Nothing says spring to me like a Facebook feed full of foals. Baby animals are always a winner, and baby horses rank in my top three of all time (sorry puppies, elephants and giraffe’s have you beat.) While it’s obvious to anyone that knows me, my maternal instinct isn’t exactly strong. Yet foal season triggers something deep inside me, and my fiancé has finally realized that when the computer is open and I start cooing about how cute the babes are, I am talking about the four legged kind!
I always tried to tell my parents that a baby pony would be perfect for Easter – after all, there were plenty of chicks and baby ducks and bunnies. Sadly for me, the Easter Bunny didn’t know how to ride and a horse was too big to put in a basket. At least, that’s what my parents told me. But I am still able to enjoy all the beautiful colts and fillies that are coming into the world right now – the future of our sport, full of hope (and adorableness).
U.S. Weekend Events:
Kentucky Equine Research and EN are teaming up to host the Great KER Fitness Challenge this spring! Download the free KER ClockIt Sport app for your phone and record your rides for a chance to win a $100 gift card to shop.kerx.com, an EcoGold Secure XC Saddle Pad, a lesson with your choice of Bruce Davidson, Liz Halliday-Sharp, or Dom or Jimmie Schramm; and feature story about you and your horse on EN. [Contest Details]
Does your horse have an inspiring story about coming back from a serious injury or illness? OCD Pellets wants to hear all about it! Send in your rehab to [email protected] for a chance to win an OCD prize pack (2-month supply of OCD Pellets, 1-month supply of COS Canine, and an OCD Pellets hat and T-shirt). Entries close Monday, May 2, 2016, and the story that receives the most views on EN will win. [Contest Details]
In honor of The Countdown to Rolex and our happiness at Andrew Nicholson’s planned return to competition, have this great cross country flashback!