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.
Shows in general: “He / She was BRILLIANT” = I was sadly not that brilliant and we did not place hence the lack of any other details “Just a few problems” = It didn’t go well and I don’t want to go into details. In fact I want to go home and eat my ownContinue reading ““So, How Did You Get On?””
So about a week and a half ago the orange train and I headed off on another side saddle adventure, one I had been looking forward to for weeks. Ciara O’Connell (this lady: http://sidesaddleciara.wordpress.com/) had organised for a group of us to travel back to Ballyduff House near Thomastown in Kilkenny to avail ofContinue reading “The Big Orange Train Rides Again and Other Stories”
“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”
To the tune of the song of the same name! Being greeted by neighing and pricked ears each day The smell of creosote, molassed chaff and hay Dark brown supple leather with subtle bits of bling These are a few of my favourite things Horses that don’t lean when you’re putting their studs in AContinue reading “These Are a Few of my Favourite Things”
“That fence is WAY over max height” – using the incredibly accurate measuring scale of ‘my own leg’ this fence is bordering on being a little on the big side. “I’m not competitive” – I’d eat you for a rosette “I’m REALLY not competitive” – you and the horse