As much as I enjoy holiday smells like Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas trees and hot cocoa, there are a few that I like way more. A fresh truckload of alfalfa is definitely in my top 10, as is rain. Rainy weather tends to bring along a few of my favorites as well. When it’s a rainy day, some of those other barn chores that were put off in the summer tend to get taken care of, and tack gets cleaned. Clean leather is one of those smells that I will always associate with the holidays simply because if I go out to the barn and clean tack, I come home to those other lovely smells. Magic!
North American Weekend Action:
Build a turkey, win a Tipperary T2 Helmet! In the latest of our wacky contests, we’re asking you to build a turkey from random stuff (wheelbarrows, jumps, hay, grooming tools, saddle pads) found around the barn, and send us a picture to win a Tipperary T2 Helmet. If your creation wins, so do you! Entries are due Tuesday. [Build A Turkey, Win a Helmet]
Sunday Video: A BBC commentator who’s been asked to cover the equestrian events at the 2016 Olympics has started taking riding lessons.