Well, the floods of Virginia and surrounding states isn’t news, but I’m thinking maybe that my part of VA is just pouring acid rain out of the skies. ALL my horses are covered in hives, even the horses that don’t get hives. I’m just straight up stockpiling all the dex and syringes, anti-hist, apple cider vinegar, and tea tree shampoo I can get my hands on. I know I’m usually complaining that the ground is rock hard and I haven’t seen a cloud in months at this point, but COME ON Mother Nature, let’s just try for some balance here, ok??
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The International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation is asking for your brains: when you’re done with them, of course. They’re conducting an in depth research project exploring whether repeated head trauma causes neurological complications later in life, specifically whether concussion can lead to the neurodegenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Don’t worry though, they don’t need your brain to be active, they’ve said that they’re “happy to wait until you’ve finished with it”. [Donate Your Brain to Science]
Every year on the first weekend in May, Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, South Carolina hosts the Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials. Heart of the Carolinas offers USEA Classic Series divisions for Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels and horse trials divisions for the same, including the new Modified level. HOTC is a beloved event for riders up and down the east coast, and the classic series is nothing but a pile of fun for all ages. Not to mention, our very own Leslie Threlkeld is the co-organizer with Cindy Deporter and Erin Kimmer. [USEA Events A-Z: HOTC]
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