Princess Floyd and the saga of sensitivities

Ever heard of the Princess and the Pea? It’s an old fairytale about a prince desperately searching for a princess. He travels around the world, but sadly has no luck. When he arrives home, he’s greeted by a terrible storm. In the middle of this storm, there’s a knock at the door, and a soaking …

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Learning to trust my instincts

How often do you listen to those niggling gut feelings? Sometimes it’s the urge to take an umbrella out on a clear, warm day. Other times it’s a sense that something’s not right in a relationship. I’m a big believer in listening to my gut when making decisions, and trusting those first instincts. It’s hard, …

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To never see the words ‘well sat’ again…

In an attempt to keep my motivation levels up, I’ve decided to join in with this month’s equestrian blog hop. Not only does it mean I get to write something without having to think up a title, but it means that if anyone reading this wants to procrastinate a bit more, there are plenty of …

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Chris Burton demo: clarity, simplicity, reliability

On the coldest night of the year so far, a few friends and I loaded up with rugs, Thermos flasks and chips and headed out to watch an eventing demo by Chris Burton. The entire evening was brilliant. Chris’ sense of humour and style of teaching livened up the cold night, and despite losing the …

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How to get over pre-show nerves…

Patrick, my dedicated NHOH[1], grimaced. “That cyclist is overtaking you.” “I can see that,” I stared at the needle on my speedo, currently wavering around the 20mph dash, “but a horse is only as good as his last journey. And Floyd, getting in that tiny tin box is going against millions of years of evolution…” …

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