Nailed It (….Literally)

The day after my last blog post I rode Eva and she was feeling fantastic. Like really good. I was starting to think on making up a training plan for over winter and enter the showjumping competition on the yard that was coming up. But I ended up having a slight spanner in the works [...]

Jumping back in

Over this course of this year Eva has lost fitness mainly because of... well ... *gestures vaguely towards the global pandemic*. Right now she is beginning to gain fitness again and her and her field pals have recently moved into a new field that has more grass, so I am feeling the effects. The other [...]

Going Barefoot On Purpose

Barefoot or not to barefoot. Previously Eva has accidentally ended up barefoot, through pulling shoes and half her hoof, but this winter I've made the decision to give it a proper go. Background When I first bought Eva whenever she lost a shoe she would be hopping lame. Poor girl was so sensitive that she [...]

Nope.

In my last post I was hopefully waiting for eventing to start in Scotland after an update on the 30th of July. As it transpired pubs and restaurants were allowed open but no sporting events, therefore no eventing. While I understand we need to "kick start the economy" to be honest this was frustrating news, [...]

What now?

We are now - insert number because I've lost count - in to lockdown. It's beginning to feel like this whole year is going to be a bit of a write off and yet there are now little pieces coming through that BSJ and BD are thinking on starting up again. There have also been [...]