Wednesday, October 16, 2013

16th October, 2013 Bingo Wings!

Off to the Little Chef, Podimore today (I know how to live) to meet up with another trio of IHRAs, Rosie, Bronwen and Jenny as well as Sarah and Kim from HorseWorld in order to plan our two demonstrations and the stand for the West Country Equine Fair which is due to take place on 7th and 8th December, 2013. Our demos take place at 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on the Sunday. As commentator I quipped that I don't feel so comfortable without a pony under my arm and so HorseWorld are smuggling in Bingo the Shetland Pony to keep me company. He'll also be a good lead horse for HorseWorld celebrity horses Cuthbert and Dart with whom we will be demonstrating desensitisation, long reining and ridden techniques. Our stand, which will be in the Shopping Annexe, will feature the work of HorseWorld and Intelligent Horsemanship and our joint enterprise with hands on Horsemanship Courses. Come and see us. We'll give you a sweetie!

Having not had our hands on a horse for at least two hours, we all then went across the road to look round the World HorseWelfare yard at Somerton. I went here years ago when it was a racehorse yard and I was envious of it's pristine fields and immaculate fencing. They have 70 odd rescued horses at the centre now. WHW and HW (so many initials) often work together on mass rescues which sadly are needed all to often at the moment.