Whats been going on this month ? Well one exciting thing happened which was we entered a dressage competition!! I had pretty much vowed off doing dressage at home, for several reasons, but mostly because Eva's concentration is not the best during normal schooling never mind when there is music playing, lorries in the car [...]
The adventures of the ginger horse and the ginger human.
This category is the main blog about my mare and myself.
February Catch up ’21
In February we had a fair bit of rain and snow! Which unfortunately meant flooded fields and a lot of time spent in the stable. On the one hand I think Eva was quite happy to get out for some time in the field when she could but it didn't last, and before long she [...]
January Catch Up ’21
What with lock down and lots of rain I can't say that Eva and I got up to much in January! Since I last posted Eva has fully recovered from the nail in her foot incident, had several weeks off over Christmas and has since started coming back into work again. At the moment she [...]
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 [...]
Heading in to Winter
Four Shoes In August I had made the decision to try Eva fully bare foot. Well .... I thought I did. About I week after the blog post I was discussing with my instructor - who I've been having regular lessons with over the last two years and probably about once a month this year [...]
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 [...]
Ready, set …….. Go ?
Down in England events started up again in July, meanwhile in Scotland we are waiting for an update from the government to get the go ahead for some socially distanced eventing. The next update is on the 30th of July and the first event was supposed to be Kirriemuir on the 1st of August, however [...]
Cross Country Practice
For the first time in my life I hired a course by myself and arranged the transport (a.k.a got my Dad to tow a borrowed trailer)! I have always gone with someone / hitched a lift so this was quite a big moment for Eva and I! The main aim was to just get out [...]
A Visit from the dentist
For the few years that I've had Eva I have always got the vet to check and do her teeth. There wasn't any particular reason that I didn't use an equine dentist, as it was a service my vet offered I accepted and I just kept it that way. The yard I'm at booked a [...]
On this day back in 2014 Eva officially became mine. https://media.giphy.com/media/qDDPjvm3oSbGU/giphy.gif In previous years I have posted about our progress over the years - 4 years & 5 years - but I was recently updating Evas Digital horse competition history and we did so much last year so instead of looking back over the last [...]