Ariat Bromont H20 Tall boots

Ariat has a reputation for making great boots that are worth the price tag- well I have totally put this to the test with my Ariat Bromont H20 tall boots over the last four years. I was lucky enough to be asked to test a pair for a magazine I design for, so I chose…

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Tune in to some Brilliant Equestrian Plodcasts!

As the vast library of podcast grows there are loads of brilliant ones to tune into for an equestrian fix through your phone. Think that podcasts are the preserve of only the young? Not a bit of it. There are some brilliant equestrian podcasts out there – even if you are a digital Luddite grab…

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Hope swoops into the barn with the swallows

The first swallows arrived in one of our sheds this morning – it is funny how hopeful these swooping, chattering birds make me feel every year. This year, the year of Corona, the irony hit me that they have flown thousands of miles to get here, almost certainly from south of the African Sahara, while…

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Horse riding in time of Corona

So the Coronavirus is upon us. It has put the entire globe into a lockdown it seems. Equestrians are of course heavily affected by this – how much so varies from country to country. In those worst hit such as Spain and Italy – you are simply banned from riding at all – unless you…

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Dutch Master

I have had the great pleasure of meeting and attending training clinics with Albert Voorn many times. In 2019 I interviewed him for EQy magazine 2019 Issue Olympic silver medallist Albert Voorn is a class act – not only is he a brilliant showjumping coach and a visionary rider, this outrageously outspoken character is known…

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Mardi Part 2: Jay Johnson works his magic

So my scruffy-looking project mare turned out to have all sorts of tricks up her sleeve (read part one here). Turns out she arrived with a spare eject button. After a fence, she had a neat way of dropping her shoulder bucking and spinning all at the same time making her pretty tricky to sit…

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