Cassie and Topic

Cassie (on the right) was Helen's horse from 1991 until she died in April 2005 aged 28. She was perhaps a bit lonely, so Helen got Topic on retirement loan from the Riding for the Disabled scheme in 1992. Topic was a very tough English-type pony, who suddenly died in August 2006, at about the age of 43, although you mostly wouldn't have known it. The photo above was taken in 1997 or 1998, while those below date from August 2001.

© Helen & Nigel Strudwick 1997–2007