Happy Christmas from Frankie! This is always such a fun time of year. Anticipating the holidays, horses are working, but there isn’t a huge pressure. Lot’s of hacking trotting and accomplishing off season homework. It won’t be too long before it’s all heating back up again, especially for those of us in Area III!
National Holiday: National Hard Candy Day
Events Opening This Week: Three Lakes February I H.T. at Caudle Ranch (FL, A-3) Stable View Winter Horse Trials (SC, A-3) Poplar Place Farm February H.T. (GA, A-3) Sporting Day Farm H.T. I (SC, A-3) Galway Downs Winter H.T.(CA, A-6)
“Out we hack through ice and peril, Fa la la la la la la la! Your horse fake-spooks at a rubbage barrel, Fa la la la la la la la! See the frozen ground before us, Fa la la la la la la la! Strike the earth and be lost in the forest, Fa la la la la la la la!” You’ll want to finish this carol… [A Horse Girl Christmas Carol]
The new electronic logging device mandate on agricultural transportation recently rocked the horse transportation industry. Designed to keep drivers safe and alert, this meant to measures to be in place for hauling horses. To accommodate this, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation has given a 90 day grace period for agricultural transportation to comply. [FMCSA Grants 90-Day Waiver For Electronic Logging Devices In Agricultural Transportation]
The heartbreaking wildfires in California have brought the dangers of smoke inhalation into a big focus. Particulates in the respiratory system, burning eyes and induced heart and lung diseases are the most well known. To help owners be prepared, UC Davis compiled this reference for owners to determine the impact of smoke inhalation. [Smoke Inhalation and Horses – Top Tips to Keep Them Safe]
Avid Horse & Hound reader? Honestly, same. But if you aren’t, then you’ll want to catch up on the top stories you may have missed this year. [Bolting Tack Check Horses, Overweight Riders – And More of 2017’s Most Read News Stories]
Congrats to Samantha P., our day eight winner of EN’s 12 Days of Christmas giveaways! Samantha will receive a Harwich Flash Bridle from SmartPak. Tune in to EN today for your next chance to win a prize from one of EN’s awesome sponsors.
Tuesday Video: Charlotte Dujardin helping the mounted police warm up at Olympia last weekend. Some kind of coaching!