Choose to Challenge – International Woman’s Day

Choose to challenge those who overlook you, dismiss you or disrespect you. Challenge those who try to limit your abilities because of their own insecurities. Challege yourself to speak for those who can't find the words or the courage to speak for themselves. Choose to stay true to your beliefs and your values, even when … Continue reading Choose to Challenge – International Woman’s Day

Has Gordon Elliot done Equine Welfare a Favour?

Listening to Mick Fitzgerald’s emotional response to the infamous Gordon Elliot photograph sums up exactly how I feel about the whole situation – complete and utter sadness. Sadness for the loss of a horse who as Mick put it “paid the ultimate price” for the sport of racing, but more so for all those who … Continue reading Has Gordon Elliot done Equine Welfare a Favour?

A Golden Milestone

It's a special weekend here at WAR HQ. This weekend marks 21 years with the Golden boy. The "gotcha" weekend you might say. Everyone remembers the day they got their first horse or pony. If you were to ask them, they would probably all agree that that day was, and still is, a major milestone … Continue reading A Golden Milestone

We Owe It to Our Horses – My Lovely Horse Rescue

I'm sure that somewhere within everyone is a curiosity or perhaps a secret love for horses. For those of us lucky to own or work with them, every day is dedicated to their health, happiness and welfare because at some point in our lives, the romanticized depiction of these real life unicorns captivated us; and … Continue reading We Owe It to Our Horses – My Lovely Horse Rescue

Changing to Connolly’s Red Mills Horse Feed

This winter I made the decision to change my horses’ feed to Connolly’s Red Mills. I wasn’t concerned about what I had been feeding them, however, this year there have been quite a few changes made with Giselle being in foal and the addition of Luca, my very large 3-year-old Irish Sport horse gelding. Now … Continue reading Changing to Connolly’s Red Mills Horse Feed

Wild Atlantic Wednesday – We are Family

The first full family portrait - all three of the WAR Horses in one frame! 🥳 Today's WARider Challenge post is all about Juke Box Day. What song is going to shape your day or represents you and your horse(s)? Today the song "We are Family" is repeating in my head in celebration of Luca … Continue reading Wild Atlantic Wednesday – We are Family

Wild Atlantic Bake Off – Key Lime Pie

Hello and welcome back to the Wild Atlantic Bake Off . It's week three, believe it or not! This week I put an Instagram poll up asking my followers to decide on what to bake and this week Key Lime Pie came out a winner. This recipe is simple and is very easy to follow. … Continue reading Wild Atlantic Bake Off – Key Lime Pie

The Science Behind Kindness

Today's WARider Challenge is "Do a Good Deed Day." At the time I chose this as a theme, I didn't really think about it too much. I think it was inspired by an incident I had just experienced that day in a supermarket, which had huge impact on the quality of my day. It got … Continue reading The Science Behind Kindness

Take the Plunge! WARider November Lockdown Riding Challenge

Hello and welcome to this week's WARider Challenge. This week's exercise is called Take the Plunge - Plunge meaning to jump or dive quickly and energetically, and of course, being a Wild Atlantic Rider, I had to have a little play on some water words! This exercise is designed to get you thinking on your … Continue reading Take the Plunge! WARider November Lockdown Riding Challenge