A Social Place

A Social Place

I’m not para-rider, an eventer, a writer, or an influencer. These days I’m back to basics to try and re-join the world of happy hacking. When I began to write the tale of Molly and Odin in Horses can roll but they can’t roller skate, I questioned...

Simple Acts of Kindness

First and foremost Woodville Equine is a livery yard that cares for your horses, but what has struck me, this week more than ever, is how much they care about the horse owners too. My western saddle is too heavy to lift, always eager for a chance to do some DIY the...
What you believe is what you achieve

What you believe is what you achieve

What you believe, you achieve, you think you can, if you think you can’t,  You’re right either way. When I first thought about turning Odin‘s adventures into a children‘s story several years ago,  I was initially gripped with enthusiasm and eagerly began...

Little Mickey

Each evening he was treated to Morrisson’s groceries, hand-chopped by my Dad, his doting groom. (The checkout lady remarked how healthy Dad’s diet was, as his trolley brimmed with veg.) Many teas and much clicker training practice passed, as we awaited the...

Our First Hack

Sunday was my first time in the saddle since before lockdown. The lockdown yoga sessions have worked wonders- I hopped on and I was almost nimble. I plodded around the school a couple of times with one side walker and a lead rein. Three or four circuits later and was...

Wishlist

I’ve been longing to find another four-legged partner like Odin who I can hack with picnic and bond with. Today my wish list was fulfilled. I’ve treated myself to Rosie- so no I have no choice but to get off the lead-rein. In a treat yourself frame of...

Little Lion Dogs

The luck dragon, the chrysanthemum dog, the lion dog, these cheery little flat-faced fellows are a joy to be around. They are cheeky, fussy little eaters who love to steal underwear. Mr. Woo is a bit of a local legend and when his name came up in conversation, a new...

The Riding For The Disabled Association

Whilst we all know I’m not a fan of the word disabled I’m so grateful for the support of the RDA. Sarah Lloyd Harris is supporting me on my journey with a young cob Rosie. Sarah’s care compassion and understanding of physical challenges is invaluable. Sarah is...

Ooh Matron!

On Tuesday 21st April my main man, Mr. Woo had to be rushed to the eye specialist in South Devon for emergency eye surgery (after several daily trips to our local vet with no sign of improvement and a possible diagnosis of Glaucoma we sought a Specialist opinion)....

Tool Box Challenge

I’m making progress with riding Rosie in the school and we are making real progress but the western saddle is too heavy for me to carry- Enter the smallest member of staff with a solution! When I said I might look for a saddle trolley on Facebook, he was adamant...