Month: December 2015

Better Turf Under Hoof, Part II

I wrote earlier about year-round efforts to improve turf on the Cross Country course in advance of the 2016 Red Hills International Horse Trials.  An extended growing season and healthy amounts of rain and sunshine, in addition to all other efforts (Including some properly composted horse manure!) are really paying off.  In addition to regular activities to improve the more


Hats are for horses too!

It’s not uncommon to see ladies wearing fancy hats on the final day of competition at Red Hills, but many of the equine athletes are also wearing “hats”. Called an ear bonnet, they are quite popular and can keep flies at bay while also maintaining a professional and polished look. Some riders report that an ear bonnet can have a …