Paddys Day At Abbeyfield

It was Paddys Day, it was not p*ssing rain, I was off work. There was only one thing for it, road trip time. Given the proximity of Abbeyfield Farm to the yard it was the perfect place to go for some cross country schooling. I’d been at the yard before but only while hunting soContinue reading “Paddys Day At Abbeyfield”

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

Old School Versus New School Horsemanship

Old School Horsemanship If horse is too fat…… feed it less If horse is too skinny ………….. feed it more If horse looks good………. feed it the same

Things No Horse Owner Has Said, Ever

“Ah sure one horse is more than enough for me” “I was too busy cleaning the house to go up to the horse” “Why would I need more than one habit I can only wear one at a time anyway”

A Ladies Guide to Preparing To Hunt Side Saddle in Ireland

The first step is to prepare to ride side saddle in general and you can find a guide to this here. Once you have mastered the bar stool and ridden side saddle on an actual horse without face planting it is time to start preparation for hunting side saddle in Ireland. Once Autumn hits everyoneContinue reading “A Ladies Guide to Preparing To Hunt Side Saddle in Ireland”

The A to Z of Clipping Horses

A is for Accurate I will be honest, when it comes to clipping I am as OCD as David Beckham. I’d never risk a horses (or my) safety for a perfect clip, but a good clip is like a classic Chanel bag or the perfect Little Black Dress – it can take your horse’s appearanceContinue reading “The A to Z of Clipping Horses”

Happy 10,000 Views-iversary!!

Today was no ordinary Monday. Yes there was the usual zombie walk across the room to turn off the alarm clock that was drilling its  alert into my barely awake let alone functioning skull, the Monday morning traffic, the realisation that its five full days before the weekend (and still over three weeks til payday)Continue reading “Happy 10,000 Views-iversary!!”