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What can we do about Horsemen’s Myopia?

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Wildly smiling little girl in sunglasses and riding helmet
Who doesn't remember THIS feeling? 🙂 Photo by archives of iStockPhoto

I’m a horse blogger, but I don’t know everything about horses. Shocking, huh?

Even worse, I don’t think anyone can know everything there is to know about horses.

Not even That Guy (or Gal) Who’s Forgotten More About Horses Than You (or I) Will Ever Know. I bet you know who I’m talking about.

The thing is, the world of horses is just so vast. From horse care and training to equestrian culture to all the breeds and disciplines plus all the people who, to paraphrase the old real estate slogan that used to hang on the wall at Bluegrass Airport, honor the land and revere the horse.

I like to, as Ferris Bueller advises, take a look around.

Even then, I still have a case of Horseman’s Myopia myself.

What the heck is that anyway? And, if we find out we have it, what can we do about it?

Twitter Round-up: August 2011

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Over on Twitter, I like to keep an eye out for interesting horse things that pop up into my status feed. I forward them, aka retweet or RT, to those who follow my Twitter feed.

You guys who only follow my blog miss all those goodies. But don’t worry – I intend to keep you better up-to-date.

I used to write a series of posts I called the Twitter Round-Up. I think it’s time we revived that tradition.

That said, here are some of my Tweets from August – with a little set-up for some.

Newbie’s Guide to Endurance

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Video of the endurance ride in Rhode Island

Even though I recently completed the first draft of my novel, part of my job is to look ahead to other books. As part of that research, I ended up at an endurance riding event this spring.

Those of you who have rigged your calendars for a countdown to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games know that endurance is one of the competitive events presented as part of the games.

Maybe you’re familiar with the sport or even a participant. Or maybe you only heard about it when you saw the events listing for the WEG.

So, come with me to the New England Arabian Trail Association (NEATO) Escoheag Ride deep in the Rhode Island woods to get an introduction to endurance riding.