All Blog Posts Tagged 'smartpak' (11)

To Clip or Not to Clip?



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:

WHO?

As in, who’s going to be responsible…

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Added by Barnmice Media on November 23, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Smart Tips for Winter Rides



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…

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Added by Barnmice Media on November 21, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Horse Colic 101

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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Added by Barnmice Media on November 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Peek in Our Paks – Jen B.

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.

Department: SmartPak…

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Added by Barnmice Media on July 2, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

An Action Plan and a Bottle of Rain

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…

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Added by Barnmice Media on July 2, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

4th of July or the End of the World: Does your dog know the difference?



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,…

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Added by Barnmice Media on June 27, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

From AAEP’s Ask the Vet: Weight Gain



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…

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Added by Barnmice Media on June 27, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Beauty That's More Than Skin Deep





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.



Fat Facts

To get a glossy coat, add essential fatty acids to optimize skin health. When comparing…

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Added by SmartPak Equine on September 15, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Balancing Act - Designing a Diet for the Modern Horse





Horses have delicate systems that were designed for constant pasture grazing, but modern horsekeeping can throw your horse’s gastrointestinal tract off balance. High-grain diets combined with the stress of training and competition may leave your horse prone to ulcers, digestive problems and poor overall health. But if you build your horse’s diet based on his individual needs, you can help bring him back into balance.



Throw hay, dump grain, turn the horses out. Do… Continue

Added by SmartPak Equine on September 15, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments

The Inside Scoop: Is My Horse's Grain Enough?



You can figure out what your horse is getting from his grain - just follow these 3 easy steps!

 

Need help? Call our experts at 1-888-818-1459.



HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

• the label from your horse’s grain bag

• a bucket with your horse’s normal daily ration

• a…

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Added by SmartPak Equine on August 25, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Soundness Exam

You've browsed our Supplement & Horse Care Guides, talked to your vet and Googled 'glucosamine.' But how much do you really know about joint supplements?

Put your joint savvy to the test and find out if you could be smarter about your horse's joint health!



1. Approximately ________% of lameness problems in horses are related to osteoarthritis.

a) 10

b) 40

c) 60

d) 95



2.…

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Added by SmartPak Equine on August 25, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments

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