How to keep a horse in harness in good health *H&H Plus*

What does it take to keep a harness horse in good health? Driving vet Rosie Mould MRCVS offers her advice

PNPRR2 Tryon, USA. 22nd September 2018. Mareike Harm. GER. FEI World Team and Individual Driving Championships. Day 11. World Equestrian Games. WEG 2018 Tryon. North Carolina. USA. 22/09/2018. Credit: Sport In Pictures/Alamy Live News

From a fun outing with a pony and trap to the four-in-hand championships at international FEI level, driving encompasses a huge variety of activities. Any type of horse or pony can learn to pull a carriage, as long as he is confident and well trained enough to go forwards with a wheeled “creature” chasing him. […]

‘We had one of those magic days’: meet Ireland’s hunting linchpin *H&H Plus*

David Lalor has been a master since 1992 and is in his second term as IMFHA chairman. Liam Clancy talks to him about his life, and whether the sport is under threat in Ireland

David Lalor MFH

If any one person could be said to be the face of Irish hunting, it is David Lalor, currently in the middle of his second term as chairman of the Irish Masters of Foxhounds Association (IMFHA). “I’d say that I’ve had to devote more time to it this year than any other chairman who went […]

‘Mourn, but no tears’: the final resting places of hunting heroes *H&H Plus*

Where are the hunting greats buried? Rory Knight Bruce takes a pilgrimage around some of our heroes’ graves

The funeral of celebrated Whipper Tom Moody at Willey Church in Shropshire. Moody worked for George Forrester Esq of Willey Hall for thirty years and his last wishes were that the hunt would 'give a rattling view halloo thrice over my grave'. Original artist I. W. Laird, 1841. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

In his often-quoted and much-loved hunting poem, Running on!, the Scottish Border poet Will H Ogilvie includes the line: “Good men follow the good men gone”. While this may offer some solace to those still living, particularly when it is read at funerals, it rather asks the question as to where the ones that have […]