Oh my goodness thank god it’s Friday! I am so very ready for a few free hours this weekend in which I can do absolutely nothing! My idea of a vacation is nothingness plus sleeping, so I like to take what I think are mini-vacations by scheduling a few hours in a row one day per week where nobody can demand anything of me, and I tell everyone that I’m busy, when in reality I’m free to sit on my butt in my cabin and binge watch guilty pleasure Netflix shows. It’s good for the soul, really.
U.S. Weekend Preview:
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Help Wanted at Maryland Horse Trials. The Maryland Horse Trials is looking for volunteer help this Wednesday through Sunday. Help is needed for many positions each day and MDHT needs you. If you give your time MDHT will supply you with swag, food, and cross country schooling passes. To sign up to help go to www.themarylandhorsetrials.com, click here, or Email Carolyn directly at [email protected].
Cambalda and Share Option have begun their journey towards Pau CCI4*. Traveling by plane, train, and automobile, Ping and Whitey are accompanied by their ever faithful grooms while their jockeys compete at Fair Hill International this coming week. Fair Hill Executive Director Carla Geiersbach got the chance to visit Ping during his last gallop before the big flight, and blogged about the experience, as well as recorded some footage of his fast workout! [Galloping with Ping]
For his 21st birthday, Rafael Pease just wanted to find some fresh pow in Chile to enjoy, but instead ended up saving a stranded horse. Alone, cold and hungry, this horse was stuck in chest deep snow in El Colorado Chile, when Rafael and his friends found her. They dug her out, and helped her find her way back to town, where she was reunited with her owner. A ridiculously cool GoPro Hero story. Video below!!
Do you have a girthy horse? Wonder how to help that problem go away? Sometimes, horses are really skin sensitive, or they have experience of a tightened girth causing pain, but sometimes it’s a learned behavior from years of acting grouchy when the rider tightens it up. Quiet behavior modification is possible for those horses that really object. [Help for a Girthy Horse]
While it’s still warm in VA, fall is definitely on it’s way, which means its time to reevaluate my blanket stock. When it comes down to it, there’s nothing that really says “I’m an eventer, for sure” like the classic horseware quarter sheet in the fall colors of yellow black and red. You know the one I’m talking about, the one that everyone has? This quarter sheet is perfect for riding in the nip of the morning on a freshly clipped horse, and it’s ergonomically designed so that it doesn’t interfere with the function of your leg. You need one, you know it. [Rambo Fleece Competition Quarter Sheet]
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Stranded snow pony in Chile? Yep.