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 have been absolutely amazed by the overwhelming response. EN-readers not only love their Start-Box Jams, but have some pretty fine taste in music. Here’s the first round of our reader-submitted Start-Box Jams. Maybe you’ll find something to add to your playlist!
Seema Sonnad sent in a great list of suggestions that included C+C Music Factory’s – Things That Make You Go Hmm. I can’t deny it, this song is a secret pleasure of mine. It’s on my gym-jams playlist and it may just have to migrate over to my pre-Event playlist as well. After all, my Dressage tests are a thing that make my trainers go “hmmm…”
Veronica Low and her Canadian Sport Horse gelding ‘Eddy’s Martini’ prep with one of the quintessential jams of the 80’s – Falco’s Rock Me Amadeus. Infectious and catchy, you’ll be singing this one all day long.
Drew Kemerling suggested a most excellent cover-song you may have heard recently on your local rock-station Five Finger Death Punch’s Bad Company. There’s something about driving guitar and growly low voices that brings on the war-face and feeling of bad-assery.
Laura Baxter keeps it classic and simple with Battle Hymn of the Republic. She says it helps her keep the rhythm and that it also motivates her horse if she sings it while she’s out on course!
So, what’s your start-box jam? Be sure to send it in. We’d love to share it!