Quarantine seemed like the perfect opportunity to try something new, so I’ve ditched my bridle. At first, I did it like a fun party trick, but now I’m really exciting about using this to help strengthen my other aids and my relationship with my horse. All was well when I first started in the area. I (mostly) had breaks and could turn. Next, I introduced hacking around the farm, and he was cool with that too. When I threw some cross rails into the mix, I wasn’t sure what Justin would think. Would I get bucked off? Thankfully not the case yesterday. What new things are you guys trying this spring? Let us know.
US Equestrian is now offering Fan Memberships at $20. Fan Membership gives access to all member benefits including health and insurance discounts. Click here for more information.
British eventer Panda Christie is recovering from COVID-19, and wants to share her symptoms with the equestrian community. She and her family started feeling ill two weeks ago, and aside from the fevers and headaches, they all showed a loss of taste and smell. [Rider recovering from coronavirus urges others to be aware of symptoms]
The FEI has welcomed the news of new dates for the Tokyo Olympics. With the date nailed down, they report that they’re prepared to rework the international calendar due to recent cancellations. The European Championships is one event they are specifically reconsidering the dates for. [FEI President Welcomes Speedy Decision on Rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Dates]
We are sad to hear of the passing of Tricia Boone. Tricia was a tremendous supporter of the sport, and specifically Boyd Martin. She has been involved with some of his most successful horses including Blackfoot Mystery, Long Island T, Luke 140, Wabanaki and Maya. Our thoughts are with all of Tricias connections. [Remembering Tricia Boone]
Tuesday Video: Kyle Carter taking his old friend Madison Park out for a lark.
Posted by Kyle Carter on Thursday, March 26, 2020