Monday, 30 November 2015

November Round Up

So November seems to have come and gone in a breath! With some great progress in our flatwork, a try at E-Dressage, lots of lunging and hacking, as well as a showjumping lesson, we've definitely been a busy bunch!

So, where to start!?

Firstly, we clipped Louie, expecting huge upheaval & drama, but actually found the clippers sent him to sleep! Handy! & the easiest horse I've ever had to clip! 

Early November, we had a great showjumping lesson with Jay, a young event rider based in Northumberland. Jay's lessons are really good and she's great at giving horse and rider confidence. Pleasingly in this lesson, we jumped out first one stride double, with Louie pulling forward into the second part, really keen to keep jumping!!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Snug as a Bug in a...Premier Equine Rug!

It's been 8 years since I last bought an indoor rug, a combination of Kingshead layer system and Weatherbeeta fleeces. As I looked at Louie stood outside his stable one evening, he looked like he was wearing rags, so I hunted down the best recommendations for a layer system of rugs via #equinehour on Twitter.

By far the most popular was Premier Equine, with many others also in favour of Weatherbeeta. As Weatherbeeta isn't a layering system, I decided to take the plunge with Premier Equine, & thankfully the next morning was 20% off Stable Busters!

So I made my purchases!!
A 100g Stable Buster, 100g liner with hood & a Cellular Zone outdoor.

With this weekend's weather, I'm so glad I did!


Monday, 2 November 2015

Clipping Louie

Louie was getting a bit hairy behind his ears and elbows, and with being out of work a couple of weeks, I noticed it even more when getting back onboard last.

So I took the plunge, and decided to clip on Sunday. Despite being the day after a friend's wedding, it is a day when I have plenty of time. 

After his clip & schooling!
Why did I clip? Well, basically, because after riding, Louie was sweating, and when cooling down, he was wet. As I ride at night during the week, it meant I wasn't able to rug him up, as well as leaving him cold for a few hours after riding, until he dried.