6th October 2017

Well, I’m not even sure where to start! What a rollercoaster of a month.

Tigger settled in well at the new yard, he is such a friendly and easy going chap who enjoys making friends in the field, but sadly our plans for the month have been well and truly scuppered by a check ligament injury. Sadly something Tigger has endured in the past too. He is resting up at the moment, happy enough in himself, always after food and sweeties!

He is still loving his natural choice alfalfa. It’s by far his favourite in the range and suits him best too. He is so enthusiastic about his food and he pulls hilarious faces and makes really sweet noises, sometimes pulling together a rather good impression of a dog! You’d have to see it to believe me!

With Tigger off work, I got to have some time off too and was roped in to be groom for a friend at the Ingliston Grand Slam. What a beautiful, grand venue and tough competition! Liberty and Fiona did really well in the big atmosphere, and we had a long but great weekend. 

The weekend following was due to be the grand finale to our showing season, but obviously not to be. I do however have some wonderful friends, one of which let me steal her beautiful Clydesdale, Commander for the side saddle class at the Caledonian Showing Championships. Having only had the saddle on twice before, in his life, the week before the show, he pulled it out of the bag and looked after me to WIN the evening performance at the Caleys. What an amazing opportunity and everyone was passing comment on the Clydesdale in the side saddle, side saddle is rare enough to see these days, without combining it with the beauty and rarity of the Clydesdale too! I had a really fab time and was so chuffed that I still got to go and ride at the Caledonians, something I had looked forward to all year. Very sad that Tigger didn’t get to come too, but he got some extra apples for the occasion and I told him all about the adventure!

Bogton Commander took to the sidesaddle no problem!

I am delighted to share with you all that my sponsorship with Honeychop has once again  been extended. I am so privileged and grateful to be working with such a great company. Not only are the products high quality, affordable and straightforward, but the company and team at Honeychop are wonderful, and I couldn’t wish to have a better sponsor! Thank you so much to the team for the opportunity and continuous support and encouragement.

Keep an eye on the Honeychop social media pages for our new “Honeychop Horsey Hack” series – we want to know what “life hacks” you’ve got in and on the yard – what do you do that saves you time or money? Myself and the other stars Laura and Rebecca will be sharing some of our ideas, but we would love to hear from you too – each month we will select one lucky winner to feature in our “Hacks” series who will win a bag of Honeychop!

Very sadly, after I had written and prepared my blog for September, Tigger was put to sleep on the 5th October. He will be very sorely missed, and I’m not sure I will ever be able fill the Tigger shaped hole now left in my life. Sleep tight special boy.

R.I.P Tigger x