Hi, as some of you know i have a ESS that i have had since December 08. He was born in Wales before coming here. He is now 3 and half. He was born into a family that works their dogs. I think he was used for a bit. Anyway it is obvious he has come form a working background. A friend of the family work their Springers and so does Matt who lives a few doors down from me. I have always been interested in 'working' him but trail only as i wouldn't be able to go on a real shoot. We don't really have any over here but the shooters kind of do there own. Well Beau has gone with Matt tonight!!!! Matt has always wanted to take him but so far i have been apprehensive................ Sorry i will get to the questions now ..... Does anyone work their Springers? And do they come back with cuts? From being in the brambles and gorse?