Category Archives: Animals

Over the years living in Kenya I came into contact with a great variety of wild creatures. Apart from the abundant animals to be seen in the Game Parks, there were plenty of other smaller fry, some of which were abandoned babies or injured adults needing to be tended to, others were kept for varying lengths of time as pets, and several encountered in passing – to be studiously avoided for safety sake.

My Kingdom for a Horse: Becoming Competent

Having graduated to the Kenya High School in Nairobi, and living in suburbia as a consequence, it was mainly through weekly riding lessons that I managed to keep up my passion in life. Major Llewellyn ran a riding school in … Continue reading

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Horses of my Own

Brandysnap was officially listed as a part Thoroughbred in the Jockey Club of Kenya register as Jereñai, by Brandy Sauce out of Spanish Lass, and boasted three Derby winners in his dam’s Thoroughbred pedigree. His Arabian grandsire was bred by … Continue reading

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My Kingdom for a Horse: Early Learning

Horses were always part of my life, and although never owning one until I was earning my living teaching in a school, I learned to ride on various borrowed ponies and with lessons at both my schools. My first proper … Continue reading

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