An equestrian journey in outback Australia and more!

Kadill’s Progress
Four Again

Four Again

Kadill has rejoined the lads after 7 weeks away. He tested his boundaries more than I thought he could and sulked in his time away and is now happily tucked back in his paddock with his friends. All in all… we missed Kadill and after a little trail ride in the paddock today, we have...
To a New Home...

To a New Home…

I have been dreading writing this post… amongst the chaos of seeding on the farm, work, life  and squeezing in rides where I can I have  come to make one of the biggest decisions yet in my horsing career… Kadill has gone on a trial/lease for 6 weeks to a local, trusted horse owner who...
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...
Bareback Track to Finding Balance

Bareback Track to Finding Balance

Finding your center of balance and being aware of your weight distribution enables a higher level of communication when riding horses. I find, riding bareback enables you to achieve greater body awareness. When bareback, every stride can bump you into a different position whereas if you’re riding in a saddle you are seemingly ‘glued’ to...
Positive Progress!

Positive Progress!

Being positive in your mind is the key to having motivation and being able to challenge yourself and your horse. To have a ‘good’ horse ride (whatever you consider a good horse ride to be) make sure you get into the right mindset. I like to think about what I want to achieve in my...
Consistency with Kadill

Consistency with Kadill

Kadill is and always will be, a character. He is definitely the most extroverted horse I have ever met!! Our ride today was really good, he moved off my leg instantly and to the pressure of a flea, so nice! Also, his sensitivity to my seat, leg and hand aids is unreal, which means that...
Kadill's Capabilities

Kadill’s Capabilities

Progression is a very open ended word… I feel Kadill and I are progressing, although something still just doesn’t feel quite right, his hind quarters aren’t as active as I would like and I can’t seem to get Kadill to ‘work into the bridle’ as much as he is capable of. So I ask you...
Kadill... Not such a Dill!

Kadill… Not such a Dill!

Kadill, what a treasure he was today! For not being ridden for a few weeks due to injury… running through a fence… Kadill was cool, calm and collected! I was able to ask for a speed within each gait and he held it. We only worked on transitions and a touch of extension work to...
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