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 Julie Watts from Chytan Horses. You can follow Julie on her Facebook page.

Tell us about your horse!

I have 3 mares at the moment  my main horse for this season is Tallulah 15.2hh TB X  9yr old home bred mare by the late Shining Spirit

Tell us a horse joke!

Whats a horses favourite TV programme  "Neighbours"

What do you do when you aren’t with your horse?

Yard duties

What do you love about the horsey community?

I love the fun days out we have together when we laugh lots

What do you dislike about the horsey community?

I dislike the fact that sometimes people forget how scary and nerve wracking it can be for people just to compete in public , we are not always thoughtful enough to others

Do your family share your passion of horses?

Not really ! my mum did have a horse for a few years when I was a child so I suppose that’s how I ended up with a horse or I may never have got one.

Tell us your funniest horse related story!

Well after I had a baby I could'nt wait to buy a horse so went to closest  dealer thought he was gone a long while with said 8yrold horse during the viewing , found out later said horse had bolted with him down the moors and she was 18 not 8 BUT I still loved the bolting old mare.

Who is your favourite famous horse rider?

Mary King - As she is older the me and it gives me hope 

Read more about Mary King here

Who is your favourite famous horse?

Big Star -He seems such a nice temp

Read more about Big Star here

How many times have you fallen off?

Too many times to even try to remember , I may not get back on if I knew

What horsey product can’t you live without?

My insulated boots especially when its winter

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself!

I'm a galloping Granny as I have two grandchildren

Well done Julie you have completed the 10 minutes in the tackroom challenge. If you would like to take part in the challenge, email info@equissimo.co.uk.

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