Link Love: July 2018 Edition
Lots going on in the horse world to share in this Link Love: July 2018! Let’s dig in!
Do you struggle to keep your large water troughs and tanks clean? Goldfish may be the answer!! While my own setup isn’t ideal for the goldfish method, yours might benefit! Check out Horse Network’s article on Goldfish Water Trough Maintenance
On a sadder note, we have reports that 2018 Triple Crown Champion Justify may never race again due to continued recurrent swelling in his fetlock. While it would of course have been thrilling to see the undefeated colt race again, I applaud his connections for making decisions that are in the best interest of Justify’s health and sound future. It was an epic run. Read more at Horse Network: Justify May Never Race Again; Justify Officially Retired from Racing
More news from the racing world. Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza was injured when his mount collapsed and died on the track during a workout on Sunday. Despite serious injuries, Mr. Espinoza is expected to make a full recovery. Read more:
And on a Justify-related note… Who didn’t see this coming? Yeah, I’ll probably buy one…
A frequent-flyer on my mp3 player of late… American Horse by The Cult. Just when I thought I’d run out of horse-referencing hard rock, I found a new favorite!
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Pony Club and their rating/certification system, especially as a guide and tool for independent riders not necessarily affiliated with Pony Club. Possible subject for a future post? Anyway, I ran across this little gem… could you pass the Pony Club C+ Test? Check out the Quiz from Horse and Hound!
Great news on another ongoing story — Irish event rider Jonty Evans has regained consciousness! It sounds like the road to recovery will be a long one; sending continued prayers and good vibes in Mr. Evans’ direction.
Do you Ride Big or Ride Small? That is the question Human Performance Coach John Haime poses in this excellent article on Horsenetwork.com.
So there is just a taste of some of the news and clickable content that caught my eye this month. For more Link Love, check out last month’s June 2018 Edition. And, as always, you should be riding!