We feel very passionately about developing a kinder way to ride and train; an ethical, horse focused approach is at the centre of what we do and always comes before any financial considerations. As a continuation of these principles, we feel strongly that we cannot and will not promote or endorse a product or service that we wouldn't use ourselves, (or wouldn't buy if it weren't free!) and have turned down more than one sponsorship deal because of this!
It is important to ensure that the horses and ponies we work with have the right tools available to be able to carry out the work we ask of them to the best of their abilities. We are proud to be sponsored by like minded organisations who help us to achieve this. We'd also like to add that these are all companies of whom we were existing customers, prior to being offered their sponsorship! ;-)
We first came across Forageplus in April 2012 when we began to realise our horses were lacking in something (but what, we weren't really sure!) and needed a little extra help; later in June 2013 we were fortunate to gain their support through partial sponsorship. Forageplus offer a range of products and services under the banner of "Intelligent Horse Nutrition". They believe that when "the minerals in a horse's diet are truly balanced, niggling problems such as foot sensitivity, rain scald, mud fever, itching skin, muscle soreness, poor performance, irritability and behavioural problems, dull coats and poor quality hooves are likely to become a thing of the past"; based on the difference we have seen with our own horses, we'd have to agree! To learn more about Forageplus and how they can help you and your horse, please visit their website: www.forageplus.com or find them on Facebook: Foragelus
We are also supported by Keith Evans, Equine Dentist. Keith is an Advanced Equine Dental Technician and a member of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians BAEDT) which is recognised by DEFRA (Rural England), The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the British Equine Veterinary Association. Having been in practice for over 10 years, Keith has a wealth of knowledge and experience and carries out referral work from veterinary practices. He is also an excellent horseman and has a great reassuring and calm manner with the horses he treats. Our 3 boys see Keith every 6 months for their routine dental checks - there is no one else across Devon whom we trust and no one else we would recommend! For further information on Keith and the service he offers please visit his website: www.horsedentist4u.com or find him on Facebook: Keith Evans Equine Dentistry