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.
August was a blast ! What with galloping round the hills on a common ride, Eva jumping her heart out in some unaffiliated showjumping that was the first in a while and watching top class eventing at Blair horse trials it is going to be nice to have a weekend off! This month there is … Continue reading || September Plans ’18 ||
Another year of Blair horse trials is now over and this year I realised one thing. We really need to invest in an inflatable air mattress. Previous years I was perfectly fine sleeping with the mats and blankets underneath. However this year after a bit of a chaotic ceilidh on the Thursday night another three … Continue reading Blair Atholl Horse Trials ’18
It has been quite a while since Eva and I have done a jumping competition and I am very happy with how it went! The competition was run in single phase rounds which means the first 6 jumps were a basic clear round then jumps 7 to 12 are timed, any faults during both of … Continue reading Unaffiliated Showjumping || August ’18
Dear Diary, My ears are sore. The flies have been attacking them and they have been causing me some discomfort. My human eventually realised this fact and decided to dig out a contraption that she forced on me at the first yard we were at. The fly mask. It was bent out of shape and … Continue reading Diary of a Moody Mare : Ears are on fire!
I am pleased to introduce the first guest post on this blog by Mike Shortridge from Horseseller. Tips on Buying Dressage Horses If you are planning to buy a dressage horse, whether as a beginner or an experienced dressage rider, there are a number of things to take into account before you part with a … Continue reading Guest Post: Tips on Buying Dressage Horses
Common Riding Part 1 : It’s aye bin A few of the photos below were taken by photographers at the event who have stated that their photos are free to share with the watermark. Common Riding Part two : Safe oot, Safe in Bright and early on Saturday morning we were up to get ready … Continue reading Common Riding Part 2 :Safe oot, Safe in
This year my friend and I have hired horses to do the Lauder common ride which is taking place this Saturday. In order to give you a bit of an idea of what common riding is, in this first part I will give you some background as to what it is and who is involved … Continue reading Common Riding Part 1 : It’s aye bin
August gearing up to be a busy horsey month but Eva is only featuring in one weekend! Don't worry I'm sure she's delighted. As I have previously mentioned Eva is a very independent horse and quite frankly I am the mere human that gets in her way. First up is a common ride out. Common … Continue reading ||August Plans ’18||
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