Wednesday News & Notes from SmartPak

What a lunch break! Photo via Madeline Backus FB page.

During the winter, educational opportunities abound with team prospects all over the world, giving amazing auditing opportunities to everyone. U25 rider Madeline Backus, who just arrived overseas to base herself with Austin O’Connor for the year thanks the Broussard and Wilton Fair grants, is taking full advantage by using her lunch break to audit team sessions with Yogi Breisner.

National Holiday: National Crown Roast of Pork Day (I have no idea what to do with this.)

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Southern Pines H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

Red Hills International CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

Full Gallop H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

Osphos should be used as directed and avoided in young horses. IDr. Larry Bramlage, world-renowned veterinarian who focuses on racehorses, has found that use of Osphos in horses younger than 5 has been very detrimental to their long-term bone health. Osphos itself warns against usage in young horses and Dr. Bramlage urges trainers and veterinarians alike to take heed of that warning. [Bisphosphonate Use Causes Delayed Healing]

If you haven’t made it to a LandSafe clinic, keep trying to find one. LandSafe is headed next to Holling Eventing on March 13th and 14th, which are a Tuesday and Wednesday. They are subsidized by the USEA and will cost $225 for members. [LandSafe Clinic at Holling Eventing]

PodCast of the Day: Risk Management. Equiratings breaks down ERQI and their approach to risk management. If you are truly interested in understanding the ERQI and what their team is trying to achieve with it, this is a must-listen. [Eventing Podcast]

SmartPak Product of the Day: After getting sick of letting my reins get long for the billionth time, I tried these reins after reading a review. Although they are no magic fix, I definitely felt like holding these pillows in my hands was a major improvement. [SmartPak]