Tag Archives: Iberian horses

A New Year Message from Pom ….

“It’s a little known fact that we horses are great believers in New Year Resolutions.  Or at least Reflections. Let’s face it.  We can realistically expect to celebrate far fewer New Years than you, our human counterparts. So instead of … Continue reading

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Just a Perfect Day….

At Last! After a rain-drenched weekend the temperatures have subsided, the horseflies have retreated, there’s a sigh of misty freshness in the morning and a tangible dewfall in the evening. It’s finally perfect weather for riding. I had a wonderful, … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Dr. Jekyll

I know some of you have been concerned about the way things have been going here. Me too. You never realise quite how pernicious a force anxiety can be until you find yourself deep in a worrisome hole and there … Continue reading

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An Eye for an Eye and a Truth for a Truth

Horseplay:  the dictionary on the shelf (Collins Concise) defines it as rough or rowdy play. And enough has been written about herd dynamics and equine interaction for us to know that horses haven’t a notion of politeness and etiquette when … 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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She’s back with that saddle again!

Autumn sunshine slants in the background and a handsome old horse in the autumn of his years, leaves wreathed in his mane, basks in the afternoon warmth.  He’s content in his retirement and quite relieved he no longer has to shoulder the … 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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