Ecovet Presents Mind Your Melon: Learn Japanese With Team USA

Minding your melon isn’t always about helmets; sometimes it’s about learning something new.

Sometimes minding your melon means more than just wearing a helmet. Sometimes it means actually doing things to makes yourself smarter and improve that brain your helmet is trying to guard.

This holds true for the US Olympic Equestrian teams as well. U.S. dressage, show jumping and eventing teams have settled in at Tokyo. Before they touched down, though, they, they had enough time for a classroom session with dressage rider and owner Akiko Yamazaki. They learned common phrases like “My name is” and “good afternoon.” The only phrase missing in translation was “more leg!”

Happy Wednesday, Horse Nation. Go riding!

Mind Your Melon videos showcase equestrians who have decided to protect their noggins by wearing a helmet. Do you have a Mind Your Melon submission to share? Send it to [email protected].