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Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg at the March Pine Top H.T. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Like anyone, Boyd Martin is disappointed to not take his shot at the Olympic Games this year, but in a blog post, he shared that he’s looking on the positive side. Here’s what he had to say:

“We were half expecting this news as the terrible Covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world. This pandemic is bigger than the Olympics, and it didn’t make sense to push through with much of the world fighting for survival.

“On a personal level, I have a horse in top form that could have really given the Olympic Games a good crack this year. But later this year we will also have massive events like Burghley and Fair Hill, events I’ve always dreamed of winning – so personally I’m fired up and dialed in to get the horses going as best I can.

“Also on the positive side, the postponement will give some of  the younger horses coming up more time to develop and give them a chance of slipping in there and being competitive next year.

“The pandemic is out of our control, but the key for us as horsemen is to keep the horses and ourselves working and in good health. During this year I’ve lost a fair bit of weight and stayed healthy and kept up the physio after my last surgery; there’s no reason for me to fall back into the slump of being drunk and fat, because you never know what’s around the corner. I am enjoying waking up each day feeling fresh and fit. We have all the horses in top shape at the moment so it’s just a matter of maintaining all of our fitness to be ready when the competition season starts up again.”

Click here to read the complete blog post.

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Coronavirus: British Equestrian Federation urges individuals ‘not to ride’

Event rider who recently gave birth recovering from serious injuries after fall

Missing event horse found after six days alone in the woods

Appreciating Privilege And Perspective Amidst Coronavirus Anxiety

Equestrians should be using social media in positive ways

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Sunday Video: Sit in on a lesson with Beezie Madden.