Some say “strong willed” where others might say “brave,” but either way, Sam Gillespie’s horse decided he was finished following this grid as prescribed. At least he had the scope to pull it off!
National Holiday: National Puzzle Day
The Florida State University Eventing Team is set to make their Championship debut in 2019. They’re grinding away to prepare their riding while also fundraising to make the trip to Chattahoochee Hills in May. If you see any FSU-wearing volunteers at Red Hills, make sure to say hello. [Watch for FSU’s Seminole Spirit at the 2019 Intercollegiate Championship]
Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), a new safety feature, is expected to significantly increase helmet safety measures. It acts as a “low friction slip layer” that emulates the movement of the scalp in an effort to reduce brain movement when you suffer an angled impact. Charles Owen employs MIPS in their MS1 pro jockey skull. [What is MIPS technology and why could it revolutionise riding helmet design?]
A looming Brexit deadline is forcing equestrian federations to make arrangements for transporting horses. If no deal is reached before March 29th, horses leaving the UK to enter the EU will need a new type of export health certificate. A veterinarian must issue the certificate with blood sample, and it would last for 10 days. [Brexit: implications for horse owners under the spotlight]
Kizzy (age 5) and her pony Cinderella enjoying a gallop and jump!!
Posted by Kizzy & Etties Pony Adventures on Sunday, January 20, 2019