Just before Christmas I ventured over to Long Melford, to visit Jen and her handsome chap, Clip.
‘Heritage Eclipse’ is a twenty-four year-old Anglo Arab, bred by the Heritage Coast Stud. Jen has shared Clip for about three years and back in September, his owner moved him to a retirement yard for a slower pace of life.
Jen tells me that as she has only known him in his golden years, they have never competed or done ‘anything fancy’ together. But they have enjoyed hacking out and forged the best of friendships.
Clip used to dabble in endurance and showjumping and apparently has quite the turn of speed. He demonstrated this when we turned him out and he bolted up the field at top speed. Clearly he still likes to show off his racing stripes, even as a retired veteran.
Jen says that she is super thankful to Clip’s owner, Caz, who has allowed Jen to treat him as her own and enjoy him to the fullest.
Jen, thank you very much for having me. And thank you to your lovely friends for all of their help on the day. I had a great afternoon with you guys.
Now booking equine photoshoots for early 2017