Veteran Trainer Dermot Weld Eying 25th Classic Success

Horses Racing at the Curragh

Aidan O’Brien may hog all the flat racing headlines in the modern era, but he isn’t the only Irish trainer accustomed to global success. County Kildare maestro Dermot Weld has been landing major international events for over 40 years, and it seems the 75-year-old isn’t finished yet. Boasting wins in Ireland, Britain, Australia, France, Germany, […]

Harry Cobden Crowned Champion Jockey for the First Time

Harry Cobden with Parody at Lingfield Park

Willie Mullins hogged all the headlines on the final day of the British jumps season at Sandown – and rightly so, with his gatecrashing of the British Trainers’ Championship being a genuine generational achievement. However, his award wasn’t the only big prize dished out at the Esher venue. JP McManus was named leading owner for […]

Beginners’ Guide To Carriage Driving

horse carriage driving guide

Essential information for anyone interested in learning more about driving horses. Man has been driving horses since the Romans harnessed them to chariots and, even earlier. But with the mechanisation of agriculture and the arrival of the motor car during the twentieth century, is the driving horse now firmly rooted in the past? Driving is […]

Can Horses Swim?

horse in water

Horses are majestic creatures, but they are not known for their swimming prowess. While some breeds of horses can and do swim, most cannot. There are many factors that determine if a horse can swim or not; they include breed, age and health status. Some breeds have been bred specifically to be able to swim […]

Alpacas – Could They Change Your Horsey’s Life for the Better?

Alpacas – Could They Change Your Horsey’s Life for the Better?

The wonder of woolies! Could an alpaca be a cuddle companion for your horsey? Why not choose a more unusual companion for your horse – Llamas and alpacas are ideal and have huge benefits too! llamas and alpacas are fast becoming the most popular companions for horses and there are many benefits to owning them. […]