If I were more of a pessimist I would think the world is out to stop me eventing. Im trying very hard to remember that is it just the ups and downs of horses and we will get there! So whats happened ? Eva lost a shoe. Farrier put it back on. Eva lost it [...]
In short I was devoting a lot of my free time to studying. I had one final exam to do in order to gain a professional certificate so I decided to book my exam and push myself to get to out the way as soon as possible. The result? I passed 🎉🎉 I'm so relieved [...]
I'm a bit late this year with the obligatory goals for this year post. Part of the reason was I couldn't decide what to put down and another part was I didn't want to put what I really want down because I don't want to jinx it. Does that sound paranoid? Anyway... Let's start with [...]
I recently shared this on my Instagram story but I thought I would share it on here and add a little more explanation to the photos.
I've been wanting to write about equestrian Instagram for a while now but never really settled on how or what aspect of Instagram to focus on. So today I am focusing on how I run my Instagram overall. Personally I really enjoy Instagram, and while I wish my feed was some sort of aesthetically pleasing master [...]
December is going to be quite quiet for Eva and I. I have a few work nights out and of course christmas presents to buy, I also tend to give Eva her usual two weeks off over Christmas as I think its good to give them a break every now and again. There is some [...]
This competition wasn’t our finest dressage performance by far.
Eva is not a fan of getting clipped. In short she hates being tickled so will barrel over anyone that does anything remotely tickley. A horse was getting clipped on the yard a few weeks ago and she was standing at the back of her stable having a bit of a snort at the whole [...]
(Previous - Dont Break your Vet) At the start of this year I posted about a learning week that the BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) launched called "Don't Break Your Vet". One of the the topics covered was easy injections. If you haven't seen the video it basically is a method of rewarding and releasing [...]
Something I posted last year but I think it is worth sharing again!
My vet recently posted this in regards to rugging your horse.
We’re seeing a lot more rugs appearing in fields over the last week or so. If you’re tempted to rug your horse consider the following and be honest with yourself.
– if my horse/pony is obese, unclipped and lives out he/she does not require a rug (use winter to your advantage to allow your horse to safely gradually lose some weight and dramatically reduce his/her laminitis risk for the spring time – laminitis kills)
– horses have a much lower thermoneutral zone (the temperature range where they do not have to expend energy to keep warm) than humans. Horses 5-25 degrees. Humans 20-35 degrees. This means that if you’re cold your horse may not be cold.
– horses have a caecum which acts as a giant internal combustion engine producing heat – the human equivalent is the appendix…
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