Saturday Links from Tipperary

Marty, playing in the snow. Photo from Stacy Meredith's Facebook page Marty, playing in the snow. Photo from Stacy Meredith's Facebook page

Last Sunday, my husband asked me what I wanted for the holidays this year. I did my best to look thoughtful and not blurt out the most expensive item on my wish list right away. Instead, I managed to play it cool and say “I haven’t put much thought to it, really. What about you? Have your eye on anything in particular?” He waffled a bit before naming off a few relatively mundane items – a new beard trimmer, one of those sausage/cracker/cheese gift baskets, socks – and then he went for the big ticket item: a new set of drums. I let my eyebrows drift upward and nodded, telling him I’d see what I could do. Guess I can put those new tall boots on my list after all!

Saturday Links: 

Congratulations to Alayna Pastuck, the first winner from our EN’s 12 Days of Christmas giveaways! Alayna will take home a sweet prize package from Absorbine. Congratulations! [EN’s 12 Days of Christmas: Absorbine]

Congratulations are also in order for Ashley Harvey, the winner of this week’s Fab Freebie! We’re super jelly of Ashley, who will receive a Flexible Fit Equestrian bridle as her prize! [Fab Freebie: Flexible Fit Equestrian]

Horse falls on girl in Arizona

Mounted patrol horse killed in accident with concrete truck

Witness: Zetas’ involvement in horse racing went back more than a decade

Florida farm on the verge of closure

Four exercises to increase rider fitness and horse comfort

How horses heal our emotional wounds

Saturday Video: GM was recently in Northern California. Sadly, I could not make it out to audit. As someone who’s had a few horses who struggled with flying changes, this is one of my favorite GM bits of wisdom.

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