Wednesday News & Notes from EcoVet

CP Qualified enjoying retiree life. Photo via Elizabeth Louise on Facebook.

I really love seeing horses enjoying their retirement years. A post on Facebook made its way around last week showing Australian rider Shane Rose’s Adelaide winner and Rio team partner CP Qualified having the time of his life:

Just wanted to share something pretty special and heartfelt.This is Darcy. He was bred and born in Holland, imported…

Posted by Elizabeth Louise on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Let’s hear it for those special retirees! We truly don’t deserve horses.

Obscure Holiday: It’s Swim a Lap Day…if you’re into that sort of thing.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Horse Park of New Jersey H.T.: [Website][Entry Status]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T.: [Website][Entry Status][Ride Times]

Cobblestone Farms H.T.: [Website][Entry Status/Ride Times]

Wednesday Reading:

Meet the Black cowgirls of Southern California. I’ve been really enjoying my rabbit hole diving learning about the history of Black equestrians. It’s fascinating to learn a piece of our culture that, sadly, I didn’t know much about before. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read this deep dive into this California group of riders.

US Equestrian has posted a Diversity and Inclusion Commitment Statement and action plan. Change begins in steps and this step can be a positive one with the right follow through. We’re excited to see what the next steps look like as more organizations, platforms, and brands undertake new initiatives.

Do you want to learn about galloping and conditioning? If you’re local to Scottsville, Virginia, you’ll want to check out an educational Galloping & Conditioning clinic put on by Oakhill Farm. Learn how to ride and balance at speed, how to feel your horse’s gallop rhythm, and what to account for when it comes to fitness — but don’t wait to sign up!

Dressage rider Juan Matute Guimón has reached out to his followers for the first time following a brain bleed that saw him undergo a seven-hour surgery and a medically induced coma seven weeks ago.

It’s getting warmer out! This is a great time to get a refresher on summer care tips for horses. Particularly for those of you competing, pay careful attention to heat and heat-related symptoms during work. Stay safe out there! [Summer Horse Health Tips]

Wednesday Video: Props to Heels Down Mag for hosting this discussion on racism and discrimination in horse sports. There is much to be learned from just having a conversation about what we can do better:

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Ecovet is an entirely different type of fly spray … and you apply it to your horse in a different way, too. With fly season upon us, we’re sharing some tips for how to best apply Ecovet:

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