Wednesday News & Notes from Ecovet

One of the smallest yet significant things I’ve learned in these tumultuous last few weeks of heightened awareness is that there is a vast community of content creators and brilliant minds that I’ve not known about until now. It’s difficult to come to grips with the idea that perhaps societal bias live in all of us, but one thing I do know to be true is that within all of us is room for more knowledge and growth. In efforts to make my time on social media slightly more productive, I’ve been introduced to many new-to-me and incredible people, brands, and projects that inspire me to keep learning and doing more to elevate the rich voices that are within our community. The post I placed at the head of this post is from Miguel Flores-Gayle, a content creator and director who has worked extensively with the Compton Cowboys (among many others). Take a look at his stunning work here.

U.S. Weekend Event Preview

Champagne Run at the Park H.T. [Website][Entry Status/Ride Times]
Maryland HT II at Loch Moy Farm: [Website][Entry Status]
Poplar Place HT: [Website][Entry Status][Ride Times]
Genesee Valley Hunt HT: [Website][Entry Status/Ride Times]
War Horse Event Series HT: [Website][Entry Status]

National Holiday: In honor of today being National Video Game Day, you’ll find me bribing Tilly to find me a coveted copy of Equestriad 2001. If you know, you know.

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A tiny bit of digging led me to some really interesting information on Adam Hollingsworth, who you may recognize from this image that made waves on social media during recent police brutality and systemic racism protests. Adam, a Chicago native who appeared as a viral video star during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, says his ongoing mission is to teach more kids in Chicago and beyond about the therapeutic benefits of being around horses. He says he rides with a bigger purpose now, wanting to show others that there are other paths. In May, Adam started a GoFundMe with the goal of using the funds to take his educational clinics on the road. “I’m asking if you can donate to help me continue going to different neighborhoods in different inner cities in the Midwest,” he writes.

Who plays the part of your eyes on the ground or sounding board? As much as riding is an individual endeavor, it’s also helpful — almost imperative — to have a strong team of support around you. Lauren Sprieser writes about the concept of “checking your work” in her latest blog for the Chronicle of the Horse.

You’ve likely spent some time in the company of a horse with a noisy airway at some point. It sounds terrifying and it’s hard to determine what the source of the noise is. This helpful article from The Horse breaks down three common causes for upper airway noise and how they are treated.

Tip of the Day: I thought it might be fun to share little helpful tidbits that spring up on the internet. I loved this one illustrating correct versus incorrect jumping position.

Wednesday Video Break: Please enjoy this video of Tamie Smith and Mai Baum scoring a 19.8 at Twin Rivers this past weekend. #micdrop

Been working extensively with Johann Hinnemann the last couple months with all of the horses. It’s been a great to focus on the specific details with each of the horses. Lexus has always been an extravagant moving horse and because of that he looses the correct balance. This weekend he contained himself so well and is starting to be more consistent.

Posted by Next Level Eventing on Sunday, July 5, 2020

Ecovet is an entirely different type of fly spray … and you apply it to your horse in a different way, too. With fly season upon us, we’re sharing some tips for how to best apply Ecovet: