April Fool’s 2020

April Fool’s 2020

Let’s be honest 2020 has been off to a… weird start. From the Bushfires to floods in Australia and now the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an attempt to bouy people’s spirits I thought I would pull together the horse themed April Fool’s days jokes that did the rounds this year.

Ranvet gave us a science based anti-spooking serum which promised to do exactly as the name suggests.

Ranvet's anti-spook serum turned out to be a joke

Our friends at Horse Nation introduced us to the Saddle Piddle Pal designed for those of us with the tiniest of bladders who don’t want to miss out on valuable saddle time.

Any takers on the Saddle Piddle Pal??
Photo from Horse Nation

The Heels Down Brief always brings the goods. This year was no exception with their announcement in the brief that competitors could don a conservation mask in the ring.

And my personal favourite eq themed April fools Day joke...

While the Plaid Horse made waves by announcing the introduction of a hunter class where lead changes would not be required!

From horse and hound was the ‘news article‘ bearing the news that a rider was fined for failing to pick up after their pony. Or maybe rose scented manure is more your style… Although at £200 a bag I can’t imagine who the target audience would be.

And last but not least was Equistro Canada with their unicorn dust, which I think we can all agree would have been magical (especially at the low low price of $999.00 for 1kg).

Rainbow dust for horses? Yep that would be magical

And routing out the line up is this gem from my friend Bailey from @joyful_dressage

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It’s with a bittersweet feeling that I’m sharing here that, after months of grappling with the prospect, I’ve decided to sell Posey. As you’re all aware, Posey is quite large, anticipated to be way out of my ideal height range. Additionally, as my ankle still isn’t completely healed which inhibits my ability to run for in hand shows and heightens the possibility of additional injury from a fall off a rowdy youngster in the next couple years, it’s in both our best interests for her to have someone who isn’t held together by metal. This will allow me to focus on my future (time and finances) with Joy. With her low key, never phased demeanor and exceptional gaits, P was the perfect fit for a long-legged, ambitious Pro or AA that didn’t want to deal with a hot headed, overly sensitive, ticking time bomb. She’s bred to be in the FEI ring, and I know that’s where she’ll end up. There was a surprising amount of interest in my chestnut flower. Now, you know I couldn’t let Joy’s only foal end up in the hands of the stranger! Fortunately for me, that was never going to be an issue, as her new owner is a longtime friend who fell in love with Posey very early on. It’s one of those things you can’t really explain. The timing was just right, and we couldn’t deny the way things fell into place, as P’s new owner just retired her competition horse and desperately wanted a young horse to develop. With a right of first refusal, we worked out the sale, and I’m so excited to watch them grow together, even with a little bit of sadness. So, please help me congratulate Posey’s new owner, @theblondeandthebay_! It’ll be a privilege to watch Maddie develop Posey to her highest potential. A life long dream of mine was to take both my girls, Joy and Posey, to USDF finals. Now, I get the opportunity to cheer on my first homebred, her dam in hand, when they inevitably sweep the young horse divisions. It’s a honor and privilege to have all my hard work pay off to help someone achieve their goals. Can’t wait for the future, my girls!💗 Additionally, Maddie isn’t a fan of Fanfare as P’s show name, so she informed me she’s going to change it back to the “Fair” line, specifically, Fair Fool!

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Did I miss any?