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Jean-François Pignon visits Cahors

Just by chance, I picked up a flyer for a local cinema to see that an “avant première” of Jean-François Pignon’s autobiographical film, “Gazelle” was being shown on Friday evening preceded by a personal appearance of the man himself and his horses in our home … Continue reading

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Finally back in the Saddle…..

I’ve been looking forward to this moment for nearly six months, and inching closer to it in the last couple of weeks.  My broken leg is feeling stronger and I’m walking well enough to be confident leading the horses.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Back on Board my Spanish “Sparkler”

It’s over five months since I splintered the top of my tibia in mid-March and, apart from sharing the gorgeousness of the early summer garden with you, I haven’t wanted to publish and bore you with my thoughts on the blog … Continue reading

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The Battle of Broken Knee – Part 1

Well I really asked for it, didn’t I, entitling my last post “Why Bareback? Why Not”?! Two weeks ago I just about had enough time at the end of a sunny day to take Pom down to the school for … Continue reading

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Life Interrupted – or why the silence…….

Many apologies to anyone looking in for a new post recently – especially to Michelle, who has been a fascinating correspondent and whose blog is thehorsemaster.wordpress.com.  I broke my leg on 11th March and have been in hospital most of … Continue reading

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Why bareback? Why Not!

Today we had a visit from Julien, the horse dentist.  When he gets the electric drill out and you see the horses’ teeth smoking, I can’t believe how brave they are.  Aly has to have the manual rasp, as he … Continue reading

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