Furminator – genius little tool

I have a new tool and I love it! I love a gadget but when it comes to grooming, I am usually a bit of a traditionalist; body brush, curry comb, elbow grease is the answer. However, I was sent the Furminator DeShedding tool and I was intrigued. Now, initially I thought it wouldn’t be much use at this time of year. However, with this ridiculous heat at the moment I have noticed a lot […]

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A bad workman always blames his tools

Any regular readers will know I love a quote. I love it when you come across a quote for exactly what you are trying to say in such a perfect little bite sized snippet. Well, today the quote that feels right is “A bad workman always blames his tools.” Yesterday was a good day in terms of moving forward on my path to confidence. We took Jack to a small, unaffiliated show jumping event and […]

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About a shampoo but not just about a shampoo.

Do you ever have those moments where you realise you are truly happy? Not because anything major has happened; actually not because of anything in particular at all. You just find yourself smiling. I had one of those moments the other day. Smart Grooming sent me their Lavender Shampoo to review – a new but exciting venture for my blogging. Jack was my willing assistant. He loves a bit of TLC time, although at 17hh […]

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Road Trip to Devon

Sometimes I need a moment to regroup. I think everyone does. So, when Monty’s demonstrations for this year were booked and all a few hours away, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. I got online and found a little farmhouse 15 minutes away from The Grange, Okehampton and some me time was officially booked. I arrived at the Lobhill Farmhouse in Devon last night to a beautiful view, the sound of sheep and a friendly […]

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So, that was Christmas.

How was Christmas for you? Now, continuing the theory that I am a bit of a dreamer, I accept Christmas was never going to live up to the expectations or picture I had put on it, I didn’t anticipate it being quite such a failure though. After feeling a bit of a cold coming on, I diligently took some cold medicine, snuggled up with a hot water bottle for an early night so as to […]

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10 ideas with 10 days to go: Christmas Gift Guide

I don’t think I could really call myself a blogger if I didn’t do the occasional gift guide, it seems like the thing to do. I have never done one before, so in the words of Miranda’s annoying friend (what was her name?!) “Bear with”. I have really enjoyed reading other bloggers so have quite simply jumped on the band wagon and here you go! Plus I love Christmas and start thinking about what to […]

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The Dress

Three years ago, I saw the dress. The shape, the colours, the style, all so perfect. I turned to the Mother and said “That’s it. That’s the dress.” Mother looked at me confused so I had to explain further. “That is the dress I shall wear to my book launch event.” Mother looked equally confused so I had to explain further. “I haven’t written the book yet but when it is published, there will be […]

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Ascot Races – Prince’s Countryside Fund Amateur Charity Race

I come from a racing family – my grandfather was a racehorse trainer, my dad a jockey, my aunt a champion lady jockey… However, apart from the occasional visit, I am not as involved in racing as you may expect. After taking Joey to his first race meet on Friday though, I fear the bug may have skipped my generation and hit him. He loved it. We did have a really great day supporting Southerly […]

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Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner

I knew eating chicken for supper the night the Equine Blog Awards were announced was a good decision! I think I am still in a state of shock from seeing the tweet which said “Rising Star 2017 is How Very Horsey”. It genuinely means so much to me. I don’t have as big a following as some of the other finalists but so many people voted and cheered me on, it was really special. Plus […]

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Top 12 Equestrian Blogger of the Year announced – I’m in shock

I love a great bit of poetry and a personal favourite is “If” by Rudyard Kipling. This evening, I though of this line : “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two imposters just the same.” And I realised….. I really can’t.  Tonight, I found out that I have made the top 12 for the Equine Blog Awards and after sitting in shock for a moment, I ran around the kitchen […]

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