The Blog: Follow the adventures of the ginger horse and ginger human on our ups and downs on our way to enter the competition world.
Me: I have ridden many other peoples horses for them, had experience schooling horses at a low level and competing at low-level in most spheres; dressage, showjumping, eventing, showing (highlands, Clydesdales and hunters) and gymkhanas. I bought my mare in my final year of university and I am now working full time and trying to develop my own career as well as my mares.
My mare: In the summer of 2014 I bought my mare from a trekking centre were she was only there for half a year, if that, before that she was moved a fair bit and one of those moves was over from Ireland, before that I have no idea. She was/still is very green in her schooling. At first I moved her to a near by yard where only hacking was available, I tired to continue schooling but we both weren’t coping. I gave her the winter off and moved yards at the beginning of 2015. At this yard we had an instructor that we were coming on leaps and bounds with, but we need to be able to go out and test what we were learning. As I cannot afford to buy a car that can tow – or a lorry – our best option was to move to somewhere that holds competitions and clinics on site. This brings us to the start of 2017 we have moved to a fantastic yard with amazing facilities and that holds competitions on site. Therefore we are now in a place were we can get going!