Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Boyfriend takes on his first hack. Photo by Jaime Giunta.

After years of complete disorganization on my part, I finally took my non-horsey boyfriend out for his first ride this weekend. He’s very comfortable around horses on the ground – in fact he’s Chief Horse Holder at competitions, but he hasn’t had much time ever in the saddle. Once he learned how to steer, he did excellent. He even learned how to post the trot! His biggest takeaway is more a wonder and amazement at professional male riders.

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Are you an eventing know-it-all? Are you constantly refreshing to get the latest news on the sport? Could you dominate an eventing trivia game? Test your knowledge with this quiz. [Ready for A Challenge? Take the Ultimate 2017 Eventing Quiz]

Want to strengthen your mental game while also upping your own fitness? Coach Daniel Stewart’s Fit & Focused in 52 is your next read.  This book will structure each week of the next year with unique cross training ideas to give your New Year’s Resolution some direction. Check out this excerpt from USEA. [Get Fit & Focused in 52 Weeks with Coach Daniel Stewart]

The carriage industry in New York City may face big changes next year. An animal rights group expects a carriage-horse bill by early 2018, which would keep the number of carriage horses steady at 196 and force increases in stall size. It would also limit horse’s work weeks to five days, down from seven, and horses would be saved from slaughter after a mandatory age-based retirement. [Animal Rights Group Seeks Horse Carriage Bill Early Next Year]

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