Tag: equestrian

  • Plaid Paper

    Plaid Paper

    I recently came across the most beautiful Instagram account called Plaid Paper (@PlaidPaper) filled with whimsical water colours of horses, dogs and cosy homes. If you haven’t seen Plaid Paper already, stop what you are doing and head across right now! I knew instantly that I wanted to learn more about the talented woman behind […]

  • Concussion in Equestrian Sports

    Concussion in Equestrian Sports

    I am a huge believer in wearing a helmet each and every time I get in the saddle. I believe that this is due in part to sustaining two serious concussion during my days of show jumping, and a  less serious one whilst out trail riding. Helmets are designed to decrease “the acceleration of the […]

  • The Equestrians Guide to Motivation

    The Equestrians Guide to Motivation

    What is motivation? When we enter the world of horses we are seized as Ralph Waldo Emmerson says ‘by a grand passion’. It is the thing that gets us up at all hours of the morning, that sees us mucking out stables, weeding paddocks all weekend long, cleaning tack, scrubbing horses, coming home at all […]

  • Bailey Nolte Part 1 – Finding Love in Horses

    Bailey Nolte Part 1 – Finding Love in Horses

    I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Bailey Notle law student, fiancé and all round incredible equestrian. Learn about how she entered the horse world and then found her way to dressage.

  • Equestrian Blogging Community

    Equestrian Blogging Community

    Breaking into the blogosphere can be tough, a supportive group like Equestrian Bloggers makes it a easier!

  • Emily and Goose – Journey to the National Dressage Pony Cup

    Emily and Goose – Journey to the National Dressage Pony Cup

    I recently wrote about the connections I have made with riders from across the world via Instagram, one such rider is Emily Grimstead. The first thing you will undoubtedly notice when you scroll through Emily’s feed is her spunky, spotty pony – Goosebumps or Goose for short. Emily and Goose recently returned from a very successful […]

  • Great Equestrian Reads

    Great Equestrian Reads

    Ok, confession time, I am a total bookworm. Or at least I am now that I have wrestled my way out from under the mountain of text books and journal articles that were common place during the days of my undergraduate degree. Since I was a young child I have relished in the experience of […]

  • I’ll be a good rider when…

    I’ll be a good rider when…

      ‘I’ll be a good rider when…’ This is a game I used to play a few years ago and it’s about as useful as its companion game ‘If only…’ At that time the script in my head was ‘I’ll be a good rider when I am competing at elementary level’. For quite some time, […]

  • Daring to Suck

    Daring to Suck

    Daring to suck… It’s a seemingly bizarre concept that resonated deeply with me. I was listening to one of my favourite podcast’s (check it out here http://summerinnanen.com/frr-37) when I stumbled across this idea.   So what does ‘daring to suck’ actually mean? In a nutshell, it means giving something a go even if there is […]