Thursday, 31 May 2018

May Round Up



Happy times, sad times, high on emotion, but finishing the month positively! It’s literally been a month of two completely different halves 🙈

After what had felt like a very long, cold and wet final winters flurry, we made the most of the warmer evenings and drier weather. Evening hacks across the fields were a given, and we even enjoyed some time schooling outside of the arena, using the cross country warm up field as our quiet space. I find it much more relaxing and refreshing being able to school while out hacking, rather than prancing around the arena. Louie seems to enjoy it much more too! 💙

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Pausing our pony parties...



Pony parties are on pause for usat the moment 😔

Thursday afternoon I got the call that every horse owner dreads... “Louie’s come in from the field and I think you need a vet”

Panic sets in, and I tried as many ways as I could to get as much information so I could to give the vets as much detail as possible when calling. The basic information was that he has what looked like a puncture wound to his chest and that he was on 3 legs in the fields but once walking, seemed to move much better. I got a rough estimation of the size of the wound, but without a closer look, I didn't know how deep it was.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Showjumping in the Sun


Yesterday, we headed to a local Northumbrian venue for some very low key, friendly showjumping classes. Louie's done heaps of dressage but I can count on one hand the number of times he has stepped into a showjumping class. So this post is a bit of a detailed one about our day out in the sun enjoying some jumping, as well as what's holding me back.

First, let's take a look at our rounds.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

British Dressage Area Festival Qualification

On Tuesday 24th April, we received a FANTASTIC motivating email - confirmation that we have qualified for the Petplan Equine Area Festivals!


With our first three EVER British Dressage results, we had managed to gain qualification, and to have it on-screen in front of me, felt even better!!

In this post, I'm going to share our tests that have driven that qualification... & in fact, we've now gone on to add further qualification to this in every single test we have done at BD, including our first ever Novice test recently.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

April Round Up



Following our move in March & feeling settled at our new yard, I’d decided April was the time to get back out & about.