Rollback, Vol. 65 – The Latest and Greatest in the Horse World and Beyond

The Greatest.

“Nearly five months ago, event rider Justine Dutton was attacking the three-star cross-country course as the trailblazer for Team Great Britain at the Nations Cup at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. Justine remembers her horse, Kathleen Cuca’s Jak My Style, jumping quite well – until he wasn’t.

That day, she suffered the worst fall of her life.

Justine still has no memory of the rotational fall that landed her in the Intensive Care Unit at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Alexandria, Va. with a concussion, a collapsed lung, several broken ribs, and a broken collarbone. Miraculously, Jak My Style was unharmed in the accident.” Read more here.


Heels Down Magazine’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide is here and it’s free to download in the app.


Equestrian || With Thanksgiving upon us, let’s be thankful for just time in the saddle. @HorseJunkiesUnited

Barn Life || To shoe or not to shoe? We break down the pros and cons of shod vs. barefoot. @HeelsDownMag

Horses || Here’s a compelling reminder on why we should all just be kind.  @HorseJunkiesUnited

People || Don’t miss this inspiring video from Kelli Cruciotti about her horse of a lifetime, and the obstacles they overcame together. | @HeelsDownMag

Health || This video game lies to players to try to simulate mental illness. | @VICE

Gender || A study suggests women are less likely to get CPR from bystanders because people are weird about “touching chests”.  @STAT

Viral || The newest Barbie doll wears a Hijab and is modeled after a real life badass. | @Teen_Vogue

Tech || Why is this company tracking where you are on Thanksgiving? @Outline

Science | Astronomers found a new planet that could be a “comfortable” home for life. | @Quartz

Social || Google, Shmoogle. Reference librarians are busier than everbecause facts matter.  | @WSJ

Sport || The Nigerian women’s bobsled team are the superheroes we need right now. @BuzzFeed

Animals  ||  These two adorable shetland ponies are helping London Police mounted patrol before the Olympia Horse Show. So. Stinkin’. Cute. | @Horse&Hound

Culture || The words men and women use when they write about love is quite different.  | @NYT

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


Junior Rider Round Table: Should Rider Attire Be More Athletic?

“The April 2017 FEI Sports Forum hosted a discussion on show jumping rider uniform. U.S. show jumping chef d’equipe Robert Ridland advocated that as riders are athletes, the emphasis should be less on tradition and more on functionality and athletic appearance. We asked junior riders what they think on the topic, and how important traditional riding dress is to them.” Read more here

More from Heels Down Magazine

New Promateur Status Goes Into Effect December 1, 2018

April Fools US Equestrian (USEF) has announced a new status option. A...
Read More