Tuesday News & Notes from Cavalor

This piece of Photoshop magic brought to you by Katie Weigel. This piece of Photoshop magic brought to you by Katie Weigel.

EN reader Brianna Alphers sent us this awesome photo of her horse, River, superimposed on the Free Willy movie poster, thanks to the Photoshop chops of Katie Weigel. “My 14.3 hand paint mare loves to jump and can sometimes be a little overly enthusiastic. This training log stack was no exception,” Brianne wrote. Thanks for the laugh, ladies! (Original photo by Matt Brunner)

Events Opening This Week:

Waredaca Farm H.T. (MD, A-2) Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club H.T. (NY, A-1) Full Gallop Farm August HT (SC, A-3)

Events Closing Today:

Event at Rebecca Farm (MT, A-7) Silverwood Farm Summer H.T. (WI, A-4) Full Moon Farms H.T. (MD, A-2) Fitch’s Corner H.T. (NY, A-1)

News & Notes:

Herd dynamics are an intricate part of horse management. Changing turnout schedules and groups can greatly affect your horse’s behavior, so it’s good to read up on the details of herd dynamics. Check out this great article on The Horse to educate yourself! [Herd Dynamics]

What is it like taking on a former ride of Andrew Nicholson’s? Thomas Hawke is now piloting Mr Cruise Control, one of Andrew’s former prolific campaigners. Now, Thomas is a long-listed junior rider who is enjoying the ride on the experience Irish Sport Horse gelding by Cruising. [Taking On Nicholson’s Former Ride]

Maya Black, who has been listed as the traveling reserve for the U.S. team heading to Rio, has updated her blog as she looks ahead to an big summer. This young rider and her “pocket rocket”, Doesn’t Play Fair, have achieved great things in their short career together, and we feel the best is yet to come! [Getting Ready for an Exciting Summer]

With summer finally here and temperatures rising, it is the perfect time to stress the importance of electrolytes. Some eventers feed electrolytes to their horses daily, while others only feed them in extreme heat or during a strenuous competition. But when do horses need those extra electrolytes, and why? Don’t miss this education article from Cavalor. [Are electrolytes a hype or a must?]

Weekly Business Tip from Mythic Landing Enterprises:

When you’re placing an ad on a website or in a magazine, be sure to talk to their ad manager about your ad’s placement. If at all possible, you want to stay as close to the top of the website as possible. For print ads, the upper right-hand corner is ideal, but anything along the outer edges is great.

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