Wednesday News & Notes from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

Watch out for that tentacle! Photo by Maggie Deatrick.

‘Tis the time of year to start bringing our horses back into work, which in bone cold weather can be less than fun. Thanks to my brand new toy (a Soloshot3) I managed to capture my horse’s opinion about this on tape. Riding this long legged horse often felt like riding a bad-tempered squid on rollerskates when he was younger, and while his work ethic has vastly improved, occasionally the tentacles still lash out when he is feeling indignant. 

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Your Wednesday News & Notes

Speaking of gearing things up, Lauren Sprieser is prepping her two young prospects for Wellington. One of her horses is finally putting the pieces together after years of exuberance and flailing, a process that I can identify with. The other is a recent acquisition and while he came with big fancy gaits, she’s taken apart the pieces to go back and install a few more basics. [Building Into December]

Researchers at UIC College of Medicine are conducting a brief anonymous survey of equestrian’s attitudes about wearing a safety helmet. They are interested in getting responses from many equestrians and pleasure riders across all different types of riding and driving.  Donate a few minutes of your time towards aiding in helmet awareness research! [UIC Survey]

Is your horse on the naughty list? What funny “naughty” things has your horse done this year? Share the stories (and photos if you have them)  for a chance to be featured on EN’s sister site Jumper Nation next week! Post them to Facebook here or email [email protected]

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