I like to mix my riding with my other hobbies, one of which is baking. I had three birthdays this week of family and friends, so I’m really on overdrive for baking. If anybody here has heard of Momofuku Milk Bar, I’m embarking on making one of her famous multilayered birthday cakes, and since I ride all day, I have to make several pieces each night and then assemble on the birthday. Yesterday I made two parts, today I’ll make two more, and tomorrow I’ll make the cake and assemble! It’s good to have hobbies.
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Unfortunately we won’t get to see the great Classic Moet rock around Burghley this fall. Molly picked up a small puncture on her knee during cross country at Gatcombe earlier this summer, and it required surgery to flush the joint to ensure her recovery. She’s doing well and on the mend, but won’t make it to Burghley, which is too bad because it’s a course made for a mare like her! [Classic Moet to Miss Burghley]
Michael Barisone was denied bail in his recent attempted murder court case. The judge ruled that he was a threat to both himself and the community, marking that he was disturbed by Barisone repeating “I’ve had a good life” on the day of his arrest. Lauren Kanareck’s family released a statement yesterday saying that she was in stable but serious condition. [Olympic Rider Remains in Jail]
Boarding your horse is a constant struggle in many areas of the country. Not having your horse at home means you’re trusting other people with the daily care of your beloved friend, and sometimes it’s not quite the right match. Knowing how to determine if the care is good quality is an important skill, and seeing the signs of a bad boarding situation is imperative to your horse’s wellbeing. [8 Warning Signs You’re In A Bad Boarding Barn]
Has your horse used Kinesiology tape yet? Mine has! Kinesiology tape is more than just a way to look like an athlete; it has a number of therapeutic properties. It decreases pain, increases muscle strength, improves blood and lymph circulation and adds stability to joints by increasing proprioception. Unlike conventional athletic tape, which applies pressure and acts like a brace, kinesiology tape stretches along the longitudinal axis of the muscles, which allows it to provide support during exercise without restricting motion. [How to Use Equine Kinesiology Tape]
Video: Kristin Starr sent us this video of her student, 17-year-old Jr. Novice Rider Hannah Boucher, doing the viral “The Git Up Dance” challenge at a cross country derby this past weekend. Git it, girl.