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    Farookh’s ignorance about equine diseases and poor access to veterinary services meant a sad prognosis for his six-year-old mare. He had been availing the services of a local healer to treat her but whilst the treatment cost had risen, the condition of his mare did not. Feeling helpless, he decided to sell his mare for a throwaway price at the Jalalabad equine fair.  Once...
  • Recently it has come to our attention that there is some misunderstanding as to why we require health documentation when a horse is insured, hopefully this will help to explain why it is required and why full disclosure benefits the horse owner.When a horse is insured it is important for the owner and the Underwriter (the company that takes on the risk of the policy and pays...
  • Preparation for the coming event season is in full flow, with emphasis on cross country for Timmy! This month, when school allows, we have been continuing our lessons with Mel Breen for flatwork (often in the dark!!) and Rebecca Gibbs for jumping, focusing on the upcoming event season.On the first weekend in February we ventured to Tweseldown for Timmy's first cross...
  • Like most months we started with a lesson from Tessa, which will never disappoint me! We have been learning new movements such as Travers. Chester struggled a bit initially as he didn't quite know where to put his legs, but soon sorted himself out. We have continued to do this exercise throughout the month and Chester can now do one to two steps confidently, which is such a...
  • Would you like to be on the back cover of the BRC KBIS Novice Winter Championships programme?If you are competing there this year and have photos from your qualifier or if you have any photos from last year’s Championship then you could be!Just send your photos to us at ask@kbis.co.uk with the location that they were taken at and subject title #BRCKBISChampsPlease note that...