How do you ring in the new year? By taking your gigantosaurus failed dressage horse foxhunting for the first time! Leo officially went foxhunting for the first time yesterday on the first day of the new year, and he was literally perfection! Rarely do you take a horse on their first hunting experience and have them understand the new sport from the get-go, but Leo was all about it.
Foxhunting is one of those things where they either do or they definitely do not. I took Nyls on a walk-n-talk once two years ago, and he lost his mind for four hours straight. Leo, however, was down with the whole idea of group trail riding and galloping and hounds and coops and standing and all that right away! I’m so proud of my big gigantosaur! What a champion!
News From Around The Globe:
Want a jumping lesson from Harry Meade?We all fell in love with him after his extremely unfortunately loss his amazing WEG mount Wild Lone, but now you should tune in for his expert advice on how to improve your straightness when jumping. As straightness is one of the most important factors in being successful when the lines get tough at the upper levels, I’d say it’s well worth your time. [Harry Meade’s Expertise]
Horse & Hound tries stunt riding. Need I say more? [Stunt Riding for Beginners]
Thinking about leasing a horse? Whether you are leasing your horse or leasing a horse from someone else, there are many factors to consider. While a lease can be a wonderful thing, it can also turn horrible with the blink of an eye. Horse & Country has some great tips to help you find your way safely. [Leasing A Horse]
SmartPak Product of the Day: Best Cooler Ever! I’m super into coolers that have neck pieces for winter, because I always feel terrible for my horses when they are wet and/or sweaty in the cold weather and also clipped. I won a fleece cooler with a neck a year ago, but I was looking for another when I found this gem. This blanket is great for both my horses, both short necked and long necked! I’m sure that they are both getting the proper care after long and hard workouts in the winter weather! [Weatherbeeta Fleece Neck Cooler]
Marina DiMarco is the winner of this week’s Fab Freebie for a pair of FITS Winds Tread Pro Full Seat Breeches! Check back to EN on Monday for our next Fab Freebie giveaway, and thank you to FITS for sponsoring this awesome prize.
Non-horsey moment of the day: Taylor Swift sent her fans individualized Christmas presents….wait….what??