Trot On Blogs

British Eventing selectors have announced the squad that will compete at the FEI European Championships in Strzegom, Poland (17 – 20 August 2017). As the most experienced rider on the team, Tina Cook will be travelling to her eighth Europeans and Rosalind Canter will make her championship debut. Five of the selected horses will make senior championship debuts whilst The Pebbles Syndicate’s Quicklook V…
A few weeks ago I posted a wonderful video of our three boys enjoying life and coming when called. Since then Joe has joined our family. It’s been a month of hell with us almost losing him by a nasty gash in his leg. I am thrilled to say he made it and now he joins the other three ‘inmates’…
This week I caught up with Cornish Dairy Farmer, Paul Richards, to hear about his latest adventure. In August, Paul is competing in the Mongol Derby. A race regarded as the world’s longest and toughest horse race. 1.  So Paul, what is the Mongol Derby and why have you chosen to take on this enormous challenge? Why I’m doing it…

It’s a Ball Game

Written by Monday, 24 July 2017 10:23
There are certain issues affecting guys that us female riders tend to forget when we suggest that our long suffering other halves learn to ride. The Better Half decided recently that he wanted to improve his riding and so he took himself off for an week's intensive course with plenty of speed and jumping to keep him interested! Amazingly he…

What's The Buzz! Fly Repellents For Horses

Written by Wednesday, 19 July 2017 13:39
The summer is here at last and coming to a horse near you is the return of that irritating little horror - The Fly (horsefly to be precise). Of course horses do have their own natural defences, such as tail swishing, biting, kicking and head shaking, but that can be very inconvenient when riding a dressage test, not to mention…
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