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Weighing up the value of ponies

Is a horse too big for you? Perhaps you should consider riding a pony. There are some that say ponies should only be ridden by children but small adults who don't exceed the recommended weight guideline...


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We are recruiting for a C#.Net Developer to join our IT department to support the Senior Developer/IT manager in the daily tasks and projects. The successful candidate must be technically skilled, enthusiastic and passionate about problem solving, and IT in general.


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Seeing old advice in a new light

Advances in science and research have improved our knowledge of horses by light years – but sometimes, the most valuable advice is timeless.


My secret weakness is collecting old horse books. Some exhortions are fearsome; one recommends that owners ensure their grooms plait straw inside the doorw...


Triple success and stand out performances

I am glad to report that the evergreen, ever wonderful Ever So Much (below) has continued his rich vein of form this year, and gave himself his third win of the year, at Hexham, in June. He is an absolute delight to have around the yard, and to see him record the tenth success of his career, all ach...


Don’t sweat it out at summer shows

You look after your horse in the heat, so give yourself the same consideration, says Carolyn Henderson


This summer has given a whole new meaning to hot competition. So why are so many of us sweating it out in black or navy jackets and hats?

Obviously people don’t want to miss important shows ...


Endurance frustrations with Annie Joppe

Well Fantom duly completed his training for his 1* at Euston and he was scrubbed to within an inch of his life and his mane had a makeover; actually it was hogged!  He is a very good boy about having all this fuss and pampering and seems to appreciate all the attention.


This planned competition ...


Will microchipping law make a difference?

New regulations will only work if they have more teeth, says Carolyn Henderson


From 2020, it’s going to be chips with everything. All horses, ponies and donkeys will have to be microchipped and owners who don’t comply could be fined £200.


In one way, it’s good news in that it should help in ...