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The Horse & Hound Podcast: episode 12 – Louise Bell | Arthritis/DJD | News round up

Welcome to the 12th weekly episode of The Horse & Hound Podcast, in which we chat to former showing star turned grand prix dressage rider Louise Bell about how difficult it was for her to switch discipline, how she came to own her top working hunter turned dressage star Into The Blue (aka Dynamo) – and why not everyone was convinced by her purchase – plus what exciting young horses she has waiting in the wings to look out for; our news team discuss the impact of the recent introduction of new quarantine requirements when returning from France and why all horse owners need public liability insurance, even if they are not the primary carer of their horse; while vet Ricky Farr MRCVS talks about arthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), including which horses are at risk and what treatment options are available.

Episode 12 of The Horse & Hound Podcast, our exciting new audio service available exclusively every Thursday morning for our H&H Plus subscribers, is now live.

In an exciting development, we have decided to make each episode available for all H&H fans to listen to 24hrs after its early release to our H&H Plus members. Search for “The Horse & Hound Podcast” in your prefered podcast app and click subscribe to be notified about each new episode. This will allow more listeners to make The Horse & Hound Podcast an essential part of their week on Friday morning.

We would love to hear your feedback on this week’s episode, so please do send your thoughts to pippa.roome@futurenet.com.

In episode 12, former showing star turned grand prix dressage rider Louise Bell chats to our dressage editor Polly Bryan about why she decided to switch discipline and the challenges of retraining her way of riding, how she came to own her top working hunter turned dressage star Into The Blue (aka Dynamo) – and why not everyone was convinced by her purchase initially – plus what exciting young horses she has waiting in the wings to look out for.

“It’s like a drug, dressage. I never thought it could be as exciting as it is” – Louise Bell

Pippa is joined by news editor Eleanor Jones and senior news writer Lucy Elder to discuss this week’s top stories including the impact of the recent introduction of new quarantine requirements for riders returning from France and why all horse owners need public liability insurance, even if they are not the primary carer of their horse.

“It is so tricky and I really do have full sympathy for everyone trying to negotiate the rules and do the right thing this week – no one wants to risk anyone else’s lives or the sport. It brings up a lot of moral questions” – Lucy Elder

We also hear from equine vet Ricky Farr MRCVS of Farr & Pursey Equine, who this week is tackling arthritis, or degenerative joint disease (DJD), including which horses are most at risk and what treatment options are available.

“Most people want to know, if their horse is going to get DJD, what can they do? No one drug or protocol fits all when it comes to arthritis…” – Ricky Farr, MRCVS

We hope you will enjoy our latest episode.

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