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The Horse & Hound Podcast: episode four

Welcome to the fourth weekly episode of The Horse & Hound podcast, in which our news team discuss the key stories of the week, we chat to top eventer Polly Jackson about her small but mighty skewbald partner Two For Joy, and vet Ricky Farr talks about common equine healthcare mistakes made by owners...

Now live is episode four of The Horse & Hound Podcast, our exciting new audio service available every Thursday for subscribers to our H&H Plus service, for which a free trial is available.

In the latest episode, our podcast host H&H’s magazine editor Pippa Roome chats to H&H news editor Eleanor Jones and senior news writer Lucy Elder about this week’s top stories including the guidelines around the use of indoor schools and potential changes to anti-doping rules. Also our showing editor explains what the British Show Pony Society took into account when deciding not to extend the upper age limits for riders contesting plaited pony classes in 2021, while Lucy outlines how age limits and championships are being handled in other equestrian sports.

“There were concerns entry level riders would be at a disadvantage” – Alex Robinson

This week’s interview is also hosted by Pippa, who chats to top eventer rider and former British squad member Polly Jackson about her brilliant, but far from straight forward, little skewbald partner Two For Joy (aka Percy), with whom she competed at Badminton and represented Britain at the 2005 European Championships.

“Percy said: ‘you can ride me as long as you understand the rules’” – Polly Jackson

We also hear from equine vet Ricky Farr MRCVS of Farr & Pursey Equine, who is talking about common equine healthcare mistakes typically made by owners and how you can avoid them in this episode.

“Do you know your horse’s normal temperature and resting heart rate?” – Ricky Farr

We hope you will enjoy it.

H&H Plus podcast: episode four

What did you think of this week’s podcast? Let us know by emailing pippa.roome@futurenet.com

Listen now to other episodes of the H&H podcast…

The Horse & Hound Podcast: episode three

Increasing diversity in UK equestrian sport, plus para dressage sensation Natasha Baker on coping with lockdown and her Tokyo aims...