• Embryo transfer is a technique that allows us to breed from mares without interrupting their training/competition diary by using a surrogate mare to carry the foal.

  • SCOTTISH owners Paul and Clare Rooney have enjoyed a victorious run recently and the St Boswells-based couple celebrated an across-the-card double on March 21, after Red Spinner took the opener at Bangor-on-Dee, and The Last Samuri scored at Kelso.

  • Kinneston-based jockey, Kit Alexander (23), was the one to follow in last Saturday's Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire and Eglinton point-to-point fixture at Overton, Crossford as Master Butcher, Rossini's Dancer and Afterclass provided him with the first treble of his career.

  • Another busy Morris Equestrian Centre show saw 39 horses come forward to contest the Royal Highland Show's foxhunter qualifier, with nine clears to go against the clock, when two left the arena on a zero score.

  • There's a crisp £50 note sitting in my wallet which I'm loathe to pend as its very presence evokes wonderful memories of a recent visit to the Cheltenham Festival and, yes, it was my return for a bet on the winner of The Betfred Champion Gold Cup.

  • JOCKEYS Tom Hamilton and Nick Orpwood both completed victorious doubles at a well-supported Duke of Buccleuch's Hunt point-to-point last Saturday, where close finishes were the order of the day.

  • Protein is one of six important nutrients that horses require to live, reproduce and work.

  • Fresh back from a winter break, Denise Sharpe's Ayrton UH lost no time in blowing away any cobwebs when he found the quickest route home in Ingliston's final class of their two day show, the 1.30m open.

  • HAWCK jockey, Wilson Renwick, is riding high, posting four wins in four days.

  • At the College Valley and North Nortumberland point-to-point last Sunday, when the ground was riding on the fast side of good, Crazy Diamond made if four wins from four starts with an emphatic victory in the men's open.

  • The going was described as perfect jumping ground at the Tynedale point to point on Sunday, when large fields went to post and resulted in some very exciting finishes.

  • The judges, course designers, volunteers and helpers at the recent senior show at SNEC, near Broxburn, deserved medals for endurance after two busy days of competition from early morning to late evening.

  • Business support and negotiating regulations and rules has been our theme recently.

  • A TILT at the Scottish National is on the cards for Lie Forrit after a game victory at Haydock.

  • Morris EC's 148cm Premier show may not have been the busiest but it certainly produced some excellent results for our home based riders of which two earned qualifying tickets for the British Masters and one will be heading off to the Royal International.

  • When it comes to routine healthcare for your horse, a flu vaccination given once a year might seem like just another one of those things to remember to have done.

  • The Percy point-to-point took place on Sunday at a bitterly cold Ratcheugh, where Jessica McKie took her tally for the season to five winners from five runners, when Crazy Diamond was the impressive winner of the NPPA Club members' race.

  • The Stirling Bull Sales was less of an eye-opener that I expected when I made my first ever visit to the famous event earlier this month.

  • Recently returned from a successful Aintree International Elite show, the Dixon family hit the road once again from their base in Cargo, Carlisle, with a full team of horses to scoop up plenty of prizes at the Morris EC's three-day senior show.

  • Horse fencing options are as varied as horse breeds.