Avoiding Handbag Face – Equestrian Winter Skin

When I was a  kid I was a bit of a tomboy and when I was a teenager all I wanted to do was ride a horse I didn’t care much for fashion or skincare. So one day, my very non horsey mum pointed out an older equestrian lady who had a very red weatherContinue reading “Avoiding Handbag Face – Equestrian Winter Skin”

Equestrian Fail – When Things Go wrong

We have all been there….those days where you consider taking up an indoor hobby that only involves inanimate objects….. This was me, not one of my finest moments. Miraculously we didn’t part company as the horse was a gent and lifted his head up and waited for me to cop myself on.

How To Mark Out And Complete An Even Blanket Clip

  If like me you are not blessed with a natural straight eye for things, trying to clip lines on blanket or trace clips can be a nightmare. My natural inability for straight lines is genetic. I blame my mother who left me at one point with a two inch fringe that made me lookContinue reading “How To Mark Out And Complete An Even Blanket Clip”

Things Non Horse People Say

“What’s the difference between a horse and a pony” I’m serious, two colleagues in my office job conference called me one day to ask me to answer this in order to settle an argument between them. Turns out they were both wrong, go figure.  “Aren’t they dangerous?” I’m dangerous

To 2013 – The Year Of The Adventure

To riding alongside new friends To making new memories with old ones To the horses we lost and the memories we keep To the days where we won and the days where we learned To riding sideways and moving forwards To the days with the sun on your back and the days with the rainContinue reading “To 2013 – The Year Of The Adventure”

Side Saddle – I Will Survive!

To the tune of ‘I will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor At first I was excited, slightly terrified Heading down to Co.  Meath for my first sidesaddle ride I spent oh so many hours thinking how it could go wrong I might fall off, the horse might be way too strong

A Holstein, A Half Hanoverian and a Whole Lot of Work

  A few weeks ago the big lady and I headed off on another adventure, this time to a dressage clinic with Heike Holstein. The horse (the half hanoverian) twigged that she was going somewhere as soon as the travel boots appeared and decided to dig a hole in her bed in excitement, as youContinue reading “A Holstein, A Half Hanoverian and a Whole Lot of Work”

Some of The Best Moments You Can Have On And With Horses

Meeting a fence too long but with no room for an extra stride, throwing your heart over the fence, closing your eyes, hoping for the best and then feeling the horse go with you. A challenging jump saddle jump – oh f**k, oh f**k, oh f**k, I’m wobbling, I’m gonna come off, I’m gonna die,Continue reading “Some of The Best Moments You Can Have On And With Horses”