John Cottle // Creating that special bond

What’s the secret to creating that special bond between you and your horse? We asked Olympian John Cottle to give us a little insight into how best to make that happen and to tell us about some of his favourite horses… John should know how to create the perfect...

Driven to Help Others Succeed // A groom’s story with Lydia Beales

It’s probably no surprise that groom Lydia Beales is inspired by a horse first and foremost . . . Balmoral Sensation no less. The lass from West Yorkshire has been right beside Clarke Johnstone’s magnificent grey for many of their fantastic wins and milestones as his...

Sometimes You Have To Be Flexible

Breaking up is hard to do, be it with a husband or a horse. Trust me on this; I’ve done both. The former took 18 long, difficult years for both of us to realize the situation wasn’t good for anyone. It was a painful transition, but the end resulted in six happier...

Good Grooms Vs. Great Grooms

We all know what an important part grooms play in the running and sustainability of a yard. I won’t get too bogged down with just how important they are, as I think I might be here a while… But, as with every job, there are the good, and then there are the great. Not...