It’s hard to believe that the season is almost over! With Fair Hill a wrap, it’s time to start heading west for Galway. Just ten days away, Galway is sure to bring awesome weather and intense competition. Many of the usual west coast suspects are entered in the CCI3*. However, most everyone is buzzing like fangirls that Boyd and Trading Aces are making the trip west. I’ve already overheard several conversations about how to best get a photo with Boyd. Perhaps we’ll have to have a contest! Better go get Chinch’s approval.
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Monday News and Notes:
Equine therapies are being used with more and more frequency, especially when it comes to veterans. BINA Farm Center currently hosts a program for several female veterans, all of whom are are dealing with physical or emotional challenges. [More from bostonglobe.com]
Another one of the Chicago area horse-statues honoring fallen police officers has been found damaged. It was found broken in to several pieces. It is at least the third found to be damaged by vandalism since the art project was installed. [More from chicagotribune.com]
A horse farm may lose it’s claim to an agricultural tax break. Attorneys for the town of Huntington are suggesting that the farm is a hobby. The farm has met the $10k minimum gross sales on a two-year basis which satisfies state and local requirements for agriculture. If the farm’s tax status changes it could be some significant costs. [More from newsday.com]
Braiders are a unique breed of horse person. Braiders handle a time consuming job that allow many of us to sleep in as well as often serve as an impromptu night watch. Braiding at an event is complicated enough, but can you imagine braiding at a month long show like AQHA Congress? [More from dispatch.com]
What is wrong with people? A teenager was arrested for having… inappropriate liasons with a stuffed horse at Walmart. [More from tmz.com]
The Tennessee Walking Horse show at the North Carolina State Fair is facing protests from national and local horse advocates. The groups are pressuring the fair to cancel the events and encouraging a boycott of the State Fair during show days. [More from newsobserver.com]
Monday Video: Not only is she a 3* Winner, but she’s a mean bull-rider too!