The Pickmere Stud


Press Release

11th January 2002

The Mysterious And Ancient World Of The Nagsman

“His Neigh Is Like The Bidding Of A Monarch, And His Countenance Enforces Homage. He Is Indeed A Horse.”

The Nagsman page on the Pickmere Stud web site may be of interest to your readers. The aim is to keep alive the spirit of the Nagsman; the stud farm owners, Pat Mather and John Keleher, want to share the secrets they have discovered from a true Nagsman or from their own experience, or ancient texts.

Ever since men (and woman) first worked with horses many centuries ago the Egyptian, Roman, American, Indian, Mongol, Spanish, Irish, Germanic, British and legions more have discovered the secrets of our Equine friends. In Britain these secrets were passed from generation to generation by The Nagsman who lived and breathed horses and through many long hours of toil and labour and love discovered the best ways to motivate, handle and control the horse.

The Nagsman was a breed apart, he devoted his entire life to the horse and through his own experience and that of his forbearers became as one with the equine. Sadly today few Nagsmen remain and the secrets that they hold all to frequently die with them. In the modern world there little room for Nagsmen and they are disappearing from our midst. When the last Nagsman dies the equine world will be a much poorer place

Pickmere has thirty years' experience of show animals, during the last thirteen years the partnership of Pat Mather and John Keleher has made it one of the U.K.'s top showing studs.

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