Beach Beers, Gym Rats and Horse Massages: Team USA Social Media Roundup

Everybody handles stress the differently. For Team USA’s equine athletes, it’s all about keeping those legs stretched and muscles loose:

Happy horses after a little gallop and jump at Deodoro today Phillip Dutton Eventing Boyd Martin Clark Montgomery Lauren Kieffer Eventing Lynn Symansky Equestrian #rio2016

Posted by USEF Eventing High Performance on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

When it comes to our human athletes, on the other hand, everybody has their own pre-competition strategies. Personally, I’m a fan of Clark Montgomery’s approach — no shirt, no shoes, no problem.

Keeping it stress free here at Rio.

A photo posted by Clark Montgomery (@clarkmonty) on

Boyd Martin, on the other hand, decided to hit the athlete’s village gym — which, as it turns out, was quite the cultural experience:

I felt a bit out of place in the Gym in the athletes village…

Posted by Boyd Martin on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

At least he’s among friends!

The German team was working out in the gym at the athlete village

Posted by Boyd Martin on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Go Team USA. Go Eventing.