Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

Even four-star horses and riders get into the Christmas spirit! Sharon White and Wundermaske (asking for his bucket of carrots please!). Photo via Sharon White.

Even four-star horses and riders get into the Christmas spirit! Sharon White and Wundermaske (asking for his bucket of carrots please!). Photo via Sharon White.

Holy Christmas hangover, you guys! I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling a little woozy today, and definitely a few pounds heavier. I might have to get back to that whole running thing, although now that the Serial podcast is over I’ll have to seek out some new entertainment to keep my mind working during the dull repetitiveness of running. While I didn’t get a pony for christmas this year (I already have two, anyway), I did get a cookbook that my grandmother made herself of all her favorite recipes. This is by far my most treasured gift, and I’m super excited to spend the next few weeks testing them all out! She’s a real southern lady, and knows how to cook like nobody’s business….so I should really think about that running….

News From Around The Globe:

Guess I missed the boat on the Christmas dinner specifically designed for jockeys. With races just around the corner, jockeys can’t afford to engage in the same gluttony as we do, so a team of food scientists designed a special Christmas dinner just for them. Clocking in at 294 calories total, it consists of the following layers of foam and gel: turkey gel, umami-rich gravy, carrot fluid, dehydrated Brussels sprouts, potato infused foam, cranberry “air” and is topped with a pancetta crisp. No, I’m not kidding. [Jockey Sized Christmas Dinner]

How about all of the best blogs from the entire year? The Horse, which is a constant supply of information and entertainment, has created a list of the absolute top blogs from 2014, and some of them might sound familiar to you. Worth a look! [Top Blogs 2014]

What did H&H staff ask Santa for Christmas? Perhaps you won’t be surprised that many of them centered around a good day of hunting, and a few concentrated on less rain and more sunshine. Also, fingerless gloves and comfy riding pants. [H&H Does Christmas]

If your friends and family were awesome this year, you got a SmartPak gift certificate! The ultimate in holiday gifts, there is literally no limit to what you can find at SmartPak. I got one from a certain unbelievably awesome boss, and I’m planning on stocking up on my favorite pads from Success Equestrian. I fell in love with them this summer with the cross country pad, and now Leo won’t go in anything else. Must. Have. More. Saddlepads! [SmartPak Product of the Day]

And Congratulations to Judy Talton, the lucky winner of our Christmas Week Fab Freebie here on EN. She has snagged herself a pair of Andis ShowEdge Clippers – and a special thank you goes out to Andis for providing this week’s prize.

Give me these ponies:

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