31st July 2017

Did you know there’s no wine available at Pony Club Camp?

I imagined to attend Pony Club Camp surrounded by parents wearing tweed and corduroy, avocado snacks, kale salads (basically die hard Waitrose shoppers) and with children on HOYs worthy ponies, expecting to be judged whilst Henry and I rocked up in the 4×4 which consumes more fuel than I...

31st July 2017

Show season in full swing!

It’s been an incredible month, Tigger has exceeded all expectations. Bearing in mind this is a horse that had been out of work for 9 months when I brought him home, that I had only sat on briefly for 10 minutes in a piddly section of garden! He has...

30th June 2017

Ouch!

That would sum up my last month, a big fat OUCH! After numerous trips back and forth from the doctor, chiropractor and physio, I finally got a referral for an MRI scan and this week it was confirmed I have a big fat prolapsed disc – I feel relieved...

30th June 2017

The Pony Club Mum

Well it hasn’t been the greatest start to the season with my horse being written off with his Suspensory, he is restricted to walking on the roads only which is about as much fun as playing with barbed wire! However,  luckily I have a mini-me and I can live...

29th June 2017

Smiles all round in June!

What a month, dominated by the Royal Highland Show, I have been mega busy. Tigger certainly did not disappoint at the RHS, where we went with no expectations and came home with a 3rd and a 5th place!! I actually cried when the judge gave me my 3rd place...

31st May 2017

Mid-Season abrupt halt!

Well at present my season has come to an abrupt halt. As mentioned in last month’s blog Sunny appeared to have some lameness in his near fore. Vet has diagnosed it as Suspensory problems. He has had 2 weeks of cold hosing and walking. A further vet visit suggesting...

31st May 2017

Horses – who would have them?!

So I write this blog with a mixture of emotions having had a pretty tough weekend at the Grassroots Eventing Championship at Keysoe – a three-day show that I have spent weeks preparing for! May was all about getting us ready for the Keysoe event. We headed over to...

29th May 2017

I never thought I’d be wishing for rain!

I never thought I’d be wishing for rain! In Scotland – I know right, the ground is SO hard it’s unbelievable, the odd shower here and there just isn’t cutting it. We need a downpour, a storm even!! Please! The grass is trying really, really hard to come through...

30th April 2017

Where did the month go?!

Phew, what a busy month it’s been this month, work has been hectic and so has Mikey. It felt like a really positive month with lots of progression and even a few ribbons! First up we headed out for our first affiliated British Dressage outing and what a day...

30th April 2017

The Season has begun!

Finally the season is in full swing, Sunny and I had an amazing run around Aston Le Walls finishing with 34 in dressage and double clears. It was without a doubt the best ride we have ever had and although we weren’t placed as the dressage was so competitive...