“Feel the fear and do it anyway” isn’t that what they say? Well I can safely say I managed to accomplish that this week. My arms might be two inches longer than they were before (unfortunately not my legs!) but I am still in one piece and haven’t sprained my Jennifer muscle too badly.Continue reading “A Week of Firsts”
To the tune of the song of the same name! Being greeted by neighing and pricked ears each day The smell of creosote, molassed chaff and hay Dark brown supple leather with subtle bits of bling These are a few of my favourite things Horses that don’t lean when you’re putting their studs in AContinue reading “These Are a Few of my Favourite Things”
I get asked this a lot when it comes to riding horse and hunter classes. The following diagram might help…..
Always pack suncream, shorts, an umbrella and water proofs because if it the weather is not lashing rain and baltic it will be tropical! Wearing a top hat one size too small for your head in 30 degree heat may not be the best idea… and no the hat will not stretch to fitContinue reading “Things I Learned At The Festival”
Debits and credits – trip to the tack shop = credit the bank account, debit the horses wardrobe. Investment – popular excuse used when buying something horse related that is extortionately expensive
When I am eating my food – do not disturb I have simple rules in life. I don’t share food unless I don’t like it. It’s mine, all mine, especially if it includes chocolate. If you wanted chips – order chips – the calories still count when your stealing them from my plate.Continue reading “Things I Am Learning From My Horse”
I have a new leg muscle, only on my right leg. I’ve named it ‘Jennifer’ aka side saddle right leg grip muscle. Always pack voltarol gel.
My boyfriend is a golfer. I bounce home regularly from the yard with announcements telling him the likes of ‘oh my god I jumped a MASSIVE* fence’ (*massive to me people, don’t get excited) and he will smile and say ‘ well done that’s awesome’. So yeah, he is great and supportive and puts upContinue reading “Why Golfers Don’t Understand Equestrianism”
Bay / Chestnut / Dun Pony Evening Before the show: – clean tack Morning of the show: – pick out feet – Groom – Put on travel gear Grey Pony The evening before the show: • Arrive at yard pleasantly surprised that pony is not quite as dirty as you expected. Pony turns around. SadlyContinue reading “The Reality of Grey Pony Show Preparation”