Woweeee! Milkshake’s first week at the farm! Unreal. I’ll be honest. I have struggled a bit with my confidence with her. She has done nothing wrong. She has been a sweet, little thing. Sensitive and fidgety perhaps but absolutely nothing I cannot cope with. No more sensitive than Storm and no more fidgety than my old hunting pony Jack. I realised quite quickly, the fear … Continue reading Milkshake’s First Week, Fresh Boys & Mental Barriers
The first few days Milkshake’s new life at the farm are strange for her but going as well as can be. She is a sensitive, delicate little thing and we know she is going to take the time to settle. That being said she really has been good. She is certainly quite a hit down at the farm. Everyone certainly seems to like her. I … Continue reading Shake It Baby, Shake It!
Ok, so I’ll explain all about my little Milkshake now that initial excited rush burst out of me. When I say I wasn’t looking, I really wasn’t looking. I felt my heart needed to heal after Jazz. I still missed looking after him and seeing his sweet friendly face on the yard. Now, I love my ponies. There aren’t enough positive adjectives in the English … Continue reading Explanations and Excitement!
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! I mean…I ACTUALLY CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! I am the luckiest human being alive. What a complete and utter whirlwind! They always say the best things come along when you aren’t looking – and I sure enough wasn’t looking! Everyone, meet Milkshake! Continue reading Meet Milkshake!!!
Slowly coming down from the excitement of last weekend. Such a lot of fun and more great memories for the Memory Bank. Storm recovered well. No knocks, bumps or any kind of injury or health issues post-event which is very important to look out for the days after. Glad he is fit and healthy. I like to give him a slightly easier week just after … Continue reading Slippery Saddles and A Little Secret… 😉
WE DID IT! The first event of the season! And it was FANTASTIC! It was a relatively early start. The alarm going off at 5:40am in order to roll out of bed into clothes, pick up pre-packed food and bags to get to the stables for 5:55am. Storm – by some miracle – managed to keep in his plaits and stay stain free. The joys … Continue reading BE90 at Oasby Horse Trials
It has happened. My lovely Jazzy has gone back to Beth and Grahams yard. It was hard but the right decision. I just felt I couldn’t deal with his ‘naughty’ behaviours. He was ‘naughty’ for Kristina when we went out on a ride and she struggled and battled with him quite a lot. After talking everything through with her; and believe me she is very … Continue reading A Hard Goodbye – And then there were Two & Ready to Roll!
On a bit more of an up. I took Storm to our first competition of 2017. It was to an old favourite venue of Port Royal EEC. It has two huge arenas and to suit me, one arena was holding a dressage competition and the other was holding a showjumping competition. Perfect for an eventer like me (and Storm) to practice. To cap it off, … Continue reading Taking Storm to Compete – Total Superstar!
What a complete whirlwind. I have found temporary solutions for Jazz in the form of lots of help from my dear friend Kristina. She is coming twice a week to ride Jazz for me to see if we can help get him back on the straight and narrow. It has got better. I got on board and took him up the lane and back. Ok, … Continue reading It’s Getting Better & Finding Hope