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#FarrierFriday: Kirk Undershultz and SmartHoof Circulate

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Have you heard? Farriers are raving about SmartHoof! Find out how this farrier uses SmartHoof Circulate Pellets together with regular maintenance to keep his client’s horse’s hooves in tip-top shape. Kirk Underschultz Amanda, OH “When SmartPak provided me with a

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4 Steps to 4 Healthy Hooves

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Every rider has heard the saying “no hoof, no horse.” But many don’t know that there are four key areas that can influence their horse’s hoof health. 1. Regular, professional maintenance In the artificial environments we provide, horses simply can’t

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Fact or Fiction: Colic Surgery

ColiCare Fact or Fiction

The decision whether or not to send your horse to colic surgery can be an extremely confusing and stressful one. Wondering about the outcome can leave you feeling anxious and uncertain about your horse’s future. But don’t worry- we’ve separated

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Gifts That Make Memories

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Making Memories The best gifts are so much more than wrapping paper and ribbon. They’re an expression of love that transforms an ordinary moment into a memory that lasts a lifetime. To celebrate the start of the holiday season, we

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Pop Quiz: Make a Muscle

Make a Muscle

Muscle Health Which of these does a horse need to develop strong, healthy muscle tissue? Amino acids Exercise A diet high in sugar a and b In order to build muscle, your horse needs a combination of both amino acids

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Smarter Stall Rest

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Why stall rest? When you get injured, you know to take it easy. Unfortunately, your horse can’t read a doctor’s note. That’s why veterinarians often recommend restricting movement to help your horse heal. Building your rehab plan Whether your horse

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Summer Fun! Swimming with Horses


So what do you think of the title of my blog? Does it make you instantly go into a panic? Or maybe gets you totally excited? Where does it take you? On the trails to the pond? To the beach?

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Beach Riding Dreams


I think every rider (and let’s be frank, most “horse-fancying” non-riders as well) dreams of riding a horse on the beach. There’s something about the vision of oneself galloping freely in the surf, wind whipping through the horse’s mane with

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Pond + Pony

Towards the end of last summer my barn owner had what she called a “brilliant” idea. She thought it would be a great idea to wrap up the summer with an epic trail ride. Epic can mean something different to

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Creative: Interactive Designer

Who we’re looking for (overview): A confident, capable and passionate Interactive Designer with a unique blend of creative and technical talent. Someone energetic and ambitious who stops at nothing to engage SmartPak customers in a meaningful way. Someone who knocks

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Wearing a helmet saved my life!


Some days are just another day at the barn. Some days and experiences can change your life. Here is my story, and the reason I’ll never ride without helmet again. What happened? I was a very confident rider at the

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What One Year of SmartPaks Looks Like


As a member of SmartPak’s Customer Care team, one of the common concerns I hear from our riders is that they are worried about the waste generated by SmartPaks. This is one of my favorite myths to debunk! SmartPaks are

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National Farriers Week 2015


July 5th-11th, 2015 is National Farriers Week! Sure, you already know the saying, “no hoof, no horse.” We would add to that, “no farrier, no hoof!” Your hoof care professional is an invaluable member of your horse’s health team, so

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Support for the entire GI tract? Check.


Check this out! With SmartGI Ultra you get: Total GI support Smart riders like you want to give their horses comprehensive support for the entire digestive tract. That’s why we designed SmartGI™ Ultra to provide your horse with the ultimate

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My Horse My Life – $10,000 Shopping Spree Winner!


We recently teamed up with Cargill’s Nutrena® brand horse feeds for the “My Horse My Life” photo contest, asking horse owners to share photos of their four-legged friends for a chance to win a $10,000 shopping spree. Horse owners shared

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