Welcome to Christmas recovery! I sincerely hope that all of you had a fantastic day surrounded by two- and four-legged family. Santa must have accidentally forgotten my pony under the tree, so I’ll keep holding out until next year!
National Holiday: Boxing Day, National Thank You Note Day
Were your horse’s treats from Santa healthy? There are a lot of options from health-freak to super sugary to feed your pony, and The Horse talks us through how to choose. Some top points are to check the ingredients list, and of course your horse’s reception. Because if he won’t eat it, it’s no use. [Healthy Horse Treats]
French Olympic gold medalist Jean-Jacques Guyon died this week. He and Pitou won individual gold at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. He passed away at the age of 85 in Paris. He remains one of only two French riders who have claimed individual gold at the Olympics. [French Olympic Eventing Hero Jean-Jacques Guyon Dies at 85]
Hey, John! FYI in case you haven’t seen this. EN Staff would like to second these nominations. [Dear John: The HN Staff 2017 Holiday Wish List]
Hot on Horse Nation: A Letter to Santa From the Very ‘Best’ Dressage Horse