Choke in Horses

Choke is one of the most common conditions affecting the oesophagus of the horse. For a horse owner who might not have seen it before, it can be very frightening to witness. Choke is essentially an obstruction in the oesophagus (gullet) caused by food material. Despite the name of the condition, a horse suffering from … Continue reading Choke in Horses


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

WARider November Lock Down Challenge

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

The HFI Shiny Bridle Product Review – Traditional Meets Modern

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

Two out of Three – the Baby G Diaries

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

What inspires you?

"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?

Wednesday Wisdom – Horsemanship

๐—›๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ 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

Beach Ballet with the Golden Oldie

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

Hogweed and Horses

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