Heavy Horse Power – Martin Clunes

Throughout last year, Martin Clunes made a documentary about the power and versatility of heavy horses.  During the making of this program, he did a lot of his research in many different countries, championing working horses in many different areas. Martin and his crew spent many days with members of the … Continue reading

New Arrival – Baby Bismark

We received a most welcome Christmas present, Baby Bismarck, a beautiful Suffolk Punch colt. He has settled into the family and grows at an alarming rate. We will keep you posted with his progress.

Doc Martin

As part of the Route du Poisson, we were joined by an ITV camera crew and Martin Clunes, famed recently for his staring role in the very popular BBC series Doc Martin. The crew joined us as they are currently making a documentary about Martin and his experiences and involvement … Continue reading

How to train a Dragon

Over the past few weeks, I have been working with a Frisian named Dragon, the owner and horse were complete novice drivers, although they have had many years together under the saddle. Over a four week period I worked with both the owner and the horse. Dragon stayed with us on … Continue reading

Clandon Wood – Burial Reserve

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is the diversity of each day. Lately Eddie (my Coloured Cob) and I have been working with Clandon Wood – Burial Reserve, www.Clandonwood.com. It is a beautiful natural burial site, nestled in the Surrey Hills, they offer an alternative to a … Continue reading

Santa Fir Christmas Fair

  We had a great time at Santa Fir this year, it was a lot of hard work for the horses, but we really enjoyed seeing lots of old and new faces. We hope you all enjoy your Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year. … Continue reading

2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

During the summer, I had the great privilege to be involved in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, it was truly an experience that I will never forget. From the costume fittings to living in the Olympic village for over a week, making new friends and working with some amazing horses, it was … Continue reading

Movie Extra

After my barely visible appearance among Richard’s cavalry in Robin Hood, I have pulled a German gun carriage in Spielberg’s Warhorse and would have wielded a lance in Sherlock Holmes – again in German uniform – but they ran out of horses, so it is a rather pedestrian performance. I … Continue reading