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 … Continue reading || Winter ’18 ||
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 … Continue reading Clipping…
Todays topic: Can you substitute lessons for reading articles or youtube videos? There no denying there is a lot you can learn from YouTube and reading - a hell of a lot. I am not debating that. However can these really fully be a substitute to having lessons? While riding I have come across a … Continue reading Let’s Discuss : Riding Lessons
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 … Continue reading March Dressage ’18
Our highest course to date and what we have planned for March... if this snow clears!
I hate don't enjoy running. I am much more of a sprinter than a marathon runner. I don't particularly enjoy going to the gym either. However, I will play 2 hours worth of badminton without a second thought. I think this is due to my competitiveness, you don't really win when you go out for … Continue reading Rider Fitness – Keeping the rider fit
I AM ON A DIET A. DIET. THE HORROR, THE OUTRAGE. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY ...PREPOSTEROUS!! Dear diary, I have decided to keep a diary now due to the declining condition of my standard of living. Yesterday my human decided - because she apparently gets to decide everything in my life - that I shall be … Continue reading Diary of a Moody Mare Vol #1
With Blair Atholl horse Trials fast approaching I decided that I should make a "wish list" so that I am not tempted into buying whatever I think is pretty. This is all very well being said, however my shopping list isn't small when has the wish list of an equestrian ever been small?! It is not … Continue reading The Equestrian Bank Account – Sizeable Shopping List
While I struggle with tasks such as picking up and holding her feet, other things such as lunging I think I have her well trained. I say other things, who am I kidding, lunging is about the only thing I have her well trained on! Anyway ... even my boyfriend who has only lunged her a few times … Continue reading Lunging – The Helpful Boyfriend