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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Online courses every Eventer NEEDS to take

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  WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   10. “How to dress for the soup kitchen – so you cannot be identified as a rider.” 9. “The big choice: Health or disability insurance when you can only afford one.” 8. “How to marry rich.” Includes the bonus course – “Coping strategies when your rich…

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Braiding for the lazy eventer in eight quick and easy steps

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  I’m going to be honest here, I HATE braiding. I never liked it when I was a kid and now that I am in my twenties, I still despise it. I have never paid someone to braid for me because that seems like a waste of money. Braiding isn’t hard, it can just be time consuming and monotonous. I have spent over 10 years working on my braiding skills and methods to do it QUICKLY and without my horses looking like they were braided by a toddler. I can do a polished braid job in under 20 minutes and best of all, these…

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Make 2017 a wild year and sign-up for a horseback riding safari in Africa – You will love it!

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  Calling all equestrians to get off the farm and out of the show ring for a riding adventure that you maybe have only dared to dream. This year, is your year to take a horseback riding vacation in Kenya. We first learned about Offbeat Safaris through one of our writers here at Eventing Connect, Ema Klugman. She was lucky enough to enjoy a working student position with this top notch company and peaked our interest after she wrote about her adventures. Offbeat Safaris was founded by Tristan Voorspuy in 1990, beginning purely as a riding safari outfitter, based out…

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Last Week TODAY

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  Catch up on interesting tidbits that you might have missed last week. We work hard to catch all the good stuff so you don’t have to.     Happy horses make me HAPPY #GoAlGo #oknowwhoa #mysnowangel #bucasblankets #snowday❄️ @bucasblankets A video posted by Lainey Ashker (@laineyea) on Jan 7, 2017 at 12:00pm PST     There is only one number one #teamsweden @svenska_ridsportforbundet A photo posted by Ludwig Svennerstål (@ludwigsvennerstal) on Jan 7, 2017 at 5:00am PST   Suuuper excited to welcome Quinlan Z to my stable – the beautiful 6yo stallion (Quinar Z x Contender) A photo posted…

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Make your horse an easier ride with these training tips

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  I have a novice horse for sale, and a lovely young adult came to try him on Saturday. I got on the horse first, as customary, to put the horse through his paces and show he can perform as advertised. He was a little distracted during the first few minutes of warmup, but he eventually settled and showed a pretty good walk, trot, and canter. I hopped him over a few low fences, and then the potential buyer was ready to give him a try. I advised her that he was pretty straightforward, ride leg-to-hand, with light, small aids. She…

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Seven eventers you need to follow on Instagram in 2017

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  What better way to spend a brief moment of downtime than scrolling through your Instagram feed? Looking at pretty pictures of horses leaping over massive ditch-and-walls is a great way to take your mind off mundane non-horsey tasks. You probably already follow a number of equestrian accounts on Instagram but you are seriously missing out if you are not following these seven inspirational and fun eventers… 7) Alexa Bresnahan – @eventingstrides: Alexa Bresnahan is an up-and-coming Canadian rider, who is currently competing at Preliminary. Recently, she won the bronze level of sponsorship in Bit of Britain’s Next Top Rider competition. The sponsored…

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Friday’s Five – Tasty, healthy and EASY horse show food ideas

Skip packing junk food and try these easy and tasty recipes for your next show.

  Horse show food is not usually the tastiest, it is rarely healthy and it is always overpriced. Instead of spending money on dreadful horse show food this season, you should make your own. It can be quick and simple to prepare your own food and bring it to your events. Try these easy and delicious recipes this competition season: 1) Red pepper, goat cheese, and fresh mint wraps – These make for the perfect lunch on a hot show day. They are both filling and refreshing. Make them the night before your show, pack them in zip lock bags…

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Friday’s fashion – Customize your own pinney for the 2017 season

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  Welcome to Friday’s fashion where we feature fashion must have items for riders and their horses. Tune in every Friday with your (or your parents’ or your significant other’s) credit card in hand,  for some excellent fashion finds. Lets bring style to the Eventing world!  I have not personally tested all of the featured products but the websites they are available through are reputable and I will not feature any products with negative reviews. If you own any of these products please share your to opinions so we can all find the best deals and look great.   Are you wearing an old and plain pinney…

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Life is too short to ride the wrong horse

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  I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve had a lot of good horses– not “good horses” because of talent, but appropriate horses for where I was in my riding career.  I began Eventing on a 15hh foundation-bred Quarter Horse, Casey.  What Casey may have lacked in talent or dressage-winning gaits, he made up for with enthusiasm and work ethic.  He taught me that cross-country should be FUN, and jumping should always put a smile on your face.  Otherwise, why do it? The confidence I gained from him set me up well to start with a willing, trainable green horse.  Before I committed…

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Today’s Top 10 – New Year’s resolutions your horse is aiming for

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  WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   10. I’ll gallop full throttle on cross-country so we never have time faults again. 9. I vow to become a better jumper. I’m going to practice all day hopping out of my paddock. 8. You seem kind of nervous about ditches so I won’t jump them anymore. 7….

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