Some days I just cannot seem to work out how to push through. Some days I want to throw the towel in. Some days I wish I didn't feel like this. I want to feel confident and self assured, I want to be kind and in return, be loved by people, I want to make... Continue Reading →
Being part of the blogging scene at Haynet (an equestrian bloggers paradise), some of us equestrian bloggers in the world signed up for a VLOGGING challenge this month. We were assigned a partner and tasked with interviewing each other with questions to introduce ourselves a little better. I was assigned my pair, Jake Tarrant of... Continue Reading →
Good day one and all. It is 2018 and I am one week into a very slow, sober, DRY January! It's not as easy as I thought and my real motivation for doing it was to lose some weight. I have been eating like a squirrel and not a drop of the good stuff has... Continue Reading →
The second book in the Wimpy Trilogy is out in just ONE WEEK!!!!! I actually cannot believe how quickly this has come around. Signed Pre-orders are still available to purchase here!
Now, I don't know about anyone else but as I have got older, I seem to sweat a lot more. Anyone that knows me will know, I HATE sweating... I rarely run, jog or even break into a brisk walk for fear of sweating!
So here goes... (tissues advisory, wine compulsory) I’m struggling to know where to start so as usual, I’ll take you back to Friday night.... This week had been a right off, I lacked enthusiasm at the start and finally pulled my finger out my arse on Thursday with an excellent ride, jump and grin! Friday... Continue Reading →
So here it is... my next ho ho ho installment of #wimpyrecommends This one is VERY fitting for us here I think. Now I feel like crap in winter, I'll be honest - the dark nights make me feel like hibernating and I'm guessing a lot of you feel this too. Energy levels are at a... Continue Reading →
Here I am, VERY proudly announcing that Diary of a Wimpy Eventer has been shortlisted down to the final 12 in the Equestrian Blogger of the Year 2017 competition hosted by Haynet and MirrorMePR. To get that pole position and title, I NEED YOUR VOTES, it's easy... just enter your email and choose your winner on this handy... Continue Reading →
So I want to talk about Retraining... I'll add right now, I am NO expert. But I do have experience and I'm not afraid to use it!! So, You have a horse that has potentially learnt to go a certain way, that favours right over left, head in the air over round and soft. He... Continue Reading →
So, tell me... how many pairs of wellies have you gone through this year? Personally I went through two pairs and then abandoned wellies all together for my Ariat country boots. Now, there is just so much more that you can do in wellies that you can't do in a beautiful country boot, but not... Continue Reading →
On the 27th August 2017 we welcomed a new furry into our lives. We went to visit the lovely Kate at Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming and a week later came home with Sir Bentley. Bender or Bendy Wendy as he is now affectionately known, is a shade under 16.3hh, he is 7 years old and is... Continue Reading →
So here it is... Frickley Park (2) BE90 - another soggy day in Yorkshire ?? So all week I had felt very at ease about this one, I think after the pressure of my Regional Final at Shelford I had made a conscious decision to not allow this Eventing lark to ruin my mood or my... Continue Reading →
Here's something for you all to enjoy in the run up to ho ho ho season... ?????? I am starting to do a Wimpy Recommended Items of Joy (rated out of 10 stars with a detailed and honest review). I hope it will help you and your non horsey husbands/chums/parents with Christmas gift ideas based on my... Continue Reading →
So here it is.... my long awaited Regional Final at Shelford. I had been working hard all week preparing as best I can for this day. I went XC schooling, jumped him in the field and practiced my test. I was getting horribly nervous and putting stupid amounts of pressure on us to be the... Continue Reading →
Grab a tissue and a glass of wine and enjoy my second reading of some of my favourite parts of the book. Love this one a lot!
How I get the best out of my dressage test with a movement usually worth double points... Enjoy 🙂 xx
So here it is.... Epworth 90cms ODE!!! Well, today was a mission of two things. Number 1 was a confidence boost before our regional final in two weeks and Number 2 was to get inside the time after being told my horse didn't make the time at Frickley because he was FAT!! I was even... Continue Reading →
So here it is.... Pat, Daddy Carrot and I headed to Frickley Park today for the BE90. Yesterday's course walk left me feeling oddly excited to get back out and doing this sport again, I felt 75% excitement and only 25% terror after walking the somewhat boggy going of the XC course. We went to... Continue Reading →
WELL.... What a day!!! Today I have made the most valuable investment of my life (Pat excluded - he is family and doesn't count) in more ways than one. I expect you all remember the post I did a few weeks ago about having THAT exciting phone call but not being quite ready to divulge... Continue Reading →