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

  • This late summer BHS Scotland has some particular welfare and safety concerns to contend with and, as usual, the answer to most of the questions we ask is education, but we also need clear enforceable policy.

  • By the time you read this a brand new class at Blair will be over and will surely be a resounding success.

  • Giving up sugar is considered a healthy way to control weight in humans because of a complicated relationship between sugar, mood, over eating, hormones and fat burning and we have all heard about hidden sugars in the modern processed diet.

  • The equestrian spectacle that was the Royal Highland Show - by which I mean the horses AND the horsey people - was a delightful four days, so much so that for the first time we felt we could bear a fifth!

  • BHS Scotland has just returned from a smoothly run and vibrant three days of sport and trade stand at Floors Castle International Horse Trials and then it was Balmoral - so early summer activities are in full swing.

  • AT THIS time of Remembrance, The Horse Trust looks back at 100 years of helping war horses throughout the conflicts of the last century.

  • THE Scottish SPCA has expressed disappointment after a man who allowed his horse to suffer was not given a ban on keeping animals in court.

  • A NUMBER of equine charities have worked together to rescue 17 horses left to rot in Essex.

  • Gather your friends for a spectacular evening in aid of a worthy cause as the Cotswold RDA are holding a fund raising ball on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

  • THE Sport Horse Breeding Of Great Britain (SHB (GB)) are holding a mare grading.

  • I HAVE become Flaky mare's Punkahwallah – we have devised this method of going riding that involves me carrying a leafy sprig of elder about a meter long – (the leafier the better) and violently batting the clegs whenever they come near!

  • APPLICATIONS will soon close for the British Equestrian Federation's England Excel Talent Programme.

  • World renowned farrier Jim Ferrie is the latest expert to join an elite team being created to offer some of very best equine treatment in the north of England.

  • A woman who allowed her pony to live in a field overrun with the poisonous weed ragwort has been banned from keeping horses for five years following a Scottish SPCA investigation.

  • HRH The Princess Royal recently enjoyed an equestrian day out in the sunshine at Benderloch, visiting the Argyll RDA Driving Group and watching a training session at the group's new arena, built last year.

  • BETA International has invited World Horse Welfare to return as its chosen charity for the next two years.

  • Scotland's leading First Aid Charity, St Andrew's First Aid, is calling for nominations for the Scottish First Aid Awards 2013.

  • Bracklinn Stud in Perthshire recently hosted a stockjudging and stud open day day in aid of the NPS Scotland young judges training.

  • A HUGE fire in Birmingham last week has highlighted the dangers of sky lanterns.