A fun few weeks

11th September 2018

The Dublin Show was as wonderful as ever. It was made more special by having fantastic company to share it with. We watched the Nations Cup, seeing the trophy carried off by a deserving and very excited Mexican Team. Trump is going to have to build his wall higher , because boy those riders can […]

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A Quick Paint Job

3rd August 2018

  Having visitors descend on my home soon from every corner of the globe is cause for great celebration. I can’t wait. There is an underlying sense of panic about how I am going to get my latest book finished so I can spend time enjoying their company. There is also an underlying sense of […]

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Goodbye old friend

3rd July 2018

  It is very hard to say goodbye to a much loved member of the family, regardless of whether they are human or animal. So it was with a very heavy heart that I finally made the decision to put our oldest pony, Badger to sleep recently. The very cross looking pony arrived as part […]

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Back in the Saddle

13th June 2018

  Hello again. I’ve been AWOL for quite a while, but with good reason. It’s been a very strange year. This time last year my father and step mother were both diagnosed with cancer. My step mum was going through chemotherapy and my father dealing with hormone injections. I didn’t know then but his cancer […]

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Book Review – Rider biomechanics

12th September 2017

Rider Biomechanics by Mary Wanless. Published by Kenilworth Press May 2017 Paperback I read this book recently and absolutely loved it – Quiller Publishing have the final version on their web site. If there is one equestrian author who single-handedly changed how we looked at riding it has to be Mary Wanless. I can well […]

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Book Review – The Principles of Riding

14th August 2017

I recently read and enjoyed this book. THE PRINCIPLES OF RIDING Basic Training of Horse and Rider Author GNEF, published by Kenilworth Press, July 2017, 288 pages For novice riders, those returning to riding after a long break, or parents of pony mad children, this book ticks all the boxes. Written by the German Equestrian […]

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Small world

10th July 2017

Small old world the equestrian world, especially now that we have Facebook and google, it has never been simpler to find anything – or any one. I received a message via Facebook over the weekend from a lady who said she believed I was the breeder of a horse she owned and went on to […]

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Alone again

4th July 2017

Growing up in utter isolation in the countryside gives a child an independence that will stand them in good stead forever.   I learned from an early age, that if I did not do things alone, I didn’t do them at all. I would see groups of pals that grew up in the estates and […]

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Badger never forgets

26th June 2017

  Sometimes on a wet Sunday it is best just to batten down the hatches and give up trying to do anything except curling up with a good film on the TV and a fire – well it is June after all! I was just getting ready to stop for the day and curl up […]

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I’ve just reviewed this brilliant book by Mary Wanless

20th June 2017

  I read this book recently and absolutely loved it – Quiller Publishing have the final version on their web site.   http://www.quillerpublishing.com/blog/thank-goodness-for-mary-wanless/

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