‘Clown has been with us just 4 months, we picked her up in September 2014 but she hit the ground running by making herself at home in Beaulieu and meeting all the dogs from the riding club. She always wants to please you and loves her new best friend Peppa the Jack Russel, Clown and Peppa go to work in the van most days and spend the weekends with us at the horse field, roaming The New Forest or with other family dogs at the beach. I think we have a water baby on our hands so can’t wait for the summer when we can go swimming in the Beaulieu River! With some sit, wait, down, and lead training Clown has taken really well to coming out for a ride with the horses. After losing the family Collie ‘Patch’ several years ago who used to come riding there’s nothing better than looking past the ears of my horse to see a black and white dog up ahead again! She loves running and bouncing through the puddles which she then sticks her whole head into while on the move to cool down! This exuberance for life along with her spotty face, love of water and sprawling out when asleep makes us think she might actually be a small part Springer so we kept the name Clown because it really does suit her! The best way I can describe her is that she fits our lifestyle like a glove and I am so pleased we have been able to give this sweet natured, loving dog a second chance. I saw her picture on the BorderCollieSpot website and I thought that’s the dog for me, funny how things work out some times. I am looking forward to a life time of fun and companionship with her so thanks Gill for doing what you do as without it I would not have the pleasure of owning Clown.