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The move to his new smaller yard on the Quantock Hills has suited Bob perfectly and given him more time to spend with each of his horses all of who he knows very well and treats as an individual.

Bob has a more relaxed way of doing things and maybe it does take more time to achieve results but the things that he achieves go on for longer than they may in other yards.

Bob is a trainer of chasers and loves nothing more than bringing on young horses and nurturing them over a period of years to get the best out them. In doing things in this way his horses do last longer and he prides himself on having a higher percentage of older chasers who have lasted longer.

His horses still keep on going and are happy doing so later in their lives. Bob sees all of his horses as long term investments rather than short term fixes.Bob Buckler may have downsized but is still hugely ambitious and loves nothing more than watching a horse that he has bred develop and win races at the highest level.


This is what some of Bob's owners have to say.

“Bob makes life fun for us owners as well as the horses.” Martyn Forrester. “I’ve had horses with him for nearly 20 years – they’ve been happy times.”

“It’s all about the friendly, family atmosphere.” Heather Shane. 

“Attention to detail.” Nick Elliot. “Bob knows and cares about every horse.”

“Value for money.” Dave Fear. “In the summer, horses are turned out onto the Somerset grass for very little cost.”

“The annual owners’ party is legendary.” Nick Robinson.

“We’re more of a family than a racing organisation – horses included.” Adele. “We have a wide variety of facilities to keep the horses interested in their work and always looking to carry out their exercise with a keen outlook.”

“It’s all about making life interesting for the horses.” William Kennedy. “The work is varied, and they relish it.” 

“Being a relatively small yard, Bob is able to give every horse the individual care and attention it needs.” Giles. “We aim and succeed in training in a very varied regime which keeps horses interested and relaxed – hence their longevity.”