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…

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…

Scottie all clipped, lameness in horses

Since Scottie first went lame in October, I feel like I have been very hot… okay borderline obsessive about his soundness. Now I have never had a fantastic eye for lameness. Obviously I can see if they are hopping lame or even 5/10s I would like to say I would…

scottie looking sleepy and off, why you need to know the vital signs

Today came the announcement that Horse Racing will resume tomorrow after just 0.5% of horses tested had the virus. I believe the British Horse Racing Authority made the right decision postponing racing for a week to establish how widespread the virus was. These actions have meant that the virus is…

jumping scottie

We’ve all seen the photos and videos showing a horse over jumping a small jump on Facebook. These posts are usually accompanied by a comment such as “future show jumper.” Now while I think it is fantastic to see that a horse has scope, I really don’t believe that scope…