Scottie in his pen

It was announced last night that stricter measures are being put in place to try and stop the spread of Covid-19. These measures include only leaving the house for essentials such as food and medical shopping and only going outside your property for exercise once a day. There has been…

scottie and cecil

For most horse owners, dogs and horses go hand in hand. Most yards have yard dogs or allow liveries to bring their dogs. Dogs are allowed at most competitions, many travel with their owners in lorries and of course there are the hounds out hunting. However, I seem to be…

There are lots of debates about whether you should insure your horse or not. I can see where both sides are coming from, but I would always insure my horses and always recommend others doing the same. Yes it can be expensive and if your horse is injury prone, it…

Scottie going over the poles, example of chestnut coat genetics.

As humans, we are guilty of treating our horses (and other animals) like people. But when it comes to training animals, this isn’t helpful. This topic has spiralled on social media recently on the back of a post about loading stubborn horses and the horse who “plays dead” to get…

If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen some posts talking about how great my Tiger Tongue is. The Tiger Tongue was the only thing I bought at Badminton earlier this year and since Scottie has been out of work, we haven’t been doing much grooming. But the…

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Like so many people, I couldn’t get enough of Our Planet when it came to Netflix. On the back of this I have seen lots of individuals and companies making small changes to help save the planet. More people are making the effort to recycle and even McDonalds have replaced…

showjumping scottie no refusals here and setting goals for the future

I nearly always carry a whip when I ride. It’s habit more than anything else and I find it a helpful tool. But the use of a whip is always a hot topic, especially when it comes to public perception of equestrian sport. This week I also saw a really…