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Total tail envy for Louise Svensson Jahde’s Waikiki (SWE). Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

As a person who has a grey horse in the barn, this photo of a grey tail has me literally swooning. HOW??? I need to know. My dreams are literally made of tails like this, and I feel like that groom deserves a serious raise for maintaining that level of bright whiteness. Tell me your secrets!

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News From Around the Globe:

Need a quick refresher on the action from yesterday? Horse Nation has you covered. A tumultuous first day of competition at the World Equestrian Games to say the least. While reining saw a brilliant day of sport in the climate-controlled indoor facility, the endurance race was fraught with controversy and challenge from the beginning, not the least of which was the weather. The first day of team dressage took place as well. [Day One Rundown]

Keep referring here as the next two days go on: [Team Orders & Dressage Start Times for Eventing]

We hope that by the end of the WEG, Boyd will have mastered the pronunciation of Tsetserleg. However, he’s always good for a laugh in press conferences! Team USA is ready to rock it this weekend, hurricane or no hurricane. With a team full of proper cross country horses and riders, the games this weekend are integral to securing our spot in the 2020 Olympic Games, and the team is hoping for a top finish. [Come Prepared, Then Let ‘Er Rip]

I know it’s dressage day, but can you really resist taking a walk around the cross country course? Nah, me neither. Good thing we have a fence by fence breakdown for you to preview what the riders will be attacking on Saturday. While you’re “walking” the course, keep in mind that the weather will certainly play an integral role this weekend, and we’ll be looking for the horses to dig deep for clear rounds. Whatsup, Jonelle. [Fence By Fence: WEG Cross Country Course]