When he arrived fresh from his Newmarket training yard we had to consider his and our future. Having a fit young ex-racehorse on site as my own project seemed such a rash undertaking.
As ever fate took a hand and his carer and some time jockey joined our ranks just a month later.
With Jack here full time we began taking in starters and re-schooling horses and worked with Bruce along side these other horses and their various clients. We were all busy, happy and thriving in the sun.
Jack moved on to take a pupil assistants post with Charles Hills racing in Lambourn where he is thriving and he still returns to help out here.
Bruce has made steady progress and has developed into a fun, playful character whom everyone loves, even his field mate the long suffering Lordston.
The plan is to now write as often as work allows to chart how Bruce and I are learning together as he really is changing my outlook on life.