I’ve eagerly been waiting all winter for everyone to come back, and that time has come on all of a sudden. The migration is well underway, with some riders coming back directly from Carolina, others making a pit stop south again before driving north, and others hanging on in the sun until after Rolex.
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Your Wednesday News & Notes:
Jennie Brannigan keeps expanding her repertoire. Not satisfied with only eventing, Jennie has been known for her moonlighting as an exercise ride and on rare occasions, jockey. Having already tested the waters as a flat jockey, Jennie expanded her horizons last weekend by piloting Joshua G in a timber race the day after Carolina. [Jennie Brannigan Gets Her Feet Wet]
What’s the big deal about Badminton? Horse & Hound has compiled a basic guide to everything Badminton, perfect to hand to your significant other when he keeps asking you why you’re suddenly obsessed with a sport that’s not quite tennis. [Badminton Horse Trials Visitors’ Guide]
Things often seem to happen all at once when things start falling into place. After sweating all winter over selling her two upper level dressage horses, blogger Lauren Sprieser was down to the wire as the Florida trip ended. Then, someone called asking if they could try her third level horse, and oh by the way, did she have an experienced horse for a young rider. Within a week, both horses sold to the same barn. [Funny the Way Things Work Out]
SmartPak Product of the Day: It’s spring, which means warm temperatures, rain, and mud. All of that leads to rain rot, and it’s time to bust out my favorite cure for such fungus-y issues as you may have. As a bonus, it smells like bacon! [SmartPak]