Pippa was kind enough to answer some questions about her life and career with horses.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I thoroughly enjoy the arrival of new horses for sale and in for training. Each one has strengths and weaknesses to work with and learn from. Additionally, I love selling horses to people who will appreciate them and I get great enjoyment from the reports of how happy people are with their new equine partners!
What do you think is the most difficult aspect of riding horses?
The most difficult aspect is usually deciding when a horse is unhappy in their job or when they are injured and their welfare is in question.
What’s one thing that most people wouldn’t know about your job or day-to-day life?
Usually the thing that is most surprising to non horse people is that I work seven days a week, except for when I schedule time off!
What is the best advice that you have ever received?
The best advice I've received is to treat clients with consideration at all times- what I provide is a service. Also to make careful business choices.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone who wants a career with horses, what would it be?
I would give the same advice I received about entering the horse business: it is very difficult to make a living, but if you are diligent and determined and look at what niche would suit your strengths best, you can find success even where more naturally talented people will fail.