Christie’s Blog - Is it over yet?

Christie’s Blog - Is it over yet?

03/12/2020

Does anyone else feel like winter has come and Covid-19 has stopped you achieving anything this year? Normally I can get through winter knowing I have spent the summer training hard and treat this as a time to wind down and enjoying doing less, but this year I feel completely defeated.

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When is the right time to retire your horse?

When is the right time to retire your horse?

02/12/2020

With horse medicine and veterinary procedures constantly developing, our equine friends can look forward to living longer than ever before. However, that prolonged lifespan means the owner's responsibilities have become more complicated. So, here’s a guide to help assess when it’s the right time to retire your horse and what your options are.

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Paula's Blog - The Arena Build Should Begin Next Week

Paula's Blog - The Arena Build Should Begin Next Week

23/11/2020

We have some good news… the arena build should begin next week!!! Yippee!!!!!! I have been climbing the walls the last couple of weeks in anticipation and due to struggling to get much riding in due to the ground conditions. The lack of riding has been causing me to want to distract myself by rigorously cleaning and planning to redecorate our house and so it can’t come fast enough before I make some dodgy paint or wallpaper decisions on a whim!

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5 exercises for a stronger back

5 exercises for a stronger back

06/11/2020

Riding a horse is not like sitting on a chair. It might look like a rider is fairly still, but in reality just maintaining balance on a horse uses all kinds of muscle groups. If your muscles are not up to the job, or there’s a problem with your riding technique, this can lead to back problems and pain.

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Christie's Blog - Terrible Twosome

Christie's Blog - Terrible Twosome

06/11/2020

I think the mild autumn, has caused a grass sugar rush to the head of Travis and Ben! They are acting like naughty youngsters earning themselves both some time on the naughty step. Do you ever just know before you have even tacked up that you are about to have one of 'those' rides! Well that is these two. I will actually be glad when the grass looses some green!

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Paula's Blog - Sweetening him up for more work

Paula's Blog - Sweetening him up for more work

04/11/2020

What a soggy few weeks, the fields are definitely not liking it and turning to a bog. The hay fairy will need to put in a delivery soon as I’ve gone through another of my huge square bales supplementing the horses when they are out in the fields (my partner keeps asking me why can’t you have a cheap hobby).

 

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