Horses have always been a big part of my life, ever since I was a little girl, I was one of those crazy horse girls through school, went on and studied equine management at college and then went on to work in the horse industry. It all started when I was around 6 years old … Continue reading The Lessons Of Horse Riding Lessons
Magic Millions is a horse sales that happens every year at the Gold Coast. They sell racefillies, mares, stallions as well as weanlings and yearling thoroughbreds. When I came to Australia I worked at a thoroughbred stud yard and did the 3 months yearling preparation for the sales in January 2019. At the time my … Continue reading Magic Millions
In the UK, today is the day people put their betting caps on, wear their best frock, splash out cash on a swanky suit and head down to Aintree for the Grand National. It's a fabulous day. The sun is shining after a week of gloomy weather so everyone is jolly. Everyone bar the people … Continue reading Today Is The Day…
Back in 2017 a friend of mine called A mentioned a job to me. The job was on a stud yard in Australia where he worked. At first I kinda just laughed it off. Like I was going to pack up my shit, move half way across the world and work with horses again… Me … Continue reading Thank You Widden
So yesterday was our last yearling parade! It's a huge sigh of relief for me and my anxiety. It's been a great learning experience for me and it's helped me push my boundaries but phewwww, I can breathe a lot better now! We have roughly 40 (give or take a few) yearlings in for the … Continue reading Yearling Prep – End Of The Parades!
Yearling prep has now started! At the yard where I am working there is roughly 150 yearlings and we have about 40 to get ready for the Magic Millions sales in January at the Gold Coast. The work load is alright at the moment, it's similar to the work load of what I was doing … Continue reading Stud Work – Yearling Prep
Dogwatch is something the staff members have to do once or twice a month but it’s probably no where near what you think it is. Dogwatch is where you watch the pregnant mares who are due to pop anytime soon for a few hours in the evening after a days work. I personally quite like … Continue reading Stud Work – Dogwatch
I’ve only just had the opportunity to upload this as I have just got new wifi in my accommodation at work! So I ended up buying a laptop and then we ran out of wifi so still haven’t been able to upload anything but hopefully this new wifi will be better! So the place where … Continue reading Stud Work – Open Days!
I started writing this when I had finished day 3 but I've been so busy I haven't had time to post it till now (day 6). So I apologise for being a bit quiet! Life here is quite different to life back home! I've never worked on a yard like this before but I think … Continue reading Stud Work – Day 6
This is a thank you to the most amazing boy in my life. For the past 10 years he has been by my side through thick and thin. He is always full of love, happiness and positivity. I can remember the first day I saw him ever so clearly. No words will ever begin to … Continue reading A Thank You To My Boy