Before anyone gets excited... Its for a friend... I promise. Don't get me wrong, I would not say no to another horse, not that I would ever sell Eva but, you know, I think she would love a sibling... (But in all seriousness I do plan on getting a second horse in 2020 for various … Continue reading Shopping for a Horse!
"Due to temperatures dropping to minus -5 overnight and despite all the efforts to keep the outdoor arena rideable we have been left with no alternative but to cancel today's show. We'd like to apologies for this but for health and safety reasons and welfare of horses and riders we have no choice" Oh well … Continue reading December Show Jumping
My mare always likes to make a point..... rearranging her rugs is a favourite. Throwing brushes out of the stable is also a favourite ... My response to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge , "Cheeky"
When I first bought my mare a field of good grass sent her weight up and her mind slightly crazy. While on good grass she really didn't need much extra for energy, by that I mean, she had loads of it and I struggled to contain the crazy! After moving her in 2015 to the … Continue reading Changing Feed
*Insert inspirational quote about using manners here* Something has gotten all up in ma grill recently I am not going to lie. Lets go over some basic rules when riding in an arena with others; Always ask before entering the school Do not adjust jumps without asking the person who was in the school first. … Continue reading Schooling Manners
A friend of mine recently showed me this post on facebook. It comes from David Marlin, I highly recommend you check out his website as he has some very interesting articles. Also if you are on facebook searching for Dr David Marlin should return his public posts which the one I have pasted below is. MUSCLING … Continue reading Interesting article: Muscling your horse up
Last week I booked myself in for another jumping lesson as it has been a while since I had one. This was my third lesson with this guy and I really enjoy them. The lesson was in the same format as our first lesson were we started with poles then canter poles in to a … Continue reading Jumping lessons
To non horse owners this might sound a little weird but Im hoping those of you who do own horses or have been around them long enough will know what I mean when I say ..... Eva is in a mood with me! Actually no, she is furious at me! She has been in this … Continue reading The Silent Conversation
This week there was a jumping night on at the yard, this is basically a relaxed format schooling night you can enter what ever height you want and pay to do a few rounds. So you could do a round of the 70cm and a round of the 80cm or do two of the 80cm … Continue reading Jumping Practice Night 🍕🐴
The difference between the two photos below makes me so proud. The top was taken early 2015 when I had just started work with my mare after giving her about 4 months off. I did this so that I could get to know her and sort out the things happening in my life. The picture … Continue reading Reflection