My Favourite Sites
The Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS)
operates the longest running riding school approval system, and has a range of exams and tests suitable for both professionals and casual riders.
is a great way of teaching your horse or dog (or any animal) and in helping to solve any problems you have. It's also a wonderful feelgood modality for both of you and I can highly recommend it. Find out more at: www.ttouchtteam.co.uk and www.tilleyfarm.co.uk
A Tale of Two Wippitts
Straight from the whippet's mouth: find out what Karen's two hard working office assistants get up to in their spare time.
has an extract and details of the book - 50% of all royalties will be donated to Scruples Whippet Rescue
Julian Marczak FABRS
A wonderfully talented riding teacher: find out more about him and tuition and livery at Kings Barn Equestrian at
is an amazingly talented illustrator who has produced some wonderful stuff for several of my books as well as appearing regularly in equestrian magazines. She also takes commissions for fun cartoons as well as beautiful watercolour portraits of your horse or dog.
is the UK's largest dog welfare charity - as well as rescue and rehoming it also operates neutering campaigns and various outreach schemes.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
is the famous London based (but with branches at Old Windsor and Brands Hatch too) charity which rescues, reunites pets and owners where possible and rehomes when it isn't. Behaviour advice line plus lots of info on the website - and don't miss the wonderful 'Take the Lead with Bat and Zee' feature!
A sanctuary for elderly dogs and others that for some reason will find it difficult to be rehomed. I help to support this charity in a small way through donating my half of all royalties from Haunting Hounds and Help! My Dog Doesn't Travel Well In The Car. Wendy, who runs it, as amazing! Find out more and read about the dogs who live there at:
is the UK's leading magazine for dog lovers; it also has a busy and interesting website.
Horse & Rider
is the UK's best selling equestrian magazine. Visit the website for more info:
is just the person you need to help sort out any Access or countryside management problems you have.
Jane Miller Robinson
paints the most fabulous animal portraits! Contact her at
Dignity Pet Crematorium
is an award-winning independent family owned pet cremation service - lovely people and a service you can trust.
Scattered Authors Society
is the 'other' SAS - a group of authors and writers for children and teenagers; find out more at
Jane Badger Books
is a must-visit website for discovering pony books new and old; and if you have the time, her blog is also well worth a visit. Find out more at
Dog Friendly Gardening
has lots of tips and trivia about dogs and gardens, plus details about the forthcoming book on the subject.
Do Authors Dream of Electric Books?
has details of authors and e-books in all genres
Adam the Vet
Sponsor a vet! I can't think of a better person to help get through vet school - find out more at: