Wednesday News & Notes from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

Finding the barn zen. Photo via Matt & Cecily Brown FB page.

There’s absolutely a certain attention to detail that is required to run a barn, a quality that can sometimes border on obsessiveness. Whether it’s the pattern in the barn aisle or the organization of a tack trunk, there’s definitely a feeling of satisfaction when all is in order.

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Your Wednesday News & Notes

Off-track racehorses aren’t a huge anomaly at the upper levels of jumping, but this one is specifically unique. Life Is Beautiful had a first career as a harness racer in Sweden before being sold to Japan upon retirement. Despite an economical jump, he caught the attention of Shino Hirota’s trainer, who urged her to buy the paint horse. Now Shino has qualified with Life Is Beautiful for a World Cup. [Harness Horse Secures World Cup Slot]

Syndication seems to be catching on across across the pond. Lucinda Green is testing out the waters this season with offers for ten members to join a year long syndicate effort for 2,000 GBP apiece. Participants will get to participate in events as owners, attend a mid-season barbecue and receive detailed updates. [Lucinda Green Offers Deal]

I’m Sew Ready may be a two-time four-star finisher but he’d rather just go with the flow. ‘Jackson’ is about as laid back as it comes according to Emma Ford, Phillip Dutton’s longtime groom. Unswayed by turkey vultures, toddlers on his back, or being the last to come in, Jackson would rather eat than run. [Behind the Stall Door]

Attwood Wisdom of the Week: 

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