December is here! With the calendar flipping to its last page the holidays and the new year are right around the corner. I’m sure most of us are crazy busy with family gatherings and attempting to squeeze in a few minutes of riding time before the dark of night takes over, but now is the perfect time to take a weekend to go through all of your gear and find out what needs replacing. I’m sure it sounds time consuming and potentially expensive today, but you will thank yourself in the spring-time when the show season picks back up. If you only do a safety check one item though, make it your helmet. If you’ve taken a spill or it’s getting on in age, do yourself and your loved ones a favor and make it a plan to replace your helmet. A new helmet makes an excellent holiday gift and any friends or family who buy you one will have the satisfaction of helping to keep you safe AND buying you something horsey. A win-win all around.
U.S. Weekend Action:
Sporting Days Horse Trials [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]
Bill Watson: USEA Volunteer of the month, presented by Athletux
Study: Some horses can learn by watching humans
Eventing competition draws Olympic equestrians
Fair Hill announces facility upgrade and CCI 4* bid
Marilyn Little and Clearwatter set winning pace in 1.50m Qualifier CSI 4* Wellington
Eventing: Long haul is worth it for big points
Saturday Video: An eventing video game? Wait, what?