September 2019

There’s not much to report as far as the riding is concerned, as September has been dedicated to fixing the problem with my hip to enable me to ride effectively when I eventually start increasing my time in the saddle again, as I’ve had to reduce the riding drastically. Since the last blog in which…

August 2019

I’ve found this month extremely frustrating to be honest, and not for the usual reason of encountering various challenges within training. One thing I’ve not mentioned in any of my recent blogs over the past few months is the severe hip pain I’m currently experiencing. When I started riding again after so long out of…

July 2019

July has been a busy month, with one very important decision to make, choosing between two different horses, and deciding which one I’m going to keep and progress with, and which one I’m going to sell. In order to make that decision, I took a back seat with riding Midget, seeing as I know how…

June 2019

There’s a lot to write about this month, and what better way to open my blog than to say we started the month off with a ‘bang’ by competing for the first time in a year on the 1st of June with Midget at Hartpury. Despite the fact we went into it HC so I…

May 2019

May has been a month for change! We’ve had Midget 3 months, and we’re now at the stage where we’ve got to know his personality enough to start making fundamental changes to training in order to move forward in the right direction. At the beginning of a new horse and rider relationship, we’re sometimes quite…

April 2019

We’ve had Midget for just over 8 weeks now, and when you take a step back and look at the bigger picture it’s amazing how much progress we have all made in such a short space of time as a whole team. If you’ve read the last couple of blogs, then you will know the…

March 2019

Every time we buy a new horse, we always say we’re going to take before and after photos so we can see how much they have changed. When you’re working on something day in day out, it makes it difficult to take a step back and see all the minute improvements that have been made…

February 2019

I’m back baby! You may have seen I have a new horse from a couple of video’s I’ve posted over the past week, so I’d like to introduce you all to Midget aka Santo Domingo(No I didn’t choose his name, I’m just extremely unlucky in the name department with any horse I have) He is…

December 2018

2018 is now coming to an end, leaving us all in a reflective mood, which is always good in terms of evaluating your progress. As you know, I’ve been quiet on social media lately, and not written any blogs, but I think now is the perfect time to reflect, and share it with you. If…

September 2018

Similar to August, this month has been very slow in terms of progression as I have only been riding in walk, which has been extremely frustrating in the sense that everything feels like it’s all falling apart after how amazing he was going back in July, which ultimately leads to questioning whether we will ever…

August

This months blog has been really difficult, because of how much I want to write, which is why it’s taken me longer to post! You may have read in last months blog that Alfie had a couple of weeks off after feeling a bit tight, and waiting for Leonie to recover from her fall from…

July 2018

I think it’s safe to say, July has been a challenging month for us! You may have seen one of my recent Facebook posts saying we had to withdraw from Bishop Burton International last week, which was absolutely gutting! One thing I will say about Equestrian Sport, is it never ceases to amaze me how…