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Back in the Saddle – Full Steam Ahead?

By |2019-09-29T16:27:39+00:00September 29th, 2019|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , , |

At the end of my last instalment, summer was drawing to a close.  Dudley and & I had made great in-roads to a new partnership together.  We'd had a 3 months together, lots of time spent in flatwork and pole work lessons and we'd managed a show or 2 together and tackled jumping in a way [...]

Back in the Saddle… Adventures

By |2019-08-28T10:29:25+00:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , , |

When Tony and I decided that a round of proper show jumps was in order I don't really recall batting an eye-lid.  Putting my head to where I was just a couple of months previously and the idea of jumping then it's a huge change.  It's insane the change. It's not like I've swallowed a book [...]

Back in the Saddle… Wash & Show

By |2019-10-25T20:06:03+00:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , , |

It's been a little over a month since I last reported in and continued to bare my soul on my decision to return to riding last year!  Dudley's appearance in my life and how this big-little horse has transformed my outlook on riding has been nothing short of a flipping miracle. My outward appearance when Tiny [...]

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

By |2019-10-25T20:30:53+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 |2019-10-27T18:03:08+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 |2019-10-27T18:20:10+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 – How Times Change Pt 1

By |2019-10-28T06:20:00+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 |2019-10-25T20:35:05+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, [...]

Back in the Saddle… Part 8 Patience

By |2019-10-25T20:36:03+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Life Rambles|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]