Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feed

 

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Forget Nintendo Switches and endless updates of Animal Crossing — if you really want to delight the small person in your life this holiday season, take them to the nearest water jump and let them go fishing using a lunge whip. Ziggy, daughter of World Champion Ros Canter, reckons it’s the best entertainment a gal can get, and I’m inclined to agree with her.

Events Closing Today: Full Gallop Farm Jingle Bells H.T

Tuesday News:

Have you ever thought about the things you’d like to say to the younger version of you? Erin Brown, the ‘Concrete Cowgirl’, sure has, and has penned a poignant letter to the past. I reckon it’ll resonate with a lot of you.

We all love our golden oldies, but looking after them properly does require commitment — like staying abreast of all the potential health concerns they can face, and learning how to cope with them properly. Winter’s woes can make that a particularly stressful process, and if your horses need to stay inside more often as the weather takes a turn for the worse, you might find yourself dealing with heaves. Here’s how best to tackle it if you do.

More today from the world of modern pentathlon, which is in turmoil after the unfortunate scenes at this summer’s Olympics. Displays of less-than-expert riding and the ‘punch’ heard ’round the world led to the removal of riding from the sport after the Paris Games in 2024 — but those within pentathlon aren’t happy with this hasty decision, which reshapes a sport that was born with the modern Olympic movement. Now, athletes are revolting against mismanagement — and coming forward with horror stories from previous events.

Yesterday, we shared news of the newly formed Tiggy’s Trust — now, here’s more information on that super race day and launch party at Cheltenham Racecourse next month, which will bring together some of racing and eventing’s most vibrant names for a brilliant day of sport in honour of one excellent girl and the phenomenal legacy she leaves behind.

Video Break:

Love horses and art? Then you’ll enjoy this brief video with artist Ludovilk Myers, the man responsible for jazzing up the FEI’s resident horse statue for its anniversary this year.

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