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New Year… New…. whatever!?

Feeling under pressure to transform yourself this January... read on my friends, read on. Here's the thing with January, it's the start of a NEW YEAR and apparently, according to millions of Facebook posts, the chance to create a 'New You'. Well, how about this: what if the old you was already doing a good... Continue Reading →

The Peewee Diaries: Episode 1

So, a lot of you will have seen a new arrival to our family in the last few weeks.  She is a little 15.3hh dark brown, 2004 thoroughbred mare called Pea. BUT.. this is not the first time Pea and I have crossed paths. Her dam: Smilingatstrangers and her sire: Tragic Role. Pea and I... Continue Reading →

HOW I COPE WITH WINTER ….

Here's the deal Mr. Winter, you're either cold, dark, p*ssing with rain or blowing a bloody gale or all of those things on a really great day! But ... if there were no seasons how would you appreciate the few flakes of snow that might appear on Christmas morning? Or the first snowdrops that pop... Continue Reading →

Which rug should I put on my horse?

Rugging Temperature GuideNow, this doesn’t cover everything there is to know or every different circumstance, and I sharn't make this into too much of a biology lesson either. But hopefully it helps in times of rugging confusion! What I have learnt...I have run some of the most elite yards in the country, working with both... Continue Reading →

Those who can, teach…

So, 2 months ago I got a text from my dear Team Wimpy member and friend Liz Pears, asking if I fancied helping her out with a bit of “motivational instructing” at a Nervous and Novice camp in May... it seemed such a long way off and I’m at the stage in life where I... Continue Reading →

On a High (fibre) at Highclere!

Some time ago I received a message, from a lovely lady asking for my address so that she could invite me to something very special. I obliged of course! (Who wouldn’t!?) Now, the invite came and it was a big surprise, The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon invite you to a special day at Highclere... Continue Reading →

Who am I?

I'm not sure... Days go by where I'm not overly sure where I'm going in life, what I do for a living or what I'm making for tea! I feel a bit in limbo again. So this time last year I was toying with leaving my full time job as Marketing Manager for a large... Continue Reading →

Giving Fear the Finger!

A battle with the ‘F’ word. You know sometimes when you sit and think for too long, you talk yourself in and out of decisions, you feel confused and need guidance on which way to turn? The decision to leave that job you hate, to get married, to start a family, to try something that... Continue Reading →

Feeding for purpose

I thought I would take a minute to impart a little wisdom, please take from it what you will for I am no David Marlin, but what I do have is experience, years of it, spanning over 300 horses that I have cared for in these years. Now, these days, what to feed your horse... Continue Reading →

Reaching your potential

So you have a goal in mind, it might seem quite out of reach right now.  And that's okay. Mine are so far out of reach just at the minute that I can barely see them let alone touch their tails! First thing to do is make a plan, I am planning of having a... Continue Reading →

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