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

Photo of my dog looking like a snack.

Today is National Take Your Dog To Work Day, but as horse riders, a lot of us are really lucky in that EVERY day is take your dog to work day. My dog follows me literally everywhere (OK maybe not the grocery store) and is a total fitness buff from going on trot sets and long hacks every day. Also, his favorite place to go off the farm is Dover, because all of the girls that work there get on the floor and squeeze his little face and tell him how handsome he is.

National Holiday: National Take Your Dog to Work Day

Major Events:

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Kent School Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Essex H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Surefire Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Stable View Summer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Fox River Valley Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Midsouth Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Abbe Ranch H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

The next time somebody tells you that your horse is too small, please refer them to this moment in time when a 14.2 hand pony won the Hickstead Derby. 52 years ago, a pony named Stroller made history by winning the hardest and biggest jumping class in the world, against a ton of bigger and fancier horses. Not only did he win, but he was the only competitor to post a clear round. [Amazing Pony Wins Hickstead Derby]

What do top riders across disciplines say are their best tips for training horses? No, we don’t have caveletti exercises or position tips, but more along the lines of how you control your mindset, be consistent and simple in your training schedule, and gems of wisdom they’ve received from legends in the equestrian world. [Top Tips from Top Riders]

Looking for a steamier life? I have great news for you with the Summer Madness sale from Haygain! Equine respiratory health is a year-round concern for horse owners but the risks can be higher in the summer, due to dust and dry conditions that come with the season. Haygain puts equine respiratory health within reach of more owners this month with the Summer Madness campaign. “Steaming hot” offers include up to $115 in free product and a payment plan enabling installments over six months. [Haygain Summer Madness Sale]

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