The team at BarnManager published a great profile on the two inspiring women behind Young Black Equestrians, a popular podcast that features voices of Black equestrians from all walks of life. I’ve really enjoyed this new listen in my library and encourage you to tune in here. The latest development for YBE creators Abriana Johnson and Caitlin Gooch is the Black Equestrian Network. This new venture is designed to provide a “horse industry ‘Green Book’ to empower, uplift and highlight Black Equestrians across the globe”.
You may recognize Caitlin Gooch as the creator of Saddle Up and Read, on which Horse Nation ran a feature recently. Abriana is the author of the Cowgirl Camryn book series, and together the two are dedicated to promoting community within the horse world. Be sure to follow along with BarnManager as they collaborate with Abriana and Caitlin in the coming months.
On This Day in EN History: Frankie Thieriot Stutes had a heck of a day on cross country in the headlining class of Rebecca Farm in 2018.
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A second horse in Horry County, South Carolina was euthanized due to Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE). This case comes a month after another horse was euthanized.
We learn about the importance of riding with an elastic canter, but as is often the case this is not as easy as it sounds. Achieving a truly elastic canter is the result of proper training and balance. Luckily, there are many tools available to the rider willing to learn. The FEI released a new article with some helpful advice on creating elasticity in the canter, complete with several exercises designed to boost this skill.
As multiple sports around the world look to a safe return amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many are looking to equestrian sport and horse racing as a barometer of success. Point-to-point racing will be one such testing ground for dipping a toe back into the spectator pool, as this article in Horse & Hound explains.
Fun fact of the day: The FEI now has a Spotify playlist. I’m a big Spotify fan girl myself, so you can certainly catch me jamming out to “Muck Out Medleys” all week long.
Listen to this during chores today:
Ariat’s Kate Harrison sat down for a conversation with Randy Savy of the Compton Cowboys:
We are pleased to welcome Randy Savvy of the Compton Cowboys. Join us as we talk community, legacy, and sharing the tradition of horsemanship with future generations.
Posted by Ariat on Friday, July 17, 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: