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Without wanting to sound like a broken record: WHAT a weekend. I’ve scarcely caught my breath from the whirlwind that was Pau — you can check out my probably faintly insane coverage at the link below — and now I’m diving straight back in time to catch up on all the finer points of the Pan American Games to find out what I missed. On both sides of the pond, yesterday was definitely a day of high-stress, high-stakes jumping — and now, I reckon we’ll all be heading into the off season glad for a bit of a breather (in a dark room, for my sanity, I think).
National Holiday: It’s National Checklist Day. At this end of the season, I’m pretty sure I need a checklist to remember even the most basic things, like remembering to inhale and exhale, or wear underwear. The struggle is… well, you know.
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Head behind the stall door with fluffy-eared, smoking-jacket-wearing Claus 63, the Pan Ams ride of Sharon White. The big German boy will absolutely win your heart with this one — he’s a banana-munching doofus who just loves his job and his people. Dive in here.
When it comes to preventing or treating lameness, we’ve never had more tech on our side. Sometimes, that’s a pretty overwhelming thing — what should you be putting your money into for diagnostics or treatment, and at what point to do stop feeding the money pit? This enlightening article clears up, at least, some of the options.
Surprise, surprise — there’s another story coming out of endurance concerning doping. This time, the evasion of doping tests, which is a totally normal, absolutely sane thing to do.
Join me in reliving the thrill of Ros Canter’s winning round at Pau — now, I reckon I can watch it without my knees shaking, which is nice.