Edgemere Ltd held a successful pre-Christmas Sale yesterday from mid afternoon until late. I did put their flyer on my Facebook page but totally forgot to put it on yesterdays blog - Ooops.
I love their sales as they really do have genuine bargains and the store is usually packed with glasses of wine on offer to help make decisions!
I am increasingly concerned by the number of horses advertised on this site that have NOT been ridden for a year or more. Lack of time is the main reason and many are wasting away in fields or worse still - cooped up in a stable 24/7 in a DIY yard. The latter are often seriously overweight - with their owners arriving at all hours of the day and night to give them loads of food to keep them occupied, because there is not time to take them out. Welfare issues are not confined to under weight horses - the over weight who are fed through guilt/ignorance - suffer just as much. Over rugging is another problem - huge duvet type rugs on top of a full winter coat make a horse very uncomfortable. Owners of DIY Yards are not always able to step in and correct this mis-management and I do receive calls from them asking for advice. Equine welfare issues are alive and kicking in the UK - and the ignorance from 'educated' horse owners is often harder to tackle than the 'uneducated' poverty stricken owner living abroad.
A lovely photo of Skye at last weeks Gucci Masters wearing a PL riding jacket from her boss's own clothing range.