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Talent isn’t everything

Wild native ponies at home on Exmoor

I remember my first real equine encounter as if it were yesterday…  I was in the middle of my first ever groundwork lesson. A birthday present from Jo to her then completely non-horsey husband in an effort to help me understand why she spent so much time at the stables while I was messing around […]

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The art of classical gardening

I couldn’t wait to tell you, I’ve just come in from mowing the lawn! “So what?”, you may ask. Well, I know it’s maybe not that big a deal to you, but I couldn’t help noticing how much my mowing skills have improved in the last 5 weeks.

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Deepening connections…

There’s some old horse wisdom that says, “it’s not how you are with horses, it’s how you are…”. It’s an idea that has been around for a long time. Back in the 16th Century, Antoine de Pluvinel (tutor to King Louis XIII of France) recognised how learning to work well with horses through empathy and […]

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