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My tribute to a perfectly quirky horse!

Written by Tuesday, 28 June 2016 09:48
Realms of Glory, otherwise known as Arthur was a thoroughbred ex-racehorse turned event horse who gained a bit of a reputation in the Cotswolds for his funny 'quirks'. However, Arthur was also the most lovable, caring boy, with the biggest heart. Sadly, we lost Arthur earlier this month, aged 23, so I wanted to share my memories of this funny…

Cheers to the Corporate Cowgirl!

Written by Monday, 18 April 2016 16:51
I recently saw this photograph floating around the internet and it really hit home to me. Some Facebook pages were classifying the image as being a “Corporate Cowgirl” which completely made sense to me. This image applies to many horsewomen all over the world whether they ride English or Western. There are so many of us who work full time…
We all, at some point, were new to riding. We can all remember the first time we entered a stable, the first time we talked up, our first lesson. So why is it that when someone shares that they are a riding newbie, they are ostracized? I've noticed that in the equestrian community, we aren't really a community at all.…

Why I Love Haflingers

Written by Wednesday, 16 March 2016 20:22
My love for Haflingers started early. I always loved horses but when I was offered to take care and ride a Haflinger mare, a school horse, in exchange of mucking stables when I was 14, I definitely fell in love with these special ponies. Learning how to handle those cute blondes had an everlasting impact on my horsey life. I…

JOHN BRINDLE, HORSE OWNER & SAFETY CAMPAIGNER

Written by Wednesday, 02 March 2016 11:16
  The reasons why I got involved in a road safety campaign to protect all horse riders. On January 18th 2015, me and my wife were riding our grey horses along a narrow ‘B’ road a couple of miles from our stables. We were in walking pace with high visibility clothing and HD headcams. A BMW passed us very close…
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