Ahead of the Grand National I spent an afternoon with Rebecca Curtis at her race horse training centre on the very beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.
As seen in this image (right) Nick took a pretty nasty tumble early in the Grand National. That's him in the blue striped jersey and Tea for Three on the right with the white patch on his head. Fortunately neither Nick nor the horse were injured and all riders and horses made it home in one piece.
I'm not used to being around horses and I don't mind admitting they make me a little nervous, especially the huge racing versions. I've heard they can sense nervousness, so my trick is to play it cool by which I mean - no eye contact or interaction and stay as far away as possible.