Happiness

Happiness

“And in the disbelief, I can’t face reinventionI haven’t met the new me yet There’ll be happiness after youBut there was happiness because of youBoth of these things can be trueThere is happiness Past the blood and bruisePast the curses and criesBeyond the terror in 

Black Friday Sales Wrap up

Black Friday Sales Wrap up

As a newly fiscally responsible horse I would never encourage frivolous spending. However I also know that all too often there is something that we need for us or our beloved ponies, so why not take advantage of the great sales happening over the Black 

Total Saddle Fit Girth Review

Total Saddle Fit Girth Review

Being a type A dressage rider, I am always in search of any piece of tack that will make my horse more comfortable. If it results in even the tiniest improvement in performance then that is a bonus. With this in mind in 2018 I 

If equestrian girls were honest on their dating profiles

If equestrian girls were honest on their dating profiles

Horse girls – easy to love hard to afford. Thats how the saying goes, however I think my previous boyfriends would beg to differ. Sure we are hard to afford (not that I ever asked anyone to pay my way), but easy to love…? In 

Five mistakes your making in your leather care routine

Five mistakes your making in your leather care routine

You know that saddle sitting in your barn thats worth thousands of dollars. You are protecting that investment with your tip top leather care routine, right? You wipe it down after each ride. You store it carefully. You soap it up to get rid of 

2020 Riders on a Mission challenge wrap up

2020 Riders on a Mission challenge wrap up

In early July I talked about some of the changes I would be making over the month as part of the Honest Riders, Riders on a mission sustainability challenge. During the month, I made some changes that were not only easy but have made a 

Riding update – Mid 2020

Riding update – Mid 2020

In the whirlwind that has been 2020 I realised that it has been quite some time since I’ve given everyone an update on how Nonie and I are getting along in our training. Early this year I made the decision to focus on consolidating the 

Why it’s not a disgrace to have your coach ride your horse: According to the Sand Arena Ballerina

Why it’s not a disgrace to have your coach ride your horse: According to the Sand Arena Ballerina

Not having my coach ride my horse, was something that I used to unreasonably proud of. I wore it as a badge of honour, the same way that some people wear their busyness. I felt that it represented some mild form of success which meant 

8 Incredible Equestrian Instagram accounts

8 Incredible Equestrian Instagram accounts

I’ve said it before, I’ll happily see it again, I LOVE instagram. Through Instagram I found a group of likeminded horse obsessed people at a time when I was not physically surrounded by many of them.  Today I thought I would share some of my 

Rising to the challenge of difficult rides

Rising to the challenge of difficult rides

Several weeks ago on Instagram I mentioned that I wanted to improve the way that I dealt with challenging rides. You now those rides where you just can’t quite get it together, everything feels like hard work, or maybe they are even those rides where