Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Lauren Kieffer and her mom on their annual Christmas ride together. Photo from Lauren.

This week in Virginia has been cold at night, but in the 60’s during the day, which is pleasant for sure, but also makes me extremely skeptical about the future of the winter. What kind of freezing hell is going to hit me in the next three months? How am I going to pay for this delightfully temperate December? I just know it’s coming. Call me a pessimist if you want but I know warm winter doesn’t go all the way through!

National Holiday: National Fruitcake Day

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The time of the year where we look back at the best of 2019! Blogs on the Chronicle are always great, with different perspectives from all disciplines, and all kinds of riders. We look back and the best blogs from 2019. [Best of Blogs 2019]

New years resolutions for an improved diet doesn’t just have to be for you in 2020. We are always trying to find better ways to feed our horses for health and performance, and 2020 could be the year that you find a better way to individualize your feeding program. [Equine Nutrition New Years Resolutions]

Anybody who knows me knows I love me a good blanket clip. It’s the best clip for midwinter! Enough clipped off to keep the sweat at bay, and a little left on top to keep the back and haunches warm (and also maybe keep them from butt scooting in the wind). Unless you’re in Florida, you gotta get you a blanket clip. [9 Reasons Why We Love The Blanket Clip]

Hot on Horse Nation: Top Photo Challenge Gallery of 2019

Please enjoy this deeply satisfying video of Badminton in the snow: