Olympics

Tuesday today – and my tip is to go and watch the Olympics – whatever sport you like and try watching some new ones. I’ve been merrily recording and catching up if I can’t manage to watch live and I’ve been looking at all sorts of sports. Like equestrian, a lot of them don’t usually get much TV time, so go and support everyone competing and utilise the fantastic BBC…

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Obstacle brilliance

Well what a fantastic day! Early start and one of the mares was a nightmare yesterday but we managed to get to Windsor for our driving trial. Good dressage (felt awful but got good marks, often the way) and clear in the cones with a few time penalties and an absolutely wonderful marathon with obstacles. Obstacle 2 went like a dream and we managed a full 180 turn after gate…

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Freddie

Been a busy few weeks! Got back from a holiday with my partner and his family in Tuscany late Saturday night and welcomed a new livery to the yard on Sunday. He’s a very cute tiny pony called Fred and he has settled in very well. This week is incredibly hectic with new teaching clients, my regular sports soft tissue massage with Annie Colman, and going to view horses in…

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Perseverance

Tuesday’s Tip! Perseverance I’m looking for a horse at the minute and I am having to look through so many adverts to sift out suitable horses. I frequently want to give up! But perseverance is key. Not just in looking for a horse but in training a horse. Keep going, even when you think it might be easier to take a short cut, or lose your temper, or give up.…

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Worm Counts

Tuesday’s Tip!   Worm counts.   Worm counts are a great way of determining whether or not you need to worm your horse and places like Westgate labs not only provide an excellent fast service but can also suggest specific wormers for your horse! By using routine counts you can avoid worming and building resistance or worming unnecessarily. Great for your horse at home, or for a whole yard! You…

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