Thursday, July 28, 2016

Well I'm still loving my crazy hectic job. Working with horses is something I've always dreamed of doing and now I'm actually doing it. Even though Im waking up at 3 am every morning, at the moment also in the middle of winter in the rain and wind and still looking forward to my day ahead.


Even in the crappy weather in the dark Im still loving the thrill of riding the racehorses round the track every morning and of course getting to ride on my favourites. My girl Art Deco (Road To Rock in the pictures below)  had a really good race the day after those pictures were taken winning by 16 lengths. I was just finished my ride on her in the photos and giving her a bath before her race. Thanks mummy for the photos Nd coming to watch me ride :) Art Deco is now turned out enjoying a well deserved break.




My ponies (and horse) are doing really well at their new grazing even though they insist on making me walk down this massive hill every day to feed and see them. When this bout of crappy weather is over riding will be all go with them so watch this space.


And of course my wonderful supportive boyfriend and I have been making heaps of great memories together. I love him <3 p="">

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New happenings!!

First up, sorry again for not posting in awhile!!! Life has been do busy recently but overall pretty good.
 

I've also been thinking of making another more personal blog but ivery decided to just make this blog a bit of both, but will still be 90% about my horses.
After all horses are my life!!


Exciting news.... I found grazing for my 3 horses (my little sister is leasing Poppy) up here. So instead of driving 45 minutes each way to see them they are now 5 minutes away from me. Literally on my way to work.


A huge thank you to my boss who drove his truck down and helped me move them!! Sophie and Spud loaded and travelled like old pros as usual. Goldrush who has only ever been on a horse float once and never a truck surprised me by walking straight on after the tiniest hesitation. So proud of my little baby!!!
Also to finish here is a couple of photos of me and my work mate Stevie galloping a couple of our young pretrainers yesterday.







Friday, June 17, 2016

The love of horses.


When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, 
and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine...you know you are loved."


Been going through some really rough personal stuff lately. Aside from my amazing supportive family and the few true friends that stuck around and my boyfriend...


Horses are the one solid, love of my life. At work every morning at 4 am the nicker of my favourite mare, never fails to make me smile. She's a special horse and goes so well for me when I work her in the morning. Even in the rush of work to get everything done I always make time to give her scratches and cuddles and if I do have spare time, it's so nice to hug her neck and feel her sweet horse breath. She is such a sweetheart and doesn't tolerate anyone else the way she does for me. I have such a soft spot for her....


Also I just love this picture of me and my baby girl Poppy, especially with the mountain in the background. 


Theres just something special about the horse. There's just something so free and calming about them. I don't know how people could live without the love of a horse.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Injury...

So the other day at work, I was up on the concrete wall of the cross ties about to mount the young horse I was riding. And in typical me fashion, I slipped and split my head on the way down on the corner of the wall.

You can see my dressing in this photo taken at my brothers birthday last night.

After getting patched up at the hospital it was back to work again in the afternoon. No rest for the wicked!! Lol

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Race day!!

Today was a big day at work, asides from all the usual, riding, working with babies etc etc etc, we had 8 horses racing. Two of which were my favourites.
Of course, my favourite filly to ride in the mornings, Road To Rock (race name Art Deco).



She is honestly the sweetest racehorse I know. Always nickers when she sees me and is so nice to ride. I can breeze her with a loose rein.
Today she came second in a tough field, for her third start.

My other favourite filly Big Darcy, named because she is literally the biggest horse we have (race name Conflagration), was going to be sent away unless she redeemed herself today. And she really stepped up, and she ran so well also coming second.


Proud of these girls!!