• Kate@byHiggins

What's safe hacking worth? Priceless ...

If, like me, you and your horse love to go out for a relaxing wander, then having somewhere quiet and safe to hack is invaluable. If that place is beautiful too, that's icing on top ...

I am very fortunate to be able to go straight from the DIY yard I'm on into a wonderful expanse of Forestry land in rural Dorset - no cars, no pollution and very little mud. At the time I hack out (early morning) I rarely meet anyone except an occasional dog-walker. Having ridden in fast traffic, on cramped, boggy bridlepaths and rat-runs in the past, I thank my lucky stars each and every time we set hoof in the forest. So I was interested to see a post pop up on my FB feed from the BHS, asking people to fill out a Forestry England survey. The survey wants to find out who uses their land for what activities but although it gives you all sorts of activities to choose from - park run, walking, bike riding, Gruffalo Orienteering (no idea! 😳 answers below please!!) horse riding or horse driving isn't mentioned anywhere at all. You have to tick 'other' then explain what that 'other' is. So please 🙏 if you do use any Forestry land for horse activities, could you fill in the attached form? It doesn't take more than a few moments and we really do need Forestry England to see that we are a significant group who should be included in their future plans and surveys.

https://subscribe.forestryengland.uk/ActiveForestsParticipantSurvey/?fbclid=IwAR1BO0LdW2l0BuEIu33EZK2xlqTsctaqa_qXEhl85152lRiPk_HXwhoyQaY Keeping our voice heard helps us keep access to wonderful riding like this. It really is priceless ...

Kate x

#forestryengland #bridlepathsuk #horseridersuk

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My name's Kate and I'm a life-long horse owner of the DIY variety.

The idea for the Halter Hangars and the Lick Safe are had been floating around my head for a few years before I took the plunge and stated to turn ideas into reality. I started with the Hangars, as I was thoroughly fed up with wet head collars and losing hoof-picks in the long grass by my field gate. And then when I saw how successful the hood-shape was at keeping out the rain, I developed the Lick Safe ... 

If you'd like any extra information, please do contact me: kate@byhiggins.com

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