The Essence of Joyful Riding

There’s an old saying that there’s always more than one way to bake a cake – but what isn’t said is that the taste it leaves afterwards does depend on whether you’ve included all the right ingredients! 

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Dodgy Steering Isn’t A Laughing Matter

If you were driving your car along a narrow lane and needed to tuck into the side so that you and the driver of another vehicle coming the other way could pass each other without incident, wouldn’t you be alarmed if turning the steering wheel suddenly had the opposite effect that you were hoping for […]

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The Joy of Schooling

Just playing in the school with Magic. I wasn’t expecting anything worth capturing on video as this was Magic’s first ever outing to a covered arena away from home. (I know, I can’t quite believe that either!) But he felt rather fabulous so I asked Derek to do a bit of filming with my phone.

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Is a bit really necessary for riding?

From time to time, Jo and I get asked whether a bit is really necessary in order to ride a horse. Clearly, it’s not essential. On the other hand, if you know how to use one in a horse friendly way, it can become a very useful tool for both horse and rider. The reason […]

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The art of classical gardening

I couldn’t wait to tell you, I’ve just come in from mowing the lawn! “So what?”, you may ask. Well, I know it’s maybe not that big a deal to you, but I couldn’t help noticing how much my mowing skills have improved in the last 5 weeks.

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