I’m not sure if this is just a horse person thing, but I do feel like it’s a particularly eventer thing: cramming wayyyy too many people on some sort of transport vehicle. How many people have you seen before at an event hanging onto a golf cart in so many ridiculous ways? Three people and a dog on a child’s motorbike? Yeah, that all seems totally normal. Holly, you should really make your working student bike YOU around though, c’mon dude.
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Despite her young age, Caroline Martin has been a noteworthy name in U.S. eventing for some time now. Starting at the age of four, Caroline was involved with horses, and simply never thought about doing a sport other than Eventing. Now, with a change in family finances, Caroline has had to restructure her business in 2019 to include a massive sales program in order to support her personal horses and hopes of Olympic competition in 2024. [Caroline’s Getting Down to Business]
Several top international riders spoke out yesterday to show their support for World Mental Health Day. Carl Hester, who has long been an advocate for mental health awareness, wrote a poignant message to his followers on social media: “Because it’s OK not to be OK; as long as we keep the conversation going. And if you’re not already talking, try to begin, because we’re all in this together.” [Riders Speak for World Mental Health Day]
Ahh fall. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and it’s SPOOKING SEASON. Yeah, there are people who think this is spooking season because of halloween, but horse people know better. It’s spooking season for HORSES, because leaves, brisk air, wind up their freshly clipped butts, weird lighting, monsters in flower boxes, monsters in the corner of the arena, and probably even some monsters in the shadows. [The Many Monsters You’ll See in Spooky Season]
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