Thursday News & Notes from Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS)

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Man. Yesterday I had an awesome jump lesson with the one and only Lainey Ashker, with my young OTTB boy Turkey. I’m taking him to the Retired Racehorse Project this fall, and he’s an athletic little bugger, who likes bucking a little more than he should, so I needed some help. The lesson was exactly what I needed, and turns out I just need to ride my horse a little more like he knows what he’s doing (he absolutely doesn’t) so that he gets more confident and forward and has to use his little brain more often!

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Major Events:

Jersey Fresh Links: WebsiteDressage TimesScheduleLive ScoresEN’s CoverageEN’s InstagramEN’s Twitter

Event Rider Masters @ Chatsworth: Website, Start Times, ResultsLive Stream

U.S. Weekend Preview:

WindRidge Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Plantation Field May H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Mill Creek Pony Club at Longview H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Texas Rose Horse Park Summer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Galway Downs Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Spokane Sport Horse Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Winona H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Applications for the 2019 Worth The Trust Educational Scholarships are now open! The USEA awards $3,000 to an amateur young rider and $2,000 to an adult amateur rider to be used towards lessons, clinics, working student positions, or even to learn from a technical delegate or course designer. Applicants should submit an essay detailing why the scholarship is important to them and how they intend to use the funds, deadline is October 1st. [2019 Worth The Trust]

British Eventing has issued a statement following Oliver Townend’s official warning for “over-use of the whip” on cross country at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. The statement notes that BE does not condone such behavior, and that its organization reflects the FEI sanctions imposed on competitors, which will see Oliver’s discipline sanction recorded on the BE Discipline List: “BE are in contact with Oliver regarding his behaviour at Badminton and, through the Discipline List, will be monitored closely at all BE fixtures.” [Statement Regarding Oliver Townend]

Seven graduates from the USEA Young Event Horse program competed at Land Rover Kentucky a few weeks ago. Tsetserleg, Truly Wiley, Cooley Cross Border, Indy 500, Covert Rights, Landioso, and High Times were all part of the successful YEH program at the beginning of their careers, racking up points from both East and West Coast championships before heading onto the highest levels. [Smiles, Sass & Style: YEH Graduates]

Colic is every horse owner’s nightmare, but there are definitely steps you can take to minimize your risk. Because colic is both common and seemingly indiscriminate in the horses it afflicts, there’s a general belief that, for the most part, it just happens and there’s not much we can do other than be educated to catch it early. The fact of the matter is that we can do a lot more to prevent colic than we think. While some colics may be unavoidable, it’s a myth that there’s nothing we can do to prevent most colic. That’s because we CAN improve our management methods to promote better digestive health in horses and reduce the risk of many of the most common types of colic. [Monday Myth: We Can’t Prevent Colic]

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