This is my first ever blog so be gentle, please....
I am a complete horseaholic. My life is all things horsey and dressage. A rider, trainer, judge, livery yard owner and general sharer of all I possess I am happyist in my jods or a ballgown!
I have spent years driving up and down the country teaching and training, learning and sharing wherever possible. I am however a little technology phobiic but have found it empowring building my website, facebook page and twitter accounts (Outside The Box Equine Training and @chelseadressage) but I have spent the last few weeks reading loads of blogs and loving it so I thought I would push myself even further and come and join in on the fun of blogging!
I promise to blog regularly and share my journey with you all and contuine to love reading and sharing in yours. As for what I will blog about, well it will be horses, horses and more horses. There are some very exciting things coming up over the next few weeks/months which I will be super excited about sharing, however I wont spill all the juicy beans now as what will you come for???
So to give you a little snippet of today - It started with mass poo picking, the ever glam job that always seems to need doing. Then a spot of lunch, shared with the yard gaurd dogs to boost my energy levels for the afternoon fun.
First session is with my stunning Oldenburg mare, Princess Fiona. In hand - working on taking more weight behind. Fiona is a big mare naturally more on the front end so we always strive to strenghten her through the back and take the weight onto her hind legs thus lightening the front end and easing the pressure on her front, this is for two reason, one of course excellant training but also to help her feet which we have had huge problems with over the past year - a story for another day prehaps
Then onto Mr Orange - a little power house Hanoverian which I unexpectedly purchased last month. I was not looking for another for myself but on a shopping trip for my groom. I saw this little chap and had to see him undersaddle. Well once I was onboard I fell completley in love and had to have him. A nerve wracking week went by and he passed the vetting with fying colours and home he came.
I digress - back to todays training session, we worked on the canter as he is a little speedy and looses balance easily. So with lots of transitions we became more balanced, a few flying changes to spice things up and then long and low for 20mins to cool down and stretch. The rideability of this boy is so refreshing after Fiona, she is HOT HOT HOT and stropy :)
Once untacked everyone gets a brush off and its all out to the fields to have some down time while I clean all the stables walk the dogs have a hot bath and a nice yummy curry.
A little hint of a day in my life and a big smile from me.