An every day account of a small racing yard and the highs and lows....
Thursday, 21 March 2013
We had a good schooling session yesterday - In the first video clip we have Jess (We Never Give Up) as lead horse, then Dolly (Velvet Royale) followed by Button
In the next clip we have Jess. Goody (Lady Barfad) and then Ben (Whither Goest Thou)
We were delighted with the way they all schooled. Frustratingly it looks as though there wont be any racing again this week-end judging by the weather forecast. We have entered Jess, Dolly and Definite Dawn for Horseheath and Goody, Dolly and Ponty Pandy for the Oakley on Sunday.
Pauline has been race riding her own horses in point to points for 15 years and is now training with Doug. Pauline has recently got her trainers permit. They are both passionate about National Hunt racing and achieving maximum potential from their horses in the best possible way. This is why ‘Equine Fitness’ is a very exciting new business for them.
In 2006 Doug eventually plucked up the courage (it only took 7 years!) to propose to Pauline whilst they were on holiday in the Maldives and they married in the Lake District in June 2007.