I don’t know how I got so lucky, but my puppy has discovered a particular penchant that has come in extremely handy on a horse farm. He loves to find both lost shoes, and wayward bell-boots when I ride through turnout paddocks. Yesterday he found two shoes AND two bell-boots! This should be a marketable skill, excuse me while I try to find a way to rent my dog out by the hour.
National Holiday: National Grape Popsicle Day
News From Around the Globe:
Thoroughbred enthusiasts will be glad to hear that T.I.P has recognized certain online competitions. With over 400 competitions cancelled already due to COVID, the Thoroughbred Incentive Program has agreed to recognize awards from shows that applied for approval. Points gained at these online competitions will count towards year-end awards. [T.I.P. Approves Online Competitions]
As countries across the world slowly open back up, competitions in England have tentatively scheduled a beginning. However, not all the riders are thrilled. The members of British Eventing are split between individuals clamoring for competitions and others who believe they are acting in haste. One rider lends her experience and opinion on the matter. [Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don’t]
Summer means monitoring your horse’s water intake carefully. Along with providing access to salt and electrolytes for your athlete, you have to stay diligent that they are drinking enough water. Some horses drink poorly in the stall, or don’t like the water when they travel, so getting creative is important. [Death by Dehydration]
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