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2017 National Equine Veterinarian Week

We’re thrilled to be celebrating the 2017 National Equine Veterinarian Week from September 17th-23rd! We hope you’ll join us, Henry Schein Animal Health, and the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners (NEAEP) in celebrating by showing appreciation to your equine vet

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Top 10 Tweets from Riders This Week – 9/15

We’re riders and horse owners just like you, and we like to laugh about silly horsey tweets, too! That’s why we’re going to be sharing our top tweets from riders every week. Check out this week’s list, and then comment

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Top Tips for Preparing for an Overnight Vet Visit

Sending our horses for an overnight visit to the vet can be as stressful as our own family members being in the hospital. In some cases, your horse spending the night at the vet is an emergency situation and you

Posted in Stories & Adventures

#FeelGoodFriday: Dr. Paul Erwin

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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New, improved, and backed by $7,500 of FREE colic surgery reimbursement

Thousands of horse owners have chosen to protect themselves and their horses with the ColiCare™ program, and this smart choice just got even smarter! ColiCare eligible supplements contain the comprehensive digestive support of SmartDigest Ultra, including prebiotics, probiotics, and enzymes.

Posted in Health & Nutrition

The Smart Horse Owner’s Guide to Horse Nutrition & Supplements

What’s Inside INTRODUCTION Nature vs. Now CHAPTER 1 A Smarter Diet Focus on Forage Evaluate Energy Needs Round out the MVPs Add a Dash of Salt Balance Your Fats Get Smart About Supplements CHAPTER 2 Best Selling Basics Joint Supplements

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Enter Our 2017 Helmet Awareness Day Sweepstakes

Thanks for your interest in our 2017 Helmet Awareness Day Sweepstakes! This giveaway is now closed for entries, and we’ll be announcing the winners at noon on September 25th. Check out the prizes: SmartPak’s 2017 Helmet Awareness Day Sweepstakes OFFICIAL

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Extreme Mountain Trail Riding

My mare, Stiletto, just turned 5 this year and right now my goal is to get her willing and confident. For me, that means trail rides, and challenging her with some new things. Nearby the barn where I am boarding

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Show Clip Tips from the Pros

We asked Caley Coffey and Dominique Gauthier, grooms for Team SmartPak riders Jason Martin and Charlie Cole at Highpoint Performance Horses, to share their tips for getting your Western horse show-ring ready: Clipping a horse can be stressful and messy,

Posted in Ask The Groom, Blogs

How to Support Horses Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

We’ve all seen touching stories of horses impacted by Hurricane Harvey like the ones below. As horse owners, riders, and a company that stands for healthy horses, the first question that came to our minds was “How can we help?”

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Dog of the Month: Rocco

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, Canine Lifestyle

Enter Our 2017 #WhyIColiCare Sweepstakes

Is your horse enrolled in ColiCare? Post a picture of your horse on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tell us why he or she is enrolled with #WhyIColiCare, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free month

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Enter Our #StandUpToMud Sweepstakes

Thanks for your interest in our #StandUpToMud Sweepstakes! This contest closed for entries at 11:59PM on August 26th. We’ll be announcing the winners at noon on September 1st. #StandUpToMud Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase will not increase your

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#TBT – Summer Camp Memories

The summer before my sophomore year of college is one I’ll never forget. My last “hurrah” summer before stepping away from the barn rat life, and entering the wonderful world of internships and offices to begin my designer career. I

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures

The Senior Rider Survival Guide

We often hear of the challenges of senior horses, but very little is heard of the challenges that senior riders face. It is said that “age is just a number,” but when I begrudgingly turned 50 last year, I started

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures

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