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The Horse & Hound Podcast: episode six – Billy Twomey interview | Vet advice: infection testing | News round-up

Welcome to the sixth weekly episode of The Horse & Hound podcast, in which we chat to top showjumper Billy Twomey on a range of topics including ways to get the best out of mares; our news team discuss the key stories of the week including the latest developments in the return of equestrian sport at all levels and the impact that a break in Riding for the Disabled services has had; and vet Ricky Farr talks about choosing the right tests to help diagnose and monitor a sick horse

Episode six 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 six, our magazine editor Pippa Roome chats to Irish Olympic showjumper Billy Twomey about his career to date, how he felt about competing at the London Olympics, whether he prefers mares, geldings or stallions, his interest in breeding and how he has got the best out of some of the extremely talented mares he has ridden during his career so far.

“I think patience is the right word for these mares. You’ve got to be patient with them – it doesn’t have to happen immediately. If you know you’ve got the goods underneath you, you know in time it will come your way so give them the time to show you what they’ve got.” – Billy Twomey

Our Editor-in-Chief Sarah Jenkins joins our podcast host H&H’s magazine editor Pippa Roome and senior news writer Lucy Elder to chat about this week’s top stories including what’s happening as UK equestrian sport gets underway, H&H’s plans for reporting the earliest competitions, and how charities have been affecting by the coronavirus lockdown.

“Please play by the rules or we won’t have any sport at all and we want to keep people safe — it’s so important” – Lucy Elder

We also hear from equine vet Ricky Farr MRCVS of Farr & Pursey Equine, who this week is talking about ways to monitor a sick horse, including a clever mobile test that can be used in the field or stable yard to track levels of infection.

“You’ve got a sick horse and your vet presents you with a whole load of diagnostic tests you could do – but you’re confused about where to go, what to do and how to monitor it” – Ricky Farr, MRCVS

We hope you will enjoy it.

H&H Plus podcast: episode six

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