A wrote a post for the Grassroots gazette this week. It centered around the fact that in my opinion we have way too many melancholic posts doing the rounds on social media about being “done” and about being tired of pretending to enjoy competing. My issue was the insinuation that professional riders resent these amateursContinue reading “#iamnotdone”
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Horses You Will Meet While Clipping
The Saint This is what you hope they all are! These horses like being clipped. They stand still, they don’t care how much you climb over or under them, will happily have their face clipped and will probably even hold up a leg by themselves if you ask nicely. MC Hammer You can’t touch this.Continue reading “Horses You Will Meet While Clipping”
5 Clipping Preparation Tips to help get a Great Looking Result
If you are going to wash, really wash. If you will be washing your horse before clipping, it is a good idea to make sure you get as much scruff out of the coat as you can. Firstly, use warm water rather than cold if possible. As well as feeling nicer to the horse,Continue reading “5 Clipping Preparation Tips to help get a Great Looking Result”
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.
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”