Sometimes the internet (or in this case, Facebook friends) give you something that’s just too good to be true. Last weekend, it was this photo created by the hilarious Suzanne Konefal, who is friends with Will Faudree so she’s allowed to poke fun. But seriously, Will, we appreciated your jog outfit for Fair Hill, but we can’t resist posting this side by side comparison with your long lost twin, Mr. Rogers. I’m dying.
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Are you getting ready for your first FEI, N3D or T3D event, or did you just complete one? You can submit a story about your journey and preparation for said event to Athletux to win $500 from CWD or Athletux swag gift bags! Riders of all ages are welcome to enter the contest, and write a short essay about your horse and your experience at the event. Submit your story before November 11th, and you are entered to win. [Athletux Contest]
Tik Maynard is slated to take two horses to the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover at the end of October with plans to enter horses in the eventing and freestyle categories. In preparation, he has taught his off-the-track Thoroughbreds how to jump, and he shared his strategy for teaching horses to jump with this USEA blog. [Teaching a Horse to Jump]
With the Oktoberfest event in the rear view, Stable View is still cooking through the winter months with events for you to enjoy. Through November and December, Stable View will be hosting Jumper, Dressage and Hunter Trial competitions for all levels of competitors. Their schedule for 2017 is also rapidly filling up, so if you’re looking to compete at this venue in the future, be sure to check out their calendar of upcoming events. [Stable View 2016/2017 Schedule]
Naming a horse sometime soon? I constantly have to come up with names for new horses that come into the organization where I work, and sometimes the name is just too fitting, and sometimes you can barely come up with anything that doesn’t sound absurd. Luckily, Horse Nation has published an infographic on some research that shows the most popular horse names in the UK for all types and sizes. [UK’s Most Popular Horse Names]
If you’re outfitting your barn, or even updating an old barn, don’t miss this puppy for your wash rack. The Swing Out Wash Rack Arm is basically the greatest thing for bathing horses since, well, soap. How many times have you had your horse step on the hose with one foot only to remove that and put another foot on the hose again? I spent too much time rolling up hoses, and trying to save my nozzles from stampeding feet. This handy wall mount saves you from all that trouble. [SmartPak Product of the Day]