Amanda Vlietstra

Freelance writer

Amanda Vlietstra

Website contributor Amanda Vlietstra is a freelance writer/editor who’s worked for a number of national magazines and websites. Having thrown herself back rural living with gusto since moving from London to Buckinghamshire in 2012, she juggles her horsey life with work and two small children. She claims to do dressage, but really just potters about having fun on her 14.2hh Belgian Warmblood mare, Roxy. She also enjoys a good gossip over a coffee in the tackroom!

Ex-racehorses on parade at Ascot

If you’re the proud owner of an ex-racehorse, you probably find you get asked the same old questions about your noble steed, and hear the same tired statements repeated

Horses have been around for, well, donkey’s years. They’re inextricably woven into the fabric and folklore of Britain — and many countries round the world, too. As it’s Friday 13th,…