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You are now leaving Funky Town

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We’ve all been there. You get to the barn and there is just something, well, funky going on with your horse’s skin. But what is it?! And what can you do about it? We’ve put together a list of the usual suspects and some helpful hints on how to handle them…

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What’s new for spring?

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“Your new SmartPak catalog will be arriving soon. With so many amazing products (designed and selected just for you and your horses) how do you know where to start shopping? Let me help get you started in the right direction with my must-haves for Spring.”

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For Your Sk(information)

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Clearly, healthy skin is vital to a healthy horse—but how do you know if your horse’s skin is in good shape? Your horse’s coat can serve as a report card for his skin health. A soft, shiny coat is an indicator of stellar skin condition, while a dull, rough or patchy coat likely suggests there’s room for improvement…”

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Top-10 Western Products

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Every month, we tally our customer reviews from western riders like you to find our customers’ favorite products. With 78,000+ reviews, we think it’s hard to beat the insight from our own customers. Check out this month’s Top-10 Western Products to find some great picks for you and your horse.

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Gifts That Are Sure to Please

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Still got some shopping to do? Skip the crowds at the mall and shop from the comfort of your couch – just head to SmartPak.com. From tack to treats, we’ve got great gifts that the riders (and horses!) on your list will enjoy all year round! Check out these real rave reviews from customers who bought (or received) great gifts from SmartPak:

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5 Grooming Time Savers

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There’s no substitute for elbow grease, but these smart solutions can help when you’re really pressed for time.

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A Groom’s Tale – Part II

SmartPak photo shoots are a lot of fun, but they’re also a lot of work. The preparation starts weeks in advance, the expectations are high and the timing is tight. The entire team is going full throttle, and no one stops until the job is done.

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A Groom’s Tale: Part I

Let me start off by saying that I love grooming. Love it. When I first started riding, I was at a total do-it-yourself barn. The idea of someone else grooming and tacking for you was simply unheard of. I learned

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The Pak Trunk

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With riders in every department, we’re constantly testing and reviewing every item we carry. Since we’ve literally seen it all, we thought we’d share some of our personal favorites with you!

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In The Bag

In the Bag is a guide to everything you need on show day to get that winning look. Be sure to read the Stable Smart Q&A, which includes great grooming tips from our own SmartPak staff!

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Countdown to Shine

We all know that a clear round doesn’t come in a bottle, and you can’t spray on a collected canter. When we ride, we know that the best results come from months (or years) of hard work and preparation. So why is it that so many of us wait until the day before the show to start thinking about our horse’s coats?

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