This week on our equestrian podcast were hitting some controversial topics. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and being involved in what can be a stressful sport, even at the lower levels, we wanted to discuss the importance of maintaining your mental health. We'll be sharing some tips to keep your mental game strong, but if you ever feel like your barely keeping your head above water reach out to someone like the National Alliance on Mental Health.
On a more cheerful note, we are also talking dogs at the barn. Should you leave your dog at home or does your trusty companion go everywhere with you? There has been a recent increase in negative interactions between horse and dogs in a variety of cases - from the Land Rover 3-Day Event, to a trail in New Jersey, to a farm in North Carolina. Our advise? Know your dog and keep your pooch and your horse safe.
Finding the right boarding barn or lesson program can be overwhelming experience, in this episode of the podcast we are breaking down our tips for the most important aspects to keep in mind when searching for your new barn 'family' and 'home'.
P.S. Did you know that new Apple Watch's provide fall protection? This could be a huge game changer for those of us who ride alone! Read all about it by clicking here.
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You've survived another winter. The days are getting warmer and longer. Everything you own is covered in horse hair, it has become part of your diet and you've ingested more of it than actual food this week. It is in every corner of your house, your car, and you even find it at your desk. Spring is arrived.