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Off-season horsey shenanigans – VIDEO Break

  In most parts of the world, competition season is over for 2018. But that doesn’t mean you cannot still have some serious fun riding. Check out this wild helmet cam footage for some serious inspiration…    

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Stupidest Christmas presents for equestrians

  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. Pajamas – “What would I need these for when my horse needs a new blanket?” 9. Keith Urban concert tickets – “These are not for the Land Rover Kentucky 5*…” 8. Longines watch – “This is useless; the face is too small for me to read on cross-country.” 7. Godiva chocolates – “Yuck!…

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Another 9 pet peeves only equestrians will understand

  Dictionary pet peeve noun INFORMAL something that a particular person finds especially annoying. Equestrians are very different from non-horsey people. The things that bug us, a non-horsey person would never even understand let alone notice. But equestrians are a special breed of hardworking, determined and rather particular people. Which pet peeves would you like to add to the list? Email them to sable@eventingconnect.today. 1) “Fellow borders who habitually borrow (and never replace/return) basic, ‘should-be-in-everyone’s-tack-trunk’ necessities like your thermometer, Bute, Banamine, Ace, vetrap…” – Marybeth 2) “When people leave their stirrups down when they aren’t mounted!” – Jennifer Fox 3)…

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The smartest way to feed during the winter – VIDEO Break

  Winter is well underway in many parts of the world and equestrians are freezing their butts off. Anytime spent outside is near torture. To decrease your outdoor time you can take on this outside feeding method…    

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Does your horse know any tricks? – VIDEO Break

  These young ladies have done a superb job training their pony some awesome tricks. Can your horse do even a single trick? Let us know in the comments!     View this post on Instagram Als Lena von @forestpoony bei uns war sind diese Clips enstanden 😂😂😎❤😘 . Am Anfang gibt mir Amadeus auf Kommando ein Bussi, dann versucht Lena das auch und an seinem Gesicht sieht man, dass er nicht will, aber als ich ihr dann heimlich (oder so😂) ein Leckerli zustecke, ändert er seine Meinung blitzschnell 😂😂😂 und ich Krieg n lachflash 😂und seine rote Decke liebt…

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Simple but game-changing grooming tip: The secret to whitest leg markings

  Your average equestrian spends more time grooming horses than riding them. Over the years we all learn new, exciting and revolutionary grooming tips and tactics. Check back regularly for more grooming tips as we are on the hunt for the best.  There’s nothing sloppier than rocking up to the show ring or horse inspection with a horse that is sporting some less than glowing white socks. Wow the judges, ground jury members and your fellow competitors alike with your horse’s freakishly glowing white socks. All you need to do is take some white chalk and add water to it….

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Kids and horses – VIDEO Break

  Kids and horses can make for quite the entertaining combination. If you grew up around horses this video will probably jog a few of your memories…    

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The ultimate event horse – VIDEO Break

  Most venters know all too well the struggle it can be to ice a horse’s legs. Not many of our equine friends want to stand patiently in the ice for the good of their leg health. And getting them into the ice can be a huge battle. But this horse has the icing routine down pat… #GOALS    

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4 Steps to get your horsey photos off your phone and into your house/tack room

  Cameras on cell phones have revolutionized the way we take photos. Once upon a time, we were limited to 36 shots on our film cameras but now we can store thousands of photos on our phones. Unfortunately, countless stellar photos are left unseen on our phones. Sure, you might occasionally show a friend one of these photos on your phone or post one on your social media but I guarantee that you have a select few special photos that deserve a place hanging on the wall in your house. The 2018 horse show season has come to an end…

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