Hello All! A couple of weeks ago I decided to reach out over Instagram and see if there were any other riders in my area who would like to meet up on occasion. So after setting up a group chat with a few others we now have a local riding group! On Saturday three of … Continue reading Our first group get together!
Luckily the weather gods answered my prayers this weekend and Saturday we were bathed in glorious autumn sunshine! I had been waiting for a nice day to give Luca's tail a wash and tried out a new mane and tail product from Pack Horse. As the weather was nice I vlogged little pieces of our … Continue reading A Sunny September Saturday
Hello friends! It's pouring rain and blowing a gale here in the West of Ireland - a far cry from the Indian Summer we enjoyed all last week. Today the horses are all tucked up enjoying a duvet day in their stables. So if you find yourself stuck inside today here is a little Sunny … Continue reading A Weekend with the W.A.R Horses
The last two months have been a whirlwind - from spur of the moment decisions, disappointments and shock surprises, getting to this point has been an up and down experience! Last year I toyed with the idea of putting Giselle in foal. It's an idea I've secretly daydreamed about for many years. This year, when … Continue reading Two out of Three – the Baby G Diaries
No poles, no markers, no circles, no serpentines. No jumps, no grids, no cavaletti. No one watching, no one to see. No judges or stewards, it's just my horse and me. You'll win no rosettes here, no sashes or prize. But something better awaits us, it's there in the skies. A sea breeze, open fields … Continue reading What it’s really about…
While the sun still sets and the tides they rise,The earth, it spins and the clouds roll by.The birds, they sing and the daffodils bloom,With the smell of spring, the summer, it looms.Yet here I am, trying to find words to sayA special thank you to those who feel miles away.They wear gowns of blue, … Continue reading The Cusp of a Wave
The responsibility and the invaluable life lessons learned; transferable to every aspect of life. The highs and the hardships.The falls, four faults and failures.The tears, the aches, the pain of disappoint; softened by the laughter of the good days. The clear rounds, the high scores, that feeling of elation on the cross country course. The … Continue reading All Because of Horses
"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul." The photo that inspired it all.10 years ago on a stormy January Sunday with my original seahorse, Solas.Day 19 of the @rivieraprltd #trotinto2020 January challenge is a #socialsunday - what inspires your social media page?I can't explain it but there … Continue reading What inspires you?
𝗛𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 Learning is a treasure that will follow you everywhere - as long as you are open to it. Last week while I was away for work I caught up on the latest Equi Ratings Eventing Podcast on the topic of Horsemanship. The episode included BHS Fellow, Eric Smiley, and event rider Andrew Nicholson. In … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – Horsemanship
Sometimes we just need some Vitamin Sea. With work being so busy, and having very few weekends off for shows and lessons, I've resolved myself to the fact that this summer is just going to to be about enjoying my horses and having a little fun. I struck lucky last week with my two days … Continue reading Beach Ballet with the Golden Oldie