A week from today I will be…officially competing at my first Thoroughbred Makeover in Kentucky!! Guys, I’m really excited. Not only is it a thrill to be doing anything in the hallowed grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park, but it’s really fun to see hundreds of horses that were racing last year and are now competing in a wide variety of disciplines, and are coming from all over the country. We have three representatives from Nation Media too! Can’t wait to bring you guys updates.
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Everyone wants to get to know new World Champion Ros Canter. Did you know that the 32-year-old is an avid field hockey player? She’s also only 5’2″ and 112 lbs, which is why she looks so tiny on 17.1 hand “Alby” as she’s galloping around cross country. Good thing he’s sensitive to his tiny jockey! [11 Facts about Ros Canter]
When you get a mini horse as a companion, but then end up training it for an endurance sport horse lifestyle….wait a second, who does that??! Jen Joines of Anaheim, California does. She rescued mini mare Kricket, and then because she was so attached to Jen’s horse, she started taking her on fitness rides. Now they do runs together with Jen on foot, and endurance rides with a horse as a leader. [Though She Be But Little, She is Fierce]
The family of a young rider who took his own life are campaigning for an end to bullying. Bradley John, 14, died on 14 September, having been being bullied at school. His family is sharing Bradley’s story to raise awareness of the devastating impact bullying can have. They hope their campaign will help prevent anything like it from happening again. [#BlowforBradley]