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The Horse & Hound Podcast: episode seven – Ian Stark | Vet advice: wounds | News round-up

Welcome to the seventh weekly episode of The Horse & Hound podcast, in which we chat to eventing legend Ian Stark about his unusual route into eventing, some of his favourite horses and his reputation for being a bit of a party animal; our news team discuss the key stories of the week including eventing’s restart, new research into eventing safety and what action is being taken to help jockeys with their mental health; plus vet Ricky Farr has expert advice on dealing with wounds.

Episode seven of The Horse & Hound Podcast, our exciting new audio service available exclusively every Thursday morning for our H&H Plus subscribers, is now live. We would love to hear your feedback on this week’s episode, so please do send your thoughts to pippa.roome@futurenet.com

In an exciting development, we have decided, for a limited time, 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.

In episode seven, legendary Scottish eventer Ian Stark shares some wonderful stories with our podcast host H&H’s magazine editor Pippa Roome about learning the hard way, his unorthodox route into eventing, some of his favourite horses and his reputation for being a bit of a party animal at championships.

“I used to get bucked off, spun round with, dumped, reared, you name it — it taught me stickability and I absolutely loved it” – Ian Stark

Pippa is joined by senior news writer Lucy Elder and news writer Becky Murray to chat about this week’s top stories including reaction to the restart of eventing under new Covid-19 rules, new research looking at the physics of rotational falls, plus what action is being taken to help jockeys with their mental health.

“The research used a computer-generated model similar to what’s used in weather forecasting. The model created 10 thousand different senarios that could lead to a rotational fall… based on real-life videos” – Becky Murray

We also hear from equine vet Ricky Farr MRCVS of Farr & Pursey Equine, who this week is talking about wounds, which everyone with horses will have to deal with at some point and explains when you need to get your vet involved.

“The one major piece of advice I would give to any horse owner is never underestimate a wound” – Ricky Farr, MRCVS

We hope you will enjoy it.

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