Has Gordon Elliot done Equine Welfare a Favour?

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

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

What’s in the feed?

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?

Mares are from Venus – Geldings are from Mars

It's well known that mares have a reputation for being difficult. In horse people language the term we use is "mare-ish." Being the independent woman type with high moral standards, and owning two mares (one of which being chestnut), I feel pretty strongly that our equine lady friends are unfairly stigmatized. The topic sprung up … Continue reading Mares are from Venus – Geldings are from Mars

About..

Welcome to Wild Atlantic Rider! Catherine is an avid equestrian who spent many years teaching and instructing in a busy, family run riding school. A pony obsessed child, she herself only started riding in her early teens, proceeded to train to BHS stage 3 level and has produced a number of ponies and horses along … Continue reading About..