SUSAN DUNLOP, 41
Owner of Biggarshiels Livery Yard and trainer of Leon
I trained as a nurse and I got a loan for a horse the day after I qualified. I don't know how I managed to persuade the bank manager – even she said it sounded like a terrible thing for her to do. I worked full time and spent every free hour at the stables: I was there at five in the morning before a shift, then back again at night. Then I broke my finger and got signed off nursing for six weeks. I went straight to the yard with my finger in a splint and worked there full time. That's when I decided to leave nursing.
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