Wednesday, 3 January 2018

6 Picks...of 2017 Posts

Well, here we sit at the end of 2017... & what a year it has been! Our 2017 annual round up post certainly showcased that, but it's not only in yard life that we've been especially busy with the blog...

To put that into context, 2015 & 2016's total blog posts only come to a third of that total...!

Over the course of 2017, I've had some really fun projects to work on including managing to get a quick fire Q&A with Swedish Olympic eventer Ludwig Svennerstal, collaboration with Totally Horse & Pony magazine, the launch of Blogger's Corner and covering increasingly more events that we attend as spectators.

But as my mind turns towards 2018 and what I'd like to do with my blog over the next 12 months, I've ben reviewing our top posts of the last year to see what it is that you all enjoy!

Here's my 6 picks of my 2017 blog posts...

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Looking Back Over the Last 12 Months

This is a long post, so make sure you've got your cuppa, a tray of biscuits, and enjoy our journey back through 2017 with us!

First up, I’ve had an absolute blast throughout 2017...I’ve achieved things I never thought I would, learnt a lot along the way & best of all, feel the strongest partnership I ever have with Louie!

So with that I hope you enjoy hearing EVERYTHING we've been up to over the last year, whether with Louie or on the blog itself, literally everything is in here!! Hopefully, you'll enjoy each month's lessons too!

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

"On the back of a horse, you will find paradise"
- Stella A Walker

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Blogger's Corner: Make your images more than just a pretty picture

This instalment of Blogger's Corner is all about image optimisation and making your images more than just visual additions to your blog's content. I'll take you through three quick and easy steps to make your images even more useful for every single post!

How many of us use images within our blog posts? Probably all of us...I for sure find it weird posting without anything visual.

Next question... Why do we feel the need to use images? Most of us will probably answer to help break up our content, demonstrate the point we make in our post, make it look visually more appealing to the reader...

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Dressage Competition Report - 02/12/2017

Earlier this week, I took the plunge to re-affiliate my membership to British Dressage and joined Louie up for the first time. I'd managed to find time in my work schedule to take a long weekend, so thought a Saturday dressage competition was a great way to spend one of the days!!

After all of the wet weather we have had over the last week, I wasn't looking forward to bathing, and working back from our first test time, I was due to start washing at about 8am. So I thought I'd try something a bit different - washing his tail and legs the evening before. With the icy conditions outside, I opted for the "warmth" of the barn, using buckets of warm water and a sponge brush. Thankfully, Andrew was on hand to keep us topped up on clean water. After a quick towel dry, I bandaged all four legs for the night. I knew that the fronts would be fine, but wasn't sure whether I'd find some stains on his back legs where he had pooped through the night.