jump racing returns credit Credit Paul @ Flickr

A month after flat racing returned to the UK, we are now set to see the return of National Hunt racing too! This is particularly exciting for me with the majority of my Owners Group horses being National Hunt horses. Chez Hans had a quick spin on the flat earlier…

horses play fighting

Over recent years our understanding of how and why animals play has improved massively. I was watching a documentary recently about animal play. It showed how many animals have their favourite play mates and that their age and sex could determine what games they played. This got me thinking about…

scottie returning to work

If you have been following Scottie’s progress, you might know that we were hoping to be bringing Scottie back into work in April. But due to Covid-19 this got put on hold when the physio and saddler stopped working during lockdown. However, people are slowly coming back to work and…

iona rossely racing on empty

What do you do when a crashing fall ends your skiing career? Compete in Endurance and join the Irish team. Iona Rossely was a professional speed skier who picked up titles such as British Overseas Champion and New Zealand Ladies Speed Skiing Champion. While competing in the World Cup in…

Wouldubewell

Okay so I have done it again and treated myself to another share in an Owners Group horse. (I think lockdown is getting to me!) But let me introduce you to my new hurdler, the 6 year old bay mare, Wouldubewell. She was purchased from the sales after winning her…

teaching scottie tricks

It’s not unusual for people to teach their horse’s tricks. It might be something small like giving kisses or really helpful like getting them to line themselves up to the mounting block for you to get on. Those who practice things like Liberty work with horses might teach more complex…