The AECs are right around the corner. Many people are putting in their final works or already on the road. I know I have several favorites across multiple divisions this year and I’ll be cheering them all on. I certainly hope that Tyler, Texas, is ready for the insanity that will abound when you get that many eventers in one place! Eventing Nation will be on site and bringing you tons of coverage.
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While it’s not specifically horse related, this article got me thinking about the close knit nature of the Eventing community. It can be argued that the whole experience of an event is a ritual of sorts, with cross country providing the “extreme” factor. Its worth a read. [Extreme rituals forge intense social bonds]
Horses teach us lots of life lessons. The experiences we have with horses are timeless ones, with many of the same scenes playing out generation after generation. They teach us about love, freedom and even loss. If you’re in need of a chuckle, you’re in luck. [Of a horse and a hard lesson learned]
Equine therapy is growing more and more popular each year. In Connecticut, Manes and Motions has focused on helping individuals with autism and wounded warriors. One of the most amazing things about equine-based therapy is that non-verbal autistic children sometimes start using words or sign-language to communicate with the horse. [More from courant.com]
I spent yesterday cleaning house and enjoying the rare experience of a few hours of equestrian competition on my television. NBC Sports aired WEG highlights as well as a Grand Prix. It is a woefully rare occasion to see horse-sports on the television and there is very little horse-related programming with the exception of some deep cable and satellite programming. Rielle Hunter (nee Lisa Druck, yes, THAT Lisa Druck ) wrote a piece for the Huffington Post making an argument for more horse-related programming on television. I know when we as equestrians read it, see it as common sense or preaching to the choir but hopefully it makes just one non-equestrian think. [More from huffingtonpost.com]
A Connecticut horsewoman was attacked at her East Hampton farm. Currently listed as being in serious condition, 58 year old Lisa Rader is suffering from multiple injuries. Currently police have no suspects. [More from WTNH.com]
Monday Video: Forrest Nymph can officially be called a 2* pony now after a successful run at Plantation Field! Here she is rocking around the Intermediate at VHT earlier this year.