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    Getting weight on older horse.

    I am trying to help a neglected horse that is underweight and a bit wormy. Not starved, but he is about 20 and needs some weight on. I have done a worm count and he will be wormed shortly. I have permission from YO to feed and worm him and over last month or so have been feeding him soaked...
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    Wobbleberry Challenge - escort hacks for donation

    Not sure if this is allowed or not so will see if I get a reprimand. I am doing the Wobbleberry Challenge, to ride a BE 80 by this time next year. My fundraising goal is £2000. One of my ideas to raise money is to offer myself and Izzy out as sensible escorts for endurance rides, fun...
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    New Cross Country venue in East Sussex

    Yesterday I went cross country schooling at a new venue near Herstmonceux. It is called Comphurst XC and was a really lovely venue. The jumps are well made with plenty of interesting things for the horses to look at, good water, steps, training ditches of various depths/widths. We were...
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    What causes spider cracks on horse box paint work?

    I had an accident in my horse lorry (not my fault and all fine including horse) so I have had a hire lorry for about a month. THe paint work on both the ramp and the other side of the lorry (behind the cab) has started to get spider cracks appearing. What causes these types of cracks? I don't...
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    Supercob's first competitive endurance ride

    Izzy and I did our first graded endurance ride on Sunday so thought I would be brave and do a report. Izzy was happy to see all the lovely grass at the event and was very relaxed eating while we waited for the pre-ride vetting. Had a heart rate of 36 and vet said he was in great shape. The...
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    Can horses have too much variety in their work?

    I just came from a tack shop and was talking to lady about doing a dressage lesson later today with a posh trainer (we are only doing basic stuff) and then tomorrow doing our first endurance competitive ride. We also talked about me doing trec and cross country with my horse. She seemed to...
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    Izzy goes cross country schooling

    Izzy and I went cross country schooling for the first time this year on Easter Monday, and only second time since this time last year, as he was off jumping most of last year. I knew he would be excited so the day before we went for a 3.5 hour fast hack on the Downs to take the edge off. Very...
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    Adult gymkhana fun

    This is the first thread I have been brave enough to start on HHO. Izzy and I went to our RC's adult gymkhana competition on Sunday so I thought I would do a report. Haven't put it into the competition section as a bit serious in there for gymkhana.:D There were six races and we did the...
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