Foal puts her ‘Faith’ in the future as her abuser is sentenced in shocking case of cruelty
Haynet | Telling your stories, from the stables to the fields
by Haynet Admin
10M ago
Animal abuser Sean McWhinnie received a lifetime ban on keeping all animals (with a 10-year period before he can apply for that to be lifted) and a five-month prison sentence – suspended for 21 months – at Southampton Crown Court today after a shocking 1½ hour-long attack on a foal was caught on CCTV. Six-month old skewbald foal, Faith, was beaten in her stable by Mr McWhinnie, while the distressed animal’s owner looked on unconcerned. Unbeknown to the abusers, the whole incident was caught on the yard’s CCTV camera. Ever since, little Faith has been recovering at World Horse Welfare’s Glenda ..read more
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Wrap Up In Equestrian Style!
Haynet | Telling your stories, from the stables to the fields
by Haynet Admin
1y ago
Wrap up against the worst of the weather in style with these functional and fabulous additions from British equestrian fashion brand, Eqcouture. Designed by lifelong rider Sophie Mercer, the Eqcouture range encompasses the reality of winter life with horses without compromising on style, as Sophie explains; “Winter is particularly tough on riders, and with three horses at home, I know the challenges well! I’ve designed rider wear that I know will become your ‘go-to’ staples over the coming months. They were always the pieces I lacked in my riding wardrobe, so I spent considerable time desig ..read more
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Little Alf and The Farm Yard Friends – A Review
Haynet | Telling your stories, from the stables to the fields
by Haynet Admin
2y ago
We just love Little Alf and have followed his adventures with his owner and author Hannah Russell. The latest book Little Alf and The Farm Yard Friends takes a tour with Little Alf meeting all his farmyard friends. The story is aimed at the under fives age group and makes a lovely bedtime story and is easy reading for first learners. Sara Barker who is a horse owner and a mum to two children under three recently reviewed this book for Haynet. Here are her thoughts: “Little Alf and The Farm Yard Friends’ is a fun and heart-warming tale of a cute little pony, Alf, and his friends on the farm whe ..read more
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Little Alf and the Farmyard Friends – Bestselling author Hannah Russell’s 14th book is published
Haynet | Telling your stories, from the stables to the fields
by Haynet Admin
2y ago
Eight years ago, when Hannah was just 17 years old her first book was published about her miniature Shetland Little Alf. Fast forward to 2022 and she is now releasing her 14th book on Little Alf at the age of 25. Little Alf and the Farmyard Friends is the latest book for Hannah to release and added to the Little Alf series. It tells the tale of Little Alf on the farm and meeting his farmyard friends aimed at children under the age of six and has been described as a bedtime story for children. Hannah said ‘I love writing the Little Alf books, his following keeps growing online and his books get ..read more
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Mark Todd video – Statement from World Horse Welfare
Haynet | Telling your stories, from the stables to the fields
by Haynet Admin
2y ago
A video has emerged of retired eventer Mark Todd. World Horse Welfare has released the following statement in response as Mark was a Patron of the charity. The treatment of the horse in this video is disturbing and unacceptable. There is no place in the horse-human partnership for such use of force. Mark agrees that his behaviour was wrong and we welcome his apology.  Mark is a consummate horseman, who cares deeply for horses and their welfare but, in this case, either through losing his patience or acting out of frustration, he has badly let himself down. To his credit, when the vid ..read more
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Spring Has Sprung!
Haynet | Telling your stories, from the stables to the fields
by Haynet Admin
2y ago
The new S/S 22 Equetech Collection is here, bringing together fabric innovation and beautiful design for the stylish equestrian. Choose from a range of stunning new additions, from waterproof outers to beat those sudden spring/summer showers, competition wear to wow the judges, and gorgeous summer style to enjoy in and out of the saddle. EQUETECH HYDRO RIDER LONG WATERPROOF COAT This long, stylish waterproof and windproof coat is perfect for dressage training, hacking out, dog walking and other equestrian pursuits. Made from a breathable lightweight shell with micro padded fill, this coat is ..read more
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Stable Condition: How to Stay Sane With Horse People in Your Life – A Review
Haynet | Telling your stories, from the stables to the fields
by Haynet Admin
2y ago
Author of the hilarious best-seller ‘From Nags to Numbnuts’ Daniel Skinner (better known as Skint Dressage Daddy), has put pen to paper again with his humorous take on life with horses. With his horse mad family knee deep in expensive shavings, numerous blingy bridles and horse rugs that could clothe all the Queen’s horses, Stable Condition: How To Stay Sane With Horse People is a must-read for equestrian lovers and their long suffering family and friends. Horse owner Gilly recently reviewed this book for Haynet and gave us her thoughts: “With the gloomy winter months ahead, us horse owners ne ..read more
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Tails of the Unexpected Dog Groomer – Episode Five
Haynet | Telling your stories, from the stables to the fields
by Haynet Admin
2y ago
Well as I sit here after eating my body weight in Terry’s Chocolate Oranges washed down with various flavoured gins, it is the sudden realisation that I have only had time to write until now. Yes, it’s Christmas and the end of the year is looming… The last six months have been incredibly busy which I am very thankful for. Having opened the salon in April, the support from clients has been nothing but amazing. There are definitely plenty of dogs out there but I am stunned how many paws have come through the door in the last nine months. So as I sit here with ten days off ahead of me, writing t ..read more
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Why Use Instagram Stories For Your Dog Grooming Business?
Haynet | Telling your stories, from the stables to the fields
by Haynet Admin
2y ago
Instagram Stories are not to be ignored should you be a small business and are looking to increase sales or a client base. Whereas your Instagram profile showcases your work and highlights what you have to offer, stories are more fleeting and fun. Instagram Stories are only 15 seconds long and disappear 24 hours after they are posted. However, you can save your best stories in the highlights which show on your profile page for followers to see. So why should you use stories particularly if you are a dog groomer and just setting out? Sam Hobden discusses why stories are beneficial to your small ..read more
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Hickstead is back with a bang as tickets go on sale for 2022 celebration season
Haynet | Telling your stories, from the stables to the fields
by Haynet Admin
2y ago
The Box Office for Hickstead’s international shows has opened, with the organisers looking forward to a full return to competition for next summer. The Covid-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of both the Derby Meeting and the five-star Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Great Britain for two years running. But now, following the return of crowds at large sporting events, the organisers are excited to announce that their premier fixtures will be running as usual. “The past two years have been incredibly challenging, with our main events being cancelled,” says Hickstead’s executive ..read more
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