Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

#nofilter and all that. Photo by Abby Powell.

I capped off the weekend with a really lovely sunset beach ride yesterday. I may complain about the snow and the cold a good bit this time of year, but honestly, if I ever begin to take for granted how fortunate I am to live where I do and be able to ride a horse in a setting like this I hope someone will come over and knock some sense into me! How was your weekend, EN?

National Holiday: National Bubble Wrap Day

U.S. Weekend Results:

Rocking Horse Winter I H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Full Gallop Farm H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Monday News & Notes:

Eight Olympics, four different decades, and five medals: there’s no denying Sir Mark Todd is an Olympic legend. With six months until the start of the next Olympic Games, has begun a new series which will interview past Olympic Champions as they count down to this year’s Games. First up: none other than Toddy the Magnificent. Enjoy this recap spanning his not so successful early Olympic bids, to his partnership with the great Charisma, his comeback from his initial retirement, and more. [Golden Greats #1: Mark Todd]

EN’s sister site, Jumper Nation, is on the hunt for a new part-time editor. We are going to miss Meagan DeLisle, who has taken a position with Phelps Media — best of luck, Meagan! The ideal candidate has excellent writing/editing skills and is plugged in to the hunter/jumper community. Email us at [email protected]. [Jumper Nation]

Kissing spine is no longer the career-ending diagnosis it once was. Less than 1% of horses with kissing spine actually show symptoms, but if a pain response and poor performance are plaguing your horse there are now two options for surgery to correct the issue. This article from The Fence Post discusses those two surgery options and their recovery processes un detail. [Kissing spine no longer a career ending diagnosis for performance horses]

Monday Featured Video: Lillian Heard’s LCC Barnaby stretched his legs on cross country last week for the first time since Burghley.

LCC Barnaby had his first XC school since Burghley today. Master coach Boyd Martin gave us some great excercises to practice. B is feeling top notch and ready for a big year. 🤞🤞🤞

Posted by LillianJHeard Eventing on Tuesday, January 21, 2020