Ladles and jellyspoons, may I present to you, my daughter….
Daisy Taylor, BSc (Hons), MSc (Dist)
Oh yes. Get in!
For the past two years, since returning from Norway, Daisy (my elder daughter) has been enrolled at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh studying online a Masters degree in Equine Science.
We’ve just found out that she has passed, and even better, with Distinction.
Plus, and I do have to really boast here, she has won the Equine Science Dissertation Thesis Award. A prize. She gets a prize so of course we will, en famille, all travel down to Edinburgh in November to clap and cheer when she is graduated/presented or whatever they do.
And Daisy worked hard. Really hard. She spent many hours slaving away attending online lectures, writing up and colouring in.
Her dissertation was a massive labour of love – Seasonal variation of time budgets in domesticated male Icelandic horses at pasture (a catchy title).
In Daisy’s own words “This study aimed to assess the seasonal variation in behaviour and body condition of seven domesticated Icelandic geldings and one stallion at pasture during winter and spring in fair weather conditions by utilising visual and indirect methods of observation.”
She received a Distinction for this as well as the whole degree. Oh my!
Anyway, all I know is that she was outside all hours watching our herd of Icelandic horses kitted out with a variety of methods for keeping warm and, more importantly, alive.
We are all thrilled for Daisy. All her hard work has paid off and now it is even more official – she is brilliant!