This year starts with the British Dressage young horse forums, with four youngsters going from my yard. Our four-year-olds this year are the real thing and very “au naturel”. They are in their winter woollies and were backed about six weeks ago, with two weeks off over Christmas. We are contemplating clipping them, but I do quite like my staff! We have 11 young horses in the yard at the moment and it’s a bit like Animal Planet — anyone we can get a headcollar on is in the “advanced” group.