50 Shades of Hay

Theres a new film coming out About standoffish Mr Grey And a moron without sense Who bites her lip all day I’m confused by all these women Who think this is such kink If they turn up in the stable yard They won’t know what to think

Ultimate Dressage Experience Lives Up To It’s Name

My Christmas present to myself this year was a trip to the Ultimate Dressage Experience. This equestrian pursuit is the brainchild of dressage rider Sandra Blake Farrell and is based at Dollanstown in Kilcock Co. Kildare. The Ultimate Dressage Experience invites riders to have a lesson on a school master dressage horse and enjoy theContinue reading “Ultimate Dressage Experience Lives Up To It’s Name”

VHS We Watched & Loved in the 80’s

    Legend: Legend had fairies, it had Tim Curry, it had Tom Cruise before he got his teeth fixed and most importantly it had unicorns! I remember getting all emotional the first time I watched it because the evil demon was being cruel to the unicorns (some of these 80’s films were a lotContinue reading “VHS We Watched & Loved in the 80’s”

The Reality of Being A Hobbit Height Rider / Groom

  Having to teach yourself to mount up using a block / fence / gate / anything available as there is little hope of you making it from the ground.   People thinking your horse is way bigger than it is. “Oh my god she must be 18 hands!”. Eh, no, I’m just really short.

That Awkward Moment When….

You realise you know what age all the horses are but had to think for a minute to remember what age your siblings are. You wonder what that smell in the supermarket is and then realise it’s you. Haylage and rain are not a good mix.

Happy First Birthday!

Equestrian Reality is over a year old! It’s been one bloggers dream, 52 blog posts, almost 150,000 views and a lot of surprises along the way. Thank you to everyone who looked, liked, shared, laughed, encouraged and supported. Here is hoping for many more years to come! L “When you see someone putting on hisContinue reading “Happy First Birthday!”

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”

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