Last weekend saw me & Geordie head north to Yorkshire, for our very first ride together out of our local area. The North & East Yorkshire Group of EGB has some wonderful rides, none other than the renowned War of The Roses ride that takes place close to the town of Harrogate each year. It […]Read More EGB War Of The Roses Ride Write Up
Finally got round to uploading the video I took on our new hat cam at EGB Wellow last weekend. I’ve been a bit behind the times in terms of getting a hat cam it would seem, though not through want! The market seems to be flooded with everything from a £6.99 basic model right up […]Read More EGB Wellow Vlog
With temperatures expected to sore into the high 30•c’s today, how can we ensure that our horses and ponies stay cool? There are some simple ways that you can try out today without any fancy equipment, so here’s our top 5! 1. Make use of natural shade During the hottest parts of the day horses […]Read More How to keep your horses cool as a cucumber 😎
We’ve had such a busy fortnight that I’ve fallen behind on updating the blog! We’ve had the saddle fitter (see our blog post here https://gallopingdinnerplates.wordpress.com/2019/07/23/ride-tall-in-your-saddle/ for just WHY you should be looking up your Saddlers qualifications!), a local horsemanship trainer to address some teething problems with loading Geordie and been out to our second Endurance […]Read More Endurance GB Flash Lane & Chatsworth Ride Write Up
We’ve used Andy Wheals at The Saddleman for almost a decade after he solved some major saddling issues with previous horses for me (find him here at http://www.thesaddleman.co.uk – they are based in Spalding but cover the whole UK). The problem with being a Para Rider is that often you need to find ways to […]Read More Ride Tall in Your Saddle!
Para Riding can be a very lonely place; often riders find that they are the only rider on a livery yard who is a Para Rider, and usually they have never even met another Para Rider face to face! It can be very hard to find a riding buddy who understands that sometimes you need […]Read More Becomming an Ambassador for Para Sport
During the last few days of summer in 2018, I set out with Georgeasaurus tucked up safely in the trailer to pick up his best friend Jasper for an epic adventure; it turned out to be one of those rides that is unforgettable for its tremendous ups and downs and the journey that both the […]Read More Navigating by moonlight (even if it was a happy accident!)
This weekend was Endurance GB’s Thoresby National Ride. Ran by the Nottinghamshire branch of EGB, it is one of my favourite rides of the year. Handsome boy looking smart in the team colours! Thoresby is a wonderful venue; set on the old Thoresby Market Field it’s a sprawling flat field with plenty of space for […]Read More Thoresby EGB; a weekend of wonderful memories and future dreams?
When it comes to the health and well-being of our horses we all try to do our best. But is this always based on scientific fact, or instead on long held beliefs, myths or just posts you’ve read on a Facebook group that you follow? Caring for and riding horses in heat like we are […]Read More Top 10 Myths for Horse Care in Hot Weather
We are at EGB Nottinghamshire’s Thoresby National Ride this weekend. National rides are great as both spectators and riders as there’s always a great buzz. There’s even a band, bar and fish and chip supper for those of us staying over in the Saturday evening! We are taking part in the Pleasure Ride on the […]Read More A new member of the family