At the start of this month Eva and I had a week filled with jumping, it started with two jumping lessons and finished with a jumping night. After all the jumping we did Eva is now getting a well deserved break from it over the next week or so, therefore we will be focused on [...]
Osteopathy - a system of complementary medicine involving the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the skeleton and musculature. For a while I have been wanting to get a specialist out to have a look over Eva and make sure she is comfortable as I start to really push forward in [...]
Racing is a big equestrian industry, and while I have been around horses ever since I can remember I have never been to the races before. I've seen races on TV and read various articles on races so I was quite excited to actually go along and see it for myself. There was certainly plenty [...]
Originally for this month's dressage competition I had decided to sew the plaits in but did I remember to buy the stuff I need beforehand? No. At least I did remember to plait up the night before so it would be easier to just roll them up in the morning. We arrived bright and early [...]
I see myself as much more of a show jumper or even an eventer despite the fact that I haven't done a cross country course since 2012. I never really thought of myself as a dressage rider, I was in fact told off by a dressage instructor once for "riding like an eventer". However one [...]
Our highest course to date and what we have planned for March... if this snow clears!
Our dressage on Sunday went really well I am so pleased with Eva! This is our third dressage together and I signed us up for two Prelim tests (14 and 17A). I was up early in the morning to put Eva out in the field and muck out then I went back home for a [...]
Responding to the leg is not a priority for Eva. While I do use a stick she wont respond to a tap tap she will only respond when I put in a harder "move it" request. Therefore I decided to try spurs, the idea being I could stop bruising her sides by nagging and when [...]
Arena Eventing - Competitors first complete a round of show jumps immediately followed by a cross country course, finishing over a joker fence set at 10cms higher than the rest of the course. As I do eventually want to compete in eventing as soon as I saw that this event was being held at the [...]
Pictures of our hacking last year.