Welcome to our feature, 10 minutes in the tackroom. This is a regular feature where we ask riders, businesses and charities 12 questions and they have a maximum of 10 minutes to answer them.
This week in the saddle we have Leah James.
Tell us about your horse!
Leo is a 7yr old Irish sports horse that I bought as an un-handled yearling and have trained completely by myself, he’s working at elementary dressage at home, competing novice. He’s a mummy’s boy who loves food and napping. We have just added a rspca pony to the team he’s a 2year old cob called Hugo it’s bringing out only child syndrome in Cow.
Tell us a horse joke!
What do racehorses eat? Fast food haha I feel like my dad.
What do you do when you aren’t with your horse?
Normally working Or studying I’m a trainee equine veterinary nurse. Think about my horses, worry about the horses, oh and all my cool Brand Ambassador stuff for Events Through A Lens.
What do you love about the horsey community?
The ability for everyone to pull together and get behind a cause to support one of our own.
What do you dislike about the horsey community?
The bad side of people the competitiveness can bring out in some people. Like the saying goes “everyone thinks they have the best horse, nobody is wrong”
Do your family share your passion of horses?
Not at all, I am the only one out of my whole family who does anything horsey. I’ve always paid for them myself, caught busses to see them when I couldn’t drive etc. My mum always said if I wanted them that’s the only way I could have them, so I did.
Tell us your funniest horse related story!
Oh dear this is a hard one, I actually cannot pick the funniest story. There are so many that involve me being brink of the joke.
Who is your favourite famous horse rider?
I have a few, Charlotte Dujardin is a complete idol of mine but I find myself massively fan girling Gemma Tattersall often.
Read more about Gemma Tattersall here
Who is your favourite famous horse?
Mine? Haha he’s famous enough right? Has to be Valegro but who doesn’t love that horse right?!
Read more about Valegro here
How many times have you fallen off?
Too many to count
What horsey product can’t you live without?
Shampoo any shampoo, whitening shampoos are my fave I’m obsessed with a clean horse!!
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself!
I have a completely irrational fear of hairdressers.
Well done Leah you have completed the 10 minutes in the tackroom challenge. If you would like to take part in the challenge, email firstname.lastname@example.org.