By Jane Carlton
As if sun, sand, and surf weren’t reason enough to travel down south to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city is hosting the 2016 Olympic Games this month (yes, ponies included!).
By Terise Cole
How do you really know when to start caring for your horse as a senior? Is it all about their age, or is there more to the equation? Sure, Blaze’s namesake may be looking a little greyer lately and he just celebrated his second decade, but he is still kicking—you don’t think he is old.
Our handy chart helps you determine your horse’s status and Dr. Mary Rose Paradis, DVM, MS, Associate Professor Emerita at Tufts' Cummings School of Veterinary Science gives us some senior horse care tips so you can give your horse the best care possible—no matter his age.
Whoops! If you were early to our contest, you may have noticed a certain Grand Slam of Eventing winner, among others, missing from our list of competing athletes!
Don't worry, we have fixed our list of fantastic equestrians and the 2016 Dream Team Contest is up and running again!
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Enter at ejmag.co/2016DreamTeam!
Johnny Joe rightly related himself to a jump before he went lame.
One moment I was slogging along full of doubt (can he do this?), full of fear, (you need to drop out of this competition, get out now), and lacking faith (where will I get the money to do this when I have got to buy hay?). Then out of nowhere Johnny Joe jumped a bunch of huge jumps and all those questions were suddenly gone. The soles of my boots had not seen the tops of standards in a while, but they did that day. No average horse can clear a fence by five feet over and over again—it’s just too high—but it happened. It really did.