In defence of food

In defence of food

“I’m eating clean” – No food is dirty (unless it’s literally a vegetable pulled straight from the soil), so in turn you can’t actually eat “clean”. “This *insert name of “super-food”* will make you live forever in perfect health!” Food was never meant to cure all 

Raspberry Coconut Frozen Yoghurt – recipe

Raspberry Coconut Frozen Yoghurt – recipe

With summer in full swing (in the southern hemisphere) fruits such as berries are at their best. These raspberries coconut frozen yoghurts are a great way to enjoy these gorgeous fruits. Ingredients 400g yoghurt (I prefer vanilla yoghurt but any flavour will work well)1 punnet 

Finding fitness out of the saddle

Finding fitness out of the saddle

I used to laugh at those other girls who were proud of their stringent gym routines and who posed in their active wear for a post-workout selfie, or even worse the ones who posted pictures of social media of their toned arms and ab’s with 

Weight and Body Image

Weight and Body Image

This post is part of The Other Equestrian Athlete series. Body image and weight are tricky beasts that go hand in hand. Particularly in sports with an aesthetically judged aspect such as gymnastics. In the equestrian world it is further complicated by the issue of 

5 things I learnt going back to the gym

5 things I learnt going back to the gym

This post is part of The Other Equestrian Athlete series. This year I set a goal of improving my strength and fitness. While I have a reasonable base level of fitness thanks to riding 5-6 days per week I’m eager to see if increasing my 

Hydration – The Other Equestrian Athlete

Hydration – The Other Equestrian Athlete

Fluids, not the sexiest of topics, but you know what is definitely not sexy? Dehydration. This week, as part of my series on nutrition and ‘The other equestrian athlete’ I want to talk about an often underrated topic – Hydration. Due to the format of equestrian sports 

The other equestrian athlete

The other equestrian athlete

Our horses are athletes and we care for them accordingly. But what about us riders? I couldn’t help but ponder this question as I watched Nonie fall asleep under the therapeutic touch of our incredible equine body worker Penny. While my horse gets fairly regular