I have now finished reading “How to Make a Small Fortune” and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I think a lot of current owners would enjoy it (and recognise the truth of so much of it) but in particular I think it’s required reading for newcomers to ownership! It brilliantly encapsulates the joys but particularly the frustrations of ownership.

As John says, in the end it’s worth it provided you never look at it like an investment.

“The Beginner’s Guide” is brilliant but the whole book is relevant to the beginner.

Martin Broughton

Pictured: Richard Johnson drives Cobbler's Queen to victory in the 2m 5 and a half furlong handicap hurdle at Huntingdon 27.1.10. Photograph courtesy of: Edward Whitaker.