Member of the U.S. Team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games has been sold to a new rider. Boyd Martin announced on his blog that Blackfoot Mystery will now partner with a Dallas-based rider. He and Boyd had their last outing together at Tryon where Boyd says, “He was pushing himself too hard to get the job done.” Big Red will certainly always be remembered for his trying heart at the Olympics and finishing strong for the U.S. team. We look forward to following his career with a new rider.
National Holiday: National Pepper Pot Day
Events Opening This Week: Horse Trials at Majestic Oaks
Planning out your competition starts at the end. First, you’ll pick your season-ender. Perhaps a CCI-L or a long format? From here, you’ll want to work backwards and fill it out. Planning your season is almost more of an art than a science, taking experience to help hone your skills. Will Faudree shares his best tips. [Top 10 Tips for Planning Your Season with Will Faudree]
The Przewalski breed of wild horses have crawled farther and farther away from extinction, though they are still endangered. Living in a reserve in Hungary, these horses have been observed to study their unique herd dynamics. They live as a group of females, a harem, with one dominant male. But the latest study revealed that although horses remain incredibly social animals, there is a limit to the size of these harems. [Back from the brink: A Przewalski’s horse success story]
As a professional groom, Sarah Charnley has cared for one of the best event horses in the world, Allstar B. With him, she’s ticked the box of every ‘B’ event: Badminton, Burghley Bramham, and Blair. Though farther down the alphabet, she also boasts his beautiful presentation at the 2018 World Equestrian Games. [Groom Spotlight: Sarah Charnley Filled The Gap And Never Looked Back]
Tuesday Video: Leslie Law or Tony Hawk? We’ll let you decide.
Posted by Lesley Leslie Grant-Law on Sunday, December 27, 2020