Christmas time is finally here after a long and tricky year. I am always exceptionally grateful this time of year for everyone and everything I am lucky enough to have in my life. Ponies of course included! Christmas Eve all 3 horses had a ‘Christmas Jump’. Myself and a couple of friends built a small jumping course and practiced over it on our various lovely … Continue reading Merry Christmas! (and Boxing Day Hunting)
I train my horse using a mix of traditional and Parelli Natural Horsemanship techniques. The psychology behind PNH cannot be disproved. I personally think it is fantastic and has revolutionised the way I think about not just my horses but all horses. It has helped me enormously in my approach to each of my own horses and how to train them in ways that are … Continue reading Horsenailty Profiles
I am back! I’ve not posted anything for a little while, firstly due to recovering from the initial shock of my gramps’ death and then because I left my beautiful horses for a week and escaped to the west coast of Mexico. 13 hours flying and 7 time zones away is a long time. It was fabulous to be so warm and press pause on … Continue reading I’m back… one week holiday.
Strange and sad weekend. My family suffered heartbreak on Saturday night when my gramps lost his short but vigorous battle with cancer. I was not sure I wanted to include much on this post so I beg your pardon if it is short. Yet I was so proud of Dice on Saturday, he jumped a 1.10m fence which he hasn’t done for over a year. … Continue reading “My heart is like a stallion, they love it more when it’s broken.”
Lessons and more lessons for me and for the ponies. Jazz and Storm both have had one formal lesson each this week. It is interesting having the contrast of a horse at the beginning of his career as a beginner/baby and another who is fairly well established and on his way, all the time striving for more and more perfect movements and paces. Storm has … Continue reading Small Steps for Long Legs