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Fashion, fad, fantasy, foolish, forthright

Horse owners are influenced by fashion. They fall for fads. They sometimes live a fantasy life. They are often foolish. It is up to...

An industry in crisis

Saddle fitting: I cannot think of any area of the retail trade that offers an even remotely similar degree of expertise – but our...

Falling short?

There are so many weird, amazing, and very definitely concerning things happening in the world. So much is unsettled, and Donald Trump and his...

Examining Issues

At the moment I am lying in a bed in one of London’s famous teaching hospitals. One moment I was in good shape, rushing...

Expertise matters

I always expect February to be a good time for the equestrian industry. Generally speaking, the weather is cheering up, the evenings are noticeably...

Word Play

Wouldn’t we be envious if we came up with slogans with anything like the longevity of Kit Kat – “Have a Break, Have a...

A Question of Responsibility

Does membership of a governing body or an elite organisation carry responsibilities? I would say so – otherwise what is the point of their...

Journey to Presidency

Ken Lyndon-Dykes recently took up office as President of the Society of Master Saddlers. Anyone who knows Ken well won’t be too surprised that...

The Value of Qualifications

Regular Equestrian Business columnist Ken Lyndon-Dykes this month talks ‘qualifications’ and how they might actually result in a lowering of standards if we all...

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