Master an apprentice
SEEING apprentice jockey Sigrid Carr with her horse you can instantly tell she has a natural affi nity with animals.
So I caught up with her after a morning’s work, to get the low- down about her two- year- old Tenterfield terrier Pebbles, who has shown Sigrid she’s pretty fond of horses, too. What made you decide to get Pebbles? Well, my mum breeds tenterfields and shows them in competitions. So I look after Pebbles at home but mum does all the showing with the help of my son Dylan, who walks Pebbles in a lot of the competitions.
She’s a champion for her breed and it’s mainly based on their looks, so I’ve got a pretty good- looking tenterfield terrier on my hands. What is Pebbles like as a house dog? They’re just really happy little dogs. She’s a great companion and gets you to smile every time you walk in the door. And Pebbles has shown she loves being around horses almost as much as you? She’s pretty intelligent and learnt how to climb the fence at home.
The other day she climbed the fence when I was at the stables in Brighton and walked all the way there.
It’s probably more than 1km from my house to the stables and she was just sitting there waiting for me when I got back from doing some work on the track.
She’s completely fi ne around horses. She must not realise how tiny she is because she makes for a pretty good guard dog as well – she barks and acts like she’s the size of a rottweiler. What is the best thing about having Pebbles? She’s so small I can take her a lot of places and often take her to the stables if I’m working. She’s very popular down there.
If you’ve had a nightmare at the track it’s good to come home to a little friend like her and snuggle up together on the couch.