1. ‘Tremendous-groom’ Alan Davies taking a step again from work for Carl and Charlotte
Alan Davies has shared his plans to take a step again from his job as head groom for Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin in 2023. Alan joined Carl and Charlotte in 2011, and has been a relentless and massively well-liked determine throughout the staff that has dominated British dressage within the years since. However from this 12 months, Alan, 56, will now not work full-time as a groom, explaining that there are a selection of causes behind his choice. “I’m getting older and I really feel drained – I feel I want a little bit of a break,” he informed H&H.
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2. The ‘oddly satisfying’ horse video taking the web by storm
A video of a farrier cleansing and trimming a horse’s hoof was essentially the most watched UK add on TikTok in 2022, amassing greater than 273 million views. Sam Draycott joined the platform in April 2021, and inside a month had greater than one million followers. Two of his movies that 12 months had greater than 109m views every, however this 12 months topped that by some margin.
“It’s quite simple; I’m not making an attempt to show individuals about bone progress or formation of the hoof capsule, simply making an attempt to teach most people. They assume it’s unhealthy or it hurts the horse however as soon as they perceive, they comprehend it’s advantageous, and it’s to profit the horses’ welfare.”
3. From Alan Davies to Alun the cautious cob
There’s a pic for the album… Half-Hackney Alun was caught on digicam throughout a groundwork clinic, by proprietor Rachael Wainwright, who had purchased him two months earlier. Rachael stated when she and Alun first tackled the impediment pictured, for which the horses are purported to push by way of the swimming-pool “noodles”, he jumped it, however then received the cling of it and walked by way of calmly.
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