An every day account of a small racing yard and the highs and lows....
Thursday, 1 December 2016
We managed to get all horses cantering around the grass field on Monday before the frost set in for the last three days,
Then it was either road work or up the hill gallop which is a great asset when the ground is frozen solid. We don't like to do too much with them when it is very cold as they don't drink as much water and can end up getting dehydrated.
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.