Wednesday News & Notes from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

My self is a bit eclectic. Photo by Abby Powell.

Today happens to be Library Shelfie Day, a day in which to honor your book collections by posting a “shelfie” – a picture of your bookshelf – on social media. If you’re reading this, I’d be pretty willing to bet that like me and probably like most equestrians, you have at least a portion of a bookshelf (if not several shelves or even entire bookcases) dedicated to horses.

My small collection is pretty eclectic, mirroring my riding background. I have a number of books about hooves because I’m a total nerd, a nine-year-old copy of the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science which houses my undergraduate thesis (again, nerd – but very proud of it!), some equestrian nonfiction, and a number of tomes attempting to demystify the elusive fine art of dressage. Also, I have a book of photography by Viggo Mortensen (you know, of Hidalgo and Lord of the Rings fame) that I literally forgot all about until just now.

What does your collection say about you? Let us know in the comments!

National Holiday: Library Shelfie Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Rocking Horse Winter I H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Full Gallop Farm January H.T [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Fresno County Horse Park Combined Test [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award is back for 2019 and the tentative calendar of events at which it will be presented has been released. The award aims to reward juniors and adult amateurs that demonstrate safe and appropriate cross-country riding technique and educate riders and trainers as to what constitutes safe cross-country riding. [Charles Owen Technical Merit Will Reward Safe Cross-Country Riding in 2019]

You know Wembly as the big gorgeous grey that brought Tamie Smith back to the four-star level after a nine year hiatus, but did you know that he has a special bucket or what it takes keep his coat gleaming white? [Behind The Stall Door With: Wembley]

Much has changed in the diagnosis and treatment of back pain in horses over the past decade. A recent publication compared a 2016 survey of French veterinarians to a 2006 survey from the same veterinarians and the findings suggest an increase in interest and awareness in equine back pain. [Back Pain in Horses: Then and Now]

Attwood Wisdom of the Week: 


Did you know? The surface you ride on daily truly impacts the health and well being of your horse. Does your footing pass the test? Here we have top competitors training with Silvio Mazzoni in Upperville, VA on an Attwood surface. Happy weekend! #attwoodequestriansurfaces #nohoofnohorse #horses #instahorse #horsesofinstagram #safety #performance #innovation #asanteequestrian #equestrian #horse #equine #equestrianlife #dressage #horseriding #pony #love #pferd #instahorse #horselove #horselover #photography #showjumping #horsephotography

Posted by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces on Friday, January 11, 2019

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