When Things Feel Out Of Control

The worst days are the ones when I ought to be up the yard. As a writer and freelancer, I'm good at managing my time. I have stuff to get done and I know how much energy each task takes, and, more likely, how much anxiety I have to be generating around a deadline until …

Victories of All Kinds

An experienced horse person might read about my first successful crack at a course and scoff. If I was bothered by that, it might serve to minimise the sheer joy I can still tap into when I think about it. Luckily: not bothered. In the same way, there's a lot of chat on socials about …

No Pictures, No Ribbons, No Nothing — But a Really Good Round

Hmmm, can't immediately recall when this was (too lazy to for a trawl through the posts), but it's a while ago — cannot imagine getting Cathal round a course of 80s at this stage... *** We didn't jump on Tuesday, and we didn't jump on Saturday, and I woke up on Sunday wondering, Do I …

No Pictures, No Ribbons, No Nothing — But a Really Good Round

We didn't jump on Tuesday, and we didn't jump on Saturday, and I woke up on Sunday wondering, Do I remember how to jump? I ride often, but I haven't been riding for very long, and so stuff like that gets into my head. In the beginning, even up until my second year, time taken …