Horse Related Injuries that are Practically a Rite of Passage

Having a horse stand on you either being a delinquent brat or jumping on you terrified when expecting you to save them. Injuries will range from the standard ‘oh my f**king god it hurts’ bruised foot to broken toes.   Losing a toe nail thanks to the above and spending at least one season unableContinue reading “Horse Related Injuries that are Practically a Rite of Passage”

The Reality of Being Short Sighted Equestrian

Having no idea which horse is yours without wearing glasses or contact lenses, you just know what colour blur it should be. Experiencing the unique pain of a horses head bashing your glasses into your face.

Are Haas a must have?

Confession time – I am a grooming product junkie and I have grooming OCD. If I brush my own hair once a day it is a miracle but if a horse has one plait skew ways I start twitching. I get excited by new sprays and lotions and potions. I have a special love forContinue reading “Are Haas a must have?”

We Can’t Do This Anymore

I have a photo at home of me on a horse. I was about sixteen and I was riding the big kind mare who I never owned but who the thought of spending time with twice a week got me through the stress of my leaving cert year. I am sat on her back withoutContinue reading “We Can’t Do This Anymore”

Psychological Reality of a Showjumping Lesson

Oh no, poles, not the poles!   Relax for god’s sake, they are poles what’s the worst that can happen?   Kill me now, I can’t even get over  pole with a bit of grace and elegance.  

Decathlon – Equestrian Deal or No Deal?

I had been hearing a lot of good things about Decathlon recently. I had never been to any of the stores myself but a friend needed some water proof jodhpurs and recommended their Kipwarm ones to me. My old water proofs have given up the ghost and a new pair would be approx. €80 compared to theContinue reading “Decathlon – Equestrian Deal or No Deal?”

A Hipflask Recipe With a Twist – Fancy Skittle Vodka

Old skool skittle vodka was made by chucking all but the green ones into a naggin of vodka overnight in the freezer and then drinking whatever it ended up looking like. This is a slightly more sophisticated recipe than the original!

Things That Always Fascinated Me About The Saddle Club Books

    Crazy Lady Mrs Reg This old lady seemed to live out her days waiting for students to wander into the tack room. She was especially attracted to those wrestling with their conscience, going through an emotional time or struggling to make a decision. Rather than just getting to the point or giving adviceContinue reading “Things That Always Fascinated Me About The Saddle Club Books”

Flashback Friday – My Little Pony The Movie

    As pathetic as it sounds, one of my prized possessions is my collection of retro 80’s VHS tapes. One of the best has got to be My Little Pony the movie. I still have the first ever pony I got. My mum brought her home from me when she came home from workContinue reading “Flashback Friday – My Little Pony The Movie”