A great day all-round and I met some lovely people and horses. I was proud to be a key sponsor and had the honour of presenting the winner of the Foreign Breeds Youngstock with a prize from HAC Therapies - for horse, human and hound. A worthy winner of their class, Murraybrook Monet, a coloured Partbred Arabs x Warmblood yearling filly is pictured below. Shared with permission from show organiser extraordinaire, Lynn Jarvis, read below for a wholesome write up of the day. The
Where do you start with an end of year blog? There’s so much that has happened in the last 12 months it will be hard to keep this short and sweet, so please do bear with me! First and foremost, I would like to thank all of my clients for your valued custom and followers of Instagram and Facebook for your ongoing interest and support, I am so very grateful :) For those that may not know I work part-time as an NHS Physiotherapist, but it goes without saying that horses and dogs
The canine body is complex; it is comprised of around 319 bones, a multitude of tendons, ligaments and nerves, fascia (a strong fibrous connective tissue that envelops and supports the entire body) and over 700 muscles. Any injury sustained through work or play may introduce a detrimental effect on the muscles (individually and globally), leading to pain and probable dysfunctional compensations in gait and posture. It is essential that all components of the musculoskeletal s
Vauxhall City Farm can be found tucked away in the corner of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, London. Being local to the area, I count myself very lucky to be able to offer my free time (as rare as it is!) to treat and pamper the horses and ponies there. The riding school offers riding lessons for all ages and abilities from Tuesday to Sunday. It is also a registered RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) centre and provides an excellent service to the community. Riding school h
On Monday 28th May 2018, a glorious Bank Holiday Monday, I was invited by Lee Valley Riding Club to host a painted horse demo at Lee Valley Riding School. My model was Diamante, owned by Virginia Draper, and he excelled being his diva-self as a stunning superstar! I met Virginia earlier that morning to prep, pamper and paint Diamante, getting him ready for the big event. Being an Andalusian, his free-flowing mane had to be plaited up and thanks to Ruth Chapple's 'top secret'