Double gingers

Back home after a lovely weekend away with my wonderful friends, Simon and Harry. It’s always good catching up with them, their horses and dogs.

Till next time boys.


Camp Amigos

Today the camp amigos got back together for a wonderful hack round Blickling. It’s not even been two weeks since we were last together but I’ve missed them. We walked and talked round the estate. And topped it off with a spot of lunch in the car park. Don’t say we don’t know how to live…!?

Four exceptional horses. Of course, we proved once again how hard it is to get a good photo of horses and riders. When selfies didn’t work, we asked a passing walker to help us out.


Popped to Suffolk yesterday after my lesson to spend some time with Simon and Harry. While they were getting tacked up for a hack, I sat contemplating life. Bit deep for a Monday I know.

There have been so many ups and downs in my life. But there are two constants – good friends and horses. I met Simon through horses. In fact, I’ve met so many people through horses. Many of them have become good friends.

Horses are the commonality. The friendships develop from there. Today got me thinking how many of my friends I’ve made because of a shared love of horses…

Eventing fun

I was meant to be eventing today. I’m still recovering from this cold so I had to withdraw. I knew my energy levels weren’t there to do my best. So what’s the next best thing – grooming instead!

Headed over to Blackwater to support a friend. Eventing makes me happy. So even if I couldn’t compete, it was great to be back out with horses.

Found out it’s World Mental Health Day. Seems right that I talk about how horses are my coping mechanism when life is tough. Horses have saved me from myself more times than I care to mention.

Mental Health isn’t obvious. It isn’t straightforward. It is something we all have.

Make sure you’re looking after yours. Do what makes you feel good. Be with people who make you feel good. But most importantly be kind – to yourself and others.