In our Rare Breeds series we head to the New Forest, where the earliest record of horses dates back to 1016 when rights of common pasture were granted to the people living in what was a royal hunting ground. Susan Dunne discovers more about the breed known as the architects of the forest.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is raising awareness of the power of horses to help people living with Dementia. During Dementia Action Week (16-22 May), the charity will be aiming to run as many ‘Tea with a Pony’ sessions as possible at its member groups throughout the UK.
The Great Horses for Health event 2022 will be run over 70 days – a duration chosen to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and also the 70th Anniversary of lead Charity HorseWorld Trust.
Amongst the rare native breeds of the British Isles is the Fell pony, which gained recognition in the driving world thanks to the Duke of Edinburgh. Susan Dunne finds out more about this native of the north.
Zilco catch up with Dick Lane, Vice Chair of Indoor Carriage Driving UK and Indoor Carriage Driving Event Organiser.
Dick gives us an insight of what types of events he organises, the challenges he faces, the type of equipment needed and great tips for newcomers.