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Clipping horses

Anyone who keeps a horse through the winter months will be aware of the monstrously hairy coat that our four-legged friend develops at this time. Nature has provided horses with the means to keep themselves cosy through our harsh winter climate and if all...

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Laminitis – a case study

A 19 year old grey mare was presented to me with a history of on-going laminitis. She had been treated previously by a vet for a respiratory infection with steroids and had developed laminitis shortly after. On presentation the mare was very lame, relucta...

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Glen the Squirrel

This isn’t a horsey story, but it’s so cute we had to share it! A very young squirrel fell from a tree and this marked the start of a most unusual relationship. A woman found the squirrel and its sister lying on the ground. They had fallen a...

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Doing a better job

“The years teach much which the days never knew.” This is one of my favourite quotes and it reminds us to look back on where we have come from and what we have achieved. Ten years ago I was an ambitious young person, very driven and with huge ambition...

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Joseph Murphy – 2015 in review

If there’s one thing I can say about 2015, it’s that it has had its ups and downs. On the national front the team have enjoyed great successes with our string and for the third year running I am Eventing Ireland’s leading rider, which is an achi...

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