Christmas Day News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Doug and Jessica Payne welcomed their first child, Hudson William, into the world on Christmas Eve. The most perfect gift! Congratulations to the new parents! Photo via Facebook.

Happy Christmas, Eventing Nation! We wish you and your loved ones (two-legged and four!) a magical day of merriment and joy.

National Holiday: Christmas Day

When the ground freezes this winter, be sure and take extra precautions to protect your horse during riding or turnout. [Pro Equine Grooms]

When your horse’s winter vacation comes to an end, be sure to give him a slow but effective return to work in order to maximize his preparation for the first event of the season. [Post-Season Vacation and Pre-Season Training]

Stirrup length will affect your balance and the effectiveness of your leg aids, but did you know that horizontal stirrup placement also has an effect on a rider’s biomechanics? Adjustable stirrup bars are the next big thing in customizing a saddle for each individual rider. [Stirrup Placement and Rider Biomechanics: What’s the Link?]

Are horses as smart as humans?

Monday Video: I’m not crying, you’re crying.

The Horse Mafia®-Budweiser Clydesdales and Purina Surprise Far…

This is amazing. The Budweiser Clydesdales Horses and Purina surprised Far View Horse Rescue with a special delivery. You don’t want to miss this. <3

Posted by The Horse Mafia on Saturday, December 9, 2017