An injured high eventer, a foal in a tin and different issues the horse world is speaking about


  • House from hospital

    Eventer Jeanette Brakewell is recovering at house after a fall from a younger horse meant 4 nights in hospital. The a number of medal-winning rider informed H&H the six-year-old was recent after the frozen week and though he was lunged earlier than she rode him, he bronced and spun, unseating Jeanette. She was taken to hospital, the place it was discovered she had damaged ribs, however is now again house. “I’m ever the optimist, however I gained’t take dangers or be foolish,” she mentioned.

    Discover out what else Jeanette needed to say

    Two tins

    The rescuers of a foal who was reported as having steel wrapped spherical his leg had been staggered to search out the colt had two tin cans caught on his foot. World Horse Welfare subject officer Becky Bedson discovered the foal with its dam, and different horses, in a subject filled with garbage in Essex in December. As soon as he was caught, the cans had been reduce off, and charity workers had been then tasked with discovering appropriate names for the colt and his dam. “Toucan was one suggestion however we went for Tintin for the foal and Snowy, as there was snow on the bottom and it was simply earlier than Christmas,” mentioned Becky.

    Learn extra about Tintin and Snowy

    A profitable return

    Carl Hester returned to competitors for the primary time in virtually a yr on 29 January, profitable a grand prix class at Hartpury on 76%. He was driving Fame, the 17-year-old Bordeaux stallion beforehand competed at worldwide grand prix by Fiona Bigwood. Fame has now been primarily based with Carl for round eight weeks. “We haven’t made any agency plans as we’re simply seeing the way it goes, however I really like driving Fame – he loves his job and is an actual overachiever,” mentioned Carl. “He’s simply divine to journey.”

    Learn extra about this ‘sizzling and goey’ horse

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