Well we're just one week from Christmas and we here at NBW cannot wait! Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year - spending time with the family, eating until you could explode and the mandatory indulgence in tasty beverages. But we'd be lying if we didn't say one of our favourite parts are the presents.
You might have noticed a lot of spam recently when myself & Orla planned a spontaneous trip to the wonderful Hollywood Horse & Pony Trekking Center. There is no better way to change the scenery for the horses with a nice relaxing trail ride through the Wicklow mountains & of course the unforgettable river! Our… Continue reading Hollywood Horse Trekking Adventure
Let’s be honest, horse riding is a fair weather sport. We tend to live for dry days and daylight, unless you’re one of the lucky ones who have the use of an indoor arena. As we slowly move from long evenings after work spent at the yard, into the dreaded darkness and chilly air, we find the love for our sport starts to wane. Once those clocks go back our joyful summer days are over and we are left in a world of darkness. Oh winter, how I loathe thee.
A few weeks ago we received an email from Botanica asking if we would like to receive some products to review. Not thinking twice we said absolutely yes! Botanica is a well known brand in the equestrian industry. We dare anyone to walk into a yard and not find at least one Botanica product lying around somewhere. We were delighted to be given the opportunity to try out some of their products that we hadn’t tried before.
When you own a young horse all of the focus tends to be on them, making sure they’re getting the right training and making sure, as the rider, you don’t die. For a solid two years all of my riding time has been spent getting Coco to exactly where she is now. From a green youngster to a (slightly) more matured horse who can be expected to behave herself. So what happens now?
This months exercise incorporates oxers and raised canter poles into a figure of 8. While it sounds relatively simple, certain aspects present their own challenges for different horses.
So as you may have read, Darielle and Dante celebrated their 2 year anniversary last week but did you know that me and Coco did too? Yes, me and Darielle both bought our delightful youngsters within a day of each other so between the two of us, the last 2 years has seen as ridiculous amount of ups and downs! Read on to read about my journey with Coco...