Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

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I am just a teeny bit envious of Sierra Lesny, who is having herself a whirl of a winter thanks to two very cool opportunities: a day spent with Phillip Dutton, in partnership with Cosequin, and a full scholarship to train with Sara Kozumplik in Florida thanks to Strides for Equality Equestrians. Sierra began her winter tour with a day at Phillip’s Wellington base, where she got to take a spin on his Tokyo partner, Z. We’re green with envy, Sierra — but we hope you’re enjoying yourself!

Earlier this week, we welcomed the winner of the Cosequin Equine Phillip Dutton Experience Sweepstakes, Sierra Lesny, to…

Posted by Phillip Dutton Eventing on Thursday, January 13, 2022

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I’m excited to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Canadian Olympian Kyle Carter for a chat on the topic of longevity — both for ourselves and for our horses — later this month. How does one set themselves up for having a long career (amateur or professional!) as an eventer? How do we best support our horses for longevity? We’d love to ask Kyle some questions that you want answers to during this interview, which will be recorded and released on our channels later this month. Submit your question here and we may bring it to Kyle during the interview. This chat is brought to you by Zoetis Equine’s Regenerative Medicine Device line. Learn more here.

Your dressage test for this year has been updated! Be sure to learn your 2022 test, and find some guidance from Marilyn Payne’s session at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention here.

US Equestrian’s calendar process webinar, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed with no new date yet available. Click here for more information.

Corner jumps always look cool in photos, but what’s the technique to answering the question safely and correctly? This how-to from Practical Horseman will set you straight for your next attempt at a corner question.

Soft arms = better connection. But man, is that hard to achieve! Find the middle ground between noodle arms and 2×4 arms with this guide from Dressage Today.

Cool job alert: SmartPak/Covetrus are looking for a Director of Health Product Development. To view the job description and requirements, click here. This can be a remote position.

Do you have any “horse health resolutions” this year? Haygain has a few to get you started — and they culminate in a happier and better understood partner!

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Wednesday Video Break: More barn hacks from Brianna Noble!