(Quick unrelated pre-post question: If Lady Gaga's fans are called her Little Monsters, what does that make lady Gogo's fans? Little.... Maresters?)
As some of you know, I am absolutely horrible at responding to e-mails. I get dozens every day in my generic e-mail from all sorts of different places, and e-mails always get inadvertently get misplaced, or sometimes never read at all. Fail! I have every intention of responding to all e-mails that I get, and I always do my best, but I do know that there have been at least a few lost to the wilds of the Interwebz somewhere out there. Because of this, Eventing-A-Gogo now has a new e-mail specifically for blog-related contact: EventingAGogo@gmail.com. Pretty simple! So fire away, my um.... Little Maresters?
I am also taking specific requests for upcoming blogposts. Some of you have asked me to touch on a few fire-hot burning (okay, maybe not fire-hot... but they are interesting and relevant!) subjects such as:
1) How to train a horse to use the treadmill
2) Booting and traction options for the event horse, and upcoming planned experiments for this
3) and an article I'm writing called Why I Support the Novice 3-Day. That may not make it on here as I might try to submit it somewhere for publication, if it turns out well enough. I'd like to, anyway! We'll have to see.
So now I'm taking other requests too. What would you like to hear about?
Last item of business on this cold, rainy Thursday: success stories. You all know of Gogo's abuse history, and about our journey coming back from this injury. Now, I want to hear from you. Similarly to the Mouthy Mondays that Mugs does, I want to start featuring a success story from one of our readers every week. It can be any story about overcoming adversity, physical or mental. It could be about rehabbing from an injury, overcoming cruelty, or anything inbetween. It could still be a work in progress, or it could be in years past. I'd really like to hear success stories about barefoot horses coming out of shoes, overcoming lameness or hoof damage, or maybe just showing off what healthy bare feet can do. (If you'd like to read a great and ongoing story right now about bare hooves overcoming laminitis, read about Lazarus. Truly heartwrenching and inspirational. And they're from my old stomping grounds in Michigan!) But any good success story about overcoming whatever life throws at you is exactly what I'm looking for.
So how 'bout it?
Zac's 3 week update
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