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Where the weather sucks and the riders rock…

Irish Horse And Ancient Round Tower

  Ireland is a peculiar country. It is tiny rocky yet simultaneously boggy island in westernmost Europe, with hardly anyone living here. The rest of the world enjoys a curious relationship with the Irish – our government is ridiculed, the weather is a joke, we are the victims of mass stereotyping which largely underwrites our tourism industry (Bottle of Irish air, anyone? Another pint? A leprechaun, perhaps?) and yet we are also largely feared, admired and respected. As a country, we punch way above our weight in arts and literature, in business and in tourism. We are also knee-deep in…

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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.   Coaching in Costa Rica this weekend with Auro Franco and Silke Schoer. #CanadianTrainerGoneSouth #ClinicsInTheSun #LifeIsGood #EventingWorldWide A post shared by Ian Roberts (@ianrobertsequestrian) on Mar 18, 2017 at 4:37pm PDT   Cheltenham you were a beauuty. A post shared by E KING (@emilykingg_) on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:25pm PDT       Training for the fight #BadmintonTrainingCamp #Rocky #CobOnTheJob #EveryChampionWasAcontenderThatRefusedTogiveUp #HobdayTraining #BeachBoi #fitness #CobCanters #SeaCob #mulry #Yehboi @BaileysFeeds @equilibriumprod @grubsboots @spaldingsaddles…

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Friday’s Fashion – Complete your riding wardrobe with these stylin’ long sleeve shirts

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  This series features 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. Let’s 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… No riding wardrobe is complete without a collection of stylish and practical long sleeve shirts. For days…

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Dressage judge comments scribes did write: Part 25

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  People from all over the world read, Tuesday’s Top 10 – Dressage judge comments scribes were NOT allowed to write. Many of our readers shared comments that HAVE actually made it onto dressage tests. There have been so many colourful dressage judge comments, we have enough gems for a series. The dressage judges who let their scribes write these comments, certainly were not sugarcoating anything. Thank-you to all the riders who shared these hilarious, real life comments. Despite what a  judge writes on your test, this phase of Eventing remains interesting when the unexpected happens. Thank you to all the good sports who are sharing some of their…

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Horseshoe art that will make you start hoarding old shoes

Nailing The Horse Shoe

  Horseshoes – Something that every horse owner spends hundreds to thousands of dollars on a year. Farrier bills are never small but as the saying goes, ‘no hoof, no horse,” so riders are content to dish out huge sums of money on their horses’ routine pedicures. Typically your horse will need new shoes every several months, once their old ones wear out. You probably just chuck the old shoes in the trash but you might want to reconsider this. Horseshoes can be repurposed into beautiful and practical works of art with some welding skills. After scrolling to the bottom…

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Five simple steps to find the ideal bit for your horse

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  The perfect bit: is it out there? Where is it hiding? No matter your level, you want to find an appropriate bit for your horse that both maximizes the quality of his performance and permits you to have enough control to train and compete safely. Follow these steps in your bit search:  1)    Know what your end goal is. An appropriate bit will encourage the horse to connect to both reins evenly. It will also provide the rider with enough influence to turn and slow down in a safe manner. If you have a particular problem that you want your bitting choice to…

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12 GOOD habits that every rider should develop

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  When equestrians think of ‘habits’ they usually think of bad ones such as looking down at the ground while riding. But there are many good habits that you should work on getting into as a rider. Making a conscious effort in your daily life to develop some simple good habits can transform you into a better rider and horseman. It will take a bit of time and commitment on your part to form these habits but you owe it to yourself and your horse(s) to form these habits… 1) Clean your tack. Daily. Not only will you look like…

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Save money and eat healthier – Homemade 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 (to view the full recipes, simply click on the pictures or bolded text below):   Caprese sandwich with parsley pesto: This gourmet sandwich is unbelievably simple to make. It is the perfectly refreshing meal for hot horse show days. You can either whip this…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Reasons most riders are single


  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.”   Tuesday’s Top 10 - Reasons most riders are single 10. Manure is not a sexy fragrance. 9. Your whip and spurs scare potential lovers off. 8. You once suggested to your boyfriend that you could help him lose weight by lunging him. 7. Clucking in the bedroom is considered rude. 6. Your last partner gave…

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