To Clip or Not to Clip? by SmartPak
Like just about everything in the horse world, the answer is “that depends on your horse.” Environment, management and personal preference all play a role in deciding whether or not to clip. Start by answering some key questions:
As in, who’s going to be responsible…Continue
Smart Tips for Winter Rides by Sarah Paull, SmartPak
As New Englanders, we SmartPakers love the fall. It’s a beautiful season full of glorious riding weather and two of the best holidays. But it’s also the warm-up act for winter, which is slightly less awesome when it comes to life in the barn.
Personally, I’ve been in a bit of denial…Continue
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Colic 101 by SmartPak
Everything you need to know to help keep your horse's digestive system balanced and healthy.
What is colic?
Colic is a general, catch-all term used to refer to any sort of abdominal pain in horses (in layman's terms, it's a belly ache).
While some cases may be so mild that you don’t even notice, a severe case of colic is a medical emergency.…
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Peek in Our Paks – Jen B. by SmartPak
Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ and dogs' SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore.
This Month’s Pick:
Staff Member: Jen B.
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An Action Plan and a Bottle of Rain by Kassidy Burnett
One SmartPaker's story of life in the path of a wildfire!
As I sit at my desk at SmartPak, my mind is consumed with pieces of information during a typical busy day. I’m buzzing with ship dates, supplement questions, and emails. The phone rings and it is a customer from New Mexico, the state where I have spent the…Continue
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Does your dog know the difference between the end of the world and fireworks? SmartPak shared this great canine blog with us and we wanted to pass it on to you!
4th of July or the End of the World: Does your dog know the difference? By Meghan Law
As horse and dog owners, we know that sometimes our animals’ fears can get the better of them,…
Added by Barnmice Media on June 27, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments
Another great Ask the Vet question from over at the SmartPak blog!
Ask the Vet: Weight Gain by Dr. Lydia Gray
Q: I have a warmblood walker cross gelding, 14 years old with good teeth that I cannot get weight on. He moved from VA to CO in October. He then proceeded to go from a body score of 7 to a body score of 4 in 3 months. I have tried the high fat…
Added by Barnmice Media on June 27, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments
Your horse’s skin and coat form an important protective barrier against bacteria and infections. If his coat is short on shine, that could be an indication that his skin isn’t as healthy as it should be. Adding a high quality skin and coat supplement to his diet isn’t just a great way to boost his good looks, it’s an investment in his good health.
To get a glossy coat, add essential fatty acids to optimize skin health. When comparing…Continue
Added by SmartPak Equine on September 15, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments
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HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
• the label from your horse’s grain bag
• a bucket with your horse’s normal daily ration
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