Saturday Links from Tipperary

A kindly Tufts vet student keeps Billy company while he wakes up from surgery. Photo by Abby Powell.

The curse of January strikes again. I’ve now nearly come to expect (though I am doing everything in my power to avoid) a moderately-sized vet bill within the first month of each new year.

I am now on a four year streak: In 2015 my event horse colicked and in 2016 my mini horse colicked (both instances were resolved without surgery and they are fine), in 2017 my mini horse somehow sustained an impressive laceration in an unmentionable area (got stitched up and healed up fine), and now for 2018 my goat, who’s a companion to my horses, got a urinary blockage earlier this week and required surgery.

“Billy Boomer” is just as much a part of my family as the equines, so of course I’m doing everything I can to help him through. Plus, he has a special place in my heart for playing a role in bringing my husband and I together….but that’s a story for another day!

National Holiday: National Cheese Lover’s Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Grand Oaks H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

Saturday Links:

Albemarle County, Virginia, Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

Decoding the 2018 Dressage Tests

Grid Pro Quo with Will Faudree

Top Four Things You Need To Know From The USEF Veterinary Committee Meeting

Supporting Limb Laminitis Has Been the Undoing of Many Seriously Injured Horses—But That May Be Changing

‘I always do it before Badminton’: eventer who broke back faces race to be fit

Saturday Video: Ground pole inspiration!