Right, kick up the butt needed please 🍑
I need to renew my BD membership so I can get back to spending my weekends going round in circles with my favourite floofy pony!
to our last BD event ~ Combined Training at Wellington where he SMASHED his dressage for a fab score of 70.72% ~ He felt INCREDIBLE that day 🖤
Extremely chilly this morning at the yard ❄❄❄
Bob even has frost on his beard😂
“Quit slackin’ and make it happen” 💪🏻 Tonight I wanted to go hacking.
A busy day and the fading daylight put a stop to that ~ Tempted to not ride at all, I gave myself a much needed kick up the bum and popped some poles out in the arena.
Boy I’m so glad I did, he was on FIRE tonight 🔥 He’s not done polework for months and he aced it tonight ~ Long gone are the days where he used to trip up over a pole on the ground!
#Buzzing #RemKnowsHowToMakeMeSmile #WinterTraining
▪️To de-fluff the Remington!
Now I know Traditional Cobs aren’t your ‘typical’ jumping type but I know for certain that yetis aren’t ~ We can’t turn up for jumping on Sunday with one of those!
“Let’s go to the beach, each
Let’s go get away” 🎶
Our last ride of 2018 was a brilliant one!
🎥 Full vlog now LIVE on YouTube ~ Link in bio 😉
Home and back to reality (work!!) today after a FABULOUSLY amazing 2 days at @olympiahorse
🎅🏻🎁🎄 It was lovely to be reunited with my All Star bud @diary_of_a_dun
Did you manage to catch out @horse_and_country.tv
Instagram takeover?! It was a jam packed 2 days filled with shopping, ponies, food, gin and laughs!
The biggest thanks go to all the amazingly wonderful team at @omegaequine
❤️ It was so lovely to catch up with you all, you guys are just the best!
Have you ever wondered what’s inside a @forelockandfringe
box?! Every month each box is filled to the brim with treats for both you and your pony! From skincare to alcohol, horse shampoos to tasty treats for your equine friend!
Whilst it’s too late to gift one of these boxes to someone this Christmas it’s not too late to sign up for January’s box ~ Why not treat YOURSELF this New Year 🥂🖤 Sophie10 will get you 10% off your first box too 😉 #forelockandfringe
Hands up if you’ve caught up with this weeks @omegaequine
All Star Academy!
Without giving too much away (for those who haven’t seen it) I think it’s fairly evident that I’ve been putting all my efforts into getting Rem #SuperFit
and not myself!
LOVED the opportunity to have a sit on Duchess (the mechanical horse!). I had a feeling I was wonky but it was really interesting to know just how wonky! @fit2rideuk
gave such a interesting and knowledgeable insight into the world of rider biomechanics and equipilates!
Next week, we leave the ground 🚀
Will we be a show jumping star pupil or do our wings need clipping?!
It’s all in next weeks JAM PACKED episode!
#OEASA @charlesowenhelmets #Fit2RideUK
Just me and my favourite doing what we love 🖤✌🏻I’m still absolutely BUZZING after our fab day out last Sunday ~ Rem certainly knows how to put the biggest smile on my face!
Keep your eyes peeled ~ VLOG round up of the day is coming very soon.... 🎥👀 #BDJump #IdealSaddles
We’re two-thirds of the way to becoming EVENTERS!!! Remmi was INCREDIBLE at Combined Training today ~ He warmed up beautifully and produced a stonker of a test for 70.69% (good enough for joint 2nd after dressage!). Slight lack on control in the SJ ~ He was absolutely WIRED and I forgot to change his bit! We had a few near misses but luck was on our side and we ended up with just 4 faults after he ploughed through fence 4!
Absolutely buzzing with 3rd 🥉It was a fairly sizeable class and we finished up just behind 2 pros!
All Star Academy #SneakPeak
~ Being given the opportunity to ride the beautiful Amo and equally handsome Stanley was hands down one of the most INCREDIBLE experiences of my life!
Amo is one intelligent lady; she doesn’t take any prisoners and she definitely taught me a thing or two (or five!!) about myself 🙈 I’ve certainly never thought of myself as a ‘good’ rider, just your average joe but it’s very easy to feel like you’re doing an ok job when you ride the same horse day in, day out so this was a real eye opener ~ Thank you Amo 🙌🏻 2019 aim, to get my butt onto some different horses, I just need to find some willing volunteers first!
9pm Sunday 2nd Dec on @horse_and_country.tv
Did I eventually manage to get a tune out of Amo?! How did I get on with the gigantic Stanley? The schoolmaster episode is definitely not one to be missed, the horses are PHENOMENAL!
The biggest thanks must go to Pammy Hutton and to the incredible team at @tallandschoolofequitation
for turning them out to perfection👌🏻They all looked STUNNING!
🎥 Take 1, 2, 3.........1000!!!
One take wonders I think not hey @diary_of_a_dun
If you do manage to take anything away from this video then it’s to join @omegaequine
EVERY Sunday night at 9pm and share your thoughts on Insta stories!
Starting TONIGHT 🙊🤩
Will you be watching?
Win, lose or draw ~ You can never pat them enough 🖤
Entries all done for our next outing ✔️ At least one good thing has come from being on my sick bed.
What’s that I hear, Jake @littlebentleyeventing
and Guy actually speaking sense?! I never thought I’d see the day! 😉
They’re absolutely right though, what a supportive bunch the series 3 @omegaequine
All Star Academy contestants were ~ I honestly couldn’t have wished for a more fun, encouraging and friendly group to share this CRAZY experience with. Hands down one of the most incredibly AMAZING times of my life, I never wanted to leave ~ @tallandschoolofequitation
is such a special place, I feel so very lucky I got to spend 4 days there!
Shout if you’ll be watching 🙋🏼♀️ #RaiseYourHand
9pm 25th November #OneWeekToGo
🎥 #OurLatestVlog @omegaequine #omegadiaries
~ Follow the link in our bio for the FULL video 😉
We had a truly INCREDIBLE time Arena Eventing last Sunday.
Fully expecting to not even make it round once, never mind completing TWICE!
So, SO incredibly proud of Remmi ~ He doesn’t find jumping easy and it certainly doesn’t come naturally. I have to work mega hard to keep us on the right track but boy WHAT A FEELING 🤩 I don’t think I’ve felt a buzz like that for a long time!
Best of all though ~ Seeing @patchydressagepony
absolutely SMASH IT ~ There’s just something so wonderful about outings with friends and supporting them!
Now whilst I FULLY appreciate we’re stepping out onto the roads and not the runway at New York Fashion week (I wish!) ~ Who’s with me in wanting to look a little more stylish in Hi-Viz?! 🌟
have a fantastic range of @equisafety
products ~ Grab 10% off ANY of them by using the code REM10 ~ Complimentary delivery too 😉
You think you’re ready.
You think you’re prepared!
And then you see yourself on screen for the VERY first time 🙈 Rem clearly wasn’t ready for his close up, it would seem he’s rather camera shy!
Just over 2 weeks until the first episode of the @omegaequine
All Star Academy airs 🌟
25th November 9pm on @horse_and_country.tv
~ You won’t want to miss it 👀🙊
A Sunday round up, IN VLOG FORM! 🎥
So, we got a little chatty on Sunday 🙊
If you’ve got a spare 10 minutes come then please come spend the weekend with us, see what we got up to.
Please let us know what you think too ~ Don’t worry, if it doesn’t go down well we won’t do it again 😂
Follow the link in the bio for the FULL video on YouTube ❤️
Remmi was just super duper today!!
After a rather tense morning trying to get the little diva ready he absolutely SMASHED both his tests today for 72.69% (with an error of course 🙈) and 69.82%
Good enough for 2nd and 1st 🥇🥈
Full video heading your way VERY soon 🙊
Starting our week off right by popping a few poles 🚀🌟
✔️ Aim ~ To get ourselves booked onto some jumping clinics!
When it comes to jumping we’ve always just gone with the flow ~ I find myself constantly saying “jumping isn’t really our thing and we’re not very good at it.”🙈
Well of course we aren’t ~ (jumping wise) I pick him up and put him down like a hot potato! I’m always chuffed just to get to the other side 🤦🏼♀️ ~ no real thought as to how we achieve that! In 4 years we‘ve had 2 jumping lessons so it’s no wonder we haven’t really got anywhere!
So whilst jumping will (probably, never say never 🙊!) never be our ‘thing’ ~ there is no reason we can’t get out, have some fun and learn to be a little better! 👌🏻
Happy Sunday 🌼✨☀️
May your day be filled with lots of sunshine and even more ponies!
Now, let’s take it nice and SLOOOOW so it lasts longer 😉
We’ve got our warm up regime down to a tee now 👌🏻
Remmi warmed up beautifully last weekend at Oldencraig ~ At the beginning of the year he would have lost the plot in a fairly busy, fairly small arena such as that one.
Nothing beats the feeling of having them ‘with you’ 🤩🙌🏻
At least we’re halfway there ~ Now we just to put it all together and bring it out in the test!
If it were easy, it would be boring! ✨
Hands up who thought that adding electrolytes to your horses diet was just something you did during the summer/warmer weather? Anyone else? I can’t possibly be the only one?!
I was 100% guilty of thinking this until I got the chance to chat with the very friendly and incredibly knowledgable team at @omegaequine
▪️ Regardless of the season horses still lose salts (electrolytes) through sweat. So, if they’re working hard enough to generate even a slight sweat, electrolytes should be fed.
Of course, when put so simply it seems like a no brainier and you feel rather silly for thinking otherwise! 🤦🏼♀️
▪️ Who knew that electrolytes are also lost through faeces?! At the risk of sounding totally useless, I didn’t have a clue!
A healthy gut is something we’ve had to work pretty hard for with Remmi. 90% of the time those issues are under control but there are certain times (stressful situations/show days/changes of season) when he has a bit of a flair up.
It’s great to feel confident that any electrolytes lost this way will be replaced and will keep Rem on top top form 👍🏻 #ElectrolyteCovert
It’s a good’un 🍁💛🍂 #forelockandfringe
The October @forelockandfringe
box did not disappoint!
Without a doubt the #TopTreat
in this box has to be the @miasuki
portable charger 🙌🏻 For someone who potentially spends more time on their phone than they should this couldn’t be anymore perfect! It’s a lot less bulky and more sleek than the big, green brick I currently cart around with me.
As for the other goodies, it goes without saying how fab/useful they all are.
Naturally, the prosecco and the fudge lasted all of 2 hours before being devoured 🥂#ThePerfectPairing
👍🏻 Thumbs up to the new packaging too! Not a dent in sight when this box arrived, have you reinforced them with steel?!
I’ve fallen in ❤️....
With a pair of riding tights!!
Apart from non-horsey days (what are they?!) and when they’ve needed a wash these @marktoddcollection
Winter Riding Tights have literally not left my legs!
They tick all the right boxes for me...
✔️ Flattering, comfortable, grippy, wash like new, smart, affordable 🙌🏻
Available at @equissimo
REM10 will get you 10% too!
“Progress; You might not be where you want to be BUT you’re not where you used to be” 🙌🏻 #RememberThat
It is INCREDIBLY easy to focus on how far you have to go instead of how far you’ve come. #Guilty
🙋🏼♀️ We’re all on a different journey and just because you might be taking longer than others, doesn’t mean you are failing! #KeepGoing
I said all I wanted was a nice snap 📸✨
Remmi was just fabulous today!
Really relaxed, super chilled and he really let me ride him 🙌🏻
Our lack of test riding showed; my circles were a bit big and not really circles, broke in our med trots, broke in canter, we trotted too early basically we just gave away an easy couple of marks here and there which is pretty expensive with 3 judges!
Ended up on a score just shy of 64% so definitely not our best. Well, I’d say it definitely wasn’t ‘MY’ best, I let him down today by being a bit ring rusty as he was ON FIRE 🔥
Positives ~ We qualified, we did it and we got a pretty lovely pic! 💙💚
#Petplan #AreaFestivals #HelloWinterTraining #MoreOutingsNeeded #fuelledbyfibre
I might be 4 days late to the #horsetober
party but let’s have some fun anyway!
Kicking it all off with day 4 ~ Favourite saddlepad - It will come as no surprise that one our favourite saddlepads is the @horzehoods
TechniTrim 🙌🏻 Getting pads to fit a show saddle is always a struggle and finding ones that are soft, technical but still very affordable is even tricker. This one ticks ✔️ all the right boxes and it helps that the turquoise colour is utterly gorgeous! #horzehoods