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I blame Anna …..

It’s all Anna Blake’s fault, this post and so much more ……. There’s no blogger or horse author I know of who has published such consistently insightful, readable writing on the equine/human relationship. I blame her for making me and … Continue reading

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Horsemanship, Health & Ageing; A Cavalière on the Cusp

Recently we went to dinner with a great friend to meet the new man in her life.  Her three children helped to make the meal and the conversation round the table was lively and easygoing.  The talk turned to Finn’s … Continue reading

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Home Alone

(……….Or How Two’s Company, But Three Isn’t Necessarily A Crowd.) Today we tackled a “First” that I’ve been putting off for a while.  Taking Pom out for a hack and leaving the Pie behind ….On His Own. The last time the … Continue reading

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A Room with a View

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to spend the night in a large, comfortable, en-suite room with excellent facilities and attentive service which commanded a stunning view over one of the most famous, turreted medieval bridges in Western Europe …….. If I’d been paying … Continue reading

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Walking the walk…and talking the talk?

So, after my second bone-break this year, and getting back to riding again after a further layoff,  I am thrilled to find that my lively Pom seems no different than if he’d simply had a fortnight’s holiday! But both of us are … Continue reading

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Finally back in the Saddle…..

I’ve been looking forward to this moment for nearly six months, and inching closer to it in the last couple of weeks.  My broken leg is feeling stronger and I’m walking well enough to be confident leading the horses.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Back on Board my Spanish “Sparkler”

It’s over five months since I splintered the top of my tibia in mid-March and, apart from sharing the gorgeousness of the early summer garden with you, I haven’t wanted to publish and bore you with my thoughts on the blog … Continue reading

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Horses, Gardens and the Hopalong Kid

I haven’t had much to enthuse about in a post whilst my broken leg has been slowly healing.  Our garden and fields are all sloping to a greater or lesser extent, so getting about on crutches – I had to … Continue reading

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From a Distance

Sometimes it seems that writing a blog is akin to ploughing a lonely furrow, but then someone out there gets in touch and you find you think the same way about certain things, even if they’re half a world away, and … Continue reading

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The Battle of Broken Knee – Part 2: The Optimist Strikes Back

It’s about time I got back to picking a soundtrack for the latest post and what else could it be but Ian Dury and the Blockheads’, “Reasons to be Cheerful” – just groovy and grubby enough not to be too Pollyanna-ish!  … Continue reading

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