes. You are missed.

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4 Ways to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy

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A wellness plan is a proactive approach in caring for your horse. At SmartPak, our mission is to support healthy horses and happy riders. One of the best ways you can help keep your horse healthy is by partnering with

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When I walk outside

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When I walk outside, the slate is wiped clean. When I walk outside, I turn to the right and walk toward the back paddock. Letting out a short whistle I peek around the corner and look for my red heads.

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Operations: General Warehouse

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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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Taking on a project horse

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I manage a small co-op barn at a private farm with four stalls and two other horse owners. Usually we have all four stalls filled, but recently we lost a horse to a bad leg injury. That empty stall has

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Keeping the Retired Show Horse Engaged

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Almost three years ago I retired my now almost 18 year old APHA gelding from the show ring after a long career traveling all over the country to attend shows chasing year end points and competing in everything from trail

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Customer Care: Part Time Customer Care Representative (Nights and weekends)

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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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To Breathe or Not to Breathe, That Is the Question

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You’d think a colic surgery, PSSM and shivers, headshaking, and even a pulled suspensory years ago would be enough problems in one horse. But you’d be wrong. What’s wrong with the silly horse now? I don’t know whether my horse

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Keeping your Veterinarian Happy

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Several of my good friends happen to be veterinarians, and a lot of the anecdotes they’ve been sharing lately are about how their already long days get drawn out, sometimes crazily so, because of little details that their clients don’t

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Merchandising: Buyer

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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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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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