October 2017 - Founder's Notes
Written by CRM
Thursday, 28 September 2017 22:15

Fall fell the day, September 22, we sent this October issue off to the printers. We send our prayers to all those affected by this past month’s hurricanes, fires and earthquakes and we wish that the coming months will see healing, hope and the continuance of much-needed help, much of it from our generous equestrian community, as always.


Photo: Paul Cook

Honky Tonk is a pretty 8 year old leggy chestnut thoroughbred mare, with chrome, up for adoption at FalconRidge Equine Rescue in Valley Center, CA. Her registered name Rubies Fame. She has been started under saddle for three months with a professional trainer and been on trail. Looking for an experienced adopter willing to continue her training and grow with her. She stands 16.1 hands high and is gorgeous. A bit of a worrier, so looking for an adopter who is confident and calm. This mare should be able to do anything. Healthy and sound. Adoption fee $500. Adoption information at www.falconridgerescue.org.

Despite all that, the show must go on. Regenerative medicine, aqua treadmills and functional electronic stimulation are some of the topics we take a look at in our focus on therapeutic products and services. We’re thrilled to have the Area VI Eventing Championships happening later this month, followed by the US Eventing Association having their annual convention in Long Beach in December. Our first of three Gift Buyers Guides urges all to “Think Unique” in holiday shopping ideas, and we have a neat spread of Ariat cool weather fashions modeled with plenty of spunk and attitude by Menlo Charity Horse Show participants.

This month I turn 60! I have been very blessed to have created this magazine 30 years ago and that I still get to be a part of it as it is now a part of the MPM Publications group. I currently don’t own a horse, but once a week I do get to ride Vendi, a beautiful Friesian mare owned by Cathy Cook at RidgeMar in Del Mar. I am having fun taking dressage lessons with Paul Cook and to be a part of this super fun horse’s training journey. Thank you to all of our advertisers and to all of our readers of Riding Magazine.

Happy Riding!

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