Hack Ride – Bay Mare!

Bay Mare, as she is affectionately called, is one of the old girls at the stables.  A good horse to ride, I’m told as I’m led to an arena to trot her out and get a feel for her.  But I was startled to find this old mare was full of energy because she hadn’t…

Marlow

This is a difficult blog to start.  This is one that had to wait until my heart was ready.  My heart still isn’t quite ready, but sometimes with grief, going through it is the only way. On February 18th, my beloved dog Marlow, my loyal companion for 14 years died in my arms.  We had…

Hack Ride – Mafnood

Today a new horse was presented to me for my morning ride around the farm.  This horse needed a crop as this horse likes to find a patch of sand, and wants to roll – doesn’t matter that I’m on his back! The crop gently reminds him that he can’t do that! However, what happened…

Riding Lesson #2 – My Fall Off Of Farfoor

My ride to the farm early this morning required a stop to fill the car’s tank with petrol (that’s what you call it here).  Here are pictures of one of the world’s most expensive cars, a McLaren, parked next to the petrol station….. Today at the stables I started out with a ride around the…

Hack Ride – Patcher

  Today I rode one of the horses from the “Middle Stable”.  These horses are a bit of a step up from the main stable.  My horse, Patcher, a French Arabian race horse was a dream to ride!  I rode with staff member Josh, from England.  Josh is a retired jockey, because of injury, who…

Riding Lesson #1 – Emeron!

Today I arrived, early of course, to settle in and have another look around! Tara gave me a pair of chaps, that were given to her at the centre!  So, with my new-to-me chaps, work-out tights and sneakers and borrowed riding helmet I was ready to go! I was given a big black horse named…