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
Well I've had a roller coaster week or so! The weekend of the 22nd i managed to have a Skype video call with my best friend L back home and it made my weekend. It was so good to see him and speak to him at the same time. We spoke as though we were … Continue reading What A Week!
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
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 my friends and family. Going for a sunrise hack has always been on my bucket list, just imaging sitting … 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!
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!
The other evening I went for a hack with my loan horse Bubbles. It was quite late in the evening but still warm so I decided we'd go bareback. It's something we do every now and again as we both enjoy it! I live in a pretty busy community, but the yard is set in … Continue reading Never Underestimate The Power Of Being Around A Horse