Trot On Blogs

He did it! British eventer, Jonty Evans, began fundraising in July to buy Cooley Rorkes Drift AKA 'Art', the horse he rode at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after its owner put it up for sale. "I am lost for words and so, so grateful to everyone who donated, I just can't believe it. "This was my last and final choice, and I didn't really…
All clear scan results. Good news for John Whitaker as he recovers from a worrying fall when Cassinis Chaplin made an abrupt refusal last Saturday, 5th August, at the Longines Global Champions Tour in London. “When you hit the ground, your first instinct is always to get up and get straight back on the horse but I couldn’t feel my feet,”…
The smallest changes can sometimes reap the biggest rewards. Getting stuck in a rut is frustrating, and when you are happy to put in the work and are just desperate for an improvement it can just get infuriating when it doesn’t happen.  All I can say is perseverance is worth it… A recent breakthrough for me was a very slight…
British Olympic showjumper John Whitaker has been injured after falling from his horse at the Global Champions Tour event in London. Competing on his 62nd Birthday, John started off well on the nine-year old Cassinis Chaplin. But, the stallion put in a sudden refusal, unseating him over the fence. Spectators were relieved as it was announced John was speaking with…
Gastric Ulcers account for many unhappy horses with equally unhappy owners who experience the behavioural problems that not surprisingly go with them. Now we're told that a high percentage of horses have gastric ulcers which can be brought on by stress, intensive training, medication and diet (particularly prolonged periods without forage) so we can only guess at how many of…
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