And with that, the AECs are in the books for 2014! Safe travels and best wishes for those of you on the road home today and tomorrow. It blows my mind how fast this year has gone by. It seems that just a few days ago we were welcoming folks home from Rebecca Farm. There are just a few competitions left in the year and then we get on in to winter, or as I like to call it ‘Clinic, Tack-Swap, Quarter Sheet and Audiobook Season’. I was planning on holding out until Halloween to clip my horse, but the urge overcame me earlier in the week. I started with a bib clip and the best of intentions to wait until Halloween, but the bib became a trace clip which became a full clip.
North American Weekend Results:
University of New Hampshire H.T. [Scores]
Surefire H.T. [Scores]
Flora Lea H.T. [Scores]
Stable View H.T. [Scores]
Glen Oro Horse Trials [Scores]
Monday News And Notes:
A horse owner in Vermont found her horse shot dead with an arrow on Sunday morning. The police are unsure if the incident was an accident or if the horse was killed intentionally. [More from boston.com]
A Pennsylvania horse who was doused with an accelerant and set on fire in August 2012 has returned home after close to two years of treatment for the burns over much of his body. Owner Jessie Woodworth says that the horse is still in a recovery process which requires the horse to be bathed with an antibacterial agent a couple of times a day and sedated at night to prevent itching. [More from goerie.com]
Showmewhatyougot broke down in a race at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in California on Saturday afternoon. Her jockey was thrown to the grown and knocked unconscious but was later able to leave the track under his own power. Showmewhatyougot is the only breakdown this year on California’s fair racing circuit. [More from recordnet.com]
With the recent large seizure or horses in Colorado the word ‘hoarder’ keeps popping up in social media circles. Currently there is no national consensus among law enforcement on an absolute definition of animal hoarding. TheHorse.com has an interesting article that talks about the mindset that may contribute to some of these sad situations. [More from thehorse.com]
China may soon rival Britain when it comes to horse racing empires. The Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips has been hired by Chinese authorities and tasked with launching a horse racing industry in China. He was in Beijing last week for the unveiling of China’s Jockey Club. With a developing racing-industry is it possible that we’ll see Alex Hua Tian on an OTTB some day or that eventing picks up as a secondary market for those horses in China? [More from telegraph.co.uk]
Do you have coworkers who just don’t “get” what you do with your horse? Our sister-site HorseNation has the perfect way to explain your hobby to those who don’t speak horse. [More from horsenation.com]
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