A few weeks ago, my young horse jumped around his third and ostensibly last Training level. One week ago, he clobbered a specific jump in my ring, and was pretty mad at himself, but went on fine for the rest of the jump school. Tuesday, I entered him in a Modified. Yesterday, he suddenly remembered clobbering said jump in my arena, and decided he was positively petrified of going anywhere near it, and I had to spend an hour getting him to walk over poles in that specific location without blowing his brains. Young horses are great, right?
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Who doesn’t love a rags to riches story? Kathryn Currey has experience with the heart of a diminutive thoroughbred mare, as her family owned the immortal Touch of Class. She found herself a new age version with a small chestnut mare she bought for $400 off the track, and A Lil Evil has now proved her worth by winning at the Hampton Classic in the jumpers. And boy can she jump! [Racetrack Reject to Hampton Classic Tricolor]
Hellooooo clipping season! It’s… nice? To see you again? Whether you don’t mind clipping or it’s your worst nightmare, it’s good to know about the different options. You don’t have to simply take it all off! There are varying states of nudity that might be more appropriate for your horse and his workload. Check out the styles! [What Type of Clip is Right For You?]
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Look, horse people are weird and we also find very strange things satisfying. When your life is in the barn, you find small pleasures in daily things like pulling mane, perfectly sweeping an aisle, or … finding the bean …. Whatever it is, we know you, because we are you. [9 Things Equestrians Find Satisfying]