What you didn’t know about… Thor

  • Owner-rider Jo Callwood tells H&H about the working hunter who hates posing for photos.

    Fact file

    Stable name: Odee (Toad on a bad day!)

    Age: 12

    Height: 17.1hh

    Breed: Dutch, by Concorde/Cantus/Landgraf

    Discipline: showing

    Owners: Andrew & Jo Callwood

    Groom: Gemma Graham

    Best results: working hunter winner RIHS 2010-11, HOYS 2010, Great Yorkshire and Cheshire County champion 2011

    Five things you didn’t know…

    1He hates having his bridle altered once he’s been tacked up and he loathes posing for photos.

    2 If he’s scared or worried, he can lose his focus going into a fence – like at Great Yorkshire the first year they had the big cow in the ring. It totally freaked him and from then on, we’ve taken him to round up cows the week before both Yorkshire and Hickstead, just in case.

    3 He’s won at Cheshire County and the Royal International for the past two years.

    4When he’s given his feed, he roots through it and pushes it out so he can eat it off the floor.

    5 He loves to stand relaxing in his stable eating his haynet while the children and Susie the dog sit on his back.

    To read the full interview with Jo Callwood see the 5 July issue of H&H

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