Today, we honor those who have served in the Armed Forces over the years, sacrificing so much to help so many. After reading up on the history of this poignant holiday, a single phrase stood out to me:
“(It is) a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.”
EN extends its sincere thanks to those who served and are serving their nation. Let us celebrate the bravery of these men and women, and remember all that we owe to them.
Event Closing Today: Pine Top Thanksgiving H.T. (GA, A-3)
News and Notes:
Ireland’s program offers low-cost solution to horse crisis: ‘Snip n’ Chip’ – an affordable gelding and microchipping program that was recently implemented in Dublin – hopes to alleviate the overbreeding and accompanying unwanted horse issue. Read more about ‘Snip n’ Chip’ at [Horse & Hound]
Cavalor Feed for Thought: Nonstructural carbohydrates (NSCs) such as starch and sugars are found in many types of feed. If your horse is prone to laminitis or has insulin resistance (IR), it is essential to research the percentages of NSCs in feed so your horse does not become sick. Cavalor provides some helpful information on the “magic numbers” to look for when checking your metabolic horse’s feed for NSCs. [Feed for Thought]
Mare and unborn foal fossils shed light on ancient equines: Researchers in Germany have unearthed a 47-million-year-old fossil of a prehistoric mare (Eurohippus messelensis) and her unborn foal. Despite the vast size differences between modern horses and this fox-sized fossil, scientists have found remarkable similarities in their reproductive cycles thanks to the well-preserved structures within the mare and foal. [LiveScience]
Move over, men of Movember: With facial hair that would put any non-shaving man to shame this month, these horses show humans what Movember is all about: [Horse & Hound]
Donna Smith dominates NZ Super League: With a nod to our eventing brothers and sisters across the (Pacific) pond, EN congratulations Donna Smith on her recent lead in the ESNZ Eventing Super League, after winning two of the legs of this year-long series. Her next test with her four-legged partner Tangolooma will be the Puhinui 3DE in Auckland during the first weekend of December. Best wishes, Donna and Tangolooma! Go Eventing. [HorseTalk]
Video of the Day: Watch my stumpy, awkward Rocky Mountain gelding (the gray) try his darndest to impress Firefly (bay mare) with what is probably the most energy he’s put into anything. Ever. Some guys just don’t take the hint.