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
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
I said I wasn't going to bring it up but then I just had to - Lock Down. Bleugh - makes me throw up a little in my mouth every time it's mentioned these days. To say I'm fatigued with the whole thing is an understatement. You hear about it at work, on the news, … Continue reading WARider November Lock Down Challenge
This product review is a paid partnership in conjunction with HorseworldEu. For the last month I have been trialing the HFI Shiny Bridle which was kindly gifted to me from HorseworldEu. I'm very happy to review this bridle because if I hadn't been asked to try it out, I probably would never have come across … Continue reading The HFI Shiny Bridle Product Review – Traditional Meets Modern
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
"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
I first came across Hogweed many years ago when my little palomino Solas developed thick blisters on the pale skin of his nose. Initially I assumed he was suffering from sunburn and proceeded to smother his pink skin in sun screen, as any good horse mom would. However, the blistering didn't stop. Watching him in … Continue reading Hogweed and Horses
I have two veteran horses - but you wouldn't know it by looking at them! Seventeen year old Giselle is generally a good grubber but she can be fussy. Twenty-one year old, Solas, is a glutinous gelding, who would eat all around him given the opportunity. He once robbed a ham salad sandwich from my … Continue reading What’s in the feed?