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We Heart Our Helmets

When I first started taking lessons at age 10, my mom made me promise to always wear a helmet when I ride and other than one crazy double bareback ‘trail ride’ (breakneck gallop through the woods) at a friend’s house

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What’s New at SmartPak: July

We work hard to make sure that you’ll be able to make the most of your time at the barn with the gear we’ve found just for you. That’s why our selection of tack, apparel, barn gear, and more gets

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What’s New at SmartPak: June

We work hard to make sure that you’ll be able to make the most of your time at the barn with the gear we’ve found just for you. That’s why our selection of tack, apparel, barn gear, and more gets

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4 Sun Shirts You Can’t Live Without

Since I was born and raised in the Northeast, sun protection is something that I’ve only ever thought about during the summer. After spending the last couple of months in Arizona and Southern California with SmartPak’s mobile store, I quickly

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Peek in our Tack Trunks: Sarah G.

Throughout my years of riding, leasing and fostering, I’ve managed to gather a rather large collection of horsey-stuff. I’m learning what I love and what I can do without. Here are a few things that Gabe and I can’t live

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My Favorite Western Products Under $25

As a western rider, I’m constantly checking the new products section of our website and it always makes my week when the newest version of the SmartPak Western catalog shows up at my desk! I’m excited to share some of

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Summer Riding Essentials – Kids Edition

School is out and if your child is anything me when I was a kid, she is planning on spending every waking moment this summer at the barn. At SmartPak we have all the essentials the young rider would need

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Peek in Our Paks – Lexi K.

Staff Member: Lexi Department: Marketing Horse: Sasha Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Last fall, I started my search for a new horse. I’ve always had older, experienced horses, but this time I decided that I wanted to get a younger horse to bring

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Overcoming the Struggles of Winter Riding

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

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Rocki’s Winter Closet – Finding the right blanket for a stocky horse

I swear, sometimes I feel like my horse has more outfits than I do! Rocki is a registered APHA gelding, about 15.2 and 1,000 lbs. He is your classic stocky build with short legs, a wide chest, and a fairly

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Baby its Cold Outside – Winter Equestrian Fashion (Without the Bulk!)

We are now deep into winter in most of the country, and this year has really been a doozy with all the snow and Artic temperatures across the country. As crazy horse owners though, there is no hiding inside. We

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Blanket Shredders Anonymous

For some horses, the only thing better than getting a cozy new blanket is destroying said cozy new blanket. Today, we honor those particularly troublesome and uniquely loveable horses with some of the most impressive – and confusing – shredded

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Ashley’s Top 5 Winter Riding Accessories

As the leaves turn and evening rides after work begin to get cooler, it is time to think about pulling out all of the winter horse ‘stuff’. The classics have started to show up in my barn aisle over the

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Bradley for Every Body

We know smart riders come in all shapes and sizes—even at SmartPak! That’s why we designed Bradley with real riders in mind. See why these three SmartPakers love their Bradleys! “I’m Kaitlyn and I work on the marketing team at

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4 Reasons to Love Rockin’ SP

1. Obsessive attention to quality and detail We wanted Rockin’ SP to be a cut above your average working tack. With over a year in development, more than 20 different iterations, and test rides on over 30 horses, we finally

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