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Okay, it’s official, we’ve found it: the greatest cross-country outfit the world has ever seen. There have been many moments in my life when I could have benefited from a figurative pair of Big Girl Panties, and as it turns out, putting a literal pair of them on is a great way to find your mojo. I look forward to seeing this trend at the five-star level. Boyd, you up for it?
Events Closing Today: Valinor Farm H.T., Fox River Valley Pony Club H.T., Inavale Farm HT, Midsouth Pony Club H.T., Stable View Summer H.T., Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. I, Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Summer H.T., Larkin Hill H.T.
Tuesday News & Notes from Around the World:
Are you an aspiring professional, aged 21 or under? If so, don’t miss out on the chance to apply for US Eventing’s Emerging Athletes 21 program, which opens today and could put you on a pathway that’ll change your life. [Get your application in now]
Enormous congratulations to British Olympian Gemma Tattersall and her partner, Gary Stevens. The two tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Gemma’s parents’ home in East Sussex, and even included their beloved terriers in the proceedings. [Take a break to check out some wedding photos]
Horses: they’re always finding new and creative ways to injure themselves. Take Phillip Dutton’s ride Quasi Cool, for example, who broke his orbital bone after running into a tree. After an extraordinary effort by his vets and home team, he’s back at his best. [Click for the gory details of how they did it]
Eric Smiley is back with another op-ed for Horse&Hound: and this one, on letting horses make mistakes for long-term gain, the importance of being ready vs being qualified, and learned helplessness across the country is well worth a read. [Sometimes, those 20s are key]
The Queen’s jubilee took place over the weekend in the UK. A lifelong horsewoman in her own right, she was honoured with a number of celebrations that referenced her love for riding — and plenty of media retrospectives, too, including this look back at some of her favourite horses over the years. [Do royal horses poo gold?]
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Just when you thought the perfect job doesn’t exist…Ride iQ is hiring a part time Social Media Marketer! If you’re an equestrian with a strong background in creating and implementing content strategies on social channels, this role could be a good fit for you! Ride iQ is a high-growth business with a lean team, so the best fit for this position will be a proactive, creative person who takes initiative and enjoys startup environments! If you’re interested, email your resume to team@Ride-iQ.com.
Listen to This: Check out the latest episode of the USEA podcast, in which Dr Paul Haefner discusses how you can implement sports psychology practices into your daily riding.
Take a spin around the Novice course at GMHA:
Simply put, horses need energy. Energy is traditionally supplied by cereal grains such as oats, corn, and barley. These feedstuffs deliver energy as carbohydrates or starch.
But what if you want to supply more energy to your horse without increasing the feed intake? Feeding a fat supplement is an excellent way to achieve this.
Fat is considered a source of “calm” energy and is thought to modify behavior in some horses, making them more tractable. This, in turn, allows horses to focus their energy on work rather than nervousness.
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