January is always the quietest time of our year. A month where horses are able to rest and recouperate after a busy season, whilst not letting themselves go quite as much as some of us have over the festive period! January is also the time that all those odd jobs get done, power washing, steam cleaning, painting and general maintenance - it doesn't make for interesting reading but it's got to be done! We are now mid-way through our last couple of breakers, the dentist has been to visit treat the whole yard and a couple of horses are a few pounds lighter (snip snip). The water treadmill has been running non-stop, getting plenty of use from our horses as well as the support of a few local trainers. We were delighted to see Little Bruce win the North Yorkshire Grand National for Phil Kirby and his team. We have the pleasure of welcoming Bruce on mini-breaks to Sun Hill, to use the treadmill and other facilities, and we can totally see why they all absolutely adore him and it's brilliant to see a local chap doing well.
Dale has rejoined our team and will be back driving the horsebox up and down the country as we start to have runners again, and Imogen has returned to her roots, securing a job closer to home at the hunt kennels. We hope she has picked up some valuable knowledge during her time here and we wish her the very best in her new venture.