When we were growing up we used to show cattle, so there was a bit of rough and tumble with them. You’d get used to the rough and tumble with the horses and ponies as well. I trained my first calf on the halter when I was about eight and I was 13 when I broke my first horse. That’s what we were brought up doing.

We live outside Monasterboice in Co Louth. We breed horses and have Charolais cattle as well. I farm with my brother. My father passed away six years ago, so we’re just farming on. I’m a farrier and my brother works as well, so we’re just keeping things going, you know.