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Life lessons: show producer and showjumper Kirsty Aird on superstitions and perfectionism *H&H Plus*

The Scottish show producer and showjumper on parting with perfectionism, the importance of quality feeding and her superstitious habit.

Kirsty is based at Netherton Equestrian in Perthshire. She has won major accolades, both on the flat and over fences. In 2018, she won two mountain and moorland (M&M) working hunter classes at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), as well as the section championship.

When it comes to training, we can do the impossible every day, but miracles take a bit longer. In other words, you can’t try to do everything in one go. You need patience with your horses and should work on the building blocks. Some take more time and need that little bit longer, while others pick up lessons quicker.

I live by the importance of good feeding. It shows in the horse’s body and performance. You might need to spend more money, but they will reap the rewards, with shiny coats, strong feet and they generally feel well.

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