Musings of an Alternative Equestrian

Product Review – Silvermoor Swingers

Product Review – Silvermoor Swingers
I have always be intrigued by ‘stable toys’ and ‘boredom breakers’ but have never taken the plunge for two reasons.
The first is that my horses are not stabled and are not bored, and the second is the majority of Continue reading

The Quiet Revolution

The Quiet Revolution
Did you know there was a revolution occurring?
It is quiet and it is subtle but it is happening and it is growing in strength.

 

 

You see, the human-horse relationship used to be one of work, humans relied Continue reading

In Defence of Procrastination

In Defence of Procrastination
This might be controversial but I think procrastination has a place in the modern world Today our busy lives are full of rush rush rush and in this time of instantaneous mobile communication we expect quick answers and rapid results, but do you sometimes find yourself leaving tasks, projects and jobs? Continue reading

Windy Acres – Fun with 5 Acres

Windy Acres – Fun with 5 Acres

Getting my own place to keep my horses was a dream come true. A long long held dream, ever since I had ponies in fact. There are some advantages to livery yards – hacking out with others, someone on hand Continue reading

Training by not Training

Training by not Training

When we talk of training, we tend to think of a specific event, something we have planned for, prepared for, something involving equipment or special area.

But really all interactions we have with our horses are an opportunity to train, Continue reading

Winter and Overweight Ponies

Winter and Overweight Ponies

Whilst I am getting fed up with the cold, the wind, not to mention the mud, winter is very useful for regulating the ponies weight. In fact it is an important part of horse management, especially in modern times.

Naturally Continue reading

Freethinkers Day!

Freethinkers Day!

Today is Freethinkers Day, celebrating Thomas Paine who was born on January 29th 1737. British born Thomas was instrumental in the American revolution with his pamphlet ‘Common Sense’. He also lived for a while in France (falling foul of Robespierre) Continue reading