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SmartPak Testimonial – Whitney Lagace

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    With 45 horses at Whitney Ridge competing across the country on the AQHA Show Circuit, Whitney Lagace knows a thing or two about good horsekeeping. The simplicity and convenience of SmartPaks both at home and on the road

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SmartTips: Quick & Easy Ground Poles

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    Want a quick, easy, use-them-immediately way to create some great looking ground poles? Then check out the SmartTip from our very own Jess, who uses duct tape to color her ground poles. No painting means no drying, no

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Ask a Non-Rider: Studs and Stud Suds, Part 1

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SmartPak is a company full of riders, but believe it or not, there are some non-riders who work here. So we wondered what would happen if we asked them to explain some of the products we carry. We were NOT

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How to use Fly Predators

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    There are lots of questions when it comes to using Fly Predators. First of all, what are Fly Predators? How do Fly Predators work? Where are you supposed to spread Fly Predators? Do Fly Predators really work? Are

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Ask the Vet – Blanketing, Coughing, Arthritis, & More!

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    You asked, we answered! In the first episode of our new monthly series, Ask the Vet, Dr. Lydia Gray and SmartPaker Sarah answer your questions about how to blanket a horse correctly, should you ride in a quarter

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Ask the Vet wants your questions!

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    We know you have horse health questions, and we want to help! Each month, SmartPaker Sarah and Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak’s Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director, will answer questions submitted by you – our loyal subscribers, followers, and

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Ask a Non-Rider: Sleazy Sleepwear, Part 1

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SmartPak is a company full of riders, but believe it or not, there are some non-riders who work here. So we wondered what would happen if we asked them to explain some of the products we carry. We were NOT

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 6: Q&A on Easy and Hard Keepers

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    Download the worksheet here to test your knowledge! When should you be concerned about your horse’s body condition score? What are some smart ways to help put weight on a hard keeper? How would you approach managing your

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Ask a Non-Rider: Grazing Muzzles, Part 1

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SmartPak is a company full of riders, but believe it or not, there are some non-riders who work here. So we wondered what would happen if we asked them to explain some of the products we carry. We were NOT

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Stuff Riders Say to Non-Riders

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Ever been to the barn with a non-rider? Ever tried to have a conversation about your horse with someone who’s never been around horses before? Yeah? We have, too. And it never seems to go well. So we decided to

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 5: Measuring horse height

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    Download the worksheet to test your knowledge (includes bonus questions not in the video)! How tall is your horse? How many inches are in a hand? Would you know how to safely use a height stick to measure

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Announcing SmartPak’s Ask the Vet video series

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    Since 2007, our Staff Veterinarian, Dr. Lydia Gray has been answering your horse health questions in our Ask the Vet blog. She’s tackled all sorts of horse health topics ranging from colic in horses to joint health to

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 4: Estimating weight in horses

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    Download the worksheet to test your knowledge! How much does your horse weigh? Do you know how to figure it out without using a scale? What measurements do you even need to know to calculate your horse’s weight?

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Stuff Riders Say on Christmas

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We know our non-riding friends and family try, but we only have so many places to display horse statues. Don’t let this happen to you – remind your friends and family that a SmartPak Gift Card is a gift that

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SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 3: Assessing body condition score in horses

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    Download the worksheet to test your knowledge! Would you say your horse is underweight, overweight, or the ideal weight? Do you know how to tell? Knowing how to body condition score a horse is an essential part of

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