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On Bob’s Back!

Horse: Bob - B. Grandeur - January 29th, 2010

Looking Good...

Looking Good...

Well Bob is finally back in the running for British Novice – well maybe not this year but we sure are working on it!

Yesterday was a momentous day for Bob when after his almost 2 long and borinbg months of box rest he was finally given the chance to once more carry a rider! He did most excelently and was calm and patient much to everyones delight. All i can say now is onwards and upwards with the training regime!

A week with Marylegs!

Horse: Marylegs - Rainstown Josie - January 22nd, 2010

Marylegs has had a fab week this week it started on Sunday with a trip to the beach. She had a great time. This time she didn’t have the scary (very) presence of Murphy (the Stallion) so even enjoyed the journey! This time she went with Hero which was far more pleasant – but she is still the fastest horse on the yard – he couldn’t catch her for toffee!

On Monday she went up into the school and was lunged than ridden. We are working on her bending which is a little ropey at times but she is getting there.

On Tuesday she went out for a hack up the fell taking in the picturesque views around Lowick.

On Wednesday it was jumping day! She did fab and even managed to stop after the jumps!

Yesterday was her day off she went up to the school for a run and a roll and then spent the rest of the day sleeping bless her!

Big Bob back in action!

Horse: Uncategorized, Bob - B. Grandeur - January 22nd, 2010

This week Bob has been out every day and my goodness has it improved his attitude to life! His temperant has improved greatly because bless him he must have been bored!

To start with he didn’t go far before he was brought back to his box in disgrace – and to get a bridle (rather than a headcollar) but he improved  the second time!

He has now progressed to making it all the way to the school and being worked while he’s in there! His leg looks way better and he is actually enjoying himself!

Rise and Shine Murphy

Horse: Murphy - Diamond Discovery - January 6th, 2010

Murphy has been up and out early every morning this week, this morning he was almost out at work in the dark. He thinks this is a fab start to the day (but was not so impressed this morning when he realised that it meant having his breakfast late).

He is working well and the long Winter nights mean that our little stallion has calmed down dramatically and is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is much straighter now in both walk and trot than he was and his canter is coming along brilliantly.

He had a small mishap on Sunday when he tripped over and ended up with a bust lip but being the little trooper he is he was straight back up. The same can’t quite be said for Matthew who promptly went straight over his ears (unsurprisingly) and heard his leg (he thinks he might have been stood on), his shoulder (he fell off onto the fence) and his finger (no idea how that one happened) and was walking like John Wayne for a good 24 hrs – not good.

Lets see if he can continue with his early starts.

Making Progress

Horse: Marylegs - Rainstown Josie - January 6th, 2010

So far this week Marylegs has been lunged and ridden every day in a bid to compete in British Novice and Newcomers successfully. She is doing well and just needs to RELAX.

She hasn’t been put off by the ice covered hillside, the diggers at work and the frosty schooland has been trooping on. She is a bit on the cross side that she hasn’t been turned out and will not stop wanting to fight with Hero (her box neighbour).

Cantering has been a no go area this week as the school is a bit to hard at the moment (roll on Spring) but her trotting was lovely.

Check out the Blue sky!

Check out the Blue sky!

Glad to be Back…

Horse: Hero - Fizzy Charlie - January 6th, 2010

This week Hero has returned to the world of work and he is soooo pleased! Despite the mountainous – snow covered – ice pitted-crampon needing adventure that is known as walking to the school he has been very good.

He is being lulled in gently but has been ridden for about 20 mins every day since Sunday. Phrases used to describe his return have included … ‘on his toes’, ‘dancing like a muppet’, ‘full of it’ and ‘raring to go’ however, there have been no sudden excitable rampages or fits of anger just a little ‘selective hearing’ – not quite listening when he’s meant to be, but, after all he is a Man!

I CAN stand still!

I CAN stand still!


I can sort of listen to your leg!

I can sort of listen to your leg!

My Top 5!

Horse: Bob - B. Grandeur - January 6th, 2010

While Bob sits and waits for his leg to heal he has compiled a top 5 list of things he likes to do to keep himself entertained…

In at number 5…

Helping to Muck Out

Mucking Out Badly...

Mucking Out Badly...

At Number 4 …

Brushing Up

Brushing Up... badly!

Brushing Up... badly!

At Number 3 …

Playing Football

on the 'ead mate!

on the 'ead mate!

At Number 2 …

Pole Dancing

Strutting my funky stuff!

Strutting my funky stuff!

And In at Number 1 …






Horse: Murphy - Diamond Discovery - January 1st, 2010

This week has been horrendous weather, freezing cold and the snowy yard became a skating rink. Exercise therefore has been minimal and so Murphy has had to practice his yoga instead!blog-beach etc 12.12.09 336


I can’t be sure about this White Stuff!

Horse: Marylegs - Rainstown Josie - January 1st, 2010

Last week we have had way too much snow for my (and Marylegs’ liking) on Tuesday after 2 days inside (which is just boring) the ground was crunchy enough for them to have a wander outside for a couple of hours.

Wrapped up toasty warm (with their jama’s under their jackets) Marylegs was asked to venture for a frolic in the eskimo way. but she thought better of it. Being the big wuss that she sometimes pretends she can be she was not for setting foot in the snow and i struggled to get her out of her bed!

However, after a good 5 seconds of encouragement (which is about how long it usually takes to encourage her to do anything she doesn’t want to) out we went. Once she got over the initial shock she loved it and couldn’t wait to get out the next day!

My leg is way better!

Horse: Bob - B. Grandeur - January 1st, 2010

Bob has just finished a 2 week course of antibiotics and his leg is looking far better.

The wound is definitely getting smaller and it can not be hurting him due to the way he is bouncing around his box. Bob is struggling to understand the concept of deep litter beds and therefore likes to (with both legs) dig it up which is by no means helpful!

Watch this space as Bob is sure to soon be back in work!

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