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Back in the Saddle… Flatwork isn’t a horror after all

By |2019-07-07T11:06:44+00:00July 7th, 2019|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , |

'When you know, you know...' It's a simple statement that sort of makes no sense really and yet it has the heads of many nodding when they hear it.  It's certainly seems to be applicable as the relationship between myself and Dudley grows.   ♥︎ ♘ ♥︎ He's now been with me for 1 month and [...]

Back in the Saddle – How Times Change Pt 2

By |2019-06-11T18:47:10+00:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , , |

Once upon a time, you went to the saddlery and you'd find a rail with jodphurs and breeches on.   Beige for shows, navy or black for general riding and kicking about.  Breeches for adults you needed a bigger saddlery for.  Brand choices were limited.  It was all super practical and not very pretty or edgy.  [...]

Back in the Saddle… Goodbye Tiny

By |2019-06-01T13:03:51+00:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , , |

I never thought for a second I’d be writing this to you all. Maybe sometime in the future but certainly not this week. I made the decision to sell Tiny.  For all his amazing points there were a few things that just didn’t work for me. I could have carried on and worked through them, many [...]

Back in the Saddle 12… Bring on the Physio

By |2019-05-19T19:09:09+00:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , , |

Hello again!  I've deliberately kept things a quiet lately with this series.  The hunting season ended in March and we've been ticking over ever since really.  Instead of turning him away for the summer the plan was to keep him ticking over with just hacking for a few weeks and then start on some flatwork, get [...]

Back in the Saddle – Part 11 A Saddle for his Back

By |2019-05-18T12:08:23+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , , |

Ever since Tiny came home I've been riding him in one of Tony's saddles.  The fit has been 'ok', definitely usable, but not ideal long term.  An 18" seat for a 5'2" small legged person isn't ideal.  I've basically been swimming in that saddle since October.  We always knew that if he was staying around we'd [...]

Back in the Saddle… Part 10

By |2019-05-18T12:04:21+00:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , |

It's been quite a while since I blogged specifically about my return to riding and the journey with Tiny, my ex-racehorse.  Not through a lack of desire really, but more from the fact that not an awful lot has really happened since I last updated you all in the middle of January.  To be honest much [...]

Back in the Saddle – How Times Change Pt 1

By |2019-05-14T15:16:58+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , , |

The last horse I had at home with me before Tiny appeared in my life this past autumn, was in October 2006.  Whilst I've owned horses since 2006, they've mostly been youngstock who were kept away from me on the stud where they were bred.  They were never any closer than an hour from where I lived and [...]

Back in the Saddle… Part 9

By |2019-05-18T12:30:51+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , , , |

It's been nearly a month since you had my rambling words drop into your sight and there's a good reason really for that.  Not an awful lot has changed since the last blog when my little ex racehorse, Tiny, had the mother of all hematomas and that had that stopped play for us both. Well, I lie, [...]