I've just got round to watching it! It was a great show, Alex is so lucky to have that opportunity but he obviously works very hard too, the difference between his first starter and the last one was very noticeable.
Kelly if you read this, or anyone else who knows- how old is Herbie?
"...it was all something to do with fate: this was the horse that was intended for me, and there was nothing I could do about it."
Hi Clara Herbie is 16 years the same as Pie. Pie actually seems to have aged better though. Herbie has had pretty much all the benefits of the best feed balancers, teeth, worming - even some physio checks (though he's not ridden) and various - but poor Herbie went to keep a horse company a few years back at someone's place and came back with grass sickness. We really thought we were going to lose him. He made it through though but I think it took a 'bit out of him' as the expression goes and he's wearing a rug this winter as he can't cope with wet weather nowadays.