Unless we are from a horsey family, all of us have been beginner horse owners at some stage. Starting out with horse ownership can have some scary and all too often heart breaking incidents,
which reminds me of the Winston story.
I operated a riding school for a decade and some of my fondest memories were not of the lessons for competitive riders on expensive warmbloods, quarter horses, etc.,
but of the days when I would organise the school horses and ponies for "Own a Horse Days".
Planning to travel with horses is never easy and can require military-like planning. Which brings me to the time my riding buddy and I decided to attend a clinic at a regional centre which was quite some...
The brief was for someone to look after four donkeys and a couple of cats for a month and having just completed an assignment caring for two highly bred champion horses, the thought of tough as nails donkeys and two sweet kitty cats was very appealing!