You greet your horse with a big soppy kiss every morning, and swear he looks back at you with love in his beautiful brown eyes. So why, for the love of god, did he deliberately stomp on your foot just now, and why does he keep trying to ditch you…

It’ll come as no surprise to anyone that 74% of British riders are women, according to figures from the British Horse Society. Which means male riders can sometimes feel like they're living in a female world and there are some aspects of equestrianism, that only men will understand