Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Well, it wasn’t the result my husband was hoping for, but it was an exciting Super Bowl to watch with friends. Here’s to every athlete who dedicates his or her life to being the best they can possibly be at their chosen sport. Keep kicking!

National Holiday: National Chocolate Fondue Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Three Lakes H.T. [Website] [Results]

Sporting Days H.T. [Website] [Results]

Galway Downs Winter H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Why would you want to keep dental floss, fuzzy cat toys and old mushroom containers at the barn? Believe it or not, they might come in handy. Take a look at these great barn hacks! [Pro Equine Grooms]

Did you work your way through the Pony Club levels as a kid? Think you know the Pony Club manual front to back? Test your horsemanship knowledge with this test. [Pony Club C+ Test]

Some horses are cool as cucumbers when the vet comes around, but others turn into feral giraffes as soon as they see a syringe coming anywhere near them. You can help your horse reduce his stress with a little practice and patience. [Preventing Problem Behaviors During Veterinary Procedures]

A study in New Zealand indicates that a concussion can continue to affect a person years after the initial injury. An important note of the study is that people who did not seek medical attention following a concussion were more likely to suffer long-term effects. So if you knock your noggin, see a doctor! [Concussion Issues Can Linger for Years]

Monday Video: You can’t bring your chinchilla on the plane (joke’s on them! Chinch goes all over the world) but you can bring your mini pony.

Support animals you can and can’t travel with

What? No peacocks? After Delta Airlines cracked down on support animals on planes, we were curious… what animals *can* we fly with?

Posted by USA TODAY on Thursday, February 1, 2018