Thursday News & Notes from Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS)

Just some horses with their priorities straight. Photo by Stacy Emory.

Asking for a friend: is there such thing as a bit collection that doesn’t need new additions? I always felt like I had a pretty good box of bits for most occasions, and then I got this one horse who is just the weirdest dude in the world about what he likes and doesn’t like, and now I’m in the middle of trying to find a new jump bit, and it’s honestly exhausting.

National Holiday: National Catfish Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Horse Park of New Jersey H.T.: [Website][Entry Status]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T.: [Website][Entry Status][Ride Times]

Cobblestone Farms H.T.: [Website][Entry Status/Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny Andrew Nicholson is a BAMF. From winning five stars to pissing off his entire national federation, Andrew is unapologetically … Andrew. In a rare interview he shares details about his life as a rider, and what drives him every day now that he’s pretty much accomplished everything he can. [Absolute Andrew]

Ever wonder why horses are so uniquely talented at being therapists? I mean yes, therapists for us, but also a deeper level of therapy for people who really need help healing from trauma. Their insane ability to read body language and feel energy from another living being is greater than we even think about. [Horses Are Extraordinary Healers]

My horses have a six-step stretching process before I mount, but do I do the same for myself? Real answer: no. But I should. Guess what though, stretching as a human athlete is also a great idea! Top four stretches are for your hip flexors, your lower back, your ankle and your calves, and of course, your shoulder posture. BRB going to do some exercises. [Four Stretches for Every Equestrian]

Listen: The OnForm Coaching Show #5: Buying a Horse from EquiRatings

Watch: The Ebony Horse Club, located right in the heart of Brixton in the UK, is a community riding center that provides opportunities to gain new experiences outside the box of negative stereotypes. The club’s aim is to improve the education and aspirations of young people through contact with horses. Britain’s Olympic Gold medal winner Ben Maher paid a visit to the club’s yard.