Monday, 13 February 2017

Not to JUMP onto the Valentine's theme...

...but I'm going to, just not in the normal way! I've never been one for romance of Valentine's Day anyway...

Just what is it that we all LOVE about horses?

Whatever it seems to drive us all crazy, and once you've been hit by the horsey bug, it's a difficult one to let go of!

I've taken some time to think about just what it is that makes us devote so much dedication to them (& believe me, on a freezing cold, winter's night, it's not an easy ask!!)


Sunday, 12 February 2017

Jobs to Keep You Busy in February

Well...the weather is pretty rubbish at the moment...winter is definitely making its statement & letting us know it is here!! Here's some top tips (jobs!) to help keep some motivation & be spring ready...

Clipping is done!

We don't clip all year round, but now January's out the way, we won't be needing our clippers again until the autumn. So get the blades sharpened - don't forget too that if they are due, send them away for a service.

There's nothing more frustrating than coming to ride in the autumn with a bit of a wooly horse, only to find that you didn't clean your clippers the last time you used them, they have blunt blades and are well over-due a service. Everyone finds the same and the same time of year, so it could be weeks before you see your clippers again!

Get them in now - then you'll be all set come September/October time!

Friday, 3 February 2017

January Round Up

Forget the January blues... For us, it's been a month of fun & firsts!

Our Firsts

  • Our first time being a demo horse
  • Our first British Dressage
  • Our first jump over a water tray
  • Our first rosette of 2017 - a nice blue one!
  • Our first British Dressage rosette...which was also a FIRST!

Now for the fun....

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Our First British Dressage & A Red Ribbon to Match

One of my aims with Louie in 2017 was to have a go at British Dressage... & today we did just that for the first time!! Not only did we give it a go, we came first in our section, and 3rd in the overall class!

& here's our test...A little tense than our test two weeks ago. Louie couldn't quite figure out why there was a judging hut at H, but I was how he continued to work and listen to me throughout. We scored 63.2%.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Accepted to the Cream of the Crop Club!

A great start to 2017 - being welcomed into the Haynet Cream of the Crop club!