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In the Saddle tips with Travellers' Tree

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fi Glover presented Traveller's Tree today on BBC Radio 4 with an emphasis on holidays "in the saddle".

Horseback Safaris sells riding safaris to Africa whilst Woodbridge Safaris caters for non-riders looking for that extra special safari. I can offer all manner of tips and advice for tailor-making your own holiday but BBC protocols forbade me from speaking on the show myself.

Fiona, a recent client of mine, was interviewed by the presenters for ten minutes and spoke of her experiences being charged by elephant, splashing through the waters of the Okavango Delta, and galloping along with zebra. Imagine her disappointment when the programme ran out of time for her Top Riding Tips.

Last week I persauded Jane Barber, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust shepherd, to appear on television. It was no mean feat! She got the rams eating out of her hand, and shots of early spring blossom and the Hebridean sheep looked great. Viewers were being aksed to Sponsor a Ram . The feature appeared briefly for a few seconds but with no sound! How disappointed we all were.

Third time lucky for another publicity feature - any volunteers?

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Happy Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Your Valentine is supposed to be secret but I'm an open and honest person. If this picture was taken in Africa, it would show the three "loves" of my life. I just have to take care not to put them in any order otherwise I'm in big trouble. No. 1 is currently re-designing my website. Hope you like the new pictures!

If any fellow riders or vets know what causes an allergy in horses this time of year, please email me. For the third year in a row, my horse has developed a rash all over his shoulders, withers and body. It starts at end of January and continues for 3-4 weeks. The usual treatments suggested by vets have no effect. Alas, he no longer has a superb glossy sheen to his coat but it will return - and I still love him!