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Workin’ Like a Dog

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Hi, my name is Abby, and I am lucky to be one of the 50 dogs allowed to come into the office here at SmartPak. I come to work almost every day with my Mom, Whitney—she works on the Customer

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Peek in Our Paks – Jen M

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Staff Member: Jen M. Department: Merchandising Horse: May, 9-year-old Danish Warmblood Discipline: Dressage I started riding when I was 12 years old and have been hooked since the first day I stepped foot in the barn. I started out doing

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Serve It Up Right

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Challenge #7 Difficulty: Medium Prep work: Find your horse’s feed bag Your horse’s diet is the foundation of his health and well-being, but many horses are coming up short in four key areas of nutrition. This year, make sure your

Posted in Horse Health Challenge

10 Reasons Why Horses Make the Best Valentines

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Valentine’s Day is a day of love and appreciation, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate then explain why my horse, Samurai, makes the best Valentine! He never judges me for eating all the holiday chocolate He’s

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Break Up With Your Buckets

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Challenge #9 Difficulty: Medium Benefit: Peace of mind If you’re looking for a satisfying, stress-free relationship with supplements, you’re never going to find it with buckets. Read these riders’ bucket break-up stories to find out why they’re so happy to

Posted in Horse Health Challenge

7 Ways to Love your Horse this Valentine’s Day

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I’m a big fan of ALL the ways you can totally spoil your horse. After all, with three semi-retired ones of my own, I am the first one to feel that my boys have earned every last treat! This Valentine’s

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Overcoming the Struggles of Winter Riding

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As winter drags on, getting to the barn becomes increasingly more difficult. It’s dark out before I leave the office for the day, and the lack of daylight combined with frigid temperatures inevitably causes my motivation to plummet. My horse

Posted in Gear Review, In the Tack with the Pak

On the Road with SmartPak: January Recap

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Western Spring Photo Shoot: SmartPaker Becki: This year we decided to take our spring Western Shoot out west to the sunshine and warm weather of Southern California. Nestled in the equestrian community of Chino Hills, Hillcrest Equestrian Center was our

Posted in Travel

Meet Your Match

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Even though we’re supplement experts, sometimes we feel more like match makers, helping riders pair up their horses with the right supplements. We’ve had a lot of success over the years bringing together lasting, healthy relationships, so we decided to

Posted in Blogs

Keeping up with the SmartPakers: February 2014

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During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is revealed! Read about what SmartPakers did this past month and see if any of our adventures sound similar to yours…

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Put Your Best Foot Forward

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Challenge #6 Difficulty: Medium Time to complete: 1 year “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb Healthy hooves are grown one day at a time Just like

Posted in Horse Health Challenge

Find Inner Peace for You and Your Horse

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Challenge #5 Difficulty: Hard (but we’re here to help) What you’ll need: Patience Think back to when you first started riding — the barn was a joyful place and every ride ended with a kiss on the muzzle. But as

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A California Girl’s Winter Survival Guide – Part 3: The Human

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A 3 Part Blog… The horses, the barn, & the human. Making sure the horses and the barn are ready for winter is critical, but there’s only so much time I can spend in the cold. In order to even

Posted in SmartPak Features, Stories & Adventures

A California Girl’s Winter Survival Guide – Part 2: The Barn

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Winter really does make the barn and all of the turnout fields gorgeous! I took this picture one early morning while doing breakfast, and it’s one of my favorites. But with the beautiful white snow and peaceful mornings comes a

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A California Girl’s Winter Survival Guide – Part 1: The Horses

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I grew up in Northern California where “cold” was when it occasionally got below 40°F. New England winters were a shock to my senses and came with a slew of new experiences and challenges. Snow!? That’s the thing you go

Posted in SmartPak Features

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