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The Grand National Story of Crisp

The Grand National Story of Crisp

The Grand National is one of the most famous races in the world and it is one which has a history of unforgettable moments and incidents. Always near the top of the list, if not number one itself, is the story of Crisp – the Australian-bred chasing superstar who almost defied logic in the 1973...
Taking Courage to Another Level

Taking Courage to Another Level

Riding takes some serious courage, though no matter how many bucks, trips, baulks or falls I have endured nothing comes close to what steeplechase riders and horses manage from race to race. The upcoming Grand National Horse Race is known for being the world’s greatest steeplechase and is one of the most famous in the...
Movember - EQUINE STYLE!

Movember – EQUINE STYLE!

So Kadill cannot grow a ‘mo’ but check this video out… who knew horses could grow such impressive moustaches’!!! Such a great cause!
Spring!

Spring!

Love this time of the year…
History Repeated

History Repeated

Just for fun… this is me in my early years and now, my son…
Taking Horse Photography to a New Level...

Taking Horse Photography to a New Level…

These photos by Andrew McGibbon are really impressive, love them!! Check out the whole collection HERE   Images Courtesy of Andrew McGibbon Website
Reiki... A Handy Solution?

Reiki… A Handy Solution?

Jan Barley is a Reiki practitioner; when she touches your horse, she gets results. The eyes close. Muscles start twitching under the skin. Hooves twitch. There’s some involuntary chewing motions. Sometimes the horse’s head will flop right onto the floor. “Horses get so relaxed during treatment, very much at peace,” says Barley. “Sometimes the owner...
Extreme Weather Racing - Braving Ice and Heat!

Extreme Weather Racing – Braving Ice and Heat!

While the lads have been on an extended holiday in the heat, I have been doing some investigation into the horse racing industry and it’s effects on the horses and potential ways to prevent injuries in unpredictable climates. Icy conditions on the UK racing scene have been reported by racing site ‘Paddy Power’ and with...
Stitching The Way Through a Hot Day

Stitching The Way Through a Hot Day

Feeding, rugging and picking hooves is about as close as I have come to being out and about with the ‘lads’ this week with some seriously high temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit!) melting away each day. So to make the most of indoors I’ve tried my hand at repairing rugs that Baxter...
Yee Haa!

Yee Haa!

So… I’ve been a little slack on the blog front! A little re-cap of my last two weeks of horse escapades will cover all the fun! HORSING AROUND QUAIRADING Our first get together for the year was held today! A great day out to catch up about our own progress with our horses and share...
NBL Player 'Shaq' Get's a New Hobby!!

NBL Player ‘Shaq’ Get’s a New Hobby!!

This basketball player is the coolest!! Great little story… basically, Shaquille O’Niel or ‘Shaq’, a seriously big name in NBL, has bought a MASSIVE 19.5hh Percheron horse (to keep up with his height!) as he decided he wanted to learn to ride. All the best and have fun I say!!!
Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

On days like today, where temperatures are SOARING… sunny Quairading is up to 41 degrees celsius today, I though it would be good to have a bit of a look into keeping our four legged friends hydrated and cool!! Click into this article – ‘Too Hot to Trot’ from the Horse Channel, it looks into dehydration, symptoms,...
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