Thursday News & Notes Presented by Stable View

Photo via Will Coleman Equestrian on Facebook.

There’s a new (human) foal in the Coleman string. Welcome to the world, West Douglas Coleman, and congratulations to parents Katie and Will and to new big sister, Charlie! We will be patiently awaiting the newest Coleman’s first pony ride pictures.

Stable View’s ever-popular Aiken Opener Horse Trials, happening January 22-23, have officially closed with a wait list. There is still opportunity to join the wait list should you want to try for a spot to compete. Be sure to tag your Stable View Aiken Opener posts with #goeventing so we can feature you!

News & Notes From Around the Globe:

A new vet school in New Jersey plans to open its doors in 2025. The Rowan University School of Veterinary Medicine — which will be a branch of the established Rowen University, founded in 1923 — plans to welcome its inaugural class in 2025 pending accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). It will be the first school of veterinary medicine in the state of New Jersey and just the sixth veterinary school on the East Coast. Undergraduate and non-DVM graduate veterinary-related programs will be added to the university’s offerings as well. [A first for New Jersey: Rowan University to establish School of Veterinary Medicine]

Admit it: you’ve sometimes wished people had to have a license to own horse. Well, in France that is now the reality. A licensing system for horse owners was first introduced by the French Equestrian Federation (FFE) in 2019 and, as of December 1, 2021, has become law. Horse owners will be required to  to demonstrate their knowledge of equine management. [France introduces new law to license horse owners]

You have to have a sense of humor when it comes to horses. Anthropologist and horse trainer Aubrey Graham finds that laughter is especially helpful when training Thoroughbreds. Enjoy the first installment in a new weekly training series on Horse Nation. [Thoroughbred Logic: Laughter as a Training Tool]

Many people feed them … but nobody really knows if they work. That pretty much sums up oral joint supplements. A British veterinary researcher did a deep dive into the literature on four common ingredients in oral equine joint supplements and presented her findings at the 2021 British Equine Veterinary Association Congress. Her conclusion: 🤷‍♀️. [Do Popular Equine Oral Joint Supplements Work?]

Meet Popcorn: an event pony with a big personality! From bucking fits to mid-lesson naps, Popcorn may not be destined for the upper levels but he’s giving his rider one heck of a trip bringing him through the Beginner Novice level. [Now On Course: A Pony Named Popcorn]

Watch this: An annual occurrence at Sharon White’s Last Frontier Farm, “Hell Week” is a focused time for Sharon and her students to “enjoy” working on some unique exercises to help improve their riding basics!