• Stewarding at a Fun Ride makes me want to join in.

    Today I have been helping out at Bissell Wood Equestrian Centre by being one of their Steward’s for the day during the fun ride. It’s the second time I’ve done this particular event; once before in the snow and sleet, and today it was cold and damp. The actual working side of things is dead easy. I have to make sure horse and rider’s cross the road safely and I have to check their number’s off a list to make sure riders are reaching my check off point. The best part about the whole day is meeting the stunning horses and their riders. From big hunters to dainty ponies and…

  • Training Week #2

    Hello… …it’s my first day back at the Saddlery Training Centre today (25th July) and I have picked straight up where I left off in May. If you remember I had completed the headcollar earlier than anticipated so I was allowed to go on and cut the straps for the next assessment piece – a snaffle bridle. I had managed to cut them all to length, shape the ends of each strap and then edge them. I had initially said I was going to finish the bridle at home (to assessment quality) so that I could get on with the practical and theory exams but life took over a little…