September 28, 2018

There is a common belief that all horse owners are rich, funny, I know. Many of us go without so the beast in the stable can be kept in the manner to which it has become accustomed.

Be honest, you know what I'm talking about.

He is stunning, but he has to be fed & housed...

September 4, 2018

Do you take your horse between the white boards to strut your stuff?

Even those of us without transport have the opportunity to compete online by video thanks to Dressage Anywhere and many other similar companies.

The big question is which level should you try? 

Prelimina...

August 18, 2018

I've been forgetting this isn't just a blog about getting me back in the literal saddle, though that is important.  I also need to get my work life back on track.

Since my little hospital visit in January I have passed my first Judging exam and became a list 5 British D...

August 7, 2018

You know those days when you really don't know whether to curl up & hide or stick 2 fingers up to life & pray you don't run out of energy?

This wonderful picture of my old horse, Rodney, was taken by a lovely gentle man with a truly beautiful soul. Andrew died very...

August 3, 2018

Well it's been a kind of weird week and I feel like I haven't stopped, but haven't achieved all that much either.

Life seems full of positives and frustrations. Of course the big fella is a positive, while the distance between him and me remains a frustration.

Spoiled po...

July 24, 2018

Ever wished you could turn the clock back? Just for a day, so you could not do something?

Yesterday I went for a Motability funded driving assessment to see what, if any, modifications I should have on my Motability car.

So I chatted with the driving assessor and the occ...

July 10, 2018

OK I think you could say I'm in a better place than 7 days ago. Thank you to all who offered help & needed kicks in a certain area.

Life is what  we make it & no one else is going to get me fit, I have to put the work in, with guidance & support of course but it's going...

July 2, 2018

Seriously - why?

Yes I want to get out competing on my beautiful boy, but why? 

It hurts, a lot. My body aches, I'm tired all the time and I fall over - a lot.

I hope I'm almost fit enough to go back to full time work, but what does that mean? What am I going to do?

I'm no...