Rollback Vol 63: The Latest and Greatest in the Horse World and Beyond

The Greatest.

“After representing his birth country of Columbia for eight years in competition, two-time Olympic show jumper Daniel Bluman changed nationalities in the winter of 2016 to compete for Israel. It’s the country he says he’s always felt most connected to, as he grew up in Hebrew school and his late grandfather endured three years in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Knowing all that his grandfather endured, Daniel explains, has shaped every aspect of his life.” Watch the video here.

Adrienne Lyle went from a cattle farm to the Olympics – find out how in the November issue of Heels Down Magazine.


Equestrian || Learn the dos and don’ts of taking care of your biggest tack investment: your saddle. @HorseJunkiesUnited

Barn Life || It’s that time of year again: Here are our tips on when and where to blanket your horse.  @HeelsDownMag

Horses || Here are three exercises to do at the halt to get you going for No Stirrup November.  @HorseJunkiesUnited

Science || Did you know horses can read strangers’ body language? @Horse&Hound

Food || Move over Pumpkin Spice: There’s a new fall flavor. | @TIME

History ||  This is fascinating: Watch a team of conservators clean Queen Victoria‘s ancient petticoat.  @Jezebel

Viral || This dog couldn’t walk after its leg was amputated. Then some students built it a prosthetic. | @VPilot

Health || Is there really a pill to make exercise obsolete? @NewYorker

Gender || In Peru, a beauty pageant shifts the spotlight from glitz & glamour to violence against women. | @NYT

Culture || We turned our clocks back an hour last weekend, but do you really know why?  | @TBT

Workplace || One Japanese company is offering extra days off to workerswho don’t smoke.@NYT

Animals  ||  An ancient four-horned giraffe ancestor was unearthed in Spain.  | @Smithsonian

Social || No photos, please. Just eat your food: One chef is banning diners from Instagramming their meals.  | @DailyMail

Download the November issue for a chance to win Equiline S1 Safety stirrups The winner will be selected at random among all entries.


“I Try To Figure Out How To Make Them Happy.”

“Despite gand prix dressage rider Denielle Gallagher-Le Griffon’s life-long career in horses, which started at age 20 as a professional groom for Canadian Olympian Eric Lamaze and then for Canadian Olympian Ashley Holzer, she has never lost sight of the one core value that shapes every part of her business:


Watch the video here.


Stop Counting Calories. Seriously.

“Counting calories is a staple of a lot of diet plans and fitness apps. They insist that if you want to reach your goal weight, you must eat under so many calories a day. Depending on your app, and your goals, often times this leads to unhealthy calorie suggestions. For me and my goals, one app told me I couldn’t eat more than 1,000 calories a day — less than half the amount of the recommended calorie intake by the USDA. Eating less, exercising more doesn’t work. But eating the right thing does.” Read more here.

Contest Alert: Greenhawk’s Shedrow Backpack

Heels Down Media is excited to be partnering with Greenhawk for a giveaway for our Rollback subscribers. You may have seen the versatile and stylish Shedrow Backpack before, but if you haven’t, check it out here.

Want to win your own? If you’re reading this email, you don’t have to do anything. But tell your friends to simply subscribe to The Rollback for a chance to win. We’ll select a winner from our subscribers on Friday, Nov. 10th. The winner will be contacted via email.

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