Let us Introduce Ourselves…

A little bit about us; I am extremely excited to say that I have been given the opportunity to be a part of the Equine Academy at Writtle University College starting 2019/20. Being a part of this Academy will allow me to have more exposure to training sessions, nutritional advise, fitness coaching and most importantly…

COVID-19 – a crazy experience.

I find myself sitting at my desk, not knowing what word to pick to describe the past 7 months. Unprecedented? Surreal? Forlorn? Maybe even just strange. Regardless, somehow, Dolly and I are back at University. As I write this, we have only been back for 1 day – and yes, things are different, but I…

We went showjumping!

It has defiantly been a busy yet very good two weeks for Dolly and I. We managed to squeeze in two outings to Brook Farm for some British Showjumping… 26th February 2020 After Wednesdays lectures (of course a priority…) I loaded Dolly up and boxed down to Brook Farm – its only a 30 minute…

January / February so far!

The absolute highlight of the past 4 weeks has to be the lesson with Ros Canter and Caroline Moore. We, the equine academy, were lucky enough to receive the opportunity to have a lesson with the World Champion which, of course, I did not think twice about participating in. An insight to the sessions: We…

The Christmas Break…

Somehow I have found myself back at uni after what feels like the shortest Christmas break! Though it may feel like it has flown by, I crammed in as much as I possibly could with Dolly and what a star she was! After moving Dolly back home for the Christmas period and allowing her to…

A Summery of Semester A

Some how we have already reached the end of the first semester at University! Having moved in 14 weeks ago now, I can confidently say Dolly and I are very settled and have had an amazing semester. I want this post to summarise, as best I can, how these last 14 weeks have gone! Physiotherapy…

Brook Farm British Showjumping!

Dolly was extremely exited to be out and about showjumping again last weekend. It became quite apparent that it was time to get back out in the competition ring. We have had various opportunities over the past couple of weeks to partake in different training sessions. This included a lesson with Michael Peavley, which we…

Gait Analysis and Physiotherapy

When joining the Equine Academy at Writtle, amongst many benefits, we are offered different types of therapy sessions. These therapy sessions are carried out by the 3rd/4th year veterinary physio and/or rehabilitation students as part of their course. Of course, all of these sessions are overlooked by fully qualified practitioners at all times. So far,…

So, we’re at Uni…

What a crazy few weeks it has been. I know everyone says that moving to university is a busy and stressful time but have they tried moving to university with a horse? I have to say, it takes the words ‘busy’ and ‘stressful’ to a whole new level. As I am writing this, Dolly and…

Aston Le Walls BE100

Wow, where do I start? Well, it only seems right to begin on the Thursday before the event. I went online to check my times for Sunday and essentially see what sort of stupid O’clock I would have to be getting up at. Upon looking though my section list it became apparent that not only…

Recent training and competitions – July

For me, July was a busy month. I started a new job which entails four twelve hour shifts per week. Needless to say, I have unfortunately had less time to have fun with Dolly. We went eventing at Off Church at the very beginning of the month (which seems like a life time ago now!)…