Friday News & Notes from World Equestrian Brands

Amish flowers for an Australian horse. Photo by Kate Chadderton.

TGIF everyone! What are your plans for this weekend? I’m the most boring person in the world, looking forward to mowing the grass, taking a nap or two, and finishing some random farm chores that I don’t have the energy or time for during the week. That’s right, I’m 80 years old, and yes I will also be knitting with some free time if I can wrangle it.

National Holiday: National Take Your Dog To Work Day (isn’t this every day???)

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Horse Park of New Jersey H.T.: [Website][Entry Status]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T.: [Website][Entry Status][Ride Times]

Cobblestone Farms H.T.: [Website][Entry Status/Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

Yes, we’re riders, and yes, we are trainers. But mostly, we are supposed to be communicators with our horses, however sometimes our communication across species goes awry. In this excerpt from her book What Horses Really Want, lifelong horsewoman Lynn Acton explains how we often misinterpret our horses’ behaviors, labeling simple attempts to communicate as “bad.” [Interpreting Unwanted Behavior In Your Horse]

Horses help us all build confidence for living as our authentic selves, after all, they only accept authenticity themselves. For Ryan O’Donnell, the barn was a special kind of haven. Horses don’t show prejudice when you come out as transgender, and it doesn’t change how they feel about you when you come out as gay. Their acceptance helped him find confidence outside the barn. [Horses Build Confidence for Living Authentically]

Remember when we featured a lot of Craigslist Crazy? Boy those were the days. Let’s take a quick moment to reflect on some of the very best equine Craigslist finds. [Best of Craigslist]

Best of Blogs: 2020, You Are A Doozy