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Got a case of the Mondays? Mia Farley illustrates perfectly what that feels like with this, the photo to end all photos. That’s one way to beat the heatwave, I guess!

National Holiday: It’s National Uprising Day in Slovakia. On this day in 1944, the country begin its resistance against the Nazi regime, helping contribute to the fall of the Third Reich.

US Weekend Action:

MARS Great Meadow International: [Website] [Results] [Erin Gilmore Photography] [EN’s Coverage]

Shepherd Ranch Pony Club H.T. (Santa Ynez, CA): [Website] [Results]

Town Hill Farm H.T. (Lakeville, CT): [Website] [Results]

UK Weekend Results:

Land Rover Blair Castle International H.T. (Pitlochry, UK): [Website] [Results]

Scottish Grassroots Eventing Festival at Blair Castle: [Results]

Llanymynech (2): [Results]

Shelford Manor (2): [Results]

Wellington: [Results]

Your Monday Reading List:

Andrew Nicholson’s three-time Burghley winner Avebury was undoubtedly a modern-day legend of the sport. But his arrival into the world was inauspicious — in fact, as it turns out, he was only ever bred as a way to finagle cheaper bills at Andrew’s yard. The unlikely prospect then went on to become one of his rider’s greatest-ever partners. [The strange story of Avebury]

Regular readers of EN will be familiar with Daniel Stewart, whose book excerpts we frequently share. He’s one of the leading equestrian sports psychology pros, and his instructional content has helped so many riders shift their headspace into a more productive place — and even better, he teaches clinics, too! This clinic report gives you a feel for the work he does and how it could help you and your horse. [Fix your mindset to fix your riding]

Did you know that horses can get the hiccups? These diaphragmatic spasms are referred to as ‘thumps’ and are most commonly found in horses who exert themselves at a high level, such as racehorses and eventers. They can actually have an impact on performance, though, so getting familiar with them isn’t a bad idea. [Don’t try to make them drink water upside-down]

Still panicking about the possibility of ulcers? Assuage your stress by learning more about how they form, the symptoms they present, and the treatments used to get rid of them. [Essential reading for horsey folks]

The FutureTrack Follow:

 

I’m loving the Lucinda Green XC Academy for its useful snippets of wisdom — almost all of which are applicable no matter what level you’re at.

Morning Viewing:

Head to Hartpury Horse Trials with vlogger and Horse&Country presenter Rhi:

Horse Show Log Book

Horse Show Logbook

Horse Show Log Book: Horse Riding and Halter Log Journal - Keep a Record up to 6 Judges per page - Eventing - Halter - Jumping - Equestrian

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