The Horse & Hound Podcast: episode 28 – Evie Toombes | Winter weight management | News round-up

  • In our 28th weekly episode of the first series of The Horse & Hound Podcast, H&H’s podcast host Pippa Roome chats to para showjumping and hidden disability campigner Evie Toombes about how horses help her to stay positive and overcome her challenges. Moving on to the week’s top news stories, our news team join Pippa to discuss wage increases, transport for slaughter and Covid rule breaches. We also catch up with vet Ricky Farr, to talk about equine weight management during the winter.

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    In episode 28, inspirational para showjumper and recently crowned Pikeur amateur rider of the decade at the H&H Awards, 19-year-old Evie Toombes, talks to H&H podcast host Pippa Roome about how horses have helped her, why she’s such a big fan of riding schools and warns against writing people off based on their weaknesses, instead of considering their strengths.

    “Through all my health issues, the one thing that has constantly kept me going from a young age is horses. I had a place to turn to when I was poorly and when I was bullied at school – a kid with tubes is a great target for people who want to have a pick at someone” – Evie Toombes

    H&H podcast host Pippa Roome is joined by H&H news editor Eleanor Jones, senior news writer Lucy Elder and news writer Becky Murray to discuss some of the week’s key stories, including increases to the minimum wage and changes to rules around the living wage that are coming in next April, the Government’s consultation around the rules controlling transport for animals for slaughter and high profile Covid rule breaches in the racing world.

    “Wage bills are among the highest bills that many equestrian businesses face and they could be going up by a lot – this isn’t something you can ignore” – Eleanor Jones

    In this week’s advice section we catch up with equine vet Ricky Farr of Farr & Pursey Equine about why it’s important to use the winter to help overweight horses get back to healthy levels of condition.

    “Horses are designed to be walking miles and miles a day and they just don’t get to do in their domesticated lives – that’s the problem” – Ricky Farr MRCVS

    We hope you will enjoy our latest episode and would love to hear your feedback, so please do send your thoughts to pippa.roome@futurenet.com

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