Plumber to commemorate cousin in Riding of the Bounds
A plumber in Berwick might be in need of equine insurance after revealing he plans to commemorate his cousin who died of cancer last year by participating in the Riding of the Bounds.
The event is held every year in the area and locals traditionally ride around the countryside to see if any Scots have encroached on their land, reports the Berwick Advertiser.
Will Calder’s 19-year-old cousin Sarah Henderson was a keen rider and the pair had hoped to take part in the event together before she passed away.
However, Mr Calder – who has been dubbed the cowboy plumber – revealed that he is starting to get nervous about the occasion because he is not an experienced rider.
“We’ve been out trotting, cantering and galloping, and did an eight-mile hack at the weekend, so I’m getting there and I’ve not fallen off yet,” he commented.
Another individual who might be in need of horse insurance is Colonel Ewan Cameron, who is hoping to travel 400 miles between London and Edinburgh on horseback to raise money for military charities.