What a fantastic day at Kelsall! It by far loved up to my high expectations of a wonderful cross- country course designed by Captain Mark Phillips. His daughter Zara Tindell (nee Phillips) is an Olympic rider and a member of the Royal family. The daughter of Princess Anne. Storm produced a flawless BE97 dressage test. He made no errors and was smooth, flexible and beautiful. … Continue reading BE90 Kelsall Hill
Happy Easter to everyone! 🐣 April is rolling along and so are my ponies. Storm has continued to excel after his brilliant run at Breckenbrough. As usual he has had an enjoyable week of hacking and more relaxed work. This weekend I took him to our local cross country course – it is quite a simple easy course with a small option fence and a … Continue reading Happy Easter!
Oh. My. God. YAAAAAAAAASSS!!! What an incredible Event! I am OVER THE MOON with my wonder pony Storm! I walked the cross-country course yesterday with a friend who was also competing and we both agreed it was a big and technical course. When I say big, I mean full up to height and width. A good test for the level BE90. But I felt confident … Continue reading Breckenbrough BE90
Spring is my favourite time of year. It is absolutely the reward for surviving a cold and rainy winter. And here we are in Summer Turnout at last! Nobody is happier than the horses! Dice and Storm who have been in for many weeks due to mud fever were so happy to be out. Galloping, bucking, leaping and squealing. I really enjoy watching horses be … Continue reading Turning Corners & #Workingit
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