Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

 

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Hellloooo flashback Friday! Above is a picture that proves I’ve always been more than a little weird, because who else here can claim to have a photo of oneself swimming in a river with her pony while he licks her feet? Yeah, it sounded that much weirder when I typed it. But seriously, this was my life as a kid. I have a river at the bottom of my family farm, and I have spent so many pony hours in there throughout my life, it’s kinda nuts. Maybe this was my first sign of being an eventer? I was always drawn to the water jump.

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News & Notes:

Upper level riders: spring grant applications are now open! If you are interested in applying for funding for Rolex, Jersey Fresh, Bromont, Badminton, Tattersalls or Bramham, now is your chance. The applications are available on the USEF site, and accessible through the rider’s USEF My Way profile. It’s all due by March 18th, 2016. [USEF Spring Grant Applications]

Real question: is anything cuter than a baby clydesdale? I mean, seriously. The very first 2016 Budweiser Clydesdale was born this Tuesday at Warm Springs Ranch in Missouri, where about 160 of the Budweiser Clydesdales live. The little colt was dubbed “Mac” and he’s absurdly adorable. [Meet Mac]

 Do you have a horse with a hard mouth? I get a lot of horses through my work with the Equine Welfare Society that have mouths most would consider “ruined” and have personally found that every single one of them can be improved. First, it’s important to make sure that your horse isn’t hard in the mouth for a dental or veterinary reason. Then you look towards emotional issues, and then finally, training issues that can be modified. [Help Your Hard Mouthed Horse]

Adorable non-horsey news of the day: A Maryland family was driving home through the snow storm this past weekend when they came across a piglet freezing his little tush off on the side of the road. Now named “Wee Wee”, he seems to have fallen off a transport truck somehow on his way to slaughter, but this family found him and snuggled him up and saved him. And he’s adorable. [Snow Pig]

Sometimes you find something so magical on SmartPak that you just can’t help but share it. Lo and behold, SmartPak sells hip flasks. And not just any old hip flask, but a wonderful Dubarry hip flask. How much cooler could you get? Take this sucker in the hunt field! Heck, take it on a trail ride on a Sunday with some friends. Buy two and send me one. [SmartPak Product of the Day]

Because who didn’t at some point want a pink pony?

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