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What One Year of SmartPaks Looks Like

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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

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

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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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Getting to Know Noble

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At SmartPak, we’re in the envious position of getting to partner with some of the leading brands in the equestrian space. That’s a fancy way of saying we get to work with a lot of smart, fun, creative equestrians. And

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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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Working Like a Dog: A Day in The Life of One of SmartPak’s Canine Employees

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My name is Morgan, and I’m an 8-year-old yellow lab/corgi mix. I have been coming to work at SmartPak for about 5 years. I’m not sure what my human does here aside from punch buttons and stare at a computer

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Tips for Juggling a Busy Schedule and Horses

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Like many riders, I have to balance barn time with an otherwise full schedule, and it isn’t always easy! Most of us have to manage riding, family, work, and other responsibilities, and it can be challenging to find the time

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Preparing for the Unexpected

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When people ask me “Why do you ride when it’s so dangerous and expensive?” (which, unfortunately, is true) I explain that my love of horses and a passion for riding make it something I’m driven to do. I’ve been riding

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SmartPaker Kaitlin’s Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

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Let me start out by saying I cannot cook (I really shouldn’t be allowed within ten feet of a kitchen), but I love my horse and he loves to eat! So despite my lack of culinary skills I was inspired

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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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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

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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

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Should I be feeding my horse’s supplements year-round?

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My show horse gets a joint supplement, an electrolyte supplement, Omega Horseshine and SmartHoof Pellets. A few people in my barn mentioned that they stop feeding supplements once show season is over, and I’m wondering if that is recommended. I

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