Thursday News & Notes

I collect silly horse faces. Photo by Kate Samuels.

You know, I love a good Disney movie as much as the next girl, and I know all the parents out there have watched more than their fair share of Frozen, but there’s just one thing that bugs me: “The cold never bothered me anyway!” Look, Elsa, respectfully, I disagree. It hit the 20’s this week in Virginia, and while it took me significantly longer to dress in 47 layers that morning, I can still confidently say that the cold did bother me anyway.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Rocking Horse December H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status]

Sporting Days Farm H.T.: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Major International Events:

Portugal Winter Tour Week 3: [Website] [Entries]

News From Around the Globe:

Poll tightness is something a lot of our sport horses experience. Aside from keeping tabs on your regular bodywork and vet work, there are some easy daily massage techniques that you can incorporate into your grooming session that will help your horse feel his best for every ride. [Preventing and Relieving Poll Tightness]

Ecogold wants to give you cash. Yep, you read that right! By placing an Ecogold order from now until Dec. 20, you will automatically be entered into our weekly drawing for $200 cash. On December 7th, 14th, and 21st, we will pick a winner at random from all the orders that have been placed this year. There is no minimum purchase required to enter. [Ecogold Gives Back]

Best of Blogs: The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself is a Trainer Who Believes in You

Ever wondered why your horse suddenly stops or spins around out hacking, or snorts and spooks unexpectedly — usually when there is nothing there? In fact there is, but as the horse’s range of hearing eclipses a rider’s, you are unaware of what they have heard. Although small, the ears are one of a horse’s greatest assets, and it is important to understand how they work. [11 Things You Need to Know About Your Horse’s Ears]

Movie Review: Black Beauty