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102nd Anniversary of Armistice Day & our debt to the 8 million Horses, Donkeys and Mules who left our green pastures, never to return… …My love of horses, history & culture brings me to write this, some accounts are harrowing. All my research has been done from factual war records… Most of us are aware of the harrowing facts and numbers surrounding the fallen men and women of WW1. However, I don’t think the majority of us know the severity and the impact, the ‘Great” War had on over 8 million, Horses, donkeys and mules. As we remember and pay our respects today to the fallen heroes, I feel it’s imperative that we don’t forget to show our gratitude to the millions of animals who bravely fought alongside our troops, yet never made it home. At the start of the war, the British Army had 25000 horses, however due the horrors of trench warfare and rapid loss of life, compulsory subscription was then brought into force. Meaning the likes of you and I would have to ‘compulsory sell’ our beloved animals to the war effort.  Many people took measures into their own hands and humanely put their horses to sleep before they could […]

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HOYS 2018!

WOW, all I can say is, Team Perfect Ponies went to HOY’s and SMASHED it!!!!!  Well done GIRLS!!!!  Firstly we had our littlest and newest Ambassador, Jasmine and her gorgeous mare ‘Choicey.’   They went to HOYs to see their final year on the lead, out with a BANG.  The girls, looked impeccable and went foot perfect!  We were so proud watching the trio ‘live’ around the ring!!  I had the pleasure of spending a full day with Jasmine on our photo shoot, and the relationship she has with her ponies and her kind nature, is truly inspirational! A wonderful horsewoman in the making and a real force to be reckoned with, in seasons to come.  Then we have super Brooke! Anyone who follows our page will know that super Brooke is Fabulous!! This year Brooke took her Wonderful ponies Pip and Reggie in the workers classes!  Reggie flew round and got an amazing 5th in the 122 M&M class and Pip, who has been ‘a pony of a lifetime’ decided he wanted to retire in style!!  Brooke is an amazing, gusty little rider & I’m sure I’m not alone in wishing I had an ounce of her skill & […]

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