Getting our Rear(s) in Gear

Horse riding on the beach in Dublin

Things have been fairly quiet here on the blogging front of late, mostly because of how busy I have been in ‘real life’ – being an adult is tough. After the Dublin Horse Show, I took a brief hiatus from riding – between a hectic work schedule, having some family home from abroad, and box rest for Paddy after … [Read more…]

I, Natalie, take thee Paddy…

Partnership. It’s a term you hear bandied about quite a bit in horse-world – ‘what a fabulous partnership you two have’, or ‘it takes a true partnership to achieve results like that’. But what does it really mean? Why is it so important to have this elusive ‘partnership’ with your horse, and how do you know when … [Read more…]

Inside Track… Showjumping?

Showjumping is my kryptonite. I’ve always seen it as the necessary evil between the Dressage (which I love) and getting to run riot on the XC course, and I have never really enjoyed it. Between trying to get that elusive ‘canter’ (AGH THE CANTER), and trying to see a stride (WHY do I always go … [Read more…]