Recently my nerve pain in my hip, lower back and glute got worse so so decided to get off my butt and investigate it further with my doctor. Turns out I’ve been dealing with L4 and L5 disk protrusions and SI joint arthritis thanks to a riding injury over 2years ago. Whilst the initial injuryContinue reading “Back Pain – Living With Disk Protrusions”
My horses have always been up and down with skin issues including Queensland itch/rain scald and allergic reactions to bug bites.
Happy New Year! Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way and you’ve probably made a list of NY’s resolutions that you want to achieve for the year, have you also thought about what you’d like to achieve in your dressage and riding with your equine partner? I’ve had a look (read) around theContinue reading “Happy 2020 – Kick start those goals”
An article in theland.com.au about the Hendra vaccine brought up some interesting points regarding the issue of vaccinating against the deadly disease or choosing not to. There is a current class action against Zoetis Australia, the producer of HeV vaccine, in that they misled the public to believe that all areas of Australia were highContinue reading “The great Hendra debate”
Explaining to non-riders what I do can be quite a task and sometimes I just say I horse ride instead. It can be a lengthy explanation that goes through explaining that we don’t jump over poles or fences, or race around to be the fastest competitor. To me it is training, training and a wholeContinue reading “Making it look easy”
It’s amazing to think that just over 6 years ago was when I first fell in love with horses and the processes behind riding such a majestic beast. I moved from Pony Club competitions to training in dressage. The intricacies of my minute movement (aids) and how each communicate a different thing you’d like theContinue reading “Dressage gave me purpose”
Rider fitness in and out of the saddle is extremely important for getting the most out of the aids and your horses ability.
I’ve been looking at ways to make my horse more comfortable and less likely to open her mouth during riding. My sister tagged me in a post from Bit Bank Australia regarding the Neue Schule bit range and how they differ from regular double link snaffle bits. After chatting with Bit Bank Au about myContinue reading “Neue Schule Bit Review”
You see so many people competing, training and actively pursuing their dreams, but what motivates them to strive for their goal’s day in day out for years? What motivates me to get out of bed before the sun and jump on my horse before a nine-hour day at work followed by an hour of weightsContinue reading “What motivation means to me”
Last week I volunteered at the Brisbane CDI and loved it! I only had to pack rider bags and collect sheets for a few hours but that let me get an insight into the event and what I should expect if I ever compete at it. The judges were friendly as well as all theContinue reading “Brisbane CDI from the sidelines”