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Making good memories – How to develop any horse’s confidence

  Mark Twain wrote that “If a cat sits on a hot stove, that cat won’t sit on a hot stove again. That cat won’t sit on a cold stove either. That cat just won’t like stoves.” The logic behind his wisdom makes perfect sense: if a cat associates a stove with getting burned, he will avoid stoves at all costs. The same can be said of horses—and humans, for that matter. Our job as riders and trainers is to never put our horses or students in a “hot stove” situation. The heat on the stove is analogous to the…

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Sunday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites Australia: Rider in intensive care after injury sustained saving a stranger’s horses from fire – Horse & Hound An international dressage rider is fighting for life after sustaining a severe head injury while rescuing a stranger’s horses from a yard ravaged by bush fires.   New Zealand: Syrian-born farrier among victims of NZ mosque shooting – Horsetalk.co.nz Khaled Mustafa had been in New Zealand with his family for only six months.     United States: How Firocoxib Could Help…

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Monday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites France: Horses ‘smile’ after gentle grooming, study finds – Horse & Hound Horses prefer gentle stroking to a standard groom, a recent study in France has shown, and they enjoy it so much that it leaves them with a “smile”.   United Kingdom: Red alert for horses: Encysted small redworms can be killers – Horsetalk.co.nz Recent cases in Britain of serious disease in horses caused by severe encysted small redworm infections have prompted a veterinarian to remind owners of…

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One simple trick to kick your cross-country riding up a gear – Racecar turns

  Most riders I know are not physicists or mathematicians. In fact, most riders I know wanted to get as far away as possible from those difficult subjects in school. (I’m guilty as charged). But given that we play a sport that involves steering 1200 pounds of horseflesh around arenas and cross-country courses, physics and math matter a lot. I was listening to some old episodes of the very well-done Eventing Radio Show a few days ago. Back in the summer, they had 2018 Event Rider Masters champion Chris Burton on the show, just after he had sealed his victory…

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Tuesday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites United Kingdom: Racehorses ‘didn’t bat an eyelid’ over wrapped Christmas chase fence – Horse & Hound Racehorses Native Robin and Garrane “flew over” the fences in preparation for their festive engagements. Female veterinarians’ struggle for gender equality uncovered – Horsetalk.co.nz Research on gender inequality and discrimination in the veterinary profession has found compelling evidence that discrimination against women exists, and is most commonly perpetuated by those who believe that women do not face discrimination. How to work your horse…

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Eventing absolutely slaying it again on Instagram this weekend

  Instagram connects the world through photos and eventers love to share their lives on this social media platform. We have found Eventing pics from every continent in the world on Instagram. This is your chance to check out the entire world of eventers competing, training and having fun. Enjoy some international Eventing action thanks to some social media savvy riders…   View this post on Instagram Can’t explain how excited we are to finally have a free weekend to get to Powranna, after a few issues with soreness and colic we’ll be very happy just to skip around a…

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The joys of riding a pony – VIDEO Break

  Ponies are extra evil little creatures. Do you want to canter? Too bad, your pony wants to buck. If you survived your pony years there is nothing life can throw your way that’ll get you down for long…     View this post on Instagram 📸| @nicoy_eq tag a friend – #horse #horselove #fails #horsefails #falls #failfriday #equestrian #horselover #horseriding #horsefail A post shared by Horse Fails (@equinefailsx) on Nov 14, 2018 at 8:39am PST

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Friday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Events in North America this weekend: United States: Plantation Field International CIC (PA) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] Twin Rivers Fall H.T. (CA) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] Aspen Farms H.T. (WA) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy Farm (MD) [Omnibus] [Website] Marlborough H.T (MD) [Omnibus] [Website] Flora Lea Fall H.T. (NJ) [Omnibus] [Website] Sundance Farm H.T. (WI) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] MeadowCreek Park H.T – The Fall Social Event (TX) [Omnibus] [Website] Cedar Ridge H.T. (MI) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm (MD)…

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Monday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor:Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Events in North America this weekend: United States: Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club H.T. (NY) [Results] Huntington Farm H.T. (VT) [Results] Full Gallop Farm August HT (SC) [Results] Applewood Farm YEH/FEH & Mini Event (NJ) [Results] Canada: Bromont CIC (QC) [Results]   Worldwide bits and bites France: Tendon Problems in Old Horses: What Goes Wrong? – The Horse Researchers have determined that the matrix—a stretchy, sticky, weblike structure within the tendon—loses its resistance over time. This could play a role in tendon problems in…

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Friday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Events in North America this weekend: Jersey Fresh International Three-day Event (NJ) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] Spokane Sport Horse Farm 3rd Annual Spring H.T. (WA) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] Texas Rose Horse Park Summer H.T. (TX) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] Galway Downs Spring H.T. (CA) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] Winona Horse Trials (OH) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] Plantation Field May Horse Trials (PA) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] WindRidge Farm Horse Trials (NC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] Mill Creek Pony Club H.T. at Longview (MO) [Omnibus] [Website] [Results] Woodland Stallion Station H.T. (CA)…

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