Last week, she went off down to Laugharne for the day, to see some old mates of ours. Horlicks was rehomed from the RSPCA YEARS ago. He has had a great time with Liz, taking part in every sort of activity possible and excelling in all of them. For someone who began life as a rather plain (sorry mate) little vanner, he has really flown the flag over the years, both for his type of cob and the RSPCA rehoming process. Liz has adopted and fostered countless other horses and ponies as well as Horlicks, so she has been a really important member of the Wales team.
While out on our hack we visited Marmite for a photocall as well. Marmite and Horlicks used to go to lots of shows together, wowing the judges with their versatility and good nature.
Horlicks’ competition work now is riding club dressage. He a wise old boy and always brings home a rosette. Not for him the grind of daily schooling on a circle and endless lessons. He knows his job and does it – with that extra bit of sparkle and presence which you need for high marks.
The lovely filly Chloe who is also in these pictures, is the latest addition to their yard. Her name is Chloe Valentine because she really was that special gift (inspired there Gareth!). Although only five years old and still immature, she is showing some real promise and flair.
And of course the little guys must not be forgotten. Spike and Freddie have a great life too. They are great playmates for the other horses and dogs and are a constant source of pleasure to the holiday makers at the yard as well.