Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Times are tough, but there’s inspiration all around us. One of my personal heroes is Jessica Thoma, a Tennessee eventer who had both legs and her left arm amputated in 2017. We’ve followed her story here on EN (see #TripleAmputeeEventer Jessica Thoma Is Determined to Return to the Start Box and #TripleAmputeeEventer Scores 8.5 on Rider Position in Show Ring Return) and her resilience, determination and uncrushable sense of humor continually remind me that we can overcome whatever obstacles we face. Check out this video of her just cantering along, nbd!

National Day: Good Friday

News & Notes from Around the Globe: 

There’s lots of good reading happening on the USEA website right now. A couple educational ones from the past couple days: “How To Take Your Horse’s Vital Signs” with Michelle Gardner DVM and “The Basics of Training Your Young Horse to Conquer Skinnies” with Liz Halliday-Sharp. [USEA]

Likewise, there are some great COVID-19 resources and stories over at Horse & Hound. Check out “‘Don’t give your vet the virus’: video series aims to help horses, owners and vets,” “Godsend for charities as brokers award grantsPammy Hutton: Covid-19 puts our horses’ lives at risk,” and “New app allows eventing fans to play along with simulated Event Rider Masters on Easter Sunday.” [H&H]

Last but not least, our friends at The Chronicle of the Horse are doing great work during this crisis. Don’t miss “Am I Covered? Equine Liability Insurance During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” “Now Is The Time For Horse People To Look After Each Other” and “Horses Have Been Training Us For This All Along.” They also have a podcast going — check out the latest episode here. [COTH]

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