Nobody Knew Who He Was and The Judges Couldn't Believe It

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Dressage has been described as the equine equivalent of a figure skater doing the compulsories. 

In that case, retraining a racehorse for this unique discipline would seem akin to asking a downhill skier to don the sequins and ruffles and try their hand at the triple salchow.

 

 

Tank Taking One For The Team

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Denman leads a different life these days. His days of Gold Cup derring-do are imperishable in the memory and the record books but at the age of 13 the rest of his life stretches ahead of him, and he’ll spend it team-chasing. He’s here in this bleak and wind-blasted Cotswolds field for a trial run to see how he takes to it, so Charlotte Alexander lifts herself into the saddle, points him in the right direction and asks him to stride off into the future.