Lifting the Grey: Horses’ Positive Healing

Lifting the Grey: Horses’ Positive Healing

Animal therapy is recognised as beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). More recently, studies and word-of mouth reports indicate that non-riding time with horses also eases symptoms of dementia. We talk with riding centres, carers and family members, and AD professionals to learn more about how these wonderful equine/human interactions make such a positive …

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Delivering Gold

Delivering Gold

While it may be a truism to say it’s ‘not all about winning, but as much about taking part’, the Britain’s para-dressage team is proving you can do both very well indeed. As Para-Dressage Performance Manager, Sarah Armstrong commented: ‘They’ve seriously delivered.’ Find out more about what motivates this unbeaten team, how challenges are overcome …

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Steamin’ Along

Steamin’ Along

The whistle came first, then steam clouds above the trees, and finally the little train clickety-clacked into the rural station at Beddgelert in Snowdonia, North Wales. I felt like a child again, enjoying old-fashioned fun on the narrow-gauge Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (F&WHR).

Salt Habitat Saviours

Salt Habitat Saviours

The internationally rare, salt-moulded Cheshire landscape deserves protection, according to Saul Burton, Saltscape Landscape Partnership: ‘Nature’s response to the changing profile of this landscape has not, until  now, been fully recognised or valued.’

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

Eamonn had an exercise programme he hated. His Occupational Therapist (OT) referred him for a Summer School horse-riding pilot. Not only did Eamonn (who has Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)), get to enjoy riding in the warm summer months, he retained interest throughout the six-week pilot, experienced improved coordination, and came out of it with an …

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Strategic and Structured Marketing

Strategic and Structured Marketing

Traditional or digital online marketing methods: what works in the landscape industry? Remember the 90’s and how the Internet was the new ‘kid on the block’? It changed marketing forever with the possibilities for creating long-term digital relationships between company and customer. Fast track forward to the 2000s, and we now have multiple ways to …

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Positive Learning

Positive Learning

Investing in our children’s positive future, in a flexible, nurturing and teacher-endorsed equestrian environment The impact is fantastic! The looks of awe and wonder, and that sense of discovery… you just see the children’s faces light up when they interact with the horses. They want to do it, they ask for more; it’s the first …

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Canine Couture

Canine Couture

From Tinkerbell’s Simple Life wardrobe to New York’s Pet Fashion Week, canine couture is challenging runway displays from Los Angeles to Paris. Human fashion pales in comparison with the riotous colour, vivid styling, and total fantasy of the fashions offered for our dogs. But is your pooch’s fashion style up to scratch or is there …

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Celtest: testing services for unique East Midlands Airport project

Celtest: testing services for unique East Midlands Airport project

Project: East Midlands Rehabilitation Runway project Resurfacing works using Beton Bitumeux Aeronautique (BBA) surface and regulating courses. Remove existing Marshall asphalt runway surface course over a width of 44.2 metres. Replace with a new BBA surface course; in addition, material in the central 22m keel section was replaced to a depth of 165mm. Up to …

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