Showjumper Charly Edwards, who specialises in breeding, breaking and producing young horses for top sport, explains how to collect your horse while riding
In this week’s episode, I’m so pleased to have had the opportunity to chat with Charly Edwards, Charly has recently undergone an elective double mastectomy after finding out she had a variant BRCA gene. Her determination to achieve her ambitions shows that despite set backs, exercising resiliency and keeping your eyes on the end goal can allow you to achieve so much.
A rider who underwent an elective double mastectomy last week wants to raise awareness of the procedure, and her reasons for choosing this course of action.
Charly Edwards, 27, had all her breast tissue removed on 29 October, and intends to have surgery to remove her ovaries later in life.
Steamed hay gives Charly Edwards’ top horse a new start. Signs of Brass Monkey’s issue did emerge in the form of coughing when dust from nearby hay harvesting blew in or a batch of dusty bedding arrived.
Charly Edward’s top horse Brass Monkey has faced some major challenges. Early this year, he sustained a fractured knee along with troubles stemming from the common and often harmless equine herpesvirus. Yet, in his two years as a show jumper, he’s never been held back by the one challenge that is responsible for the former eventing prospect coming Charly’s way: “wind problems.”