A Little Adventure To Lullymore

When a new facility opens up practically on your doorstep I figure it would be madness not to call over for a visit. So, with that in mind, we set off last week for an adventure to the newly opened Lullymore Equestrian Centre where the main attraction was the large all weather outdoor cross countryContinue reading “A Little Adventure To Lullymore”

Things Only Equestrian Women Will Understand

How make up is never really ‘stay all day’ or ‘budge proof’ unless it doesn’t rub off your forehead after wearing a hat and can withstand twelve hours of mud, wind and lashing rain. Extra marks if it stays on after you get a branch to the face on a hunt. Having no sympathy forContinue reading “Things Only Equestrian Women Will Understand”

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”

Things I Learned Last Week

– Never underestimate the terror a small pig who is innocently minding his own business can strike into a horse fifty times its size and on the other side of a fence#  – Never try to catch a horse when you are in a hurry. They know, they always bloody know

A Ladies Guide to Preparing to Ride Side Saddle

I was asked earlier today by a rider if there were any exercises she could to prepare for riding in a side saddle lesson. Having only recently converted to the sideways side I thought it was only fair to share my experience and what I learned in those valuable first few weeks.  

Oops….I Did It Again

  I went to the RDS Dublin Horse Show last week which can only mean one thing, well two things. 1. Cups of strawberries covered in chocolate (which ends up with me covered in chocolate) and 2. Shopping. Last week in an attempt to control myself I set myself a very specific short list ofContinue reading “Oops….I Did It Again”

A Week of Firsts

  “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”

What Showing Class should I enter?

I get asked this a lot when it comes to riding horse and hunter classes. The following diagram might help…..  

Things I Learned At The Festival

  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”