A Weekend with the W.A.R Horses

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 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

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

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?

Coping with Competition – Tips and Tales for Riders to Curb the Nerves

You've practiced your dogs leg and related distances and worked on your approach to the square oxer that you're sure you will meet at fence one. Show day and you arrive at the venue, park up, and walk the course. You walk the related distances, eyeball the seemingly ma-hoosive oxer at fence one - and … Continue reading Coping with Competition – Tips and Tales for Riders to Curb the Nerves

Trotting On… It’s nearly Competition Time

It's been a while since I've written a little Miss G update. We've been quietly working away as best as we can in this wild winter weather and have been having fun between hacking, lessons and helping with the planning of an exciting new event. So, G moved home at the beginning of December after … Continue reading Trotting On… It’s nearly Competition Time

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