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Back in the Saddle… Part 8 Patience

When you are desperate for some consistency in your mental approach to something, being delayed from even being able to try can be really difficult to deal with.  Patience is required.  Particularly when horses are involved.  So is the ability to put those issues to one side and just carry on with 'normal' stuff is what's [...]

Back in the Saddle… Part 7 Forwards & Backwards

All has been going well with Tiny and I at home.  He's not put a foot wrong and we are slowly building our relationship together both on the ground and in the saddle.  However things in my head have been somewhat unhelpful lately and despite my strong desire to be much further forward with my return [...]

Back in the Saddle… Part 6 Sit Up!!!

My main competitive years growing up was in the Show Jumping arena.  During my teenage years I was really lucky to be in a position to ride and own some pretty speedy accurate and jumping ponies.  I rode in affiliated junior competitions from the age of 13 through to 16 years until I grew out of [...]

Back in the Saddle… Part 5 Fresh Do’s & Shoe Issues!

We've reached the month point since I've been back in the saddle with a new horse of my own, Tiny, and it's starting to feel like second nature with the daily and weekly routines.  One thing I think most of us probably can appreciate is that life is frequently about compromises and making the best of [...]

Back in the Saddle… Part 3

Having made the decision to buy little Tiny I set about making a list of things I needed for him.  Obviously the bridle was already on the list from Tony but given his height much of the spare kit Tony had lurking just wasn’t going to fit the Orange Prince. Shopping is so much fun.  Actually [...]

Back in the Saddle… Part 2

Anyone remember from the first part of this mini series (you can catch up with Part 1 here) that in our search for a new horse for me we had a list of things we desired from a horse.   Now everyone creates a list and then when you read it back it sounds like you may [...]

Back in the Saddle… Part 1

I’m not really sure how to start this.  There’s probably lots of brilliant, clever and hilarious ways to start something like this but for the life of me I can’t think of any, bar the truth that’s flying through my head right now… What the heck am I doing and how did I find myself in [...]

Style, Skills & Silver Workshop with Hiho Silver – The Result

If you read my recent Blog SSS - Why Me? you'll know I was incredibly nervous about being part of the team due to present at the Style, Skills & Silver Insta style workshop.  The event was hosted by Hiho Silver the equine and country jewellery company I'm so delighted to be a Brand Ambassador for.  Well, the beady eyed [...]