This website will tell you much about who we are. So fire up the wood-burner, pop your slippers on and have yourself a leisurely peruse. Start at Home. Most things usually do.
In a pistachio-shell, we love our dogs. And we care passionately for this extraordinary and often misunderstood rare native breed. We both grew up with different types of dog, but we share the desire to conserve and understand our natural world. We believe that all animals deserve our empathy and respect.
That said, we are the first to acknowledge that Glens are comical. The addition of bunny ears, bandanas or an occasional festive jumper is funny. It just is. The first rule of Glen ownership is that we can laugh at them. The second rule is to strenuously defend them, should an outsider have the temerity to do the same.
My first word was horse. I have a profound love for the entire equine family and hope one day to rekindle it properly.
I was privileged to work with a horse whisperer as a teenager. She helped me discover the compassion and patience required for a pony so head-shy from abuse, it took a month before he would let me put his bridle on. The overwhelming sense of pure trust, as he finally lowered his head next to mine, stays with me forever. So does the day I was able to ride him around the paddock, without reins and in full control, whilst he seemed to obey my commands through telepathy. An incredible, life-affirming moment. The lessons learned, not least about tuning in to another point of view, were invaluable.
JO & PETE CAPON
MUM & DAD
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