The past couple of weeks have seen a mammoth Team Keen effort to keep the show on the road both at home and at Aston-le-Walls, where I had six horses competing at varying levels over two days.
One thing is for absolutely sure, I could not have done this without a hugely supportive and dedicated group behind me. Working in eventing is a hard industry and what makes individuals stand out, are the ones who love the sport and more importantly the horses in it. Groom’s pay is never going to be the main draw, neither is the illusion that is a glamourous industry. I think people can fall foul of coming out of college with a totally unrealistic vision of what it is all about and then cannot handle the amount of work.
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