Start Box Jams of the Day: Reader Submissions IV

Just as everyone has diverse taste in music, riders have different taste in pump-up music. Start Box Jams plays homage to the songs that give us the courage to tackle cross country. Do you have some favorite start box jams you’d like to share with EN? Email me at [email protected]

I can't even imagine the songs I'd need for this start box!

It’s a scientific fact that music has power. The right song can bring you out of a funk or take you back to a memory. Lyrics stay in the brain for decades. Ever notice you can usually sing along to a song you haven’t heard in years? Start Box Jams offers a way to channel that power and magic so that you can go forth like the conquering hero astride your valiant steed and slay the cross-country course.

Lacey Messick finally capitulated and sent in the start box jam for her mare, Second Hand Rose. Lacey says that Rosey is a bit of a sassy mare, and sassy mares need sassy jams! It doesn’t get much sassier than her pick: Pink’s “So What.”

Kayla wrote in to share a song that she’s grown more fond of since bringing along her green bean: Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold.” Kayla says her young horse, Mario, is still figuring out this whole eventing game. He’s yes, then he’s no, he’s whoa, then he’s go ….

Our final reader submission this week comes from Annie, who selected Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok.” Annie says she changes the lyrics when she sings along to “Leg-on, take a crop, didja get’cher grab strap, red on right, horse in flight, did I pack the Saddle-Tite?” Perfect.

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