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Pammy Hutton: The pandemic has put us in survival mode *H&H Plus*

Opinion

H&H’s dressage columnist reflects on being productive during lockdown and what she has learnt along the way...

So here we are in a haze of disinfectant and hand sanitiser, clad in plastic gloves, face coverings at the ready, teaching people to ride.

I’ve always been a proficient shouter, but social distancing has tested even my vocal volume. And as for touching anything, barge poles come to mind…

Horsey people are habitually good about washing their hands the moment they come indoors. But the new requirements have taken personal hygiene to new levels that are time consuming, frustrating and tiring. Which item comes off first – and where does one put it? Working it out has filled me with admiration for those health professionals who’ve worked under much stronger precautions for weeks.

Read more of Pammy’s thoughts…