Friday News & Notes from SmartPak

Yesterday, I was doing some work around the barn, and decided to go grab a rake. It was a large, metal rake, and as luck would have it, was facing away from me. So, being a smart person, I said, I’ll just really slowly step on the teeth of this rake and have it come upright towards me. I thought I could manage it. I thought I was smarter than the cartoon character that steps on a rake. I was not, and today I’m sporting a very large egg on my forehead, and struggling to wear my helmet. #glamorouslife #equestrianstyle

Events This Week:

Luhmühlen Links: WebsiteEntriesScheduleFriday Starting OrderLive ScoresFEI TVEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Feather Creek Farm HT: [Website] [Ride Times & Live Scores]

Golden Spike HT: [Website] [Ride Times & Live Scores]

Come Again Farm Fathers Day HT: [Website] [Ride Times & Live Scores]

Bucks County Park HT: [Website] [Ride Times & Live Scores]

Silverwood Farm Spring HT: [Website] [Ride Times]

Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring HT: [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Full Gallop Farm June HT: [Website] [Ride Times]

Great Vista HT: [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

War Horse Event Series June HT: [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

News & Notes:

What to do when you’ve got a really slow moving young horse? I’ve got one right now (pictured above), and he’s lovely and safe and dead quiet to ride. Downside is, he can barely trot around the ring for a few times in a row, he’s so tired by moving his giant body around. He needs some long slow miles to build strength to move a little faster, but it will come! Horse & Hound has some suggestions for teaching a young horse to go forward properly. [H&H]

It’s no secret that horses shaped our world into what it is today, even if they aren’t part of everyday life for everyone anymore. From being major assets in war times, to lending a hand to the economic boom in cities, and still supporting rural towns around the world, horses have worked alongside humans for as long as we can remember. If you’re into history, check out this history of the horse. [When Horses Ruled]

Casually looking for a multi-million dollar equine haven just outside L.A.? Don’t worry, we got you covered. You’ll be rubbing elbows with the most famous celebrity horse owners in no time, for just $6.9 million you can own a forty acre show jumping paradise! [Horse Nation]

Holy cow, SmartPak is throwing a summer party with deals to knock your socks off. I mean, SmartPak always has your back with great prices on amazing products, but they’re really doing it up right now with some serious summer savings. Check out the necessities of summer survival here today! [SmartPak Product of the Day]

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