Since spring has officially sprung, many people are wondering about pasture changes and how that can affect feeding your horse. In this classic Ask the Vet video, Dr. Lydia Gray addresses spring feeding needs. (more…)
For those who are lucky enough to live in dry climates — or even cold climates at this point — thrush isn’t that much of a concern right now. But for those of us in the throes of mud season, it’s a constant concern. (more…)
The dust has settled and now that you’ve had time to survey the damage from holidays, maybe you’re left with a few boxes unchecked from your wishlist. Fortunately, the SmartPak Annual Winter Clearance Event is here. (more…)
Winter is here in full force. So even though it may be a bit late for some of us, there is much to consider for next year when it comes to blanketing our horses. Here’s what Dr. Lydia Gray has to say about blanketing horses and coat growth. (more…)
Winter can take its toll on your horse in a number of ways. Luckily, you can beat five common causes of the winter blues with the right nutritional choices. Here are some supplement suggestions from our friends at SmartPak. (more…)
So. There it is. Flicka is lame. Flicka has been lame for more than 24 hours and you know your pocketbook is about to take a hit. But Flicka gets what Flicka needs. So a lameness exam it is. Here’s what you can expect once you’ve called the vet. (more…)
Happy Halloween! Instead of starting off your day with a spooky post, how about the chance to win a Rhino® Plus HexStop Turnout Blanket with Vari-Layer? That’s exactly what’s up for grab’s in this week’s giveaway from SmartPak. (more…)
For the past four years, our friends at SmartPak have partnered with the BCRF to help support critical funding for cancer research. This year, they went a step further by connecting with one of the riders in their community.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and as a way to show support SmartPak is offering limited edition items (saddle pads and breeches and jackets — oh my!). Thirty percent of the proceeds from these sales will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (more…)
It’s officially fall. Which means it’s officially time for fresh, froggy horses. Horses that like to spook. But what makes riders spook? Find out in this classic video from our friends at SmartPak. (more…)
Last week was Helmet Safety Awareness Week. However, we like to promote helmet safety every week of the year. Read this story from Team SmartPak Rider Silva Martin about why she’ll never get on a horse without her helmet.
Colic is one of the worst fears of every horse owner, but our friends at SmartPak offer some peace of mind with their ColiCare program (which now offers up to $15,000 of reimbursement!). Learn more: (more…)
We all know horses constantly are looking for new and inventive ways to hurt and maim themselves. Fortunately, there is a way to minimize scarring when the inevitable does happen. Silver Honey helps. Read on to learn more. (more…)