The Great Outdoors, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cross Country

I hated horseback riding outside from the start. As I recount in Many Brave Fools, the fear started when I went on a ride out without ever having taken a lesson. The horse took off on me (the horse lightly cantered over a puddle and I went flying); my coccyx took the brunt; it would …

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Many Brave Fools at the Dublin Horse Show 2019

Just... can barely cope. I tried to write about my first Dublin Horse Show in 2007. I didn't even know there was one until someone asked was I going, and I was like whaaaat are you even talking about. I remember having to go sit myself down after only half an hour in the Main …

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Look how happy I am! Look how sweet his eye is! That is all. *** Many Brave Fools: A Story of Addiction, Dysfunction, Codependency… and Horses is AVAILABLE NOW. Preorder your copy today: > In the US, click on over to Trafalgar Square Books’ site. > In the UK and Europe, visit Quiller Publishing’s page.

Please Read This: A Review of Many Brave Fools

I have been twice honoured by Haynet as their Blog Of The Week, and now they do me an even greater: this review by Louise Broderick. Thanks a million! *** Many Brave Fools: A Story of Addiction, Dysfunction, Codependency… and Horses is AVAILABLE NOW. Preorder your copy today: > In the US, click on over …

Please Tune In To Becauseofhorses.com Podcast (I Am On It)

Click right over to becauseofhorses.com and choose your platform! I am so honoured to have been interviewed by the wonderful Elise Chand, who is such a good interviewer and producer that I am actually okay with listening to the sound of my own voice. As a journalist, I know exactly how much hard work goes …

‘The Champagne of Apples’

...according to The Internet, from whose many rabbit holes I now debouche, blinking in the light. There wasn't much trial and error in discovering Cathal's favourite treat. Carrots are a welcome second, Polo mints are expected in addition, but when it comes to apples, there is a definite preference. It's not like he'd refuse anything …