Earlier this week Panorama on BBC aired a show about the dark side of horse racing, what happens to the horses when they retire from racing. I think racing fans… Read More »My reaction to Panorama’s Dark Side of Horse Racing… Euthanasia
The thoroughbred is possibly the most popular breed across the world and is certainly one of the most influential. Having been selectively bred for centuries for speed and stamina, they have been used as an improver for many other horse breeds. Thousands are bred around the world each year for racing and each year thousands retire to have new lives as riding horses.
In many horse sports, the more successful a stallion is while they are competing, the more desirable they are as a breeding stallion. This is understandable, as many traits what… Read More »Stallion performance vs progeny performance
It’s been a really exciting few months with my racehorses recently. We have had 3 wins, stable visits and a trip to the races. Back to Back Wins for Chez… Read More »Owners Group Update ~ Holidays and Winning Ways
For many, horse riding is stereotypically a girls hobby. Especially at the lower levels the equine world is made up of mostly women. This combined with the fact that it… Read More »What does sexism look like in the equine world?
This years Randox Grand National was one for the history books. There was not one, but two incredible firsts thanks to the fantastic team of Rachael Blackmore and Henry De… Read More »Rachael Blackmore becomes the first woman to ride a winner in the Grand National
In recent years ex-racehorses have become increasingly popular. Today Andrew from Whickr looks at why they have become so popular and where you can find one. Buying an ex-racehorse was… Read More »The ex-racehorse market explained and where to find one