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Horse Of Week - Yorkshire Lass.

Meet Yorkshire Lass, a Thoroughbred who turned 29-years-old in April. Yorkie stands at 15.3hh and is now retired from work. “Yorkie has had many achievements in the past, in show jumping and cross country. She has also given me two fabulous foals, one with whom I went on to do Novice level dressage....


Coping with confinement!

Over the winter, bad weather can lead to horses being stabled for long periods of time. You may be unable to turn out at all, and often people are unable to ride. Those of us without the luxuries of horse walkers or indoor schools may have to keep our horses permanently stabled with very little ex...

Horse Of The Week - Jigsaw.

Jigsaw 4 Meet Longslade Jigsaw, a 12.2hh part bred New Forest mare.  She is 14 years of age, and is owned by Jenny Abery.  Jenny explains: “I do a lot of groundwork with Jigsaw, and she is hacked out and schooled by her lovely sharers.  My four-year-old son now seems to have adopted her for his own too!  I ...


More French and Saunders than Fox-Pitt and Funnell! India Thomson Blog 10!

I have to start this blog with a warning - I advise you to stop reading immediately if you are anticipating reports of red rosettes, trophies or maybe even medals.  Alas, it would appear the last few months of eventing for us have been more French and Saunders than Fox-Pitt and Funnell!

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Horse Of The Week - Royal Diamond II.

Smudge 1 50This is the lovely eventer Royal Diamond II also known as Smudge, whom is owned by Mr. Toby Pigott.  He is a 7-year-old Irish Sports Horse by Manor Diamond.  Toby bought the 16.1hh as a 5-year-old from the Little London Stud, in November 2013. Toby explains: “Having previously show jumped as a four-...


Does your horse or pony have runny or puffy eyes? Eyebright

"I have a 2yr old Welsh sec A filly that has a white face & blue eyes. The 13 months that I have owned her she has had constant problems with runny sticky eyes & will stand in the field shelter on bright days if she is not wearing her fly mask aka her'shades!' I decided to try your Eyebright for h...

Horse Of The Week - Kinnagoe Bay.

Pete 2This is Kinnagoe Bay, known to his friends as Pete.  He is an exceedingly charismatic, 16.2hh, bay Thoroughbred gelding by Centro (NZ) out of No Less (NZ).  This 21-year-old, veteran 4* eventer was acquired by Dr. Harley Kemp just over five months ago. Harley explains a little about Pete’s history: ...