Tuesday evening saw Jenny and I back down at the fire station as official groupies practicing for the New Forest show. The Animal Rescue Team are giving a demonstration on all three days of the show and our role is to be hapless trailer drivers whose horse goes berserk in the back. I am extremely worried about getting Tourettes and singing "It's worse than that he's dead Jim" into my microphone (this, if you are too young to remember is from the song "Startrekking Across the Universe").
The team's stand will be on 5th Avenue throughout the show and I know they will be pleased to meet any horse owners. If you feel like making a donation they will be readily accepted. Of course, the team are likely to be hit by the cuts in public sector funding and have to be more or less self financing. The job they do is fantastic and they need all the support they can get.