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
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…
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
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
Yesterday was a tough day. It was my last day with Bubbles before I leave for Australia. I decided to finish the loan early then in my last week or so I could spend time with friends and family. Going for a sunrise hack has always been on my bucket list. Just imaging sitting on … Continue reading Farewell My Friend
The other day me and Bubbles did some bare back schooling for the first time and I cannot express how proud I was of him. He went beautifully and listened to every signal I gave him. We even had our first canter bare back and it was actually a lot easier to sit to. I've … Continue reading Just Another Day With Bubbles
Being in the horse industry can be very rewarding but also frustrating at times. I believe if you want to make progress with your horse, you need to work with them not control them. I see some riders in real life and on social media arguing with their horse because the horse won't do what the … Continue reading I Just Needed To Say This
For the past few weeks I haven't been able to ride as much as I would have liked due to the heat wave the UK is experiencing. Most days it's been above 20 degrees from sunrise to sunset and Bubbles has just had no energy so we haven't done any schooling or proper work for … Continue reading Going Bare Back!
The title says it all! I think in our day-to-day life we forget about our posture and how much of an impact it can have on our bodies. Horse riding has always helped my posture. To ride a horse you need to keep a straight back, no leaning forward or leaning back and keep your … Continue reading Posture Is The Key To Everything!
A couple of weeks ago, I took Bubbles to a working hunter course at a local yard. The course was already set out for us so we just rented the arena out. Bubbles has wings. That pony can jump and he absolutely loves it! Last year Bubbles got quite bad mud rash. It was mostly … Continue reading Getting Back Into Jumping!