Monday News & Notes from FutureTrack

We’ve spent a lot of time over the last few days talking about Thoresby’s weather — but we haven’t really mentioned Thoresby’s loony-bin of horses who haven’t had a run yet this season and were positively loopy as a result. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched this video of India Wishart attempting to mount up in the stables. Truly quality content.

National Holiday: It’s National Blue Ribbon Week, which sounds quite nice and horsey, but has actually been set up to raise awareness of the various forms that child abuse can take and the long-lasting effects it can have. Let’s all take this as our cue to keep an eye on our smaller barn denizens and help to safeguard them in any way we can.

US Weekend Results:

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (Fairburn, GA) [Website] [Results]

Galway Downs International H.T (Temecula, CA) [Website] [Results]

Jumping Branch Farm H.T (Aiken, SC) [Website] [Results]

Morven Park Spring H.T. (Leesburg, VA) [Website] [Results]

The Event at TerraNova (Myakka City, FL) [Website] [Results]

UK Weekend Results:

The Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby Park (Newark, Notts): [Website] [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

Arena Eventing Championships: [Results]

Your Monday Reading List:

Equestrian sport is heralded for its gender equality – but that’s actually a pretty recent thing. COTH has been looking back at how women first made their way into the sport, the battles many have faced to be allowed to participate, and the state of the union now. [The curious history of female equestrians]

A 15-year-old, £600 OTTB has made its Grand Prix dressage debut in the UK. ‘Rosie’ isn’t just a testament to the versatility of the Thoroughbred — she’s a testament to out-of-the-box thinking, too, with some unique training tactics on the table that have helped her learn the trickier movements of these top-level tests. [Thoroughbreds rock, tbh]

Struggling with hindend engagement? Sounds like you need some simple exercises to add into your schooling arsenal. These ones, from our sister site Horse Nation, will help you get that eureka moment where you feel your horse step under himself and elevate his forehand. It’s a nice feeling, that. [Engage the booty]

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Got an interest in showjumping, too? Liv of EquiSportif is one of those cool people I only see around once or twice a year, because she basically does all the things I do — just in that discipline, rather than this one. Her photos are gorgeous and I’m constantly screenshotting them for inspo — and whether you’re a ‘tog or just a horse lover, I reckon you will, too.

Morning Viewing:

Turn those subtitles on and head to Germany to train with Juliane Barth and Nico Aldinger!

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