Dear (Contact First Name),
After much consideration over the winter, I decided that the time has come to move on. Even with good help, the farm is a lot to look after on my own and I am aware that I am not getting any younger!
On 29th June I will be moving from Midmar to the Border village of Earlston. Needless to say, the horses were my first consideration and they all had new homes before I did. They are all going to people I, and they, know well and where they will continue to do some form of coaching and/or therapeutic work. The exception is Chelsea who is coming with me and for whom I have found a very comfortable livery yard near my new home.
After I move, I will continue to offer leadership and teamworking with horses for, as many of you know, I have always worked at other venues with horses other than my own. We already have delightful venues and horses near to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and in the West Country and will be expanding this over the next few months. I am also looking forward to having more time to spend on my research as I have a large bank of data waiting to be analysed and further investigations planned for later this year. There is another book in gestation too.
For those of you who have enjoyed the nature notes from Midmar, I will be installing the bird feeders in my new garden and I have a stream at the bottom of the garden with ducks and other wildlife so I look forward to keeping you posted about who and what appears.
Meanwhile I would like to thank everyone who has helped to made life here such a joy. I look forward to keeping in touch with old friends and to making many new friends in my new abode.
New contact details will be in the next edition. Email is the best form of communication through this time of transition.
Hoping this finds you well and thriving wherever you are.
Bethder village of Earlston. Having been brought up in Edinburgh, I have known and loved the Borders for many years and am very much looking forward to living there. It feels very much like going home.