I may not have moved south for the winter, but I’m braving out the cold temps and delaying the start to my competition season by a few weeks this year by staying in Virginia. However, I did change locations, and now I’m at a facility that is better equipped to handle the cold and the frozen ground, which is awesome. My new barn has some very porky neighbors, as the pig barn and turnout is directly next door! Leo and Nyls are very suspicious of the pigs, and spend a lot of time every day staring at them with wide eyes. The pigs, of course, simply lie dead still and soak up the sun with minimal physical effort involved, and are supremely unconcerned with everything. The horses think it is “pig TV” though!
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I think we’d all like to know what the Klimke approach to dressage is, and in this new article, Ingrid explains how she trains both herself and her horses, as taught to her by her father. Ingrid Klimke is a double Olympic eventing champion and a successful international Young Horse and Grand Prix dressage competitor. Her father is the late Dr. Reiner Klimke, who was an Olympic dressage champion with six gold and two bronze medals. The nature of the training system is simple and effective. [Klimke Approach to Dressage]
Everyone loves a great rehab story. Whether it brings us to tears or makes us even more grateful for our equine friends, rehab stories are some of the most inspiring stories to tell. For that reason, we’d love to hear yours! Send us your rehab story for your chance to win an awesome prize pack from OCD as well as see your story told right here on EN! [Win with OCD]
Ready for some blizzard action? While you might have been left high and dry by the recent predictions of snowmageddon, it’s still a good idea to have a plan for your horse barn when the weather really hits hard. Mostly, you need to think of electricity and water, because a barn full of horses that can’t access water is a recipe for disaster. For good ideas on how to make sure you don’t get stranded without food or water, check out The Horse’s ideas on winter preparedness. [Winter Weather Advisory]
Interested in learning from one of the brightest up-and-comers in the sport? Hannah Sue Burnett is looking for a working student. Let her know if you’re interested! [Contact Hannah Sue]
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