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Last Week TODAY

  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.   Trip to Addington for the stallion show with this gorgeous special boy. So honoured to ride him. #ChilliMorning #PerfectStallion #Handsome #lovehim 💙💙 pic.twitter.com/YMkGn7mzPj — Gemma Tattersall (@GTeventing) February 18, 2018   #letTheLoveBeGIN 👅❤️💗❤️💗❤️💗❣️ @pinkstergin #limitededition A post shared by E M KĮNG (@emilykingofficial) on Feb 13, 2018 at 9:42am PST     @wwatherston DARCY DE LA ROSE absolutely THILLED to be out having a little pop away from home. THANK YOU @coralkeen…

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Braiding for the lazy eventer in eight quick and easy steps

  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 11 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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Which air vest do you use? Which air vest do you want? Check out last week’s poll results

  Last week, we polled riders from around the equestrian world on their air vest choices. Over 3,600 people responded to the poll, which is a significant sampling since election predictions are based on just surveying 1,000 people. As we all know, equestrians tend to have different personal preferences, especially when safety is involved. Check out the poll results below to see how the horsey world chooses their air vests and more… Are you part of the majority or minority?          

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Does your horse have the coolest name ever? All horse names are eligible to enter to win a custom Perri’s halter

  We are thrilled to partner with Perri’s Leather and bring you a monthly contest to celebrate horse names and have some fun. Starting in March of 2017, readers like you have have been winning beautiful halters by submitting their horses’ unique names for judging. Here is another chance to enter the contest. If our readers choose your entry, you will win a beautiful ‘Amish made’ Perri’s leather halter with an engraved plate to show off your horse’s winning name. Enter this month’s contest if your horse’s name has a cool name! Any horse name will be accepted into the…

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Do you know how an error is scored in dressage? Let me help you – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   It has come to my attention that a majority of eventers do not understand how an error is scored in a dressage test. I want to end this confusion so riders understand how they are truly scored when they make an error. First of all, there are two types of errors you can make in a dressage test. You can either make an ‘Error of course’ which is when you take a wrong turn, make a transition at the wrong marker, etc. Or…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Thoughts horses have on show days

  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. These ‘braids’ are giving me a fucking headache. 9. I don’t want to be brushed at 5:00 AM, I want to sleep. 8. Your hotel better be as dumpy as these temporary stables you have the audacity to put me in. 7. I’m going to…

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The seven most important lessons that Eventing will teach you

  As an eventer you will learn oodles of things about horses and riding. Mastering three different disciplines (dressage, cross-country and show jumping) requires you to learn a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills. As an event horse owner, you will also absorb countless bits of information about horse health. But Eventing will also teach you lessons that go way beyond the barn. I have been Eventing for over ten years now and during this time, I have experienced many highs and lows in the sport. Although some of these disappointing to downright heartbreaking Eventing moments have taught me valuable lessons. If you are an eventer…

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Last Week TODAY

  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.   A.B.F.T.T.B. ~~ always be faster than tha boys A post shared by E M KĮNG (@emilykingofficial) on Feb 10, 2018 at 11:45am PST   #Repost @uptowneventing – Braids by @courtlee26 ・・・ Photo of the day: Who is it? #eventinglive #twittereventing @britisheventing A post shared by Doug Payne (@dpequestrian) on Feb 9, 2018 at 3:44am PST   Dexter and Flora at the international eventing forum A post shared by Ludwig Svennerstål (@ludwigsvennerstal) on…

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When supportive parents become a liability – Coaches need to speak up

  There are two types of supportive horse show parents and we have all encountered them: 1) Parents who push their children – These parents don’t hesitate to rush their children up the levels. They seem to forget about the child’s confidence and safety. Usually, the children of this parent group are slightly delusional about their abilities because their parents pump up their egos as the parents do not seem to grasp what skills are truly required to compete at the different levels. Coaches either love or hate these parents. If the parents have large sums of money, they are dream…

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Six truths every equestrian should know about money

  Equestrians tend to focus almost all of their time and energy on their horses and riding. It is true that our worlds revolve around riding. But we need money in order to fund our horse habits. Without money, we cannot buy hay to feed our precious horses! If you want to have a successful career as an equestrian or even just enjoy the sport as a hobby, you need to manage your money accordingly. I have been managing my money to fund my riding habit since I was 14 when I started working a cashier/waitress. Sure, when I was…

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