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Stacey Chamberlain

Stacey Chamberlain is the proud owner of Harry, a 14.2hh Cob x Dales pony. Stacey has always been a lover of horses and indeed all animals, but only experienced the privilege of horse ownership at the age of forty. From riding at a young age and viewing horses in the traditional equestrian sense, Stacey has learnt that her previous views are flawed. Stacey and Harry are now embarking on a new and growing friendship. A journey Stacey shares through her personal narrative. Stacey works as a dog walker and home boarder at her home in Leicestershire where she lives with her family and her own two dogs.

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Defrost the Fun!

By Stacey Chamberlain

I am so excited! But first of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this post. I would also like to apologise in advance, as the sudden need to put thoughts and feelings into words, may well render this a meandering and somewhat garbled journey. Having recently purchased a […]

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Ego Just Go!

By Stacey Chamberlain

It was a year last week that I became the owner of Harry, my Cob cross gelding. When I look back over that time, I cannot believe how much has changed. I remember when I used to struggle even to lead him and my friend saying to me, that one day I would look back […]

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The Horse’s Choice

By Stacey Chamberlain

So somewhere along my horsey journey I read about the importance of choice for our horses. That is, as horse owners it is easy for us to control almost every aspect of our horse’s lives, such as when they come in to be stabled, (if they do come in), when they go out again, what […]

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The Impact of Shoeing on Thermoregulation in Horses

By Stacey Chamberlain

There are various arguments for and against the shoeing of horses.  My personal preference is barefoot, but I have friends who choose to use shoes for their horses and ponies.  This is not about criticism or judgement, but rather an aspect of the horse’s natural physiology which until recently, I was not myself aware. Again, […]

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Loveable Rogue – Part Two

By Stacey Chamberlain

Of course it had to happen. It was only a matter of time before one of my epic struggles with Harry was witnessed by another horse owner on the yard. Except this time we were trying to get from the field to the stable. Well, I was trying to. Harry was not. My well- meaning […]

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